It’s been a while since I’ve blogged so bear with me as I try to collect my thoughts. For the past 16 months, I’ve been away from home while I started and finished a very intensive course (with my church). Now I’m home and of course it seems like I have everything to do all at once. But first and foremost let me tell you that I HAVE A NEW BOOK OUT.
As you might notice, this book is written with a different pen name — so let me explain before I go any further. This book is about the Eastern Indian tribe, the Mohawk — a part of the Iroquois Confederacy. My last eight books have had a very paranormal element in them (as well as being Native American). This book, however, was written in the vein of THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS and has no paranormal element to it and is also a faster paced novel than what I usually write.
So my editor said, let’s give it a different pen name in order to differientiate it from my past books, because it seems so different. And I was agreeable with this — and so now we have the name Gen Bailey — Gen comes from a family member, whose name is Genevieve — I’ve always liked that name and my youngest daughter has been trying to get me to use it for some time. Here’s a picture of my youngest daughter, by the way — as well as my oldest daughter. Anyway, so when it came time to choose another name, I chose Genevieve. But it’s a little long. So we went with Gen. Now the interesting thing is — it’s an unusual name and yet when I went to select a new website, that name was already taken. Interesting.
Okay, so that covers the new pen name. The new website is www.novels-by-GenBailey.com, but for some reason it’s not live yet. Bear with me, it might take another day or so for the site to go live.
For any of you who might not know, my last book, THE LAST WARRIOR, is also available, just in case you haven’t picked the book up yet. Now, that said, I really think you are going to like the story of Marisa and Black Eagle. It is set in a time when the world was on fire. Set in the period of the French and Indian war, it takes the heroine and hero in and out of constant danger. It’s set in the beautiful setting of upper state New York — around the Albany area — which was centered in the land of the Mohawks at this time period in history. So again the name of the NEW book is BLACK EAGLE. Also, it was wonderful to b able to write abut this area of the world. I lived in Vermont for 10 years and raised my kids there. And that part of the world has always been one of my most favorite places in the world. So here goes another pitch: Go and pick up your copy (or order it from Amazon) today!
And now for a comment on the cover of the book. Isn’t it gorgeous? Of course the hero is sexy and looks almost exactly as I described him in the book, but the cover in my opinion goes beyond that. It’s stunning, in my humble opinion.
Now before I end off this blog for the day, I want to do two things: 1) I want to thank you for coming here today and blogging with me — I love to hear from you and so appreciate what you have to say. And 2) I want you to know that I’m running a new contest now that the book is out on the shelves. The contest consists of this: In the book, Marisa and her maid, Sarah, are escaping the wrath of Marisa step-uncle. They are journeying to a town in New Hampshire, which is mentioned in the book. Name that town, send me an email here: firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will be entered into the contest.
One more thing before I end off for the day — today, as I write this (which is May 11th) is my wedding anniversary. Here’s a photo of our wedding, which you can also see on my website. And here’s another photo of us taken in 2007 at the Blackfeet reservation at their Indian Days Celebration. Okay, so that’s all for today. I hope that you will go out/order your copy of BLACK EAGLE TODAY and that you will enjoy the adventure in a time and in a place that was a part of our heritage.
I’d love to hear from you. So please come on in and let’s talk.
You can order from Amazon. Just type in Gen Bailey or BLACK EAGLE and it will take you to the page.