Today’s the day: Dragonfly Summer is now available. If you already have an Audible subscription, it’s included, and if not, you can listen to it through their free trial.
It’s hard to believe that this is my tenth published book. It doesn’t seem so long ago that my first, a little novella called The Bear Who Wouldn’t Leave, won a contest and was subsequently published by Samhain. Even though I’d written several books before that breakthrough, I’d suffered a number of setbacks, and it didn’t seem like I’d ever be where I am now.
Dragonfly Summer was one of those books written before Bear. It took a long, long time for it to fly.
I’m often pigeonholed as a horror writer, even though I write a lot more supernatural suspense and mystery than horror, so I’ll say upfront–Dragonfly Summer is NOT a horror story. I’d classify it as psychological thriller, with a strong element of mystery.
I have to thank my lovely agent Rosie Jonker for championing this book and being so supportive, along with the team at Audible, including my editor Lara Blackman, narrator Natalie Gold, and Erin Hotchkiss from marketing.
And, of course, all of you–I don’t know where I’d be without your encouragement, support, and enthusiasm. I hope you enjoy Dragonfly Summer. I’d love to hear what you think.
A lot of people have asked if Dragonfly Summer will be available in print or ebook formats. The short answer is yes, but it’ll take at least a year. As an Audible Only release, Audible has a year’s exclusive rights to this title. This is a great time to try an audiobook if you haven’t before!
Jo Carter never thought she’d return to Clear Springs, Minnesota. But when the former journalist receives a cryptic note about the disappearance of her friend Sam twenty years before, she’s compelled to find out what really happened. During her investigation, she learns another high school friend has died in a mysterious accident. Nothing is as it seems, and Jo must probe Clear Springs’ darkest corners and her own painful and unreliable memories to discover the truth – and save herself from a killer who could still be on the hunt.
Deliciously twisty and suspenseful from the first minute to the last, Dragonfly Summer proves that no small town’s secrets can stay buried for good.
The perfect next listen for fans of Wendy Walker and Shari Lapena.
Next week, I hope to return with my usual mysterious places, unsolved mysteries, and tales of the supernatural. Thanks for bearing with me.
PS: If you’d like to learn more about the inspiration behind this book, click here for the full story.