The launch went really, really well, and I'm only slightly feeling the champagne we had last night to celebrate.
Sometimes it hits me out of nowhere that five years ago, none of this had happened yet. In April, 2018, I was still 8 months away from getting any interest from a publisher, and it was October 2021 when I split with them and republished Songbird and A Wider World myself.
I regret nothing. It's been a huge adventure, and the learning curve just keeps curving, but that's also part of the fun. There's always something new to learn, and I thrive on input, always have.
For those who have already ordered their copy of Coming Closer, I want you to know how much I appreciate your support. (I'll also appreciate any review you choose to leave, but that's your choice - a writer can only hope).
For those who are on the fence about ordering, here are a few snippets from some advance reviews on Goodreads:
With the historic background and descriptions of Philadelphia in the 30s masterfully woven into the story, Coming Closer is as compelling and immersive as the first book in the series, Coming Apart. Ava and Claire are characters to care about, their personalities fully realized. Heenan’s prose is tight but evocative, and the story flows naturally. Highly recommended.
Coming Closer is an engaging story, well written, and you just cannot put it down. I was fascinated by the inserts of the historical background of the Inauguration of President Roosevelt...and the visions of the the remnants of the Great Depression’s impact on the city. I’m familiar with Philadelphia so I enjoyed the author’s references to certain landmarks and streets. As the sisters attempt to establish themselves in the community, they have to deal with the pressures of family, relationships and their shared past.