Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Love Inspired Historical Author Danica Favorite

Hi Everyone! Danica Favorite here, and I am one of the newest Love Inspired Historical authors! I got "the call" about a month ago, and I am still flying high. My book should be out sometime in late 2014 or early 2015, so when I have more details, I'll be sure to let you know.

Pamela Tracy asked me to tell you all about my sale, so here I am. What to tell you? It's really been a whirlwind since I found out. So here's a semi-brief history of me and my book.

I've been writing for about 12 years now, and I've always written contemporaries. However, about two years ago, my agent, Chip MacGregor asked me to write a historical. I didn't want to write a historical. Those are my favorite books to read, and I didn't want to turn candy into work. But after talking with my friend Camy Tang, I decided to go for it and write a book set in Leadville, Colorado. Camy knew that my husband's family is from Leadville, and I've always been very interested in that town. So it made sense to write a book based on a topic I knew lots about and really enjoyed.

I finished the book several months later, and then I submitted it. Here's where my story gets dicey. I thought I submitted it in March 2012, but my editor didn't get it until October 2012. This is a great lesson to everyone in being diligent about checking on your manuscript if you don't hear back in a timely manner. In January 2013, I received a letter asking for revisions. I did the revisions, and then sent them on their way, finally getting "the call" in June.

My editor and I talked last week at RWA, and they're still working on the schedule, so I don't have an exact release date yet, but hopefully soon.

In the meantime, here's a little about my book:

Joseph Stone comes to the mining town of Leadville, Colorado to find his missing father and bring him home to support their impoverished family. Instead, he finds an illegitimate sister he didn't know existed and clues that his father may have been murdered over a hidden silver mine. The sole hope for keeping his siblings out of an orphanage is to find the mine- before his father's killer does.

Annabelle Lassiter is worn out from working in her father's ministry to aid struggling miners. She doesn't believe their work is doing any good in a lawless town full of people interested only in getting rich quick. All she wants is to leave Leadville to create a new life for herself, away from the pain of working amidst so much tragedy. At her father's urging, she reluctantly sets out to help what she believes is just one more miner in a sea of thousands.

As Annabelle and Joseph work together to care for his younger sister while trying to find the mine, they learn to look past the preconceived notions they had of each other to see something deeper. But even as they consider the risks to their hearts by becoming involved, the greater risk may be to their lives.


I hope you enjoyed the peek into my first book!

You can find me on my website at http://www.danicafavorite.com/, on Twitter @danicafavorite, and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DanicaFavoriteAuthor

17 comments:

Christine Johnson said...

Woohoo, Danica!!! I'm so thrilled for you. The book sounds great. I look forward to reading it. Welcome!

Merrillee said...

Danica, sounds like a wonderful book. Congratulations!

Danica/Dream said...

Thanks Christine and Merrillee!

Valri said...

How fun to have YOU be the center of attention today, Danica! Little did we all know when we were gathered in Spokane that your big moment was coming so soon! We're all excited for you and can't wait to read your first book! Way to go, girl!

Deb Kastner said...

I can't wait to read it, Danica. So very happy for you!!!

Katy Lee said...

Congrats again, Danica! :) Love hearing the story behind the awesome story.

Danica/Dream said...

Thanks Valri, Deb and Katy!

Missy Tippens said...

Congratulations, Danica!! I'm thrilled for you! :)

Sherri Shackelford said...

What a joyous coming year! The first cover...the first time you see your book in the store...Squeee!!

Many congratulations :)

BelleC said...


Congrats Danica! Your story sounds amazing. I can't wait to read it. All the best!!

Belle

Angel Moore said...

Congrats, Danica!!! Can't wait to read your story. Love the mining town setting.

Angel Moore said...

Congrats, Danica!!! Can't wait to read your story. Love the mining town setting.

Karen Kirst said...

Congratulations, Danica! Your story setting is unique - looking forward to reading it!

Danica/Dream said...

Thanks Missy, Sherri, Belle, Angel, and Karen!

Jenny Blake said...

Hi Danica I am so happy for you and hope you hear soon when it will be released.
I agree with Valri. I can say I was told to go away by an author (I know it was in love and everyone sides with you when I tell them).

Rhonda Gibson said...

Your book sounds amazing! I'm so glad you are one of the LIH authors... Whoot! whoot!

Pamela Tracy said...

Dream,
Just got off a 4000 mile roadtrip and wanted to say both Welcome to the Craftie Ladies and congrats!