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It’s time to make the announcement of the availability of my new novel, What Happened To Robbie Tibbons!  It’s been years in the making, writing and rewriting endlessly, but now it’s finally come to fruition.  It’s the story of Sally and Lyddy, thirteen-year-old cousins, one white, one half-black growing up in a changing era.  It’s about their summer together in 1973 when a boy changed their lives forever.   It’s doing what’s right versus doing what’s best for yourself.  It’s two girls, struggling over a secret that could do them in.  It’s a mystery, suspenseful and quick-paced.  I think it’s the best book I’ve written and I’ve heard that from others. And, while it sounds like a young adult novel, it is definitely written for adults.  I did a lot of research into 1973, as well as living it when I was 13.  I think it comes through in the novel.  I wanted it to feel like ’73, so I wrote it in the present tense, something I’ve never done before.  But, I think it brings more validity and reality to the times.  I wanted it to be almost like being there again.  That’s what I was shooting for and I certainly hope I’ve captured that.  The book is available at Amazon. The print copy is priced at $9.99 and the Kindle version is priced at $2.99.  I hope you’ll check it out and let me know what you think.   Kindle link: http://www.amazon.com/What-Happened-Robbie-Tibbons-ebook/dp/B00BQ29EJO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363716418&sr=1-1&keywords=what+happened+to+robbie+tibbons and print copy link: http://www.amazon.com/Happened-Robbie-Tibbons-Sydney-Setterlund/dp/1482661039/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363716418&sr=1-2&keywords=what+happened+to+robbie+tibbons

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Finally Fini

Well, What Happened To Robbie Tibbons is fini!  It’s been so long since I’ve written for my blog that I had to read back through to see where I left off.  It was spring, which means it’s been nearly a year since I’ve blogged.  I know you’ve missed me, my six readers.  Allow me to bring you up-to-speed.  Robbie Tibbons has been taking up much of my time, but I have started two new novels.  The first one I made it through fifty or sixty pages and decided it was going nowhere.  So, I went back to concentrating on RT.  As that began to come to fruition, I thought it was time to start another something new.  I’m eighteen pages into my next novel (we’re counting it as number three; however, in reality, it will be the fourth book I’ve written) and, again, I’m not sure it’s going anywhere.  Of late, I tend to get a good start, but find it lacking or lose interest after a certain number of pages.  I’ve tried outlining the plot, but stall at about halfway through.  Of the two I’ve actually finished and published, I wrote them from scratch, without a plot outline, but with a good idea of where it was going and how it was going to end.  Now, I find myself winging it and I don’t think it’s working.  I need to know where I’m going or I flounder fast.  But, I was talking about Robbie Tibbons.  I have to note that I have had the best help from friends and family and would never have gotten this off the ground otherwise.  From the writing processes through to the typesetting and cover art, I’ve had help and I would have been lost without it.  Sometimes you really have to lead me around by my nose and publishing is definitely one of those times.  What Happened To Robbie Tibbons never would have come full circle without the help of a few special people, who all prefer to go unnamed.  As much as I want to shout it out in my blog, they won’t have it.  Some won’t even let me thank them in the book, which I think is unfair censorship.  They know who they are and I sincerely hope they know just how much I appreciate all the help.  So, the last blog was in the spring of last year and it’s rolling around again soon.  I look forward to the lovely colors and fresh smell in the air, but, most of all, I look forward to writing and rewriting my next novel.

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