December 1, 2012
If you haven’t seen the news yet, I am so stoked to say I sold a book to Carina Press! With any luck, they won’t realize what sort of redneck, hillbilly they have brought into their fold until I have at least several books in. If you’ve been around, yes, this is the book I’ve been talking about when I had been saying “I hope I’ll have news soon on something!”
What’s the new book about? I’m not sure what all I can share, so I’m going to keep this short. Country, small-town and Southern but the fun new part? it’s LONG!! Right now before we go into edits, it’s 90,000-words. Several readers have mentioned wanting me to go longer and I have listened! So I’d like to welcome you to the new town of Bella Warren, Arkansas. I’m going to take you to a small family run fruit and vegetable farm. There’s some romance, there’s some scared feelings about facing the past, and a lot of hope for the future!
I think everyone’s favorite part so far is the heroine, Kara, cans jam. I have to tell you, as a canner, I’m thrilled about that! I was afraid many would find it old-timeish and that’s sad because canning is so awesome. While my hero’s most important role (other than trying to sweet talk Kara!) is keeping the farm in shape and the produce growing, Wade also invents tractor parts. His family is like Henry Ford in the tractor world.
And the title? I don’t know. I’m brainstorming some up now and that’s what started this post! Have you ever heard of wordle.net? It could just be me behind on the times, but I loaded part of my manuscript in there and it spit out this neat graphic!
(if you click the picture, it’ll be bigger). Well, I thought it was cool.
And I should point out that if you want to keep up with the lastest info on this new adventure, get some canning recipes, and get all the news on it the fastest–join my new newsletter! Just click here and sign up! (I’m not going to be flooding your mail every week. Just every now and then when I have something awesome to share!)
So. what do y’all think? And any title ideas off that graphic? By looking at that I’m getting Wade Backs Kara Just Like Time Wanted
maybe I should load a new set of words in?