Note on March 8, 2012: If you’ve just discovered this post, you’ll find it provides the background for a novella I wrote for this blog entitled Treasure Beach, which debuted here with the following post and continued for every Tuesday all the way through July. You’ll see I announced midway down the page that I would remove Treasure Beach from my blog at the end of 2011, but instead, I gave my readers a year and a month to enjoy it, removing it today on March 8th, 2012. If you weren’t able to read it, stay tuned for information about other unveilings in other places and for brand new novellas at Southern Exposure in the future. The Happiness Key quilt is still on Pat Sloan’s website, with a link to it in this post.
Welcome to the housekeeping details for the unveiling of my brand-new “novellini”, Treasure Beach. Each future installment will have a link back here for instructions, just in case.
Treasure Beach is a sequel to my novels Happiness Key and Fortunate Harbor and a “prequel” to the final novel of the trilogy, Sunset Bridge, which will be at your favorite bookstore in July 2011. The story takes place between Fortunate Harbor and Sunset Bridge and doesn’t appear anywhere but here, on this blog.
Each Tuesday through July, I’ll publish a section, completing one chapter each month. If you miss a week, don’t worry. You’ll find the story logged in “Categories” (to your right) under “Treasure Beach.” The most recent installment will always be at the top, so you’ll simply have to scroll down to find what you’ve missed. Each will be clearly labeled by chapter and part. Additionally each individual chapter will have the same photo to help identify it.
I’ll make a pdf available on the final Tuesday of each month with the entire chapter, for those of you who prefer a seamless read on your computer or eReader.
Treasure Beach will remain here on my blog through the end of 2011.
But that’s only part of the fun. To go along with the story, the fantastic Pat Sloan, quilt designer and good buddy, has designed a Happiness Key mystery quilt, to be unveiled right along with this story, a piece at a time on the first Tuesday of every month.
You don’t have to be a quilter to join in the fun. Watch the quilt unfold, along with those who are participating, by going to the Flickr folder, as well as Pat’s blog. Pat is offering kits to make it easier, and the fabrics are gorgeous. I’ll be making a quilt, too, and I can hardly wait to get to my sewing machine. The quilt is absolutely charming, and well represents the novels. Pat, being Pat, didn’t stop there, so she’s planned fun projects and other extras to go along with it every Tuesday and prizes each month.
Tuesday, February 8, the fun begins, and on Friday the 11th I’ll be blogging about why I chose this particular story among the many possibilities. An insider’s look. So check back then.
Thank you for reading along with us. And thank you for quilting with us. If you’re a newbie quilter and don’t know what to do, Pat’s solved that, as well.
Most of all kick back and enjoy. Let us entertain you.