Remember that teaser blog last week about Author Janet? I was playing around. Our Colorado author of the week is Paula Reed.
Everything else I told you about her was true. She was a teacher at Columbine in 1999, she has been published in the romance genre, and she has just sold a historical novel that I am very eager to read. The publisher is St. Martin’s Press. The novel is Hester, scheduled for release early in 2010. Yes, we’re talking about the Hester of Nathanial Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.
In Paula’s own words, quoted from her website: “What did a strong, intelligent, passionate woman like Hester Prynne ever see in a wimp like Arthur Dimmesdale? And where did Hester and her daughter Pearl go when they left New England? What did they do? Why did Hester return to America?
Hester answers those questions. It follows Hester and Pearl across the Atlantic, where they discover intrigue, passion, love, and fortune, but where Hester must also face the most formidable Puritan of all—Oliver Cromwell.”
To read more about Paula Reed and her novel, including an excerpt from Hester, please visit her website. And if you wish to follow Paula’s journey toward publication, please visit her blog. I’m betting the journey will be quite a ride.
Karen Brees says
It’s nice to read your Colorado author posts. Gives you a “brand” in a manner of speaking and also spreads the goodness around. Good post.
Paula was the guest author for Northern Colorado Writers last week and she was amazing.
N A Sharpe says
Sounds like a great premise for a novel – Hester’s tale. I’ll definitely check out her website and blog.
Helen Ginger says
I love authors who can take established characters and carry them past the end of a book into new adventures. Sounds like this will be quite interesting.
Straight From Hel
K. A. Laity says
Jina Bacarr says
Excellent presentation of what promises to be a provoking and fascinating read.
Jennifer Taggart, TheSmartMama says
Solid post to entice readers to follow the journey . . .
Elizabeth Spann Craig says
Very interesting! Thanks for the info…I’ll add “Hester” to my summer reading list. I always wondered what Hester saw in Dimmesdale.
Paula Reed says
Wow! It’s so cool to see folks getting excited about the book this far out from publication! I’ve just finished up my first round of edits, and my editor and I are in conversation about cover art, so it’s well in the works. Once it’s out, I’ll be interested to hear what you all think.
Jane Kennedy Sutton says
What an interesting concept for a novel. I’m off to find out more.
Jane Kennedy Sutton
Galen Kindley says
I just love, love,love this kind of approach to a novel…you know, sort of a follow-up, or continuation. What happens next. This topic sounds particularly good. I will for sure watch for it. Thanks for bring it to our attention, now, to scoot over to her website.
Marvin D. Wilson says
Very gracious of you – this post – thanks for the heads-up and links!
Karen Walker says
She sounds wonderful. Will definitely check it out. Thanks.
Glad to hear about another author I’ll want to follow. Thanks!