So, I made it through the January snow and freezing Kansas City temperatures by spending my winter mostly in August in Ava, Missouri! It was hot and sticky at times, but I loved it. I loved spending evenings on that old porch swing, and then, long summer days soaking up that small-town life. And I especially loved meeting Remington Jude and Ashley Westcott while I was there! They were in love. Everyone could see it. But then one day, Ashley was just...gone. No one knew why, and no one dared to ask Remington Jude, though I think we all assumed he knew.
From the day Ashley left, we could all see Rem's spark slowly starting to fade. He was lost without her. But why had she left? What had happened? That's what we all wanted to know.
Okay, so I didn't spend January in August, at least not physically anyway. Although, I'd totally jump on that wagon if it ever came by! And I wasn't in Ava--the real one or the fictional one--either, but I did meet Remington and Ashley. And I'd love for you to meet them too! And come this summer, YOU CAN, because due out THIS August is their story, entitled:
I'm really excited about this one! When Cicadas Cry tells the love story of Omaha-native Ashley Westcott and Missouri boy, Remington Jude.
I write about rain on tin roofs, gravel roads, old trucks with holes in the floorboards and small-town summer nights. I grew up on a farm in a little Midwestern town. Now, I live in Kansas City, Mo., with my weatherman husband.
Laura Miller's first
contemporary romance novel, Butterfly Weeds, hit the Amazon Best-Seller's List and Top 100 in October 2012. The sequel to Butterfly Weeds, My Butterfly, released in June 2013. For All You Have Left, By Way of Accident, When Cicadas Cry and A Bird on a Windowsill followed. The Life We Almost Had debuted as a best-seller in 2018. Laura's latest small-town romance, The Dream, released in 2019 and is an Amazon #1 Best-seller. Also check out her book of poetry, entitled Love Story, and her children's book, Pay It Forward, available now!