D.L. Finn's 2019 February Newsletter
Things I'm working on:
Just her Poetry : It is edited, has a cover, and is in formatting. See below for all the exciting news!
Short Stories : I have not gotten back to any of my short stories. I hope to once “Just Her Poetry” is published and when I’m ready to take a break from “The Evildwel.” (I’m not ready yet!)

The Evildwel  (a working title) I have about 10,000 words. I am finally getting to know the characters and feeling out who the killer is. There’s a bit of politics, a snowstorm, murder/murderer, love and an evildwel with a conscience. I’m still jotting down ideas as I go and hope the killer lets me know who they are! I have a feeling not everyone will make it to the end.

Kid's Stories : The Tree Fairy stories are also waiting for me to finish. 

Dolphin's Cave : I'll keep you posted if there are any new updates.



Instead of the usual EXCERPT, I’m excited to share the blurb, part of author’s notes and the new book cover for “Just Her Poetry.”

Amazon pre-order is available now with a release date of March 22 nd . I’m using this date to honor my hero and great grandmother, Pearl (a familiar name from “Elizabeth’s War)-- it was her birth date. 

Take a journey with D.L. Finn as she blends her love of nature with her deepest emotions. Sit with her on the forest floor observing its tranquil beauty, or stroll along the ocean’s shore admiring the vastness of its horizon. Here in these peaceful moments you’ll be able to experience her thoughts and feelings in the light—and in the darkness. This is a thought-provoking collection of poetry that invites the reader into all the seasons of a soul.

Here is the first part of my author’s note:
Nature inspires my writing. The change of the seasons has always invoked different emotions: growth, rest, abundance, scarcity, peace, and fear—just like the seasons in my own life. I wrote these poems in a plane, in my front yard, on a beach, in a car, on a motorcycle, in a forest, or in various places in my house. The most challenging place to write was sitting on the back of my husband’s Harley while maneuvering through the roads and wind. I’m proud to say I never lost a pen or piece of paper doing so. In writing the paranormal books The Button and This Second Chance they inspired me to write poetry on the topics of abuse and evil. No Fairy Tale was a different type of memoir that included poetry. I decided to add some of the favorites mentioned in reviews here and a couple of family’s favorites, too. This rounded off my first poetry collection.

NOTE: This wasn’t my first pick to be the cover. I had a picture of a walkway going to a beach. No matter how many different ways we tried to add the text, nothing seemed right. So, I sent more pictures. This is the one I knew was right when I saw it with the text. It was also the one that got a verbal exclamation from my husband who always confirms my instinct. This picture is our front yard and one of the places I sit and write poems. Here it is:

Thanks and huge hugs go out to: Karen, Sandra, Stephen, and Like2Read! 
To enter, respond to this newsletter. Say hi, let me know how you are doing, or what you think about the newsletter and new book! Then, I place all the names into the hat, and my husband picks two winners.  I'll take all responses until February 21st by 5:00 pm PST.

I'll announce who won the two $10 Amazon gift cards on Twitter and Facebook! Good luck everyone!

Embrace your inner child with a good book! D.L. Finn