I’ve learned a lot from the LifeLoveBeauty.com experience. Unfortunately, I’ve discovered that my dog isn’t exactly the Rhodes Scholar of Dogdom; I’ve learned how to put a little romance into my bedroom’s decor, even though my dog is the only one who shares it with me these days; and I now know at least 20 ways to relieve stress.
Hopefully, I can provide part of #1 … snuggling up with a good book … for your readers!
On October 1st, a new line of inspirational romance will be launched by a publisher called Summerside Press. The Love Finds You line of romance novels will give readers a peek into the flavor of local life across the United States. The novels, uniquely titled after actual American towns with quirky but intriguing names, inspire romance and fun. Each fictional story draws on the compelling history or the unique character of a real place, and Summerside will be releasing two of them every month.
As soon as I heard what they were planning, I really wanted to be a part of it. I put together several proposals but, when the editor finally called me, she started out by saying that they weren’t going to be publishing any of them. I thought, “You’re calling to tell me you’re NOT buying my books? That’s different.”
But she went on to say that they wanted some lighthearted comedy to launch the line, and they thought I was just the author to deliver it. Since everything I’d proposed was rather serious in nature, I asked her, “Um, what would make you think that?” As it turns out, the e-mails we’d exchanged throughout the proposal processes were what sold them. She said my e-mails cracked them up.
And so, if you can believe it, they chose ME as one of two authors to launch their new line upon the world! Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas is a full-on romantic comedy that hits bookstore shelves on October 1, 2008.
Note: You can enter our latest contest to share your story about the craziest thing you’ve done for love, for a chance to win an autographed copy of Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas! See the official contest rules here.
And now, for your reading enjoyment, an excerpt of Sandra D. Bricker’s book, Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas: