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A Dog and an Imaginary Rabbit: Timing (& Luck) In Releasing Fadeout by Rolynn Anderson

I’m delighted to welcome my fellow Wild Rose Press author, Rolynn Anderson, to my blog today as she introduces her newest release, Fadeout.

I’m feeling very lucky lately.  The stars are aligned; serendipity is in play; the gods are smiling down at me.

FadeoutFADEOUT, my first novel in the Funeral Planner Series, debuted on October 12th, at about the time the buzz began on HARVEY, the new Broadway production.  Remember the play about the giant imaginary rabbit, visible only to the Jimmy Stewart character named Elwood P. Dowd?  Yup, that play is back, just in time for readers to connect with the little Scottie in my Funeral Planner Series…I named Elwood.

In the new version of HARVEY, Elwood is played by Jim Parsons, from the TV series, “The Big Bang Theory.”

It opened in June to good reviews.  Lucky for me, because not only will some of my younger readers have a clearer understanding of why I named my dog Elwood, but they’ll already have smiles on their faces when they read about my Scottie.

My little guy, Elwood (L.W., Elly, El), has a big brain, even though he spends hours tracking shadows on the floor.  You see the connection?  My Scottie tracks shadows as if they represent something important; the character in HARVEY sees a giant rabbit.

scottieI’d enjoy hearing your stories about how the luck you’ve had surrounding the release of your books.  Call it serendipity; call it good timing.  Most important, call it YOURS to use!

BLURB for FADEOUT by Rolynn Anderson:

Jan Solvang has spent her life avoiding conflict and commitment. Six months ago, she left a marriage proposal and a job in Seattle to care for her dying mother. Now she’s stuck with her mother’s California house and her mother’s dog, filling her mother’s shoes as a memorial planner with her estranged father.

Roman Keller thrives on conflict, writing documentaries that reveal the flaws of the famous. Jan’s challenge is to help him write a positive eulogy for a grandfather he disliked, but Roman is more interested in her other client: a powerful attorney with a dark past his family wants buried with him. If Jan stands behind the family and Roman goes for the exposé, who’s in danger and who wins?

The tension between them pulls tighter as each discovers the other is keeping secrets.  But if they tell the truth, will they destroy any chance for love?



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10 thoughts on “A Dog and an Imaginary Rabbit: Timing (& Luck) In Releasing Fadeout by Rolynn Anderson”

  1. A friend I used to work with named her dog Elwood and shared his adventures his long and hilarious life! Your book sounds like as much fun as he was. 🙂

    1. Really? Like I say, I was afraid that naming the dog Elwood aged the novel, but with this popular young actor playing Elwood, maybe I’ll look hip 🙂 Thanks for the compliment about my book! Rolynn

  2. Ladies, I’m reading FADEOUT right now. I gotta tell ya that Elwood is a trip. You won’t want to miss out on this read, ladies.

    You asked about serendipity, Rolynn. My romantic suspense, Mona Lisa’s Room, is set in Paris and involves French government agents, namely one hunky young agent called Niko, and terrorists. In it, my heroine jokingly refers to Niko as “James-Momma’s Boy- Bond”. It officially releases on the same day the new James Bond flick comes out. How cool is that?

    Now, if only my second story in the Honky Tonk Hearts series, involving a love dart (ahem…Rolynn…remember???) to come out at the same time as a big dart throwing contest, we’d be in business. LOL

    1. What a great story, Vonnie! Don’t you love luck? I’m enjoying getting to know Niko in MONA LISA’S ROOM…and I love the Paris sights/sites you include. Maybe dart throwing will be added to the Olympics 🙂 just in time… Thanks for your story about Niko/James Bond. Rolynn

  3. Great post! My serendipity story involves the geographical setting of Silver Lake – shortly after I figured out where to set the novel, my son’s baseball team announced we’d all be traveling there for a tournament – got my site visit done between games! Best of luck with Fadeout!

  4. Luck is sometimes another word for fate. I am excited about your book and Jim Parsons playing Harvey.:) A good book, and a classic movie re-make, I have a lot to look forward to enjoying. 🙂

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