I have such exciting news to share... COUNTRY ROADS is a finalist in a national book contest! I am beyond honored and humbled to see Lara & Finn's story recognized as one of the top finalists in the Womens Fiction category. It means the world to me that the story that is so dear to my heart has touched others, too. Regardless of the ultimate outcome (first place to be determined in late summer), I already feel like this story is a winner. Thanks to everyone who has read the first book and continues on the Country Roads journey.
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So many readers have told me what an emotional roller coaster ride COUNTRY ROADS put them on...and how they are looking forward to the rest of the series. Thanks to all of you who have supported the book and my journey as an author. Because of you, COUNTRY ROADS soared to the top 100 in all of its Amazon categories and was the #1 Bestseller in a category on Kobo. The second book, ALMOST HEAVEN, was just released and is currently sitting in that same category at #10. Hope to keep hearing from you as we continue down the reading road.
The two questions I get asked the most are...
*How do you come up with the ideas for your books?
*What are you working on now?
The Country Roads series came about because I am a huge country music fan. And who wouldn't like to imagine what it would be like to be involved with a country rock star...especially one who was a friend first? And, my college reunion was coming up. So, it made me think of those days past.
When I orginally wrote COUNTRY ROADS, it was supposed to have a completely different ending. Without giving away any spoilers, I had a tragedy happen to a different character than I originally planned, and that opened up an entire new storyline which spun the rest of the series. BTW, the prequel, ALL MY MEMORIES, in the anthology Can't Buy Me Love, was written after all five books in the series were written and contracted for publication.
So...now I am busy working on editing the final books of the series, working with the cover artist, helping create book trailers and music playlists, and promoting. But, after the Country Roads series, I am proud to say that another book (title to be revealed) was accepted for publication. I got the inspiration for this new book when a few friends and I were contemplating going on a girls getaway. We wanted to go somewhere tropical and see a concert. We, unfortunately, didn't end up going, but my main character did. I named her Maya because we were planning on going to the Riviera Maya. Then, when I looked up the name Maya, I learned that its origins had to do with fertility...which spun my story in a whole other direction.
I love this cover! It personifies the true essence of what this first book in the COUNTRY ROADS series is all about -- country music, letting your heart feel, and taking a journey down the road of your past. Why don't you turn the page and uncover the emotional tale of Lara Faulkner and Finn Murphy? Drop me a line or follow me on social media... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grea.warner.7 Twitter: @grea_warner