Archive | December, 2012

Presents and Presence

Jan 2013 calendar

Anybody else fumbling with the calendar, trying to figure out which page to be on? December 31. Wow. I could write about the past year, which has been exciting for me as a new novelist. A lot has happened with book releases in May, October and early copies of a January 1 release. I could […]

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Olivia Newport The Pursuit of Lucy Banning

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Installment 3: The Corner Trumpet

Five After such an early breakfast, the day yawned ahead of Bill. He had two days and two nights before he had to drive back to Memphis, turn in the car at the airport and catch his flight to Cleveland to try to sell band instruments. Or he could go back to Memphis early and […]

How Many Days Until Charlotte Farrow?

Olivia Newport The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow cover

Five! The answer is five more days until the official release of The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow. But she’s already turning up in mailboxes and bookstore shelves. If you’ve seen it, let me know! If you’ve read it, let me know! I’d love to have you share these days around the release of a new […]

But you, O Bethlehem

Christmas star -LN

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” —Micah 5:2

Installment 2: The Corner Trumpet

In the first installment, set in 1971, Bill Byler returned to the small town of his childhood in northeastern Arkansas in search of the answer to unfinished business. This installment begins with a flashback to Bill at age nine. We hear the segments from the 1940s in Bill’s first person childhood voice. (Two chapters a […]

I Got My Box

Olivia Newport Charlotte Farrow cover

Two weeks ago I got one advance copy of The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow. Last week I got my box of author copies. It’s a fun moment. I’ve had this wondrous experience first with The Pursuit of Lucy Banning and then with Accidentally Amish. And now this latest book. Thrilling, I tell you. Thrilling. But […]

Surprised by Waiting

Olivia Newport 3 Advent candles

Last Wednesday I had a good day of work. With a water exercise class that I love at lunch time. Yes, a good day. Evening plans included homemade pizza and an Advent vespers service. In between, I thought I had time for a walk on a route around the neighborhood and a few minutes of […]

Installment 1: The Corner Trumpet

This installment begins the serialization of The Corner Trumpet. Two brief chapters will go out through my newsletter each week. Sign up here for the latest chapters. Installments will appear here on the blog after a delay that gives newsletter readers a head start. Enjoy! One Shouldn’t she be dead or something? She was old […]

Can You Wear the Same Dress Twice?

Olivia Newport The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow cover

Believe me, I was ecstatic when I first saw the cover of The Pursuit of Lucy Banning. Even before that, when the art director at my publisher sent me a photo of the dress they proposed to to put on Lucy. Gorgeous. I cannot tell you how many remarks I’ve heard about that dress! Everybody […]