A Bit of Bad News

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Last night I found out that my publisher Booktrope will be closing its doors on May 31st, 2016. This is incredibly heartbreaking news, as I’d found a home with them and my creative team. So many talented people are being displaced as of May 31st, and it’s a very scary situation to be in for everyone. On May 31st, all of my books that have been published with Booktrope will be out of print; on June 1st, I will get all of the rights back, but that in and of itself presents a bit of a challenge.

As some of you may know, I’d made the decision to submit most of my work to Booktrope in 2015. I have autoimmune arthritis and at this time can’t work outside of the home, so writing became my full-time job. Previously, I was self-published, and though I’m planning to self-publish Sade on the WallThe Nanny with the Skull Tattoos, and the first two books in the South of Forever series (Diving Into Him and Savannah’s Song) again, I’m not sure how quickly I’ll be able to or when the South of Forever series will continue.

Please bear with me while I figure all of this out. In the coming weeks, I may be quiet in this space and on social media.

In no way am I throwing in the towel, though! I will continue to write and release my books. It just may be at a slower pace than planned.


In the meantime, both Diving Into Him and Savannah’s Song are now available! My team had already started the publication process, and they were actually released a couple days ago. Both are on sale for $0.99. The ebook and paperback editions will only be available until May 31st, so if you’d like to purchase them, I’d do so right away.

At this time, I am unable to offer signed copies for purchase. I apologize for the inconvenience!

Buy Diving Into Him

Paperback · Kindle · iBooks · Nook

Buy Savannah’s Song

Paperback · Kindle · iBooks · Nook

Thank you so much to my readers, family, and friends for your support and understanding during this difficult time.

Thank you, also, to my incredible creative team at Booktrope for all of your hard work and extraordinary talent over the last year. This particular chapter may be coming to a close, but I hope that this is not goodbye.

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Elizabeth Barone

Elizabeth Barone is an American novelist who writes contemporary romance and suspense starring strong belles who chose a different path. Her debut novel Sade on the Wall was a quarterfinalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. She is the author of the South of Forever series and several other books.

When not writing, Elizabeth is very busy getting her latest fix of Yankee Candle, spicy Doritos chips, or whatever TV show she’s currently binging.

Elizabeth lives in northwestern Connecticut with her husband, a feisty little cat, and too many books.

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