A Year Later, A Sale, A Book To Celebrate

Time is so very strange. On one hand it feels like the last year flew by in a blink; on the other—and when I think of all that’s happened, everywhere I’ve been, and how much life has unfolded—that year might have taken forever.

For instance, we are quickly approaching the year anniversary of my latest novel’s publication. After an incredible ramp-up, a tremendous amount of preparation, and the excitement of launching, The Alchemy of Noise came out on April 9, 2019… and here we are, already nearing mid-March, 2020, in that blink of an eye. Amazing.

To celebrate the eventmy publishers are throwing a big “Spring ebook Sale“:

From  Mar. 12-23, you can snag any eBook in their Spring 2019 for just $0.99. There will be a whole slate of She Writes Press books included in the celebration, so it’s a great time to sign up for the @NewInBooks newsletter to get early access to all the titles on sale.

Of course, you can also click directly to The Alchemy of Noise purchase links below, where my ebook will be listed for $0.99 for the duration of the sale:

Kindle, Nook (B&N) and Google Play (U.S. only).

In other interesting news:. I was recently in New York City to participate in a panel discussion on the popular NPR interview show, 1A, debating the controversy over the novel, American Dirt, as well as detailing my experience in getting my own book published. It was a fascinating conversation, which continues today, as many of you may be aware, some of which I extrapolate on in a piece at my Medium column: The OTHER American Dirt Issue: Is Fear of Appropriation Fomenting a Culture of Censorship? To access the full NPR interview, click the image below; my segment runs from 23:25-29:45. For more information on the topic, as well as the other speakers involved, click HERE.

That’s it for now… thank you for reading. Enjoy these. And mostly, please stay well, happy, and hopeful during this strange and maddening time!


Visit www.lorrainedevonwilke.com for details and links to LDW’s books, music, photography, and articles.

Oh, Happy Day… It’s Pub Day!

It was a day long in coming. Pub day.

I started this book over three years ago; walked down many and myriad roads in the quest for publication, often got confused and discouraged, but was always clear it was a book meant to find its place. That it found its place with She Writes Press  was a boon.

I am so pleased and proud of the end product, a book that fully represents my creative sensibilities in every way: narratively, artistically, production and promotion-wise. I’m honored by the people I work with, grateful for Brooke Warner, president of She Writes Press, and Crystal Patriarche (Booksparks); my project manager, Samantha Strom, and certainly the fabulous Tabitha Bailey, my senior publicist who has walked this walk with me on an almost daily basis and done so with such empathy and enthusiasm. Thank you, Tabitha… thanks to you all!

To those who’ve bought the book, will buy the book; will read the book, think about it, hopefully be moved and entertained by it… thank you. It was, after all, meant for you.

Today I’m going to take it all in; close my eyes, take a deep breath, let myself feel it, and revel in the celebration… it’s a very good day.

(See you in Seattle (4.10), San Diego (4/16), Los Angeles (4.18), San Francisco (4.25) or Chicago (5.3)!)


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Lorraine’s third novel, The Alchemy of Noise, is available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Visit www.lorrainedevonwilke.com for details and links to LDW’s books, music, photography, and articles.