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This spring certainly isn't turning out as any of us expected, is it? In your wildest dreams, did you ever even imagine that the entire country could be shut down because of a virus? I hope all of you who can are staying at home, practicing "social distancing," getting some healthy outdoor exercise every day, and staying well! And I want to send a huge THANK YOU to all of our unsung heroes out there on the "front lines" -- police officers, first responders, medical personnel, grocery store and pharmacy workers, nursing and retirement home staff, food bank and animal shelter volunteers, and all the rest who are daily putting themselves at risk so that the rest of us can remain well or recover from this terrible illness.
The weather warmed up here in Michigan the last few days and I was able to get out and work in my rose garden. Its so nice to see little buds on all the roses and other shrubs, and the big maple in our back yard is covered with baby leaves. My bird feeders are all out and are being swarmed. We have huge pine trees in our back yard and every spring they are filled with birds nesting. I love sitting on my back patio and listening to them. It reminds me that life does go on and spring is close to chasing away the coldest weather, which also means that after chasing away the awful virus that has dominated our lives for the past couple of months, we, too, can get out and enjoy the sunshine and do some chirping of our own!
This house-bound mode has had one benefit for me: I have nothing else to do but WRITE! LAWMAN IN THE HIGH LONESOME, second in my Men of the Outlaw Trail series (which began with last year's RIDE THE HIGH LONESOME), is ready to go for June on Amazon, and I am nearly finished with a re-write of the third book in the series, JOURNEY TO HIGH LONESOME, scheduled for October.
As many of you already know, each book in the "Men of the Outlaw Trail" series is a single title with a new hero and heroine, and each story touches briefly on other characters I've written about who "visited" the Outlaw Trail! (RIDE THE HIGH LONESOME includes a cameo appearance by Jake Harkner from my Outlaw Hearts series; LAWMAN IN THE HIGH LONESOME will have a brief appearance by Sage Lightfoot from PARADISE VALLEY; and JOURNEY TO HIGH LONESOME features an appearance by Moses Tucker from LAWLESS LOVE.) For more details about each book, please click on the links below:
Although I appreciate everything my publisher, Sourcebooks, has done for me, and I really love my editor there, I feel that publishing my books myself through Amazon will give me the freedom once again to write the big, saga-type stories I am known for. The best part is, I will be able to publish new titles much closer together! I write faster than my publisher is willing to publish my stories, and I know you, the reader, have never liked waiting a year between my books. Now you wont have to! As an added bonus, they will be printed in the same size as hard covers, making them much easier to read. No more tiny print on very thin pages!
As soon as I have JOURNEY finished, I will work on a Valentines Day story for 2021 and on a fifth Outlaw Hearts story! I cant wait to get back to outlaw Jake Harkner and his family! Its going to be a great story. Then, who knows? Maybe it'll be back to my first big contemporary story an Indian/White romance in true Bittner style! I have lived with this story and its characters since the 80s, believe it or not! So you have a lot to look forward to!
In light of all of the rapid changes we are seeing right now in our country and our world, I want to assure you that the Bittner voice and style will NOT change. In that respect, I will always write about other cultures with truth and honor based on deep research, showing inclusiveness and diversity. Most of all, I always aim for a great, lasting love story that will live in your minds and hearts for many weeks, months, even years after you have finished a Rosanne Bittner book!
I would like to repeat how thankful I am for all my readers -- and for those who give my books as gifts! You keep me going to the computer to write more books, and there are days when my writing sustains me through personal problems and aches and pains. My readers often mention how my books got them through something physically or emotionally traumatic for them, but WRITING those books does the same thing for me. Keep reading and I will keep writing!
If you are new to my writing -- or even if you want to replace old favorites -- please see my Books in Print page for a complete list of all my books, with most recent covers, publication histories, and Amazon.com ordering links. Eventually, I want to have all of my backlist available for both new readers and long-time fans who have reread the original print versions so many times that the pages are worn out! If you prefer the convenience of e-books, check out my E-books List, where you will find ordering links for electronic versions of my books in several different e-book formats.
Brand new Bittner titles are distributed through Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. But locally in Southwest Lower Michigan -- my books are available at Hardings Market and Linda's Antiques in Coloma and Back On the Rack in Watervliet! You'll find my new books there, as well as an assortment of my older titles. I am excited to have such great outlets for my work right here in and near my own hometown. (Plus, Email me and we can get together for a personalized autograph.) You can also check with your local library or book store and ask them to order any of my books youd like to read.
I'm hearing from more and more men who enjoy my books, like Chester "Chet" Cripe, one of my faithful long-time readers. Chet was a member of the 45th Division of the Army Infantry and was Sergeant of the 4th Platoon. He served on Heartbreak Ridge, Sandbag Castle and Christmas Hill. The Outlaw Hearts series in particular are packed with action, western history, and solid family values as well as heart- felt romance. Yes, "real" men really DO enjoy reading my books -- and if you don't believe it, ask this Korean War Veteran!
And if you want a print book personalized for yourself or before you gift it, just e-mail me privately at email@example.com for mailing information, and I will pay the postage to send the signed books back to you! Or, if you prefer, I can autograph a label for you to stick into your book.
I still have several extra copies of some OLDER BOOKS that are no longer available -- including many of my Foreign Titles! Many of these books have been previously read, but some are brand-new. You can order these older titles, as well as my recently reissued books, directly from me and I will sign them for you -- or for a friend who loves a good read. Please Email me if you're looking for a specific book!
Many thanks for your continuing e-mails and notes. They have certainly brightened my inbox. So many of you are telling me which of my books you have read and loved, and why they are your favorites -- and are looking forward to reading my upcoming new books. I have been sharing many of your messages with all of my readers via my Guestbook page!
A Colt .45, much like the gun my heroes use - and my own .30-.30 rifle. The Colt is surprisingly heavy and requires a strong hand and arm to draw, cock and fire in one swift movement. That would take a LOT of practice!
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