I appreciate the fact that I set out on these lofty writing ambitions and then decide to go in a different direction. I did nothing related to my adult books until Christmas. When I was home I saw the proof copy of A Second Chance and decided that the book needed another read. Fast forward two weeks and I'm almost done with my edits. Then I will be sending the book out to my editor for comments and you the reader should be able to see a final copy before April. The date might be sooner than that, but let's not get too far ahead of the process.
I decided to switch over to A Second Chance for many reasons. One that sticks out is a coworker of mine who lost her battle to cancer in the fall. She was a big fan of Hanna Jones in My Shenandoah Love. After reading the book, she asked for another story. While I wanted to use Hanna and her mother Diane, I had to settle for a her cousin in New Hampshire. In a way the story is more pliable and realistic then MSL. Wanting to give readers a reason to keep trying and to put their best foot forward regardless of their circumstances, A Second Chance is a reminder of the message. It also speaks true to the fact we are always where we need to be.
With 2017 underway, expect to see A Second Chance in the months ahead. Thank you Chantal Sisco for giving me that kick in the butt to finally get an edition out for others to read. I suspect you already have a preview copy. I know you are missed by your friends, family, and the Franklin community, but certainly not forgotten.