What do you know?
For better or worse.
When I first started writing, someone gave me a piece of advice that I’ve found to be one of the most valuable pieces of advice I’ve ever had bestowed on me: write what you know.
I looked around at the things I know. Aside from the fact that I don’t really feel like I know anything (except Joe Burrow is The Man!), there were only 2 things that I really felt like an “expert” in—big families and small towns.
This was the road that led me to the Landry family.
I started with three brothers and that quickly grew to four. Soon, they had twin sisters that were a giant pain in their behinds. ;) They were close-knit, as my children are, and although they lived in Savannah, Georgia, it certainly felt like a much smaller town.
It’s my bestselling series of all time.
The book world has changed a lot since I wrote that series. So many new readers are looking for covers without “real people”. I have mixed opinions about this (I love a good set of shoulders on a couple—my weakness!), but I also need to be able to get my books into a lot of hands to pay the bills.
So, I changed the covers.
Granted, I haven’t changed them since they came out so they were due for an update. But it still killed a piece of my heart to get rid of the originals.
And then I saw the new designs and holy smokes!—I was in love. I am in love. I love them.
They’re bright and playful, fun and happy. They represent the stories so well.
I hope you love them as much as I do.
To kick off the new covers, I’ve made the first book in the series, Sway, FREE through the weekend. Grab it if you haven’t read it!
Note: you can absolutely read Sway as a standalone novel. You do not have to read the others in order to enjoy Sway.
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