Wednesday, January 26, 2011

ANNIVERSARY AND A NEW BOOK!

My son and daughter-in-law have a wedding anniversary today. I have a different kind of anniversary on January 31. That’s the date in 2000 I received “the call” from the editorial staff at Harlequin (owner of Love Inspired) offering to buy my first book. I can hardly believe it’s been eleven years and quite a few sales since that exhilarating moment. In all this time, I have been blessed to work with the same amazing editor who made that call-Allison Lyons. Maybe I should send her a cyber bouquet!

My mother was an avid romance reader, too, and I was sad she didn’t live to see her daughter write a book. But when “the call” finally came, I wondered if maybe somehow she knew. After all, January 31 was her birthday. (Love you, Mom!!)

On March 1, A Place To Belong continues the “Redemption River” series. Hope you’ll keep an eye out!




8 comments:

  1. So neat about the Godincidence with your mom's birthday.

    Happy, Happy, Happy and Blessed Anniversaries.

    Can't wait for the new book!

    Peace, Julie

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  2. We all remember that first call. Usually your mind goes blank. Then when you hang up, you yell and scream and call all your friends.

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  3. Congratulations Linda. :) My anniversary is May 8.

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  4. Oh, how sweet that it was your mom's b-day!! My LI anniversary is Jan. 30! Of course, that was 2007. :) I've got to do some catching up to reach where you are, Linda. :)

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  5. Julie, I love that term: Godincidence! Can I share it on my blog sometime?

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  6. You have been blessed to have the same editor, Linda. I've had nearly 20 at Love Inspired. Not goog.

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  7. I don't remember the date. It was December, because Steve Laube called me while I was wrapping presents. I was down on my knees, and eight months pregnant. I'm still glad I forced myself to stand up and go to the phone.

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  8. Same editor! I'm with Lyn, I've had five or maybe six.

    So, Linda, didn't you sell to LI or to the romance line first?

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