Welcome to my website, and thank you for coming. I hope you'll find something of interest here, and that you'll keep coming back to see what's new.
The big news for now is that Looking For Jane is the 2016 selection for One Book Arizona, a state-wide reading promotion sponsored by the Arizona State Library.
As part of the program, I'm visiting libraries around Arizona during the months of April and May. See my appearances page for dates, times and places. This is so much fun! I get to visit libraries, meet new people, talk about Looking For Jane, and travel around this great big wonderful state. I thought I'd been everywhere in Arizona in the 32 years I've lived here, but noooo. There's always more to discover, and I'm really enjoying this opportunity to share my work with my fellow Arizonans.
More news: we are in negotiations with a media company for the film/TV rights to Redfield Farm! This is so exciting. I'll have more details later, but I can tell you that the plan is to produce either a mini-series or a big screen feature film. Can you believe it? Big excitement. I'll keep updating as the deal unfolds, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, I'm putting the finishing touches on Volume Three of the Juniata Iron Trilogy, tentatively titled Full Circle. It's out with my critique readers now, scheduled to return around June 1. I'll spend the month of June revising it and hopefully have it ready for my editor by July 1. I've already started to schedule events for my promotional tour in October, so if you're interested in scheduling me for an event, email me. Full Circle begins in 1900 after the death of Laird MacPhail and follows the MacPhail and Trethaway families all the way to 1970. Writing this family saga has be fun, and, judging by the number of inquiries I get, a lot of you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of volume three in October. Keep checking my appearances page for my schedule events.
One more thing: My father, Kenneth Redline, was a soldier in World War I, and he wrote a novel based on his war experiences. I have the manuscript, written in pencil in longhand back in the 1930s. I've decided to publish it in connection with the 100th anniversary of American involvement in World War I, April 2017. So I've been editing the manuscript and have it almost ready. The title is
Dig or Die and it is a riveting chronology of the major battles fought by the first American unit to arrive in France, the First Infantry Division, known as "The Big Red 1." My father was wounded and gassed, and was honored to receive the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the Silver Star. I love the idea that a soldier in that war wrote about his experiences and that 100 years later, his daughter has edited and published his work. So keep an eye out for Dig or Die to come out in April 2017. Oh, and one other thing. My son, John, has shown a talent for cover design and he's come up with a stunning cover for his grandfather's book. Take a look!