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The Contract is Signed!

The contract is signed, and all is a go--now I can announce that Kensington Publishing will be publishing Seeking Carolina--my first step out into romantic women's fiction--under their Lyrical Imprint, for an October 2015 release. I. Am. Over. The. Moon.

This is a huge step for me. Out of my comfort zone on so many levels. Into a big press. Into romanctic women's fiction. Into the romance world were the fans are as ravenous as they are devoted. I adore the women I'm working with: the fabulous Penny Barber will be my editor, and already I feel as if I've known her forever; and Renee Rocco, who I have had some conversation with--editor to editor--who is also ridiculously fun and down-to-earth. She sold her small press to Kensington in January, but retains her hold on Lyrical as She-Who-Runs-The-Show. It's the perfect balance of big and small that I was hoping for. I get the family feel I have always adored with Hadley Rille Books, but I also get the power of a very large, very successful, very established press behind me, too.

I have to say, the draw of this bigger press is something I never thought would appeal--I have little to no control over any of it. My pub date. My editor. My cover. I am the author. I wrote the thing. It is my work. For this experience, I am so happy to let it rest there. No so with HRB. We are like a commune. A family of artists working together to produce the best art we can. Totally different experience. I am lucky to have both.

As far as HRB goes, it is still my heart of hearts. Eric has been able to take over many of his old duties, but I am--as ever--his right hand. I have no intention of that changing. Ever. Not by my actions, anyway. Sorry, Eric, but you are stuck with your curious-oyster-sparkle-queen.

Comments

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msstacy13
Jul. 23rd, 2014 03:57 pm (UTC)
Wait--romantic women actually read fiction?

Oh, um, I mean, heartiest congratulations...

:)
bogwitch64
Jul. 24th, 2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Stacy. :-D
xjenavivex
Jul. 23rd, 2014 03:57 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!!!
bogwitch64
Jul. 24th, 2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks, sweetling!
asakiyume
Jul. 23rd, 2014 04:39 pm (UTC)
Way to go!
bogwitch64
Jul. 24th, 2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
T'anks!
kimberlywade
Jul. 23rd, 2014 04:47 pm (UTC)
Big, big congrats!
bogwitch64
Jul. 24th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Kimberly!
osprey_archer
Jul. 23rd, 2014 06:01 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
bogwitch64
Jul. 24th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks, love!
blackrabbit42
Jul. 23rd, 2014 06:20 pm (UTC)
Such great news! And it sounds like just the right amount of comfort/adventure for you at this stage. Congratulations!

:)
bogwitch64
Jul. 24th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
It is exactly what I wanted. So excited. Thanks!
maryjdal
Jul. 23rd, 2014 08:27 pm (UTC)
Congratulations :)
bogwitch64
Jul. 24th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mary!
queenoftheskies
Jul. 23rd, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
Yay! Yay! Yay! Congratulations to you!
bogwitch64
Jul. 24th, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
Hehee! Thank you, Janice!
tabby333
Jul. 24th, 2014 12:40 am (UTC)
Congratulations. Tha is exciting!
bogwitch64
Jul. 24th, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
:) I'm pretty dang excited. Thanks, T!
readthisandweep
Jul. 24th, 2014 09:46 am (UTC)
YES!!!

Love in abundance ♥♥♥
bogwitch64
Jul. 24th, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
:) Thank you, love.
jennygordon
Jul. 24th, 2014 12:02 pm (UTC)
Congratulations doesn't even begin to cover it. It's so wonderful that your dreams are coming true like this. May you always have a 'happily ever after'.

Can't wait to read 'Seeking Carolina'!
bogwitch64
Jul. 24th, 2014 02:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jenny. I'm really happy, and feel very lucky. I know I work hard, but still--lucky ♥.
rowanda380
Jul. 24th, 2014 08:00 pm (UTC)
That is wonderful news, congratulations!!
bogwitch64
Jul. 24th, 2014 09:54 pm (UTC)
T'ankees!
peadarog
Jul. 24th, 2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
Groovy! Congrats!
bogwitch64
Jul. 24th, 2014 09:54 pm (UTC)
It IS groovy! Thanks!
writerjenn
Jul. 24th, 2014 09:35 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you'll be dazzling in this new endeavor!
bogwitch64
Jul. 24th, 2014 09:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you, m'dear!
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