Looking for my book

Changes have been made to the WILD ROSE PRESS website. If you’re looking for my book HARM’S WAY, then make sure to look for the Author’s link on the left-hand side of the webpage. Click the pull down arrow, and click on my name. You’ll go straight to my book. Happy Reading.


I started working on my blog only to discover that everything I wanted to write about seemed . . . boring. Writers and boring should never be used in the same sentence. But the plain fact is that I’ve spent the past week fluttering around the promo sites, learning the ins and outs of posting excerpts and book blurbs about my new release. In addition, I’ve caroused the reviewers’ sites. It’s all the business stuff that goes with the ‘fun’ writing stuff. Good things to learn, necessary information to know, but after five days my muse revolted. Only so much business before the creative side of my brain screamed for release. Screaming brains might work […]

Madness among us . . .

Like most of America, I’ve watched the news way too much today. The images of running policemen, SWAT team members, and a morbid line of ambulances have been laser-burned into our minds. In a year, five years, ten years, will you remember where you were today? What you were doing? Perhaps. I can remember with clarity my exact location and activity when certain tragedies struck. When the Challenger exploded I was sitting in a Chili’s restaurant. Watching the explosion on the restaurant’s television seemed surreal. I kept waiting for the break to commercial and an announcement that the movie would resume in 60 seconds. My mind refused to wrap around reality. The only logical explanation […]

My book is released . . .

DRUM ROLL PLEASE! HARM’S WAY will be released tomorrow, April 13th, 2007 in the e-pub format. So for all of you who love to read at their computer, here’s your chance to get the first look at HARM’S WAY. A print version will be released on June 8th, 2007, so you can have your autographed copy as well. Visit: The Wild Rose PressScroll down on the opening page and you will find my release. Click and follow the directions for download, and enjoy the read. Please feel free to post a review on The Wild Rose Press or here on my blog. Comments are always welcome.

Nathaniel Hawthorne quote

‘Easy reading is damned hard writing’ – Nathaniel HawthorneFor writers everywhere, this is the perfect quote. Each writer wants their work to be filled with fully-fleshed and compelling characters, complex and intricately woven plots, and a satisfying and worthy ending. But more than these technical aspects, the reader should share the characters’ joys and heartaches, experience exhilaration as the characters reach mountaintops and despair for the plunges into the valleys below. The reader should LIVE something new because of the words on the page. Ernest Hemingway wrote, then rewrote the final page of The Old Man and The Sea thirty-eight times before he was satisfied. Why? Because easy reading is damned hard writing. What is […]

Copyright and Release Date

Harm’s WayCOPYRIGHT © 2007 by Sandra FergusonAll rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission of the author or The Wild Rose Press except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews. Contact Information: info@thewildrosepress.comCover Art by Tamra WestberryThe Wild Rose PressPO Box 706Adams Basin, NY 14410-0706Visit us at www.thewildrosepress.com Publishing HistoryFirst Crimson Rose Edition, March 2007PRINT ISBN 1-60154-047-7 Published in the United States of America There it is . . . the COPYRIGHT page for my soon-to-be-released book. I can’t quite describe the feeling of seeing my name listed behind the COPYRIGHT logo, except to say this all suddenly […]