Late last year I completed a novella, written for a specific call, but as I became more involved in the writing the story I missed the deadline. After a few more days of tweaking I decided to shop the novella elsewhere. I tried my first tier of hopeful publishers, not sure of what to expect, tried a Twitter pitch session, and just as I was prepping a second round list I received an offer.
An editor at Totally Bound, part of the Totally Entwined Group which is part of Bonnier UK, loved the story and wanted to contract it. Just one thing: would it be possible to lengthen to story for print?
Uh, yeah? That an editor likes my work so much to want to see it in paperback… I really needed that boost of confidence, so here we are. Ladies and lords, I give you the cover for Finish What You Started:
Emmy, head of cover art, sent me this to show off, and I’m thrilled to know we’re one step closer to making this happen. Right now I’m about a fifth of the way into the second book in the series. Just feels good to write again.
About the Book
It gets hot under the spotlight…
ExStream Love, Book 1 – Coming in June!
Once a teen idol, Gabby Randall now spends her time behind the cameras. With her show Danse Macabre scripted and greenlighted for a popular streaming site, she has everything she wants…except her star. Deadlines are looming and she’s desperate to cast the role of a modern-day, motorcycle-riding Grim Reaper. She never thought she’d end up hiring her former co-star, TV’s most beloved geek…and her ex-husband.
Until the day he dies, people will remember Dash Gregory as Freddie “Grody” Grodin, the token geek friend of the cool kids at Wondermancer High. After years of casting agents overlooking him for plum roles, Dash wants to show Hollywood he’s more than a one-note player. He’s ready to break the vicious typecasting cycle, and he’s set his sights on the lead role in a sexy new series too hot for network TV.
When the director yells “Cut!” the star wants to keep up the action behind the scenes. Are Dash and Gabby willing to make ratings history again?
This book features: angry in-laws, a show-stealing Jack Russell terrier, two former child stars fated to be together, and a fun night in Vegas.
This week I’m giving away $10 to Amazon or ARe, plus an audiobook from my backlist. Enter below and good luck!