Drum Roll Please!

on September 11, 2012

This is an exciting day for me. I’ve been keeping this secret for two weeks but I finally have the go-ahead to take it public.
I’ve accepted an offer from Montlake Romance for my Anchor Island series and could not be happier. I’ve been through shock, panic, disbelief, utter fear, and what could be considered an out-of-body experience since getting the call. (Did I mention that was two weeks ago? TWO WEEKS!!)
A call for which I was completely calm. Eerily calm. To the point my agent asked if I was okay. I feel horrible that I didn’t laugh or scream or giggle or cry. My brain went on overload and shut down. That’s the only excuse I have.
But today is all about happy dancing. I am kicking up my heels and doing a gig over here. (A la Bruce Willis at the end of that Boy Scout movie. I think that’s the one.) Thanks to everyone who helped me get to this point. The list is ENDLESS!
But there are two who stand out. If I hadn’t wondered onto Eloisa James’ Bulletin Board late on a July night in 2006, this wacky journey never would have started. And then I fell into the coolest crew sailing the publishing seas who just happen to be the most supportive women I have ever had the fortune to meet. To my Captain (Hellie), who spent five years telling me I could do this. Thank goodness she was right!
And to my daughter, who has put up with lots of “Not now, I’m writing!” and “Let me just finish this scene!” when what she really deserved was my full attention. I love you, sweetie. Couldn’t have done it without you.
Oh, and a special thanks to my awesome agent, Nalini Akolekar. She is the BEST!
Look for my first book in 2013! (That is so cool to type. Whoohoo!)