Book Announcement: Drawing Free

Posted Dec 22 2011, 9:48 am in , , , , , ,

It’s with a great deal of excitement and trepidation that I announce the pending release of my new book, Drawing Free.

I’ve been working on this book for almost three years. In that time, the main character, Becca, has become real to me (and I think my critique partners) it’s been written, re-written, stripped down and yes, re-written again. It’s a completely different book that what it started as, yet the intended message is still there.

I’m excited about this book because I think Becca’s story is one most women will be able to relate to, particularly mothers. It wasn’t always an easy story to tell however. I’m nervous about this book because it’s VERY different from the others I’ve published. Drawing Free is not a romance. It’s the story of a woman lost. A woman struggling to rediscover her identity and sense of self. It is my sincerest hope that readers will be able to identify with Becca and lose themselves in her journey.

Here’s the blurb:

“What would happen if I just kept driving?”

Moms aren’t supposed to have a life of their own, at least that’s what Becca Thompson believes. Between dealing with her youngest’s never ending tantrums, her teenager’s attitude and her ailing father’s rapidly failing memory, Becca doesn’t have time to worry about who she used to be.

Deep down, Becca knows she wants more than the daily chaos and the quick fixes her self-help books have to offer, but when her husband starts demanding more, the pressure proves to be too much. On the way to pick up her daughter, she makes the split second decision to take a different exit off the freeway and drives towards the mountains leaving her crumbling life in the rear-view mirror.

Fleeing to a remote mountain town, Becca knows she must rediscover her spirit, even if reconnecting with herself comes at the expense of everything she left behind.

Coming SOON!

Drawing Free is NOW available!

You can read an excerpt HERE!



11 responses to “Book Announcement: Drawing Free”

  1. Wendy Barron says:

    You left out vital information – WHEN is it being released? 🙂

    • Elena Aitken says:

      Wendy, it ‘should’ be available on December 25. Merry Christmas!
      BUT…sometimes I can’t control the inner workings of Amazon.
      Terrible for a control freak like myself…:)

  2. nancymhayes says:

    Your writing is awesome Elena. Can’t wait to download the book and snuggle in with Becca for the holidays.

  3. Congratulations! I love that cover and the excerpt wasn’t enough ~ I need the rest of the book. Looking forward to reading it over the break. So exciting!

  4. Tia Bach says:

    Looking forward to your announcement that it’s officially on Amazon. It sounds wonderful. A huge congrats. What a great way to end 2011! Happy Holidays!

    • Elena Aitken says:

      Thank you, Tia! It IS a great way to end what was a fun and exciting year.
      Happy Holidays to you as well!

  5. Jessica says:

    Yay for new projects! Looking forward to reading more!!

  6. Congrats!!! Love it and can’t wait to read!! 🙂

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