Friday, September 23, 2016
I've been contracted to write a Regency Novella!
My old publisher (Barbour) contacted me a month ago and asked if I wanted to be a part of a Regency Novella collection. If you don't know what Regency is, think Jane Austen's time frame. Honestly, at first I wasn't sure about it. After all, if I write this, it will delay my next book. But after some prayer and discussion with my husband, I agreed. Yikes! I only had a few weeks to come up with a good idea, plot, some great characters and write it all down in a synopsis. I've only written one Regency book before (The Falcon and the Sparrow), so I'm not very familiar with the time period. However, the Lord came through as He always does and voila, I got an idea.
I'm calling my story The Highwayman's Bargain, but that's all I'll tell you about it now. Because it's a novella and part of a collection, it will only be a quarter of the size of my regular books, but I guarantee it will be just as fun, romantic, and adventurous. Of course there are also 6 other authors participating. I'd love to tell you their names, but I don't have their permission. I will tell you one of them. My good friend, Michele Griep!! I'm sure some of you are familiar with her work. She's one of my favorite authors, super funny and super smart! If you don't know who she is, I encourage you to check her out on Amazon.
The problem with being contracted is that this collection will not be published until November 2017. Yup, that's right. It's the way things work in publishing... very, very slowly.
In other news, I signed a contract with Tantor Audio to have She Walks in Power narrated for an audio book. That will release in just a couple months, so I'm pretty excited about that.
RESULTS OF LAST WEEKS SURVEY on what I should write next. (I was actually surprised)
49.9% The next book in my Protector of the Spear series
34.4% The next pirate book
34.4% Revolutionary War Privateer story
15.5% Captain Poole and Abigail
15.5% Modern day supernatural suspense
THANK you all for voting! This really helps me. So, yes, after I write my novella, I plan on writing Book 2 in my Protectors of the Spear trilogy. I'm entitling it She Walks in Love, and it will be Cristiana and Sir Jarin's story. What say you to that?
Pray for me if you think about it. I've been fighting a cold for several weeks.
If you didn't see my Monday post on the Revelation 12 Sign, please check it out.
Have a great weekend!!