Welcome to 'Old Acquaintances' blog...The debut book by author Ursula Gorman. 'Old Acquaintances' is a mystery/romance.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Author Ursula Gorman reviews 'Salvaged' by Stefne Miller

Author Stefne Miller’s book, ‘Salvaged’ is a truly beautiful reading experience. Attie survived the accident that took the life of her mother and her best friend, but the unseen wounds are worse than any she suffered physically. The Lord surrounds Attie with people that love her and want to help her, if she’ll let them. Her main champion is Riley, the twin brother of Attie’s best friend that died in the accident. Riley is still dealing with his own pain when Attie comes to live with him and his parents for the summer. He is determined to help Attie through her pain while still dealing with his own. Not only must they work through the tragedy of losing loved ones to a horrific accident, but they must also deal with survivor’s guilt and everyday life. You will fall in love with Attie and Riley from the start.
Salvaged is a lesson in healing, forgiveness, unconditional love and finding your way. It is beautifully written and the journey from the beginning to the end is a spiritual awakening. You get to hear the story from both Attie and Riley’s point of view; tying the story together wonderfully. My only regret in reading this book was that I didn’t allow myself enough time to read it in one sitting. It was hard to put down and I couldn’t wait to get back to it.
Ursula Gorman author of ‘Old Acquaintances’ (coming early 2011)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Checking out a book festival

Since I am new to the 'marketing a book' business, I decided to go check out a book festival today. So I loaded up the car with some wonderful friends and decided to take a road trip to Grove, Ok...supposed to be about 2 hours away from home...Well, it was a little more because we decided we needed to take the scenic route! ;^} What were we thinking? It added about an hour to our trip and an hour and 1/2 to the return trip...(missed a turn but found out before too long!)
But the trip was well worth it! I got to meet several fellow Tate authors and stocked up on some reading material. (Man I love books!) I found that this particular book festival is something I would like to do next year if they have it again. Everyone was so friendly and eager to talk to you...I know, I know, they were trying to sell their books...BUT, most of them were very genuine and friendly. It is absolutely a place I would love to be next year.
So, with great friends, getting slightly of route, what did I learn? Getting there is half the fun and it was well worth the trip. To be able to make great connections with other authors and add another venue to my growing 'wish list' of events I want to participate in once my book is ready!
Production on my book starts in less than a week, now I just wait to receive first round of edits! Bring it on!

Monday, March 22, 2010


Welcome to 'Old Acquaintances' blog. I'm very excited to be able to talk with future fans of the book. 'Old Acquaintances' is about a woman named Rissa that is ready to get on with her life after the loss of her mother. But someone has different plans and they don't include Rissa moving on, actually, they don't include her living...