The last two weeks have been filled with a lot of emotion. We received great reaction from our cover reveal of Skipping Stones at Zumapalooza two weeks ago! Many friends, co-workers, and others loved the cover and were interested in reading the book. It was so amazing to talk to people about our novel and also about the evolution of the story behind the story. Many people wanted to hear about how Brett and I started writing together and how we were able to complete the novel as a husband and wife team. We were also thrilled that so many individuals liked our idea of Storyteller’s Ethos, a program in which a portion of all proceeds from our books will be distributed to nonprofit organizations. Our excitement of releasing the novel on July 15, 2017 was enhanced by many people pre-ordering our book. To pre-order our book, please go to www.ananyaandbrett.com The synopsis of Skipping Stones is noted below:
Eager to find her place in the restrictive society of 1850’s England, young Claire Stonewall struggles to establish her own identity. Born into a life of luxury and privilege, she discovers, after the sudden death of her father, rigid expectations rise threatening to confine her to a preordained position.
Swept off her feet by Mr. Nathaniel Clayton, her fate which at first seemed dreadful, turns promising. The handsome Clayton and beautiful Claire appear to be the perfect match. As the union of their two families seems inevitable, a chance encounter changes everything. Claire’s joy shifts to fear and she learns just how quickly society can and will turn to threaten her family’s name with impending ruin.
Will she accept the judgement of society and relinquish herself to a future of loneliness, condemning her family to ruin? Or, will she confront those who attempt to discredit her and her family’s name, to restore her reputation?