Welcome to Author Wednesday and something a little different today. In the year I’ve been posting Author Wednesday guest posts and interviews, I’ve never had an author not follow through with either the materials or a cancellation apology. It happened with today’s scheduled author so I suppose that’s better odds than I had as an English teacher on the days a major assignment was due!
As I was figuring out what to do, my friend and colleague Leona Bodie (see previous Author Wednesday post) posted the release of her new novel Glimpse of Sunlight, co-written with G.E. Gardiner. I had the pleasure of editing this book and am anxious to receive my copy to see the final version. Leona is also the author of the award-winning thriller, Shadow Cay, which I also edited.
Here’s the press release for Glimpse of Sunlight:
Legend and myth combine with historical fact throughout the pages of Glimpse of Sunlight, creating incredible adventures set during the golden age of piracy and sunken treasure ships. The characters are faced with moral choices that range from revenge and violence, to murder, greed, and sensual compromise. Even a voodoo priestess, a haunted house, and a secret attic room find a place in this action-packed novel. And best of all—it’s based on a compilation of historical people who lived and breathed and features Jonathan Dickinson, who shipwrecked near the St. Lucie Inlet in 1696 and whose name lives on in Jonathan Dickinson State Park, an 11,500-acre preserve near Hobe Sound that allows visitors to step back in time and see what this pristine area looked like.
Reviewers and fellow authors are delighted by Glimpse of Sunlight. Mackenzie Lucas, award-winning author of To Have and To Hold, states, “I fell in love with the characters…wonderfully compelling story.” Richard R. Blake of Reader Views says the novel is “sure to add new fans to the growing number of enthusiasts of the works of both authors.” These pirates are bound to steal your heart.
I hope you’ll take a look at this exciting book. From what I read during the editing stage, I know you won’t be disappointed.
About the Authors
Leona DeRosa Bodie is the award-winning author of the suspense novel Shadow Cay. After teaching high school English and a stint in private industry, she decided the novel churning in her brain for fifteen years really deserved her attention. So she left her job to sail and write full-time. Leona is the Florida Writers Association’s Regional Director and past VP.
G.E. Gardiner spent his first career founding and running several small businesses. In 1997, a hemorrhagic brain stem stroke put him in the hospital for more than six weeks. Seven years later, he began writing to strengthen his brain. G.E. also leads a Florida Writers Association group.
Please visit www.JonathanDickinson.org for more information.
5 responses to “Author Wednesday – #New Release of Glimpse of Sunlight”
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Sorry you has someone bail on you. It’s happened to me, too. You wouldn’t think writers would skip out on free publicity, but it happens. Still, you handled it with your usual grace. And by the way, I like the new writing pic. Reminds me of the ever-elusive spring.
As a former teacher of teenagers, I’m amazed that only one author bailed on me! Not once have I heard the dog ate my post excuse!
Oh wow…I wonder if you’ll hear from them again! What could have happened…?
Well, you did good with ‘the show must go on’ mentality. Thanks for not letting the team down. 😉
And, congratulations to Leona on her press release!
I’m not sure – never heard back from her or her website she shares with others. Weird.