Remember what it was
like to fall in love...
Life is never quite what you expect, and neither is writing—or publishing. I haven't been active in the publishing industry for the last few years, but not because of the dwindling market, the shrinking midlist, the economy, or any other such practical-sounding reasons. It's been my personal life that's been a little crazy, but once a writer, always a writer—and even the worst of times finally gets better.
I've started and stopped many different projects over the last few years, always with much hope that this was the one. The one that wouild take me back to that place of passion, where I couldn't wait to sit down at the computer and give life to the ideas and people in my head. Nothing seemed to work, but I give myself credit for continuing to try.
So here I am. The worst of times are over, and it's time to rejoin the world of publishing. I'm excited about it—and the new projects that I'm working on. It's too soon to say much, so stay tuned...
Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see you again soon.
Harlequin Historicals published my first two books. Shades of Gray was released in March 2002, and The Unlikely Groom was a February 2005 release. Although Shades was my first published novel—the book of my heart—and will always be special to me, Groom was set in Alaska, my beloved home of 30 years.
If you haven't read them, I'd be delighted to invite you to spend some time with Derek and Amber on the Double F Ranch in post-Civil War Texas, or perhaps with Lucas and Ashlynne during the Klondike gold rush in Skagway, Alaska.
I've nearly finished a book-of-the-heart that I call The Scent of Forgiveness. I'm certain that title will change, whether I publish it through traditional markets or bring it out myself through a self-publishing channel. It's very special to me, and so I want to give it the best send-off possible. I'll be deciding soon which direction to take and will post about it here, so check back for updates.
I have several other historical projects that I'm working on, as well. Both are located in Alaska in the early 20th century. A Forever Kind of Love is a shipwreck story that takes place in 1899 Prince William sound, while Remember Love twists the marriage of convenience theme in 1920 Anchorage. My editor at Harlequin has a proposal for the first, and I've promised her the second proposal ASAP. I'll keep you updated here about the progress of these books, as well.
Thanks to all of you out there who have written asking about Gideon, Beau and other characters I left behind in Shades of Gray, and even Willie from The Unlikely Groom. I don't know when it might happen, but I'll do my best to bring them back to life again soon.
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