Busyness and a Book

Got back last night from visiting with DD # 1. We had a great time together and I miss her already.

The rest of this week is about writing, copyedits, and getting ready for a very busy next week–a week that includes signings, talks, a mystery train, lunch with an editor, a conference, a panel, travel, etc.

While I was away, I stumbled across this fun little fact:  Portrait of A Sister (my first-ever women’s fiction  novel releasing next summer) is starting to pop up for pre-order!  The cover isn’t up yet (that will be revealed soon 🙂  ), but the back copy is up.  Rather than make you hunt it down (as I did to my Facebook friends 😉 ), I thought I’d put it up, in its entirety, here:

Katie Beiler was always the follower to her twin sister Hannah’s lead. That is until Hannah left their Amish upbringing for an English life—leaving Katie to find her own footing in a world that no longer looks as it once did . . .

Katie has always imagined her life being just like Mamm’s. It’s why she chose baptism and why she’ll soon marry Abram Zook. But ever since Hannah left, the only thing that truly makes Katie smile is the sketchpad in which she indulges her talent for drawing faces—a sin that, if discovered, could get her shunned by her family, her friends, and even Abram. Yet Katie sees her secret pastime as the only way to quiet a growing restlessness she’d just as soon ignore. That is until their Mamm’s untimely death brings Hannah back home to Pennsylvania, with a new outlook on life, a man she adores, and, soon, an invitation for Katie to visit her in New York City.

Suddenly, Katie is experiencing a freedom she’s never had, in a world she never imagined. She’s also spending time in the company of a fellow dreamer, someone who sees her as strong and brave and makes her laugh. But it’s when Hannah shows Katie’s drawings to a gallery owner that she truly finds herself at a crossroads between the only life she’s ever known and the powerful lure of an unfamiliar future.


Needless to say, I’m super excited for this book to be out! It was a true labor of love and a real want-to project!

It’s official release date is June 26, 2018 and when it comes out, I’ll be doing some events. If you’d like to pre-order now (which is great for a publisher to see with a new book), you can do so at the usual places like here and here (with the latter having a really good deal on the paperback price as of the writing of this post).

Have a great day, everyone!

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

3 Responses to “Busyness and a Book”

  1. Andrea
    October 4th, 2017 at 10:20 am

    OOOOH!!! Sounds like a great book! Can’t wait to read it. 🙂
    Don’t forget to relax during all this busy time. Congrats on all the success!

    Hope everyone has a nice rest of the week. 🙂

  2. Debbie S
    October 4th, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Sounds great! Congrats on the upcoming release!

  3. Kay Bennett
    October 5th, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Already pre-ordered!! Cannot wait!

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