|My nephew, Andrew (7) is somewhere behind this sparkler.|
It's time to celebrate!
After what seemed to me to be a ridiculously long drought between contracts, (just over 2 years) I'm THRILLED to announce that I've experienced a change in the writing weather patterns. Back in April of this year, I wrote a guest post for Seekerville, one of my favorite blogs for writers, about what to do when that next contract doesn't come and doesn't come and doesn't come. You can find the blog post HERE.
A mere TWO weeks after that post aired, I received the wonderful news from my lovely agent, Rachelle Gardner of Books and Such Literary Management that we had sold a novella! SQUEE! "A Palace On the Plains" will debut in The Homestead Brides Collection from Barbour Publishing February 1st, 2015 (And EEP! I just learned that this collection is available for pre-order at amazon.com! You can find it by clicking HERE.)
Joy, excitement, relief! More excitement. I was off the schnied!!!
Then, another thing happened!!! I received word from my publisher, Barbour Publishing, that they were releasing my last three Heartsong novels in one book called Colorado Dawn, which would be available December 1st of this year, just in time for Christmas. SQUEE, SQUEE! (This title, too, is available for pre-order through amazon by clicking HERE.)
|One of my favorite book covers ever! So beautiful!|
Then, as if those two weren't enough, Rachelle phoned me to say we'd sold a trade-length novel! SQUEE!! SQUEE!! SQUEE!!!! THE CACTUS CREEK CHALLENGE will release from Barbour Publishing July 2015. I'm super excited about this story. It was so much fun to write. I'm currently in the final polishing stages of this one before I turn it in to my editor.
|My daughter's favorite celebration picture for my blogs. :D|
Things couldn't get any better, could they? That's what I thought, until last Friday when I got MORE NEWS! TWO more of my novellas had been chosen for inclusion in TWO MORE collections!! WHAT????? CRAZY!!!! "The Archaeologist's Find" (thank you, Jaime for help brainstorming titles for this one) will appear in The Eligible Bachelors Collection, and "A Bride for Bear" will appear in The Convenient Brides Collection in the summer and fall of 2015.
God's timing is perfect...not just sorta good, not mostly beneficial, and certainly not random. His timing is perfect. I am praising Him for this opportunity to do what I love. The most important thing I'm learning is to praise him in the drought and in the flood, in the sunshine and in the rain, in the time of waiting and in the time of fulfillment.
To celebrate this wonderful news and all the lessons God is teaching me, I'm giving away a 10$ amazon gift card to one reader. All you have to do is share with me one bit of recent good news that you've gotten recently and share the link to this blog on Facebook or Twitter or via email to a friend. Be sure to include in your comment where you shared the link.