Nola Fran Evie is Now Available

I’m gonna be candid right now. Writing my first two books was a damn struggle.

The first, Beneath the Satin Gloves, took me three years to finish. I didn’t know what the hell I was doing and I certainly didn’t believe in myself. With the support of my husband and my own stubborn determination, I powered through until the day my shaky finger clicked the publish button.

The second, Everything’s Not Bigger, only took me six months. This book was purely written as therapy. Deep soul-searching was done during this time and though it has been less popular, writing the story was the release I needed to enter a new chapter in my life.

So, I wrote a third…NOLA FRAN EVIE.

I didn’t struggle with this one. Discovering clues from 1954 in a vintage handbag provided succinct inspiration for a story that I knew I was fated to write.

I had a flow, an unstoppable rhythm that moved me.

And most of all during this third round of self-publishing, I had all of you out there. My second year of blogging has brought so many phenomenal humans into my life. The positive spirit of the writing community continues to astound me each day.

Without my husband, my family, my friends, my bloggers, and my readers…finishing another book would never have been possible. So, thank you.

Now I must call upon my beautiful community to help me with the final stages of this project. For today I am releasing NOLA FRAN EVIE into the world.

I have poured all of my energy into this story for the last year and a half of my life. As an indie author I have no team to do my historical research or market my book to the masses.

Yet I also know that I am not alone.

You are all a part of my team. I would be forever grateful for any support you can offer with this book release in the form of reading it, sharing it, and reviewing it.

Because this is a dream I will continue to cultivate. And hey, life is something to celebrate and we can always use one more story.

Without further ado, I am beyond proud to bring you…NOLA FRAN EVIE.

Nola Fran Evie Cover Master SmallThey were unladylike rebels, three young women abandoning rolling pins for baseball bats to join the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. They changed history and that changed them. After the league folds in 1954 Nola, Fran, and Evie meet by chance on a popcorn-scented summer day where it all began…Wrigley Field, Chicago. They team up once again to fight for a pivotal cause these dames can only win by uniting as one.

Inside these ball players lies a fierce beauty, an unconventional destiny beyond the kitchen. Foregoing the American dream of sparkling cars and pastel suburbia, together they face up to the reality of nuclear drills and civil rights. Their story is uncovered nearly forty years later when Jacks Demonte discovers a trail of clues tucked away in a vintage handbag. The extraordinary lives of these women intersect with Demonte’s as she falls deeper into a heroic past.


45 thoughts on “Nola Fran Evie is Now Available

  1. Way to go, Britt! Creating a novel out of a few hidden articles makes for the best reading when one has such a vivid imagination. Great success to you! I did enjoy your intro and look for to reading this new novel

  2. Yay! I wish I had a couple of free days just to finish this. Already I know more about the nitty gritty of baseball than a Brit (not a Britt) ought to know, and you’ve done a great job in describing the great changes in the girls over the 10 years they were apart. As they say, a page-turner. I hope it’s a wild success.

    1. Aw, thanks so much, Mr. McCarthy! Haha on the Brit. : )

      I’m so glad to bring some classic American culture across the pond. And I must say I’m relieved the changes in the characters are coming across well and that those pages are turning. Yay!

  3. Huge congrats!!! And I just looked and that baby is selling well and off to a great start! (I also threw up a tweet about the book because, you know, I got much love for you!)

    1. That’s a very awesome thing for you to say. Obviously, I’m proud to know you, Mr. Dittmer. Thank you again for reblogging and all that you do for little old me. : )

  4. So intrigued to read this one Britt. LOVE the video you made for it! and the story behind the book…

    Were you already interested in the women in League story or was it the finding of those tickets that sparked it?

    1. That’s so neat to hear. Glad you are connecting with the story behind the story. Those videos are always tough to make, so I’m happy you liked it!

      To answer your question, I’ve always been interested in the women’s league, ever since I was a kid and first saw the movie “A League of Their Own”. I never thought specifically about writing a story about the girls until I found the baseball tickets. Then, everything clicked! : )

  5. This book sounds intriguing, and I really enjoyed the way you introduced it with a narrated book trailer! (great closing number, by the way) Will you be offering it for iBooks too, or just Amazon’s Kindle?

    1. Thank you so much, Dhebi! I always try to do book trailers like this, because it’s a neat way to connect with readers. I’m only offering this one on Amazon, but you can always download the kindle app for your iPad. : )

  6. For those who have read this book and enjoyed it – do the Author a huge favor and please take a moment to post a review on Amazon! (no we’re not related!) Reviews mean a lot!

  7. Hey, congratulations on getting it out there! It’s not an easy gig for any author, let alone us self publishers. I hope it does well for you (and I promise to be back for a closer look when I’m more functional!).

  8. Hooray, the day arrived at last! Started reading it this morning and about a quarter of the way through – loving it Britt, I do think it’s your best one yet, loving the characters already.

    1. Yay!!! Aw, thank you so much for everything you said. You and Roy have been the first to give me some much needed positive feedback and I am very grateful to hear it. : )

  9. Ahhhh, a bit belated, but congratulations!! 😀

    I have to ask, will you be selling the book anywhere other than Amazon? It causes me endless frustration that Kindle is not available in my country, and I can never buy any books from there. =[

    1. Thanks so much, Zen! No current plans to sell this book elsewhere currently. I have my other two on Smashwords but I had a heck of a time uploading Nola Fran Evie with some table of contents goofiness. I’m also considering enrolling the book in KDP Select later, which means I have to grant exclusivity to Amazon. : (

      1. Awww. Well I’ll have to see what I can do. I recall having trouble with Smashwords as well. 😦 There has to be a workaround solution for this kind of thing.

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