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Entries in Songs of Willow Frost (19)

Wednesday
Feb132013

Sneak preview, just for you

The new book is in copy edits. Cover designs are coming. And in the meantime I thought I'd share a glimpse of rough copy from the inside flap of the book, courtesy of the fine folks at Random House:

From Jamie Ford, the New York Times bestselling author of the beloved Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, comes a much-anticipated second novel. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two souls—a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past—both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness.
    Twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese-American boy, has lived at Seattle’s Sacred Heart Orphanage ever since his mother’s listless body was carried away from their small apartment five years ago. On his birthday—or rather, the day the nuns designate as his birthday—William and the other orphans are taken to the historical Moore Theatre, where William glimpses an actress on the silver screen who goes by the name of Willow Frost. Struck by her features, William is convinced that the movie star is his mother, Liu Song.
    Determined to find Willow, and prove his mother is still alive, William escapes from Sacred Heart with his friend Charlotte. The pair navigates the streets of Seattle, where they must not only survive, but confront the mysteries of William’s past and his connection to the exotic film star. The story of Willow Frost, however, is far more complicated than the Hollywood fantasy William sees onscreen.
    Shifting between the Great Depression and the 1920s, Songs of Willow Frost takes readers on an emotional journey of discovery. Jamie Ford’s sweeping book will resonate with anyone who has ever longed for the comforts of family and a place to call home.

Holy cannoli it's been a long wait. Is it September 10th yet?

Sunday
Jan272013

Early Frost warning

Good news! The publishing gods have decided that you've waited long enough and have moved the release date of my second novel, SONGS OF WILLOW FROST up from January 2014 to September 10, 2013. Yes, THIS YEAR! Pre-Order, anyone?

Thursday
Nov292012

Houston, we have a title

I've been told that once you bring a newborn home from the hospital, legally, you have ten days to name your baby. Well, my baby (previously and unceremoniously known as JAMIE'S 2nd FREAKIN' NOVEL) finally has a name—tentatively, after all the publishing world is weird and fickle and when it comes to book titles your mileage may vary. But for now we're going with SONGS OF WILLOW FROST. The release date should be January 2014. As long as the world doesn't end.

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