Welcome to your Margarita Moments! Life has been good yet busy, between pursuing the writing career and day job demands. I always enjoy chatting with so many of you on Facebook and Twitter, but am excited to be back here on the blogosphere. Hope you’re having a wonderful summer so far–happy and healthy.
After I sold my romantic suspense/magical novel to Entangled Publishing in March, I submitted the second book in that series along with the synopsis for the third in late May. I’m very proud of that work and hope to hear good news soon. *fingers crossed*
Christmas in July?…
Yes, it is in my little world. Three of my closest writer girl friends and I proposed a holiday series to TULE Publishing. I’m so excited to share that we’ve signed our contracts for the four-book series called Christmas in New York.
Here’s the line-up:
Four life-long best friends find love through unexpected reunions at Christmas time in New York…
Single mom Sabrina, who never left her coastal Long Island hometown, reunites with her son’s father–the hockey player who broke her heart. THIS CHRISTMAS by Jeannie Moon, author of The Temporary Wife and the upcoming Second-Chance Hero (Intermix).
Adirondack girl-in-transition Jade returns home to her lakeside village to discover the boy next door is all grown up. A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW by Jolyse Barnett, author of the upcoming One More Sunset (Entangled).
New York City academic Cassandra finds magic once again with an Irish musician–the first love she never forgot. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS by Jennifer Gracen, author of Autumn Getaway and the just-released Winter Hopes (Booktrope).
Restless Elena reconnects with the kind-hearted stranger who gave her a glimmer of light during her darkest days. GOODNESS AND LIGHT by Patty Blount, author of young adult novels Send and the upcoming Some Boys (Sourcebooks Fire).
Christmas is July is pretty cool. I’m having so much fun writing this book, and having three plotting pals to share the journey is all the better.
On the family front, we’ve been in flux–but in a WONDERFUL way. My husband, my hero and prostate cancer survivor, retired from his twenty-six year career in law enforcement. He has happily taken over the monumental job of organizing our son’s autism-related services and has already begun working on his Honey-Do List. We’re thrilled to be home together.
Rylie, our daughter who posted the popular series about her Italy experience, has BIG news too. She has been accepted into medical school at a reputable American M.D. university and is set to begin in August. I’m sad to see her live far away once again, but I’m so proud of all she has accomplished and the road she is on.
We’re very blessed! So let’s get on with your…
I’m generally not a fan of those tacky tee shirt shops scattered along Duval Street in Key West, but every once in a while one of the shirts catches my attention. I got a kick out of the TV commercial with a camel walking through an office asking everyone what day it was. My kind of stupid humor. What tee shirt saying makes you smile?