Sometimes change is easy – like marrying the love of your life.
Other times it’s hard, but good – like giving birth to a baby.
Other times it’s just hard.
Often times, those changes are accompanied by unsettled feelings inside – good unsettled or bad.
If you looked at the blog last Saturday, you saw me checking in from the annual conference put on by American Christian Fiction Writers. It never fails. I go through at least one bout of wanting to hide out in my room and cry for an extended period of time. Every. Year. I even blogged about it the other day.
This year, though, that unsettled feeling started about two weeks before conference. I posted on the private Facebook page of my crit group that I was seriously considering hiding out the whole 4.5 days I was there. They, fortunately, talked me right out of it ;).
But the uneasiness continued.
You know how when you’re clankety clanking your way up a hill on an unfamiliar roller coaster? Maybe one like Space Mountain where you’re in the dark. You know the climb is going to stop. The drop will begin. It’s a nervous anticipation.
I think maybe that’s what I was feeling. But over and over I received confirmation about decisions I’d been making. Everyone, every mentor, I talked with was on board – even the one who came into our meeting determined to change my mind.
So, dear InspyRomance reader, what does my disquiet and anticipation of change mean for you?
Books. Books. More books.
I’ve started my own press! CANDID Publications, named for my first series, will be publishing a number of books before the end of the year! Of course, I hope to take y’all along for the ride, too!
Beginning in November, I’ll be publishing two series of books – CANDID Romance and The Montevaro Monarchy.
Dorrie Miller, Jeremiah Jacobs, Stephanie Jamison, Anise Taylor, Julie Harders, and Gavin Parmiggiano are just some of the CANDID members you’ll meet. See, CANDID stands for Christian Authors Network, Dedicated to Inspirational Distinction – the premiere organization for writers of Christian fiction world wide. Dorrie and Jeremiah figure out accidents can be the biggest blessings in Finding Mr. Write. Stephanie will discover if the ten years since her elementary school crush on Josh Wilson made him Finally Mr. Write. And Gavin is going to do his best to get straight-laced Bethany to let her hair down in Falling for Mr. Write – and he will succeed!
You say you’ve never heard of Montevaro?! Well, it’s a small country, north of Italy and south of both it’s sister country, Mevendia, and Switzerland. Crown Princess Adeline is falling in love with Charlie – a single dad her father and Parliament will never admit really is Good Enough for a Princess. Rick, affectionately known as “the spare”, hopes Jessica, cousin to Charlie, doesn’t forever regret the day they met in Along Came a Prince. And Ana – the “accidental extra” – has always lived in the shadow of her older siblings. Will pediatrician Dr. Jonah Fontaine or American political royalty Jonathan William Langley-Cranston IV finally see her as More than a Princess?
Want to find out more? I’ll be sending out a newsletter with cover reveals and back cover blurbs in about two weeks. You can sign up for that on my personal webpage. There will be prizes for someone who does ;). Plus, you’ll be the first to find out about sales/discounts or free days :). My website is going to undergo a major overhaul.
My newsletter will also be where you’ll find out about fun website stuff – and Easter Eggs ;).
The first book to release will be Finding Mr. Write followed by Good Enough for a Princess and Finally Mr. Write in November. The exact dates will be announced soon. The other books will follow shortly thereafter. In fact, all six should be out by the end of December or early January!
I’m looking forward to sharing with you the stories of Jeremiah and Dorrie, Addie and Charlie, Stephanie and Josh, Gavin and Bethany, Rick and Jessica, and Ana and… well, Jonah or Jonathan. You didn’t think I was going to tell you who she ends up with, did you?! ;)
Thank you so much – to all of you who have already supported me in so many ways! I appreciate you! And I hope to get to know the rest of you soon!
It’s gonna be a wild ride… But I can’t wait!
(And just for you, InspyRomancers! Leave a comment for a chance to win your choice of any of them after release – Kindle or paperback! Paperback – US only. Giveaway open until midnight Friday, October 10.)