I am thrilled to announce my second novel is contracted to The Wild Rose Press!
This is a big milestone in many ways. It took more than ten years for me to complete MOUNTAIN FIRE. Since then, I have completed two more manuscripts in three years—a blistering pace! :) And now that two of those stories have been (or will be) published I feel that maybe—just maybe—I have the skill and the guts to have success with this writing gig.
It seems I've found my comfort zone when it comes to the mechanics of writing. I can get it done, get it on the page. But I'm still finding my way about what I write.
MOUNTAIN FIRE began life as a suspense story. The romance took over, as I came to realize I'm just not confident enough plotting a mystery. I love to read them, and I'm usually pretty good at figuring out at least some of the twists along the way. But my brain doesn't come up with suspense stories—at least not the way it can come up with a straight romance.
I love to hear how people met, how they courted. I can see two people in a coffee shop and my mind immediately starts to conjure up ideas about how they came to be together. The more unlikely the couple the better—I firmly believe there is someone for everyone, and the surface is not the place to look for your soul-mate.
My newest manuscripts are straight contemporary romance. The mysteries they tell are how two people learn to love, to compromise and to build a new life together.
It might not be the route I started on, but it seems to be the way my words are leading. Here's to new adventures!