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How Often do we get a Do-Over?

Exciting News and updates 
Better the Second Time Around!
Three years ago I was thrilled when my first novel, Along Came the Rain, was accepted for publication by a small press in California. The novel got great reviews and was a finalist for a Goldie award. But as I've grown and improved as a writer, I realized that there were things I could have done better. So I was delighted when the publishing rights returned to me in December and I was able to give the book a do-over. If you've already read the book, the whodunnit hasn't changed! But I believe the novel is more readable, the timeline is easier to follow, and I addressed some reader concerns regarding the foster kids. 
Want a great read?
If you haven't read Along Came the Rain, you can now get the spanking new version. If you're one of the folks who loved it, buy it for a friend!
"A Classy Thriller! Along Came the Rain is a real page-turner." Karalia Stetz-Waters, author of Something True. 
"Fascinating, complex and full of suspense, an excellent psychological whodunit. Along Came the Rain...pulls you along with some inexorable force and keeps you tied to the chair until you finish." Velvet Lounger, Lesbian Reading Room Reviews.
You can see more reviews here. 
If you're buying the paperback, there are still old versions in online retail stores, so be sure to buy one with a green cover!
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Brief Updates
So what else have I been up to? This past month I taught a class on Indie publishing at Gulfport Public Library. Following that I spent a week at Writers in Paradise, a conference with instructors who are renowned authors like Dennis Lehane and Pam Houston. My instructor was pullitzer prize-winning journalist Maddy Blais. I learned so much and was thrilled to be picked as "Best of Non-fiction Class" to read at the conference farewell brunch.  And in just two weeks (yikes!) we'll have the Second Annual Gulfport ReadOut featuring award-winning author Lesléa Newman and twenty excellent authors so check it out here.
If you didn't pick up your copy of Timing Is Everything, it's not too late!

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As always, I love hearing from you. In a reply from the last newsletter, a British reader commented that she always learns something new about the USA when she reads American novels but she isn't sure she gets all the nuances. I know what she means. I love novels set in India. I just read Arundhati Roy's, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. I'm sure there was a lot I missed, but it was definitely worth reading. How about you? What have you read that you'd like to recommend to others? Just click "reply" to this email and drop me a line!
 
Meanwhile, stay warm, and I'll see you in the spring!
                                                                                           Alison
In Case You Missed it...
Interview on KKPI Radio Podcast, Sandra Moran Book Club
Alison Reading First Chapter of Devoted
Interview with Dr. Briar Lee Mitchell
Alison Reading Third Chapter of Along Came the Rain
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