This past month has been a whirlwind for many reasons. I've received a couple surprising announcements, signed a couple contracts, and received advanced reader copies of my book releasing in August. I thought I'd share some of the news here on the blog to keep you up to date.
1. Harlequin announced they are closing their Love Inspired Historical (LIH) line, effective June 2018. Erica shared the news on a blog post two weeks ago. This closing affects both of us, because we've been writing for LIH for the past couple of years. While this news is sad and unexpected, I'm thankful I have four books with LIH. Writing the Little Falls Legacy series was a dream come true and I'm grateful I had the opportunity. Two of the four books have yet to be released (I don't even have a cover for the fourth!). One releases in August and the other in December.
2. I've signed two new contracts for Barbour novella collections. One will release in February 2018 and the other will release in May 2018. I'm excited to write these stories (one is already underway!) and share them with my readers next year. I'll share more information in the coming months.
3. My agent, Mary Keeley, announced today that she is leaving Books & Such Literary Agency to spend more time with her family. This was a big surprise to all of us and I will miss working with her. The good news is that Wendy Lawton of Books & Such has offered to represent my writing. Wendy and I had a wonderful phone conversation today and I'm thrilled to work with her.
4. I received copies of my next Love Inspired Historical in the mail this week!
Inherited: Unexpected Family is the second book in the Little Falls Legacy series. It's set in Little Falls, Minnesota in 1858 and centers around an event called the Little Falls War. Here's the backcover copy:
An Unexpected Partnership
After arriving in Minnesota Territory with her sisters to claim their late father's hotel, Elizabeth Bell is shocked to learn her inheritance comes with a handsome co-owner. After too long working for a domineering boss, Elizabeth yearns to be in control—of the hotel and her life. But Jude Allen won't sell his share, and Elizabeth refuses to leave.
Rescuing soiled doves and giving them hotel jobs is Jude's way of redeeming his past. He's counting on rough frontier life driving his new business partner away before she learns the scandalous truth and demands he stop his mission. But he may have underestimated Elizabeth…and the power of love to turn a complication into a bright new beginning.
To celebrate the arrival of the books, I'm giving away a copy of Inherited: Unexpected Family. Please fill in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win. (US Residents only.)
Your Turn: What news do you have to share? What are your plans for summer?
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