I've been working on a book for a couple of months now. I tend to write quick so when I'm dragging on words, it makes me kind of antsy. I don't think writing quick is better than not. Every author has their own style and I'd say, with some certainty, that writing quick often leads to needing heavier edits-- at least for me. However, it is what I'm used to so I get frustrated when the words stumble over each other instead of making coherent sentences.
So what do you do when something is bugging you? Walk away. Or, if you're me, write a mini short story about your favorite holiday season. Make sure that it's super full of sappy, emotional, holiday spirit and voila, you have a side project. Then, you ask the lovely and talented Tanya Baikie if she'll make you a cover. I don't know if this path will work for everyone, but it's the one I took and because of that, I'll be releasing a very short, very sweet story on November 6th from Amazon. It will be the first in a series of four shorts about the same couple. I'm very excited about this. And the best part, it got my words moving around again.
Jody Holford's debut DEADLY NEWS, the first in a new series featuring a woman who arrives in the sea side town of Britton Bay to take over the role of newspaper editor, ends up headlining in a major story after finding one of her not so friendly reporters dead, and gets to know the residents in town by poking around to find out who wanted the crotchety old man dead and why, to John Scognamiglio at Kensington, in a three-book deal, for publication in Fall 2018, by Frances Black of The Literary Counsel (World).
I am absolutely thrilled to be working with Kensington and with Mr. Scognamiglio. I am eager for you guys to read the first in my trilogy: DEADLY NEWS. I'm working on book two right now.
Speaking of books...
My first book in a new series from Entangled Publishing will be out on January 29th, 2018. I love Megan and Adam. They are a quirky, opposites attract, meant-to-be couple that I think you'll enjoy. Can't wait to share the cover and more for this one.
One last thing...the group I'm part of, The Romance Chicks, has been having fun on our Facebook page and we're ready to celebrate our one year anniversary. We hope you'll join us!
I am excited to share the news that Falling for Kate (An Angel's Lake Novella) will be published by Penner Publishing in time for the holidays.
Don't know if you remember Lucy's younger sister from Falling for Home, but Kate was part of the reason Lucy came home.
Though Kate Aarons had just finished her degree in social work, designing was her hidden passion. Lucy was able to hook her sister up with a sweet internship at a major fashion house in New York City.
Fast forward a couple of years. Kate's dream may have been in New York, but her home and her heart are in Angel's Lake. Wanting the best of both worlds, Kate decides she'll open her own dress shop in the town she loves.
Elliot Peters wants to give his daughters a stable, steady, predictable home life. Something his ex refuses to do. When he brings them back to Angel's Lake for Christmas, he knows he'll fight to have them with him for good.
With Kate home, needing a place to live and a temporary job, Elliot thinks he has the perfect plan. If Kate will be a nanny to his girls, they'll be well cared for and she'll have plenty of time to focus on her plans of opening her own store.
Both Kate and Elliot wonder if they've made the right choices in their lives up to this point. But when they give into the attraction that sparks between them, they learn, sometimes, it takes a while to get where you're meant to be.
Come back to Angel's Lake this Christmas as Kate and Elliot fall for each other.