Monday, August 5, 2013


My second book, Project Valentine was being considered by Harlequin when I became a semi-finalist in the RITA's.  After Silhouette bought Faith, Hope and Love they bought Project Valentine and I was in Writer's Heaven.  FINALLY I had not one but two romance novels being published.   With the amount I thought I would make, I paid off the mortgage, bought myself a car (all paid for naturally) and dreamed several other dreams.

I printed 500 business cards (I still have some if anyone would like one), I shopped for Author Outfits and designer shoes and squeezed my feet into the latter till I couldn't stand next to my editor at the official party thrown for authors and did other things I can't remember.  I had a makeover and had a publicity shot taken (I didn't look any different but it was fun) and printed a thousand bookmarks for each of  my two books convinced everybody would want to buy a book.

The idea for Project Valentine came from an article in the newspaper...the local Mall was having a showing of dogs from the humane society in the hope of getting them adopted.  We had just got our lab-retriever mix from the local shelter and we all felt strongly about abandoned animals and still do.
Suddenly there was a book in the making.

The story is funny and light hearted because at the time I was firmly convinced I could write a line of poignant romances for Silhouette and light hearted ones for Harlequin.  Of course I dreamed twice as much.  Have I mentioned I dream BIG?  Then and now.

I am so happy that Arthur the Great Dane's story is all wrapped up with Molly's, the precocious eight year old.  Jessica Woods and Karl Wagner couldn't have two better matchmakers.  I hope you will enjoy this romance, soon to be published online by Books We Love.



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