To all my friends, fans, and family who have generously supported my writing career over the last couple years with Woman King and Dark Horse, I’d like to share with you some exciting news! Though some of you have long been awaiting the announcement for Book 3 in the Dark Horse Trilogy, this newsletter is not that announcement. Instead, I finally have the pleasure of sharing with you that I’ve been working with an agent to publish a brand new, stand-alone dystopian novel titled 48 states!

About 48 States

Your support is more meaningful now than ever as I endeavor to complete 48 States, a novel extremely close to my heart. It is the interwoven stories of several protagonists living in the not-so-distant future including River, a widowed veteran from a series of wars in the Middle East. Her husband committed suicide after suffering from PTSD, leaving her financially strapped and working as a truck driver in the far reaches of North Dakota to pay off outstanding debts. The book features several other women including a President of the United States. In their own way, each of these women has to deal with their longings, their responsibilities, and reality as they find their right path. It’s exciting as a writer to see how it unfolds!

If you’d like to read more about River and 48 States, I recently wrote a piece for Sandie Kirkland from Booksie’s Blog about writing women characters. The piece examines heroines River and Olivia (from Woman King and Dark Horse) as women discovering what empowers them to be strong leaders. You can check out the blog feature here:

What about the Dark Horse Trilogy?

I do expect to complete the Dark Horse trilogy. In the meantime, I will be providing periodic updates on social media. Stay tuned on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news, events, and giveaways. A small group of beta readers will be needed for Book 3 and I would love for loyal fans to have the first chance to sign-up. If you are interested, please email my publishing assistant, Sarah West at [email protected] for more info.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebok to get the latest updates on Flesh & Bone Books, the Dark Horse Trilogy, and now 48 States! Many exciting things to come!


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