Thursday, May 19, 2016

What We Are Writing

What We Are Writing
By Margaret Daley



Author: Pamela Tracy
Title: TBA, book 1 of the 2017 continuity series.  I'm calling it An Unlikely Hero
Hero and Heroine: Shelley Brubaker, victim of a con and broke; Oscar Guzman, police officer whose family was conned by Shelley's ex-husband.
Line: Harlequin Heartwarming
One paragraph from the page you are currently on: “I am your daughter Shelley.  I’m here visiting you, Dad.  I brought you some Snickers for you candy bowl.”  She’d spent money she didn’t have for candy he shouldn’t have.  Because... because she had to leave, disappear, figure out how to keep her children safe from their father. And in the process she’d lose contact with her own father when he needed her most.
Due date: July 8
Word Count goal today: 2000
Something cool learned recently from research: Small town police officers often work 12 hour shifts

Author:  Jean C. Gordon
Title: Reclaiming His Family
Hero and Heroine: Rhys Maddox and Renee Delacroix
Line:  Love Inspired Romance
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:  “I have a clean T-shirt that should fit you. It’s from a promotion the experimental farm where Claire works ran. She had some left over.” Renee clamped her mouth shut. He didn’t need the shirt’s life history. “I’ll leave it here in the hall.”
Due date:  July 25
Word count goal today: 1,000
Something cool learned recently from research: The sound a car makes when the alternator is shot.

Author:  Patricia Johns
Title: The Triplets' Cowboy Daddy
Hero and Heroine: Easton Ross and Nora Carpenter
Line:  Western Romance
One paragraph from the page you are currently on: 
Nora had only had the babies in her charge for a day, but she was already attached. They were so sweet, and so different from each other. Rosie was the quietest of the three, and Riley couldn’t abide a wet diaper. Bo Bo seemed to have the strongest personality, though, and Nora could already imagine their sisterly dynamic as they grew.
Due date:  October 2016--I'm getting it done early!
Word count goal today: 1500-2000 words
Something cool learned recently from research: 
I'm researching how moms deal with three newborns. How do you feed them all at once? How do you take them places? This is definitely fun!

Author: Mindy Obenhaus
Title:  The Widow Next Door
Hero and Heroine:  Andrew and Carly
Line:  Love Inspired
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:  The outpouring of support had Carly feeling overwhelmed. She was blessed to have such wonderful friends. But as small arms worked their way around her waist and she gazed down into her daughter’s troubled blue eyes, Carly couldn’t help worrying. While Megan had been able to laugh with the girls, now that they’d gone home, reality had again taken center stage. A reality once more marred by tragedy, thanks to Carly. One that could very well change Megan’s life forever.
Due date:  July 15
Word count goal today: 1500
Something cool learned recently from research:  Fire restoration companies do some pretty amazing work. J

Author: Danica Favorite
Title: TBD: Working title Gentleman in Disguise
Hero and Heroine: Flora Montgomery and George Baxter
Line:  Love Inspired Historical
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:
Stark raving mad. If Flora Montgomery had to describe herself in this latest scheme, that’s what she would say she was. Oh, she’d done some crazy things in the past. Horrible things. But nothing so insane as agreeing to spend the summer in a mining camp helping the less fortunate.
 Due date:  ASAP, hoping within the month. This is a new proposal, so I don’t have a firm deadline.
Word count goal today: None, I am writing the proposal, so since I am in the middle of the synopsis, word count is fluid.

Author: Jill Kemerer
Title: Wedding for the Rancher
Hero and Heroine: Clint Romine and Brooke Stafford
Line:  Love Inspired
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:  
“Wait right there.” Brooke bellowed. She scampered next to him, placing her hand on his arm. “Don’t leave. You don’t have to tell me a thing. I trust you.”
Her words landed in his gut with a thud. When had he last heard those words? It had been a long time. Too long.
He didn’t even trust himself anymore.
Due date:  Not contracted yet
Word count goal today: None, since I'm working on final edits for a different book.
Something cool learned recently from research: Almost half of Wyoming is owned by the Federal government.

Author: Jolene Navarro
Title: Bergmann Sister #1; Nikki & the Cowboy Dad
Hero and Heroine: Adrian De La Cruz & Nikki Bergmann
Line:  Love Inspired
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:  
The breeze gently stirred her lose stands against his skin. Turning, she buried her face between his shoulder and neck. She didn't make a sound, but his shirt was wet. His heart broke. Birds flew from tree to tree, the horses munched on the green grass, the river moved around the rocks and over roots as he held her.
 Due date: June 1
Word count goal today: In editing mode.
Something cool learned recently from research: Not sure how cool, but I've been reading several stories of the bio mom's story of adoption. True love and sometimes heartbreak.

Author: Terri Reed
Title: TBA, book 1 of the 2017 Classified K-9 Unit continuity series
Hero and Heroine: FBI K-9 Agent Leo Gallagher and school teacher/widow/mom Alicia Duncan
Line: Love Inspired Suspense
One paragraph from the page you are currently on: They walked in silence. Alicia struggled to come up with something to say. Questions about Leo’s life peppered her mind but she held back. He obviously didn’t want to discuss his childhood. She had the feeling something bad had happened. Something that had taken him away from his family. And the thought made her heart to hurt.
Due date: July 1
Word Count goal today: 2000
Something cool learned recently from research: Water detection dogs will detect the gaseous molecules rising to the surface of a body of water from a drowned and decomposing human body.

Author: Louise M. Gouge
Title: Cowgirl under the Mistletoe
Hero and Heroine: Pastor Micah Thomas and Deputy Grace Eberly
Line:  Harlequin's Love Inspired Historical
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:
She'd known she'd never marry because of the way men saw her--gawky, too tall, plain. But now, the one man who treated her just right and changed her mind about romance was marrying somebody else.
Due date:  March 15, 2016 (turned in on time, yea!)
Release date: December 2016
Word count goal today: Working on copyedits now.
Something cool learned recently from research:  When a cowboy "fans" his pistol in a shootout, it may look like fancy shooting, but it messes up his aim and can damage the shooting mechanism.

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