I wrote a novel.
Actually, I wrote two novels.
Both of them will be released this month. I’m self-publishing, skipping the middleman. It’s the way to go, in my opinion. I like the control it gives the author. What can I say, I’m controlling. Well, at least that is what my kids tell me. And since they are teenagers and know everything, they must be right.
I’d like to tell you a quick story, though. It all began about two years ago when I was dealing with Bank of America. Remember that? Well, I’ll tell you this, I’ll never forget. But I digress…
Somehow, through my story, I connected with a woman named Nicole Andrews Moore. She was going through all sorts of issues with BofA too. We briefly commiserated over Facebook but that was about it. Not much interaction aside from liking each others status updates.
Then, last February, she messaged me on Facebook. Apparently, she was a writer…I did NOT know that then. Apparently, she wanted to hook up and write a book together. I explained that I really only wrote Paranormal, the rest of the stuff wasn’t something I dabbled in…romance, intrigue, espionage, murder…unless it had vampires, witches, demons…I just couldn’t relate. Maybe there is something wrong with me?
She had this brilliant idea…we’d write a Paranormal Romance together. I was like…cool, I could handle that. As long as the Paranormal outweighed the Romance. Because I’m so NOT a romantic, I wouldn’t even know where to go with that if a conversation had to be written.
Or so I thought.
But then, I started writing Hallows Haven and put the idea of writing with Nicole on the back burner. I hadn’t heard from her and I knew she was busy writing what she writes so I didn’t press the issue.
Until. She messaged me on Facebook again. Let’s do it, she said. And I said…OK. Let’s.
So we did.
We planned an entire series called Dark Redemption. Four books. All before Christmas 2013. Yeah. I know. Cray-cray, right?
Well today, the final words were placed on the document, Dark Dawn was finished.
And it’s being unleashed. June 10th. That’s this coming up Tuesday.
I’m going to be a published author. And I owe much of it to a virtual stranger, someone I haven’t even spoken to on the phone. This woman who, for whatever reason decided she wanted to write a book…which turned into a series…with ME.
I can not express my gratitude. I don’t have the words. And just saying thank you from the bottom of my heart just doesn’t have the impact I’d like to make.
But it’s how I feel.
So, this month, Dark Dawn will be released on June 10th. Followed by Hallows Haven on June 24th. And then all their subsequent books.
This is a dream. Surreal. Because even since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a writer. And then, I never pursued it. And then I forgot about it. Until, of course, I started blogging again. Which led to short stories of fiction. Which led to…
I’m a writer.
Even if not a single copy of these books ever sell, I have an ISBN number which means…
I’m a writer. Published.
And I just don’t even know where to put this excitement I’m feeling.
I have a couple words about Dark Dawn…
We are doing two versions…MA and NA (new adult). New adult is a new-ish genre that is for the 18-23 year old set. So…both versions will have sex in it but the NA is a little more tame than the actual adult version. The rest of the book…exactly the same. I just thought I should mention that so…if you are interested in reading the book when it comes out on Tuesday, just make sure you know which one you are buying. When the book is released on Tuesday June 10…OMG…I will post all the buy links for you! Because you know what? This is a not-to-be-missed series. Not even kidding.
Yeah. So this is really happening. I know it to be true, the pinch I gave myself actually hurt.
So, to Nicole Andrews Moore. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. As stupid as that sounds. Writing this book with you has been a pleasure and an honor. I look forward to the rest of the series and beyond.