I've been sitting on this news for weeks, and I'm thrilled to finally be able to share it.
A couple of months ago, Kensington Brava had a call for entries for a contest called Writing With The Stars. The prize was a chance to become one of ten finalists to vie for a book contract for the Kensington Brava line.
At first, I didn't think I had anything to offer, but as I read the rules, I realized I had the perfect book for this line.
Evidently, they thought so too because I ended up as one of the finalists!
But here's where it gets interesting. This wasn't just a chance to become a finalist for a book contract. It was a chance to be mentored by one of ten amazing Kensington authors, and exposure on the RT and Brava blogs.
This was huge!
Ah, if only I could have answered The Call with a little more grace.
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Do you remember a while back when I told you I just got my new phone and I was hanging up on people?
Yeah, well...I hung up on the editor at Kensington. TWICE! When I realized who she was, I was mortified. Why, Lord? Why did I have to hang up on her, not once, but twice?
Patient (and forgiving) woman that she was, she called me back a third time so she could give me the news.
Yeah, leave it to me to make an impression. D'oh!
So here I am on the raggedy edge and the race is on. Will you vote for me in the coming months so I can stay in the running? You'll be able to read excerpts and comments on the RT web site, then vote for your favorite author.
Think of it as an 'American Idol' contest for writers. Thank goodness nobody is going to ask me to sing! It wouldn't be pretty.
The winner will be announced in time for the RT conference in April.
Meanwhile, if you have any good Karma, lucky pennies, 4-leaf clovers, or horseshoes you can spare, send them over. Ten manuscripts were chosen out of 500 so you know I have got to be in some awesome company.
Whew! I've got so much more to tell you, but I don't want to hog all your time. Stick with me guys. This is going to be one wild ride. The first round is on October 11.
Celebrate with me! And pass the word.
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