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.
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 project 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.
Neither Shades of Gray nor The Unlikely Groom is available in bookstores any longer—unless you find them used, which you can do through Amazon.com. If you haven't read them, I'm delighted to invite you to spend some time with Derek and Amber on the Double F Ranch in post-Civil War Texas, or with Lucas and Ashlynne during the Klondike gold rush in Skagway, Alaska.
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.
My perseverance finally seems to be paying off, and I'm more than 100 pages into the book I call The Scent of Forgiveness. I'll be posting about it on my blog, so check back soon for updates.
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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