Birthday Bash is here! It’s time to celebrate. And there are things to celebrate.
First–Inspy Romance! What an amazing place for authors and readers to unite and share their love of good books. Along the way we’ve learned a lot about each other. And it’s been fun!
We’ve shared good times, hardships, and everything in between. That’s what makes Inspy Romance a great community. And to continue on with the celebratory theme, I have news to share. But, we’re going back a few years first…
A long time ago, in a far away land…Ha! Not that far. Let’s start again. I’ve had a dream for a long time of writing for a certain publisher. I love their books. I love the stories. I love the authors. I’ve been at conferences where I have met editors from this publisher and they have been very nice. I’ve submitted to them and have had rejections. In October of 2021, a writer friend of mine, Missy Tippens, texted me and told me a certain editor was taking 3 sentence FB pitches on her page. Well, I scooted over there and presented my pitch. The editor said she was intrigued by the story and asked me to send a completed manuscript. I sent the ms in April of 2022. Then in October of 2022, it happened.
I got the call!
Talk about surprised! It’s been a whirlwind since then with revisions and artwork for a cover, signing contracts, doing more revisions. (Oh, and a 8 day trip to Puerto Rico, and the holidays, as well as 5 immediate family birthdays, were thrown in as well.) But every. single. minute. was worth it.
Every one! (Way too many exclamation points in this post, but I’ve been saving them. For years!)
So, as you can tell from the image below I’ve sold to Love Inspired-And I have a title!
Here’s the pitch I sent.
Recently widowed Adam Hawk is navigating raising his 7 year old daughter when high-school crush Nicole St. John returns and turns his world upside down with the news he has a 24 year old son. Gavin, now a pilot like Adam, has been in a single engine plane wreck and Nicole will do anything to help her son, even it if means returning to her hometown and risk losing her son to the man who broke her heart. When Adam agrees, Nicole finds herself drawn to her hometown, Adam’s daughter, and a love she swore she’d never risk again. (H/H early 40’s)
It was such an honor to work with everyone at Harlequin. Emily Rodmell is my editor and I’m thrilled that she wanted to see this story.
I’m super excited to share this story with you all in October! Just a few short months away. This is such a great place to celebrate good news–I know this next month of Birthday Bash posts will be a blessing for sure!
Leave a comment about anything–celebrations–good news–a great book you’ve read–and I’ll pick one commenter at random to receive a copy of my book when it comes out! (It will be a while, so for now I’ll send a $5 Amazon card.)