Thursdays have been a special day on my writing journey.
Here are just a few things that have happened on Thursdays:
- I went to my first ACFW Conference.
- I submitted my first manuscript to an editor.
- I spoke on the phone with my agent and she offered representation.
- I received the call that my story had been contracted by Love Inspired Historical.
- My first full-length novel, A Mother in the Making, released.
- And it's also the first time I've had two books release on the same day!
Today marks the release of A Family Arrangement, the first book in the Little Falls Legacy Series and First Comes Love one of the novellas in the Seven Brides for Seven Texans Romance Collection.
It's been a frenzy this past week as I prepare to launch these books. I'm excited about both of them for so many reasons.
A Family Arrangement is a sixteen year dream-come-true. While I was as an intern at our local county museum, I came across the history of our community and thought it would be fun to write stories set in Little Falls, Minnesota. I wanted to write a series that would watch the rise and fall of a typical Midwestern town with a unique history. A Family Arrangement is the first book in that series and it was inspired by the real people and events that started my hometown. It was also one of my favorite stories to write. I love Abram and Charlotte.
First Comes Love in Seven Brides for Seven Texans is a fun story in a collection of novellas by some of my favorite historical authors (including our very own Erica Vetsch!). The collection is unlike anything I've ever written or read. It's a continuity series, with each story piggy-backing off the one before. My story is the first in the book and was exciting and challenging to write all at the same time. I loved collaborating with the other six authors and I am really excited for readers to meet the Hart brothers of Hartville, Texas. We have a group blog we've created and I am the first author to blog there this week. You should stop by for a chance to win a copy of the collection! We're also giving away a loaded Kindle! Be sure to stop by our Facebook Party today, as well. So many ways to win and connect with the authors from the collection.
As a way to celebrate, I'd love to give away both books to one winner! Just enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win. US residents only, please.
Your Turn: What do you know about the history of your town? Have you ever read a continuity collection like Seven Brides for Seven Texans?
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