Today is the aftermath...maybe. (I'm writing this early and I well remember the protests and 'hanging chads' of previous elections, so maybe we're not done yet, but I pray we are.)
But rather than talk about the election and the fall-out, I'm going to share something fun. :)
It's time for new scrapbook pages for my writing journey scrapbook!!! Yay!
It had been awhile since my daughter, Heather, and I had pulled out the paper and glue and stickers, so we had several pages to create. New releases, news, an award...squee! I love to share the new pages with you all here. And I love leafing through my scrapbook, remembering the journey God has brought me on through fiction writing.
So, without further ado, here are the SEVEN new pages we added this weekend:
1. This one is "News and Reviews." We used a 'newsprint' style paper, and included reviews from Publisher's Weekly (For My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, TX) and Romantic Times Book Reviews. (RT gave His Prairie Sweetheart 4.5 Stars and made it a TOP PICK!) This page also includes the press release from Barbour for their new My Heart Belongs series of titles, and in the lower right hand corner a small picture of cover model and actor Samy Osman, who modeled the hero on the cover of His Prairie Sweetheart.
|News and Reviews. With stickers! :)|
2. The 2016 Carol Awards! Green and white figured paper, the program from that night and a photo of all the Carol Award Winners from that night. I also included a photo of my agent and one of my editor, as well as a little note Barbour Publishing wrote about the novella category sweep. :)
|Photos and the program from the dinner.|
|Three pins hold the program in place. Two silver for |
finals and one gold for winning!
|A photo I took at the gala table of my brand|
new Carol Award. And the listing of the three
novellas that finaled. (* by the winner.)
|I love the cover of this one. That baby is sooooooo|
adorable, I just want to snatch him up and
cover him with kisses!
|The very naughty Daisylu chewing on Thomas's shirt!|
|I am SO ready for this one to get out into the world!!!|
The right hand page has all the names of the heroines and heroes of this collection along with the photographs that the authors used as their inspirations. The characters are listed oldest to youngest, though they don't appear in the book in that order. (FYI, we've got some amazing things coming up to celebrate this release, so stay tuned!) We used a tan paper that also picks up some of the colors of the book cover, as well as a few Texas-themed stickers.
|Heather designed this page, and I just LOVE it!!! It makes|
me want to re-read all the stories!
|There's a little bonus on this page just for Gabrielle Meyer,|
and a little hint of a surprise in the book!
|A closeup of the guys' side.|
I drew an eye-patch on
|The lovely Hart ladies. They're|
each so perfect for their Hart man!
6. An updated agent page. When I first signed with Rachelle Gardner, she was working for WordServe Literary. Now she is an agent with Books & Such Literary Management, and I wanted to create a page to represent that change. Using a 'book stack' paper, we included a photo of Rachelle, the company logo, a photo of all the agents from B&S Literary, and a hand-written note Rachelle sent me.
7. Of Rags and Riches novella collection (This is the one that all four of the CC&C girls are in together!!!) My novella is called Win, Place, or Show, and it's set against the background of the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden. The hero and heroine are from different social spheres, and they must decide if they are willing to risk losing everything to be together. We used a tan paper covered in lace flowers, and I love the polka-dot square to show off the title of my novella. Edwardian and horse-themed stickers, and a romantic quote complete the page.
|This collection releases next summer!|
Are you a scrapbooker? Which of these pages are your favorites? Which of these releases are you most looking forward to reading?
SIGN UP FOR MY NEWSLETTER
Find me on AMAZON.COM
Find me on FACEBOOK