Last Thursday, my good friend and writing buddy, Nancy Gideon, went the extra mile by filling in for me here at the back fence. She blogged about friendships, critique partners, and the special sisterhood that grew from our writing group of eight. At a time when I needed more than writing support, a time when I needed a shoulder to lean on ‘cause my world was kinda´ shaky, Nancy had my back, unconditionally. The rest of my special sisterhood was there, too. I call them the Great Eight. Minus one - me. I want to thank my critique group for being there for me. Our sisterhood of eight is a beautiful thing. Check out Nancy’s blog for a photo of some of us.
Now hang on to your cowboy hats while I tell you and the world the exciting news Nancy hinted at in her blog. The news that has me bouncing off the walls. Drum roll, please...
I’m thrilled to announce another sale to Tell-Tale Publishing Group. HILL COUNTRY MAN, my second Texas Hill Country book is a contemporary romance. I’m pretty sure we’ll change the title later on. It’s just easier for me to write when I have a title of some kind. And I can’t wait to see what cover artist, Pat Lazarus, comes up with for this book.
Since readers have been so enthusiastic about ALL THAT MATTERS, my first Hill Country romance released in September, I hope they’ll fall in love with Sam Banner, hot-shot rodeo bronc rider turned small-town cop, and Maggie Oliver, the girl he lost to his best friend. Their story is all about choices - the good, the bad, and the forever kind.
More recent good news: For those of y’all who haven’t read my very first book, Harlequin is releasing an e-book version of my 2005 Special Edition, ACCIDENTAL HERO, on November 15. You can find it on Kindle and B&N. Hope y’all will check it out.
So today I’m passing around the sweet tea and Mama’s pecan pie to celebrate the fact that I’m here chatting at the back fence again and the world is back where it belongs.
If you’ve ever had an experience that rattled your world, I’d love to hear about it. Or if you have a circle of friends you want to tell us about, I’d love to hear about that, too.
Until the next time, I’ll keep the gate open for you and the sweet tea cold.