New beginnings

I wanted to begin this post with “Hello, happy late May – late May?! Where does time go?” but seeing as I start out almost every greeting that way, LOL, we’ll just agree that time disappears and be done with it.

For me, this month’s time-stealing activities all center around two things: garden/yard work (yay!) and the first deadline for Something New, Book 2 in my new series, The Second Chance Shop (also yay!) 😊

If you’ve been busy outdoors too, you might relate to my sore butt and stiff body. Readjusting to long physical days after sedentary winter always takes me a bit . . . but the upside is that when evening comes, I’ve really earned my book and glass (or two!) of wine. On that note, I thought I’d share a bit of exciting news – and a lead to new well-earned reads for you.  

Something Old was selected as a recommended read by Books2Read in their “New Beginnings” promotion, where each included book involves a fresh start or new beginning of some kind. You’ll find Something Old in the Independent Women category (which suits it – and me – to a T! 😁). I’m beyond honored by the amazing lineup of books and authors I’m rubbing shoulders with!

Have fun checking out the various categories here and treating yourself to new books, whether you’ve “earned” them or not, LOL.

Hoping you and yours are well, and wishing you a wonderful spring and very happy reading!

😊 Ev

Something Old kicks off a NEW series!

Hello and happy March, everybody! I feel like I’m bursting with news this new year (although it makes me laugh that it’s March, yet I’m still in “it’s a new year!” mode). Anyway, without further ado, I’m ecstatic to announce the recent launch of my brand new book: SOMETHING OLD.

If you enjoy emotionally compelling stories about family relationships, women’s friendships, romance for women over forty, and the pets who bring us so much joy (and I know you do!😁 ), you’re going to love Madeline’s story about surviving heartbreak, starting over later in life, and finding home again. 

After crushing loss, could you find the strength to start again?

Madeline’s world caves in when her husband, daughter, and sister are ripped away in one fell swoop.

After three years of heartbroken limbo and loneliness, she realizes that to survive, she needs to fight her way back to some kind of life. If not for herself, then to honor her lost loved ones.

She throws her belongings into storage, sells her house, and heads to a new-to-her small town. There she invests every dime she has to open what had been her and her daughter’s shared dream: an upscale second hand, consignment, and upcycling store. It has to work, or else—No. She can’t think about that. It has to work.

The birth of Madeline’s heart-healing Second Chance Shop is not without pain, which she expected. And despite the ticking clock on whether the shop can support her, she is floored to find things she’d lost hope of ever experiencing again: laughter, dear friends—including a fat, slightly cantankerous cat and a distinguished old yellow lab—and surprising moments of joy.

She might even have a second chance for something as old as humanity itself: romantic love.

If she’s brave enough, that is—and if she can let go of talking with her deceased family and fully embrace living.
For your convenience, here are a wide variety of links. Unfortunately, I can’t include every country and vendor’s unique link. If you hail from a place not mentioned below, thank you so much for reading, and Something Old is available in your country and currency of choice! Just visit your favorite vendor and enter it in the search bar.

Even more exciting (well, to me, anyway, but also hopefully to you! 😀) is that Something Old kicks of a whole new series – The Second Chance Shop.

If you give Madeline’s story a try, I hope you love it in every way – and that it provides a nice escape for you.

As ever, thank you so much for reading! I appreciate your support very much.

Wishing you a wonderful, safe spring!
🥰 Ev

BIGGER THINGS by Ev Bishop

It’s here!

Bigger Things by Ev Bishop

Just a few of the words yelling in my brain right now: Phew. Yay! Whaaaat? WOOT-WOOT! Yippee! Crazy. WOW . . .

The last months and weeks have seen huge changes in my writing life—good changes. Exciting changes. Still a bit hard to believe changes! And I’m beyond happy to share the results of one of those changes right now. BIGGER THINGS by Ev Bishop is hitting digital shelves everywhere today, with trade paperbacks to follow in August.

It’s a story I care a lot about on a very personal level and one that I hope, if you’re kind enough to read it, you’ll relate to and talk about, especially to your daughters and sons or any other young people in your life.

A one-line description of BIGGER THINGS is crisis forces three friends to confront body issues, battle with hurts from the past, and strive to accept change, but I hope it becomes more than that to you. May Jen, Chelsea, and Kyra become your friends as you delve into parent/child relations, friendships, and romantic love alongside them, and may the ideas posited in the novel stay with you for a long time.

Now if I’ve made you afraid this is some deep, dark somber tome from my above description and desire for the story . . . have no such fear. I’ve been told it’s “scathing, hilarious, and tender”—which makes me very happy indeed as I think that pretty much describes life to the fullest.

If you do buy and read in digital, enjoy! If you want to wait until the paperback hits shelves, I’ll post the minute it’s ready (sometime mid August). But whichever way, if you do enjoy the read, please review it online wherever you buy it and/or on Goodreads or Library Thing. I’d really appreciate it.

Hoping your day, your week, your life is full of lovely bigger things.

🙂 Ev

BIGGER THINGS by Ev Bishop is available in digital formats at:

Kobo

Page Foundry

Smashwords

Amazon.com

Amazon.ca

Amazon.co.uk

Barnes & Noble (Nook)

iTunes/iBook

You can also read it through Scribd.