Summer's Story


My name is Summer Newcombe. Carol asked me to post here today because she's over at Mason Canyon's blog, Thoughts in Progress.

I'm supposed to introduce myself to you and not be too wordy about it. When you read IN NAME ONLY, you'll learn all about me, so that's not too important. I can tell you that Summer Newcombe isn't my real name. It's the name the U.S. Marshals gave me when they brought me to Padre Island.

Come closer.

What's really important is that I have a secret to tell you. It's sort of about me, but it's really about Carol. In her frenzy of telling you about IN NAME ONLY and getting it put together for you to read, a strange thing occurred.

Carol forgot to tell you about NEVER SAY MY NAME. And she's going to be embarrassed when she learns I told you. But she can handle it okay. She's like that.

NEVER SAY MY NAME is a short story that explains the predicament that got me into the mess with the Federal Witness Security Program to begin with. It's where I first met Carol. And no, I don't have the crazy Witness Protection t-shirt she showed you a few weeks ago. She was messing with you. She's like that, too.

Now I'm going jogging on the beach. I'll be back later to answer your comments.

When you go say hi to Carol at Thoughts in Progress, please don't tell her I told you about NEVER SAY MY NAME. It can stay our secret, and I'll tell her over a beer and a plate of my brownies tonight.

Oh...there's an added surprise at the end.

See you in the book!


NEVER SAY MY NAME is available at Amazon in Kindle format only for US$0.99.


Anne Gallagher said…
Hey, this is great! I really like that you added this to your "arsenal" of reading.

Congratulations again, Carol! May your book sell a million copies.
Karen Walker said…
Amen to what Anne said and I'm heading off to Amazon to be one of the first million.
Kyra Lennon said…
Ha, I love this post and I'm looking forward to learning more about Summer!
Laura Eno said…
You've been holding out on us! I love backstories and prequels. Sold!
Summer, tell Carol I've heard about the short story prelude. Brilliant.

Also, what's your real name? What? You can't remember. Uh huh.

J.L. Campbell said…
Cool stuff! I did come across Summer's story yesterday when I checked out Carol on Amazon. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Anne - Carol wasn't going to add it, but I finally convinced her it was important.

Karen - Thank you.

Kyra - By the time you finish, you'll know all about me.

Laura - Carol said you'd call her out on that.

Teresa - You'll learn my name when you read :)
Carol Kilgore said…
J.L. - She thought some of you would find it :)
LR said…
Want some beer and brownies. :)
Jan Christensen said…
What a great post. I'm sure it drew everyone in. Your story, Summer, is a fantastic one. Hope you and Carol enjoy official release day.
I'll have to check out the prequel! Thanks for letting us know! Sorry I didn't see this yesterday. Julie
Nice to meet Summer.
Beer and brownies? Interesting.
Two books? Thanks for telling us.
Morgan said…
Oh! This is fantastic! Never say my name looks fabulous... totally intrigued! :D
So we have the pleasure of two books, That is fantastic. Have put in an order with Amazon for the first.....should arrive next week.

Clarissa Draper said…
Oh, I wondered how she got into the WPP. The story started with the fire and it told us she was in WP but never why. Awesome, Summer, thanks for the heads up.
Ciara said…
I tried to download but I'm having issues with downloading. I'm on vacation at parents house, and a storm hit. We just managed to get internet back. We'll see how long that lasts. I'll try again in the morning. If not, I'll be home Monday night. I'm looking forward to you being on my blog Monday!!!!
Carol Kilgore said…
LR - Stop by Carol's house tonight. We'll share.

Jan - That day at Lake Tahoe was harrowing. I'm happy something good has come from it.

Julie - Not a problem. It's been a hopping time Under the Tiki Hut.

Cynthia - Nice to meet you, too. Yes, it's a great combination. You'll meet Charlie in the book. He's to blame for getting us all hooked on the combination.

Alex - Never Say My Name is a short story. But there is a bonus at the end.
LD Masterson said…
Don't you love a character who can't keep a secret?

Never Say My Name. Hmmmmm.
Carol Kilgore said…
Morgan - Just to clarify, IN NAME ONLY is the novel. The mini-prequel short story is NEVER SAY MY NAME. Intrigued is good :)

Yvonne - One book. One short story. The short story is for Kindle only.

Clarissa - The bare bones of the incident comes out throughout the novel. The short story takes you up close and personal.

Ciara - Carol is looking forward to being on your blog. She wondered if she would meet a demon over there. Or an angel.
Carol Kilgore said…
LD - Usually I don't have trouble. But after being in the WitSec program for five years, I'm tired of keeping secrets. I had to spill the beans. Carol will understand.
Christine Rains said…
Thanks for the heads up, Summer! Enjoy your run on the beach.
Carol Kilgore said…
Christine - The run was wonderful. The tide was out, and a barely-there drizzle was falling.
Donna Hole said…
Nice to meet you Summer :) It will be our little secret . .

Carol Kilgore said…
Donna - Nice to meet you, too. After our beer and brownies last night, Carol was happy I told everyone about NEVER SAY MY NAME. She said to say hi.
nutschell said…
Carol! Love this post. COngratulations on your book release! It's time to break out some bubblies and celebrate this wonderful achievement :)
Love this "interview". Hope you enjoyed your run, Summer.
M Pax said…
Congrats on the releases, Carol! Will you be up on Nook?
Carol Kilgore said…
Nutschell - Ooooh, bubblies! Yes, please :) I promise to share with Carol.

Stina - Thanks. My run was perfect. Nice to meet you.

M Pax - Carol said we're only on Amazon now, but there's a free app on Amazon you can download for reading Kindle books on the Nook.