Categories
writing

It’s finally here! The Keeper . . .



Jolie Sowell is not looking for love. As a young single mother with a toddler daughter and a full-time job as a night zookeeper, she barely has time to comb her hair, much less forge a relationship.

After a shotgun marriage ended in divorce and left her with a baby, she just isn’t interested in men. But when her friend Kaycie talks her into going on a blind date, she has to reconsider. Cade Bishop has looks, style, charm, charisma, and a steady job. Does she dare believe that she might find real love and a father for her little girl?

Timber City Zoo, in the heart of East Texas, is a small but world-class haven for well-tended wildlife as well as a tourist destination and school field trip favorite. Jolie loves her job there. But when her supervisor Jay is injured in a storm and she finds a dead squirrel monkey out of its enclosure, she starts to wonder. Soon more animals die and then even some employees.

Someone who knows the inner workings of the zoo is on a killing spree, someone with keys to every lock and gate. To her utter dismay, her parents and Cade urge Jolie to find another job and leave the only place she has ever wanted to work.
Shattered from the latest death and feeling pressured by Cade and her parents, Jolie flees Timber City only to return when another coworker is badly injured.

What animal or which keeper will be next?

Can Jolie help stop the killing?

Will her relationship with Cade survive?



Get your digital copy here:  https://www.amazon.com/Keeper-April-Coker-ebook/dp/B07NVSR9KY/ref=sr_1_1?crid=279G1CG9BZ4TT&keywords=the+keeper+by+april+nunn+coker&qid=1550772330&s=gateway&sprefix=The+Keeper+by+April+%2Caps%2C256&sr=8-1-spell
Paperback copy to be available soon.  Stay tuned!

I’m honored to have my novel featured at CalebandLindaPirtle.com.

If you like my novel, please, please, please leave a review at Amazon.com!  And leave a comment here! 

Also, check out my Pinterest board for photos of the characters and places in the novel! 

Thank you!

XOXO
Categories
writing

A Gathering of Writers

Last weekend we met at a local hotel, about fifteen writers:  novelists, technical writers, poets, songwriters, magazine writers, and newspaper columnists.  It was a motley crew of people from various backgrounds, short, tall, young, younger, African-American, Latino, skinny, not-so-skinny, hairy, and not-so-hairy!

Image from here

We brought our books to peddle and our experience to share.  We sold a few books–attendance was lower than expected or hoped–but we brought a wealth of knowledge and information to each other.

Image from here

Since there were few people milling around visiting our author tables, we had the opportunity to hear each other give presentations for two straight days.
There were lectures and question/answer sessions on everything from the paranormal to getting into the freelance market to protecting your work to writing a song.

Image from here

I brought a session on using proper grammar and spelling in your writing.  Although sessions were populated with five to twenty listeners at a time, they were interactive, enabling us to glean information to help us in our own writing endeavors.

Image from here
I’m glad I was invited.
It was a marvelous time to connect with other writers, and it rekindled my spark to get busy on some writing projects.

Image from here
Night Keeper the Sequel, here we go!

I must not neglect to thank George Jones for hosting the conference, and my pal Rusty Mitchum for referring me, lending his support, and entertaining us all. 

XOXO