FORTY & OUT is officially a published novel! Nine days and counting now to the big release at Killer Nashville August 21-24, and I have to keep reminding myself to stop all the frenetic busy-ness and savor the moment. I’ve worked so hard for this, it would be a shame to miss the fun as reality (and terror!) strikes.
In addition to the awesome Sharon Short’s pre-publication blurb on my novel:
“Pauwels deftly seasons this delicious concoction with an insightful inspection of what it takes to be a female professional in what is (still) a man’s world of law enforcement as well as the rarely explored Midwest setting of Toledo, Ohio. (Her) clear, smart voice delivers an edge-of-your-seat narrative sure to entertain and satisfy readers, leaving them eager for the next Pauwels’ novel.”
…the initial reviews have been amazing and humbling:
“This is very good storytelling and leaves enough questions for a sequel. What happens to Rena and Jadz next? Please, Ms. Pauwels, do continue your story.” ~ Marilyn E. Slagel – Amazon, Goodreads
“This story, however, is not just another murder mystery. It goes deeper. Much deeper. Forty & Out does not dish out a run-of-the-mill ending.” ~ Donna J. Essner – Amazon
“Three-quarters of the way through I wrote my guesses [as to] the murderer. 100% wrong! Do that again.” ~ Judge Bill Hopkins – Deadly Writes Publishing Facebook post
Thank you all for sharing my joy – and let me know what you think of FORTY & OUT when you read it…you will read it, won’t you? 😉