I received a glowing review today for my novel, Picking up the Pieces, from reader, Marion Spicher:
Wendy Dewar Hughes writes inspirational romantic suspense novels set in contemporary times. For a passionate reader like me, finding a great book is like discovering a gold nugget while panning for gold.
When my husband finished reading “Picking up the Pieces” by Wendy Dewar Hughes, he passed the book to me, saying, “Now this is a great book.” His endorsement sent me to the pages immediately. I highly recommend it to readers of all ages and genres whether they are looking for inspiration or not. The writing craft is stellar. The suspense, mystery and intrigue is gripping. Did it keep me hooked? Oh yes!
I walked in the protagonist’s shoes, felt fear amidst her dilemmas full of danger, and experienced the international settings through her eyes. I felt like I was there. I cared deeply, and rooted for her on every page. The story and the characters stayed with me, like real people I know. This writer has gifted her readers with a fine piece of work. Well done.
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Meet my friend, Raye, who read my novel, Picking up the Pieces, and loved it so much that he wanted to meet me.
So in July, when I was in Saskatchewan visiting family, Raye arranged to come by to say "hello" and have our photo taken together.
Thank-you, Raye, for your kind words and support. The sequel, called, The Glass Dolphin, is currently in the creation stage.
See if you can name this location. Leave a comment and tell me if you know where this bridge is and what river it crosses.
This is to remind everyone who is suffering through the winter weather that somewhere out there the sun is shining. Wait a minute. Whose feet are those? They're not mine.
Here in the Pacific Northwest we've been hunkering down under layers of clouds most of the time for over a month. Though it does get dreary, I admit, the unceasing rain and chill tend to keep you indoors which makes for the perfect setting for concentrating on writing.
Sitting by my window with just enough light to feel like there is Vitamin D to be had out there somewhere, I can watch the winter birds at the feeder. I can also watch the snow line go up and down the mountain side that I can see past my computer monitor depending in the temperature and level of precipitation. When the clouds are high enough to see actual mountaintops, the scene is spectacular.
Yesterday, between bouts of slashing rain, sleet and wind, the sun broke through for only a few minutes and gave us the most vibrantly coloured rainbow I think I have ever seen. With the backdrop of dark clouds and a twin appearing to the east, this sight was a gift of beauty.
Today, I'm writing again. My new novel is coming along slowly since I've been pre-occupied with editing, interior design and creating covers for my clients' books. (See www.summerbaypress.com for more information on these and other services.) However, I understand that the winter weather is scheduled to last for at least a few more months (if we're fortunate, it will only be for that long!) so that makes for lots of writing "atmosphere".
P.S. This photo was taken on a frosty December day at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver.
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