Monday, May 11, 2009
My 18th book, Exposure, has now officially shipped. You will see it showing up on the shelves of all bookstores soon. I'm hearing reports that people on the influencer list are already receiving their copies.
Exposure is the story of newspaper columnist Kaycee Raye, a woman plagued by fears. When her worst fear comes true, it's enough to pull Kaycee under.
Or is the danger all in her head?
Thematically Exposure is about fear. Here's an excerpt from the cover letter to influencers about why I wrote the story:
Ironically, this author of Seatbelt Suspense® harbors an inexplicable mixture of fears. I’m scared of bees. I don’t do heights. Or closed spaces. The mere sound of a dentist’s drill makes me shake. I’m terrified of roller coasters or downhill skiing—anything that produces that sensation of falling.
Today’s world is full of fear—for good reason. People fear failing, succeeding, living, dying. Today and tomorrow. Work and retiring. Are our fears self-fulfilling? How much do they hold us back from becoming all we can be?
Can God provide any help at all?
Enter Kaycee Raye. Terror-filled. Determined. More than a little crazy. About to go over the edge. Enter Lorraine—caught in a nightmare.
I generously lent Kaycee some of my fears. A snippet of my “World’s Worst Dental Patient” story from my blog even found its way into the book. I also chose my home town as the setting for the havoc. Sorry, Wilmore.
Better buckle up for the ride.
The launch party/signing for Exposure will be held this coming Saturday in downtown Wilmore, KY at 2:00 p.m. Hope to see you local Kentuckians there. Downtown businesses have gotten involved, donating over $400 in goods and services as prizes. We'll have a grand time.
Good thing I refrained from blowing up the town in my book. We'd have lost our venue for the party.