Wednesday, June 22, 2011

In a nutshell...

An introduction/update on who I am and what's going on:

I write faith-filled contemporary romances with lots of laughs. I've been actively writing for about two years and am currently working on a three-book series for the Christian market—consecutive stand-alone novels set in small-town Maine, featuring several recurring characters. To learn more about me or my books, go to my web site:

I write what I love to read—fun romances that pack a comedic punch. My novels explore some of my greatest passions—the mystery of falling in love, God’s redemptive grace, and laugh-out-loud humor. Though lighthearted, my novels weave thematic elements relating to women’s safety, awareness, and empowerment from a Christian perspective. My first novel, Right Hook for Romance, won second place in the contemporary category for the 2010 Heart of the West contest for RWA.

Last fall (Sept 2010), I attended my first writer's conference, the American Christian Fiction Writer's conference which is where I met my agent, Terry Burns with Hartline Literary. I had the opportunity to pitch Right Hook for Romance, but I was terrified to have to give a verbal pitch because I have a phobia of public speaking. But Terry is about the coolest guy around. He's also shy and a writer, so he knows what it feels like to be on the other side of the table. He offered to read the pitch I'd printed out, which was about the biggest blessing I could have asked for. Within a few minutes, he wanted to talk about working with me on my projects!

Now, I'm working to finish up the second novel in the series while Terry continues to shop Right Hook for Romance. I will be pitching both books to editors at the ACFW conference in St. Louis this fall.

I write and re-write and just keep on writing because I love the way words work. Sometimes the story takes me for a ride. There's nothing more energizing.