I wanted to be the first to tell you about my upcoming release from Atria Books. Falling For June is a stand-alone love story, and possiblDear Friend,
I wanted to be the first to tell you about my upcoming release from Atria Books. Falling For June is a stand-alone love story, and possibly my proudest literary accomplishment to date. Researching and writing this novel sent me and my trusty notebook halfway across the globe, including jumping out of airplanes in Spain, only to return home again to find my story's ending waiting for me in a hidden mountain glen. Never before has writing a book moved me more; I hope reading it is just as moving for you.
I received messages from many of you after you had read JANE’S MELODY, saying that you were not ready yet to say goodbyJane’s Story . . .
I received messages from many of you after you had read JANE’S MELODY, saying that you were not ready yet to say goodbye to Jane and to Caleb in that little Austin apartment. The truth is I wasn’t either.
Writing is an immersive process for me. I had walked every step of Jane’s journey in this first book. I had smelled the grass in the cemetery, seen the Seattle skyline at sunset from a ferry deck, and found someone I was searching for on an old Pioneer Square bench. But I feared that Jane’s new life in Austin would remain a mystery to me as long as my experience there remained that of a visitor. So I packed a bag and rented an apartment and moved to Austin to find her. And even though I had to walk the soles off of two pairs of shoes to do it, find her I did.
My apartment was above a bar and the bar hosted live music until two in the morning every night of the week, making it nearly impossible to sleep anywhere except on the floor of a back closet with a pillow and blanket like some refugee from the streets. There were a few nights where I surrendered to the music’s calling, leading to an injurious episode with a mechanical bull and another with a runaway pedicab driver looking for his teeth. But I’ll save those to share with you another time. What’s important here is that each morning when I woke, Jane and Caleb were there waiting to tell me their story. A love story. I wrote it down as best I could, and if you read it when it’s released, I pray it brings you as much joy and as much peace as it has brought to them and to me.
I hope you enjoy the continuation of Jane's story with JANE’S HARMONY. There are pre-sale links from my publisher below.
Sincerely, Ryan Winfield.
P.S. - If you would be so kind as to do me a small favor when you do read JANE'S HARMONY, please say hello to Jane and Caleb for me. I miss them again already.