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Inspirational Author April W Gardner
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January 2022
February 2023

In answer to your request, I’ve put together an exclusive paperback version of my latest book, We Are Come to Die.

Say what?

Yep. Surprise!

It's also the first paperback I'm selling exclusively on my website from my store.

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January 2023
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My first novella released this month! It's called We Are Come to Die and was the semester project for my Creative Writing course this fall. It takes place during a single battle, The Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Fans of my Blackberry Moon will remember True Seeker and Polly (aka Strong Bear and Pretty Wolf). This is their origin story. 

It's short and intense, and I think you're gonna like it. I got a 💯 on the project, so it must be good, right? 😉

December 2022

Would you look at these happy girls? Both hives are alive and strong and hungry as ever. Bees are greedy little sugar addicts, let me tell you. But they're welcome to all the sugar they want (minus my peanut butter blossoms 🍪).

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November 2022

My WW1 historical romance, Beautiful in His Sight, is now available at a large number of online retailers, including Apple, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. 

AND it's in audio.

September 2022

This month, Strike of the Water Moccasin is available at all online stores. So exciting!! Don't want you to miss out!

All links here.

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August 2022

Y'all ready for this? *takes a deep breath* This month, I...

🏫 dropped off our baby at college 

😿 came home to an empty nest

📙 released a novel

🚸 started the fall semester

🐶 got a foster puppy. Because I'm suicidal. Out with the old, in with the new, eh? Kidding!

July 2022

Guess what? It's here, it's here!

I said I'd have it to you this summer and--pant, pant--I made it. Three days before the end of summer break, Strike of the Water Moccasin (ebook) is making its debut.

Break out the cake, somebody! 🎂 It's time to celebrate. 

June 2022
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Summer school!

Brit Lit II--4 textbooks, 4 exams, 4 weeks. It's intense, but it could be worse. It could be...MATH. Shiver.

But Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats? Yes, please!

May 2022

Summer vacation is off to a roaring start. Between my daughter's graduation and a trip to Nashville to visit family, I've been (wait for it) a busy little bee. Ha! Yes, after years of dreaming, I am officially a beekeeper! In book news, the audio version of my children's WWII novel is available! And, get this, it's AI narrated. So cool.

April 2022

It's my month again! I celebrated my 44th with a trip to Corpus Christi and some delicious seafood fresh from the gulf. In bookish news, in between essays and exams, I finished the DFM Boxed Set and began the audiobook process for Lizzie, my children's WWII chapter book.

March 2022

I'm deep into my college semester but still finding time for little bookish things--such as creating a box set of the Drawn by the Frost Moon series. To be published in May! I also spiffed up my website and am so glad I did. The upgrade has been a long time coming!

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February 2022

At the land, getting inspired. One day (when building prices aren't insanely unreasonable) my office window will face this ring of oaks. Can't wait! Meantime, I work at the dining room table, dream of the semester ending, and plot Water Moccasin's story.  

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