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! : )

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