Monthly Archives: January 2015

One Nation Under gods Releases Feb. 6th!

Cover Not Chosen by Marketing & Reader Poll

Cover Not Chosen by Marketing & Reader Poll

My newest novel, One Nation Under gods releases Feb. 6th. I’m so excited about this book! It’s my first foray into the supernatural genre since my first book, The Giftlings, came out a couple of years ago. And I think this is the most edgy of all my books. The Christian message is still there [in fact, this is my most Biblical book ever!] but because of the subject matter- an avenging half-angel chosen by God to be His destroyer- it is a more intense read.

Action packed and with a whole lot of sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine, ONUg takes the reader on a wild ride. There’s a strong component of family in this one too. It’s the first in a new series, Abbaddon’s Sword. I fell in love with the hero’s brothers! I can’t wait to write their stories.

So,¬†the image with this post was the one not for publication used *sigh*. It was my fav, but even authors don’t always get what they want ūüôā .

ONUg should be ready for pre-sales¬† early next week. Hope you’ll snag yours quick! LNF, Grace

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Welcome to my Writing World!

 

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My Writing Nook

This is my special place to write. Since we moved to the beach last year, we have a much more limited amount of space. And my old office, which was a spare bedroom in our roomy farmhouse, is now a well-planned nook in a guest bedroom.

Happily, I’ve found downsizing to be a wonderful thing.¬†My husband and I were talking about it yesterday on our daily walk. The weather was stupendous, by the way. Another upside to living in a tropical state. The sun was sparkling on the bay and folks were out in a variety of boats. My favorites are the small sailboats. I love their colorful sails.

Anyhoo, Hubby and I both agreed we would never go back to living large ever again.  We love the coziness of our little place. As well as how close we feel to nature and the water. We love the sound of the waves at night. And watching the wildlife is great too.

Even though my writing haven is in the back portion of our place, it still has a great view.

View From My Office

View From My Office

But back to my nook… as you can see there are many sentimental items on the shelves¬†as well as writing tools. Besides my computer and the obvious research books, you can see a great photo of one of my grandmothers, a glass jar full of sentiments of thankfulness my daughter made me, and a¬†glass container full of postcards from all of my trips.

I’ve always been a collector of post cards. I used to punch a hole in one corner of each card¬†and keep them¬†organized on rings.¬†But as the collection grew over the years, I decided to stash them¬†in a big vintage cookie jar.¬† I typically write on them as I buy them on a trip. So they’re sort of an unofficial travel journal too.

You may notice the shells and candles¬†on my shelves. I’m a big believer in both. I love the textures and subtle colors in shells. And unless I’ve got the windows open in the office, I burn candles while I write. I do love the salty tang of a sea breeze. Sometimes I’ll have my office windows open, even in the winter. Especially if the day is mild.

But candles are one of my guilty pleasures. It seems I always come back from a shopping trip with a new scented candle. They, along with pretty notebooks, are very hard for me to resist.

Speaking of notebooks, next time I write I’ll be telling about how I set up and use small binders to help me organize the writing of my novels. I’ve had folks ask about my ‘system’ and I’m glad to share what I’ve learned works for me. Maybe it will ease the way for another writer beginning their publishing journey. I sure hope so.

I also hope your weekend is going well. I pray you feel God close to you today. LNF, Grace

 

 

Grace Walton Update

Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend.¬† I sure have ūüôā . My 60th birthday is fast approaching and my wonderful husband¬† made me a reading nook as a present. I’ve got a comfy new linen arm chair, turquoise-colored ottoman,¬†beach-cottage white side table, and a lamp filled with shells in the corner of our bedroom. I can read, do my Bible study, journal, and pray all with an ocean view. I am so blessed!

One Nation Under gods, my 1st book in a supernatural series named¬†Abbaddon’s Sword,¬†has made it through editing and is now with the beta readers. The marketing folks are doing their thing,¬† as well. I’ll let you know the release date as soon as I know it.

At Sea Glass Cottage¬†I’ve been busy researching my next novel. It will be the next historical in the¬†Low Country Love Stories Series- The Last Rose Pearl was the 1st in this series. This new book will be Jessamine’s story set in 1813. I’ve been¬† researching the Creek Indians for this novel as they will be playing a significant role. If you wondered about Red Feather from TLRP you’ll get to¬†learn more about that character in this, as yet, unnamed historical.

And I’ve got a Christmas book in the pipeline after the historical. It’s tentatively titled Teacup Christmas and it will be five intersecting love stories based on the discovery of five unique antique teacups.

I’ve heard from¬†the folks at http://www.littlehouseliving.com ,¬†my featured article, which will be an interview with lots of images from here at Sea Glass¬†is coming soon. I’ll let you know the date.

On a personal note, I’m planning my mom’s 85th birthday party. She’s a great fan of Bingo so I’m throwing her a Bingo Birthday¬†Bash at her senior village. It’s been lots of fun planning this party. Especially the surprises!

Anyhoo, hope your life is going well and that God is blessing your socks off every day! LNF, Grace