The Reclusive Earl is set for May 7

The good news is that The Rake’s Vow is done and uploaded, so that will go out March 18.

However, I need to push back the release date for The Reclusive Earl.  The new date will be May 7.


I was planning to finish it this week and get it to my editing team, but I have a kid who threw up tonight, and I made the mistake of eating some of his pretzels earlier today.  (Something I greatly regret at the moment because it probably means I’ll be throwing up in a couple of days.)  I have another kid who also feels sick.  I have four kids total, and these things usually run the course through the whole house.  Needless to say I’m not going to get much of anything done for a couple of weeks.

Then in mid-March, I might have jury duty.  I need to make sure the schedule is clear for that.  I’ve never been on a jury before.  I wasn’t called in last time I got the letter, but you never know if this will be the time you are.

All of this together puts me in a very tight position.  The good news is I’m about two chapters and an epilogue away from finishing the book.  I want to make sure I give my editing team enough time to go over the book, so I really need to push back when I plan to have the first draft done.

I’m sorry for doing this, but it was either push the date back or rush the ending.  The last thing I want to do is rush the ending because that won’t be fair to you guys.  I want to make the book the best story it can be.

About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to other genres, but her first love is historical romance. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and a couple of children. To find out more about her books, go to
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4 Responses to The Reclusive Earl is set for May 7

  1. Sometimes life happens. And this is why self-publishing can be so much better than having a publisher. You can change your schedule around for emergencies like this. I hope everyone gets well soon!

    • I agree! I don’t know what I would have done if I’d had to worry about a publisher. Usually, I have no problems meeting deadlines, but I had to be careful with how I ended this particular story because the ending was more like a mystery than a romance or a thriller. I was out of my element and could only manage 250-500 words a day while my mind worked over the different angles to proceed the next day. (I just finished it yesterday and am now on the initial edits. I’m so relieved!)

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