There’s nothing like writing your first manuscript and preparing it for publication, whether it is traditional or indie published. And yesterday, Field Order Press’ newest author Kimberly Shorter completed her forthcoming novel, Finding Sanctuary (Fall 2017). Centered on three generations of women, Finding Sanctuary is inspired by Kimberly’s family history. The story first emerged as part of her master’s thesis, but her characters wanted more. What followed was years of research, including interviewing family members and visiting the places where her ancestors’ journeys began.
Finding Sanctuary is currently in the hands of trusty FOP copyeditor, Emma Simmons. And, for Kimberly, the next step for publication is much more fun than revisions. She’s currently working with The Clever Agency on her book cover design. Exciting times ahead!
In the summer of 1940, Bertille Dumas arrives in South Baltimore with her newborn daughter, Ella, in her arms. A stranger to the region, she’s searching for a sanctuary from the secret she’s determined to keep until her death. Bertille’s lifelong struggle to find a place to call home later becomes Ella’s struggle, who carries the weight of her mother’s mysterious past. The search for a haven is eventually inherited by Ella’s own daughter, Sunny, who is determined to build a bridge between the mother she knows and the grandmother she does not. In Finding Sanctuary, three generations of women struggle to find sanctuary through acceptance and forgiveness.