Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dunbury Park is Finished At Last

Thank you for your kind patience. I am pleased to announce Dunbury Park is finished. However, that only means that I wrote The End. Next up is the editing process, then I send it off to my beta readers, then revisions based on their feedback. Hopefully, it shouldn't take longer than a few more weeks for it to go live.

I've uploaded a few pins to Pinterest, and my question is when did it get so hard to do that? I had to scrap the board several times, deleted pins only to upload again... I have no idea why they make such a simple task so completely impossible to do. (Or perhaps it's just me.)

Anyway, for those of you who aren't on Pinterest (or don't care to click around to find my boards) here are some of the pictures I uploaded (and a few more that weren't because I hate wasting time on things I can't do.)

Lady Faith Curtiss

Peter Williams

Bryan Thorpe, Earl of Helmsway
Henry Wade,
Marquess of Dunbury
Lady Catherine Gantry

St. Michael's Parsonage
Dunbury Park

Timothy Cartwright
Lady Mary Boyle, sister to
Lady Catherine

Mrs. Partridge
Lady Joanna Carlton,
Duchess of Cantin
Stephen Carlton,
Duke of Cantin

Tom Blackmoore

Sally Jenkinson

Obviously, I can't seem to work the Blogger format either.

Well, that's all the news I have for now. I'll keep you posted.

Anne Gallagher (c) 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dunbury Park Has Been Delayed

I'm sure you've all been wondering where I've been since September when I said I would have the next book in the Ladies of Dunbury series out by Christmas...

Well, it hasn't been because I haven't tried.

Unfortunately, we finally (after four years) received the diagnosis that my mother has Alzheimer's disease (in the moderate category -- mild, moderate, severe). I am her primary caregiver and must be with her for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, take her to all her appointments, and shopping. So, my time for writing has been curtailed enormously.

My father (a proud and difficult man) will not allow for a home companion so the whole shebang falls on my shoulders. Not for my lack of trying, but he remains adamant. Needless to say, I don't have a lot of time to write. Actually, I don't have any time to write, which is also why you haven't heard from me since September. Even this blog has been curtailed.

I do want you to know that as of this date, I have 164 pages finished on the manuscript, nearly 2/3 done. However, I'm also trying to set up the next few books in the series through this one and the foreshadowing is difficult without being able to work consistently. I keep having to reread the entire thing every time I sit down at the computer. But I did want you to know that I haven't forgotten about it, nor am I giving up on it.

It just may take a little while longer than I anticipated. I don't want to tell you when because I would hate to disappoint you, but I'm shooting for Easter.

Forgive my silence, but now that the holidays are over, I thought you should be made aware of the circumstances of my absence.

Thank you for your continued support.

Anne Gallagher (c) 2017

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Working on the Next Book

I've come to the conclusion that summer is way too short. Either that, or I need a permanent vacation to accomplish all the writing I need to do in a year.

Three summers ago, I was on vacation in Narragansett, Rhode Island with my daughter and mother. I completed the first draft of three novellas and started on the next to last novel of the Reluctant Grooms.

Two summers ago, I wrote and published the final book in the Reluctant Grooms series.

Last summer, I completed the first draft of four novellas and three short stories to go along with the beginning of a detective series I just couldn't get out of my head and if I didn't write it down I would regret it for the rest of my life. (I'm still working on this.)

This summer, I completed a novel I started four years ago--the first in the new Regency romance series--Ladies of Dunbury. I began on July 5th and wrote The End on August 6th. I published early because my editor didn't really have any comments about the manuscript other than my usage of the wrong apostrophe nearly drove her to madness.

I have now begun the process of writing the next book in the Ladies of Dunbury Series.

Lady Faith Curtiss, daughter of the late Duke of Trowbridge, understands the responsibility of a title. However, it doesn’t seem to matter much anymore. Impoverished since her mother’s death, she and her sisters have come to live with their other cousins, all of them orphans and dependent upon their uncle, Henry Wade, the Marquess of Dunbury whose only aim is to marry them off as quickly as possible.

When Faith meets the new curate of the parish, her heart is seized. Peter Williams is all that is good and kind in a man. He is also brilliant, handsome, and has made it known he is waiting until her eighteenth birthday to ask for her hand.

However, her uncle is looking in another direction for Faith—the Earl-next-door—who is amenable to the idea of marrying into the Marquisate. Faith rejects the idea of taking her rightful place in Society, just for propriety’s sake, but the Earl is nearly perfect.

While Faith vacillates on the Earl’s proposal, it seems the new housekeeper at the parsonage also has her eye on the new curate and with her title the only thing standing in the way of true love, Faith is torn between marrying for the money, or fighting for her heart’s desire. 

Unfortunately,  my writing schedule is in flux. Not good, but I'm working on my time management skills. I hope to have the book finished by Thanksgiving and published by Christmas.

I'll try and keep up with this blog as it warrants, but honestly, I'd rather write than blog. If you don't want to miss a post, you can always sign up to receive them in your inbox. Look on the right hand column to where it says "Subscribe to my posts via email".>>>>>>>>

I tend to post my word counts on Twitter (once I start writing) @gallagher_anne
So if you'd like to keep up with where I am on the book, you can check in there.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you when I do.

Anne Gallagher (c) 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Captain's Coincidence is FREE for a Short Time

I decided to set THE CAPTAIN'S COINCIDENCE and LADY CADORET'S LONGING to FREE across all channels, because, well, I can.

Richard is one of my all-time favorite characters. He goes through so much angst before he finally admits he's in love with Amanda. And even thought the book was a bear to write (nautical adventure involving the high seas) it's gotten very nice reviews. (So, I guess I did a good job.)

I also set LADY CADORET'S LONGING to FREE because that is the least read of all my novellas. And I don't know why. I think it's a nice story. Yes, it should be longer (as most of my novellas should be -- according to my reviews), but it's not. Perhaps we'll find Daniel and Dorcas in my new series Ladies of Dunbury.

Here is some link love if you'd like to get them before they're not
free anymore. (Hover over the grey links and click. It will take you to the page directly.)





(As of this writing the books have not been set to free yet. It usually takes a couple of days for the bots to catch up with the other channels.)

And let's not forget a little shameless promotion for the latest in my repertoire--
The first novel in the latest series Ladies of Dunbury
on sale for a limited time for $2.99

Happy Reading!

Anne Gallagher (c) 2016