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It’s Launch Day!

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It’s launch day! My novel Where Shall I Flee? is officially available for purchase on Amazon as a paperback, e-book, or via Kindle Unlimited. If you’ve already pre-ordered an e-book, it should be delivered to you today.

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped and encouraged me through this process, and thanks to all of you who’ve participated in my launch week giveaway activities! My hat full of names got quite full! Speaking of the giveaway…

Giveaway Winners


First of all, as I announced at the beginning of the giveaway, two entrants will receive:

The winners of these prizes are:

Marlene Schlomer

Joan Krout


Also, one entrant will receive the same prizes as above AND a copy of Ruth G. Haskell’s book, Helments and Lipstick.

The winner of this prize is:

Dennis Peterson


Purchase Links

Again, thank you to everyone who entered! If you’re interested in purchasing my book, here is the link and the blurb.

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Lieutenant Jean Hoff of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and infantryman Corporal George Novak have never met, but they have three things in common.

They are both driven by a past they’d rather leave behind.

They have both been sent to the embattled beachhead of Anzio, Italy.

And when they both wind up on the wrong side of the German lines, they must choose whether to resign themselves to captivity or risk a dangerous escape.

Where Shall I Flee? follows their journey through the dangers of World War II Italy, where faith vies with fear and forgiveness may be necessary for survival.

Early Reviews

I’ve already received reviews from some of my early readers. Here’s what they’re saying:

Looking Ahead

Whew. That was a busy October!

Now it’s November, and you may know what that means—I’m jumping right into a NaNoWriMo challenge with my students! No rest for the writerly…

Believe it or not, I used my first NaNoWriMo as a chance to jumpstart the first draft of Where Shall I Flee? so I guess it turned out to be worthwhile! This time around, I’m hoping to crank out another first draft. I don’t have a title in mind yet, but I’ve been chewing on a story idea for a while, set in the Philippines in December of 1941. Here’s hoping by the end of November I’ll be 50,000 words into it! If that stalls, I have a novella drafted out titled Pearl Harbor Ghosts that could use some work.

As I start those projects, I’m excited to have some guest bloggers posting on this site for the next two weeks. Authors Andrew McDowell and JPC Allen will be stopping by to share some writerly thoughts. Then I’ll return and we’ll see if I beat NaNo or if it beats me… either way, my students are all geared up to make me dress up again this year. We’ll see!

Thanks for visiting, and wishing you all the best!


27 thoughts on “It’s Launch Day!”

  1. Anne,

    Thinking of your launch today, I was wondering: Would you be willing to answer some questions for a virtual interview that I could include in my blog sometime in the future? It might help give your book some additional exposure among readers who are not yet aware of you and your works. As you perhaps know, I did a two-part interview of Joy Neal Kidney, and she said she got some good responses from it for her books. Maybe it could do the same for you.

    I know you’re busy with teaching and NaNoWriMo, but. . . . If you’d be interested, let me know, and I’ll send some questions.

    Thanks for considering the idea. Dennis

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