Announcing the cover for my new book, Finding Heaven. (In case you missed the newsletter announcement.) Plus CSA and other resources.
One cold winter's night in 2013, I was sewing myself a summer dress (because that is completely logical, right?), and for the first time ever, I used the couture technique of setting my zipper in by hand.
And as I sat and hand-stitched my zipper, I wondered what might inspire someone to self-teach themselves to be a top-level designer.
How long would that take? And why would they do it?
Thus, the spark of an idea for The Friday Night Date Dress was born.
I am getting so excited about my upcoming book! Last week, my editor (Lora) contacted me with a super deal to help get my book formatted for print and eBook. I would have been an idiot to turn her down. So starting this weekend, my book will be getting formatted--and I can still work on my taxes! (Not sure if I'm excited about that last part, or not.)
Here is a teaser excerpt from the first chapter to whet your appetite:
The book is with my editor right now. It's her first reading, so I am praying that any required revisions will not be a complete overhaul, and maybe I can get it published in time for Christmas.
Since the story itself wraps up in mid-December, that would be good timing, don't you agree?
What do you think of the cover?
Well, I figured I'd make the official announcement: I will soon be launching my career as an author.
I am currently working on my second novella, which I am thinking will be released as a package with the first one I wrote in December to make a sweet little couple of romance stories (pun intended).
The first story is about Melinda, a twenty-something woman recovering from the tragic loss of her family and fiancee, and Peter, an engineer-cum-UPS driver trying to launch a photography career. Every week, Melinda creates a couture masterpiece of a dress which she then hides in a box forever after wearing only once. Is Melinda finally ready to move on? Can Peter draw her from her protective shell? Find out when you read "The Friday Night Date Dress."
It may be a month or two before the second half of the pair is completed, so I am trying to decide whether to just release this one now or not. I will keep you posted.
Have a great weekend, peeps!