New Cover, Same Book: Citizens of Logan Pond LIFE

Happy April!

Yesterday was Carrie’s birthday. Who’s Carrie? Glad you asked. :) She’s the main character in my new trilogy, Citizens of Logan Pond.

But more importantly…

Yesterday, LIFE (Book 1 in my new adult dystopian trilogy), was re-released with a new imprint. Due to the upheaval in the book industry, my publisher closed its doors March 31st, so now the trilogy is back in my domain. I’m really excited about this because it means I can choose when, how, and where to place it on sale. I can do more promos and giveaways and all that fun stuff.

This new version is available for NOOK for the first time and includes discussion questions that are great for book clubs.

First things first:


New Cover:

Life 400



 …… Citizens of Logan Pond Trilogy


Her home. Her parents. Her freedom. Gone.
His dreams. His sister. Himself. Lost.
Two people.
One future.

The economy crashed, the country is floundering, and Carrie Ashworth struggles to keep her siblings alive. She has two jobs in her newly-formed, newly-outlawed clan: grow crops to feed thirty-six people and maintain contact with Oliver Simmons, their local patrolman. Carrie’s life is almost content when Greg Pierce shows up. A man with the ambition to help them survive. A man determined to hate her.

Greg sets to work devising systems to protect the clan from the new regime, but it doesn’t take long to realize the true reason behind their safety. Patrolman Simmons has fallen for Carrie. When a government raid nearly wipes out their clan, Greg takes it upon himself to give the socially-awkward patrolman what he wants. Only Carrie doesn’t like Greg throwing her in Simmons’ path, especially when Greg’s brusque exterior melts and she catches a glimpse of the real man underneath. Carrie is forced to choose: follow her heart or save her clan.

Life won’t let her choose both.


  • I absolutely LOVED this story! This is a must read for anyone who likes the post-apocalyptic/dystopian genre – Julie L Casey, author of Teenage Survivalist Series
  • 5 out of 5 stars. Wow! What an emotional ride. This is an excellent book. Min Reads and Reviews
  • I inhaled this story. I couldn’t stop thinking about it once I finished. Char, author of The Bending Willow Trilogy

Book Extras:

Meet the Citizens of Logan Pond


Want a Signed Copy?

There are 3 ways to get a signed copy of LIFE right now.

1) Goodreads Giveaway:

As part of this re-release, I’m giving away two signed copies of the book on Goodreads. This giveaway ends TOMORROW. Enter here:



2) Book Signings:

I have two book signings coming up if you’re in the Michigan area. I’ll be signing with several other Michigan authors, which is fun, and I’ll have books for sale, too.

Saturday, April 18: 10am-4pm

  • Walled Lake City Library
  • 1499 E. West Maple 
  • Walled Lake, MI 48390 

Saturday, May 2: 2pm – 4pm

  • Milford Public Library
  • 330 Family Dr
  • Milford, MI 48381
3) Order a signed copy from my website here

Just head to this link and follow the instructions. Hopefully it’s self-explanatory. Just make sure to include who you want the books signed to. If you have any issues, email me here.


LIBERTY (Citizens of Logan Pond–book 2) coming July 4, 2015


For those who have read book 1, LIBERTY, the next book in the series is coming along well. I’m really excited with the direction the story has gone and hope you are, too.

In honor of its name, LIBERTY will be released on July 4th. :)


Chicago is burning, a rebellion rises, but that’s the least of Carrie’s concerns. Patrolman Simmons is assigned new partners who threaten the security and secrecy of Carrie’s clan. Everyone blames her. Tensions are high, lines are drawn, and Carrie feels a wedge growing between her and Greg.

Haunted by past mistakes and impending tragedies, Greg knows he should distance himself from Carrie. He knows he should let her love the patrolman who can save her and her siblings, especially with money and resources dwindling. But knowing and doing are different matters. He’s busy hatching a plan to salvage things when his citizenship backfires, and he’s asked to do the unthinkable. In this stunning follow-up to Life, loved ones are lost, allegiances are tested, and old enemies plot revenge. At every turn, the citizens of Logan Pond must ask:

What price would you pay for the liberty of those you love?

More info here:!liberty/cgir


March Book Madness:

If you’re a writer, make sure to check out March Book Madness. Tons of great tips!


Free Music:

On an unrelated note, my religious sheet music is FREE for 3 more days. Click the picture for the link.



As Greg would say, “I think that’s it. For now.”


(I apologize up front for the huge info dump, but hopefully there’s something here that interests you.)

Have a great Easter weekend!  And as always, thanks for your support!!!!

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3 thoughts on “New Cover, Same Book: Citizens of Logan Pond LIFE

  1. Love the new cover! And the release date of July 4 for Liberty is awesome! Good luck with everything. I’m super excited for the sequel to come out. Life was such a thought-provoking book that I still think about.

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