It's been three years of working on this book, THE INDIGO GIRL, and it is finally here. When I started out, it felt some days like a mountain too big to climb. I'm not a true historian, so for me to decide take on a project of this sort was out of left field. But Eliza's story wouldn't leave me alone. Add the fact that I'm obsessed with blues of all shades, and have a particular affinity for indigo, and you could say it was inevitable. I remember telling my mother my idea, and saw her throat swallow and goosebumps break out on her arms. Then I remember meeting my current agent and telling her what I wanted to write, she had a similar response. Funnily enough we were in Charleston at the time, staying at the Francis Marion Hotel for a publishing conference. You could say that the idea became so big that I couldn't then say no. It may as well have been Eliza herself pulling at me through the ages and dragging me kicking and screaming through the pages of this book. The day the box of books arrived (my copies from the publisher), I looked at them and thought "Did I do that?"
Dearest reader, I'd like to thank you for being with me on this journey. Sometimes it's hard to go off the beaten path, in fact, oftentimes it's terrifying. For me the path was romance. And this detour has been quite wonderfully eye-opening. This week I was surprised with several romance bloggers who had gotten copies on NetGalley and Edelweiss, and LOVED it too. I always knew romance readers were a voracious lot. We read anything and everything, as long as there's a great story! So without further ado, THE INDIGO GIRL will be live at midnight tonight on the following online retailers and available at your local independent bookstore.
I really hope you give this incredible woman, The Indigo Girl, a chance at venturing back into modern consciousness. We owe her a debt. A debt that can only be repaid by never forgetting her.
With much love,