Time for another Snoopy dance around the living room. At 1:00 this afternoon, I finished the “revise and polish” of my 60th release which will be published by Zondervan in May 2009. It felt so good to hit SEND and hear that whooshing sound my email program makes as the document went flying out into cyberspace on its way to my editor’s inbox. Yea!!!!
What’s the new book about, you ask? Okay, you didn’t ask. But I’ll tell you anyway. In A Vote of Confidence (set in 1915), Gwen Arlington, a determinedly-single young woman, decides to run for mayor of Bethlehem Springs. One of her two opponents is Morgan McKinley, a relative newcomer to the area who is building a health resort north of town. What else can I tell you? Only that problems and romance ensue.
A Vote of Confidence is the first of three historical romances that will be set in the same small Idaho town. I have really enjoyed my return to the early 20th century. My last venture there was for Catching Katie , a story about the suffrage movement. Although not touched on much in this latest manuscript, I expect it will come up more before I’m finished with this series of books.
Hey, have I shared the final cover of my January 2009 release? I don’t think so. I believe it’s another winner. The novel is When Love Blooms, an historical romance set in Idaho in the 1880’s. The hero and heroine of this book are two of my agent’s favorites, so she tells me.
Next week, in addition to beginning more serious preparations for my trip to the International Christian Retailers Show, I will be getting to work on the second book set in Bethlehem Springs. Got to get right on it so I won’t find myself behind the eight ball come fall.