We Did It!

I’m excited to announce that the results of the voting round for the RONE Awards are in – and It’s Complicated received enough votes to move onto the judging round for Sweet Contemporary. Winners will be announced at the InD’Scribe conference in September. Thank you, so very much, to everyone who took the time and made the effort to vote for me. I appreciate it beyond words.

Back in 2013, Show No Weakness took 1st place in RONE’s Cowboys, Cops and Jocks category.

1308-6 RONE AwardI was surprised and honoured by the win, and doubt if I can do a repeat, but thrilled, nonetheless, for the opportunity to try. And I now have a lovely Finalist badge to go with my 1st Place badge.

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On other writing news, my fourth book is currently with my publisher and I hope to hear about a contract soon, with a likely release date of early next year.

My work-in-progress has become a work-delayed. About three scenes in, I realized I was headed in the wrong direction and needed to go back to the beginning to tweak a few things. Before that happened, real life intruded. I’m juggling several things right now and all of them need my time and attention, so I’ve made the decision to put the writing on hold for the summer. If I can find a few spare moments here and there to write, I’ll gladly grab them, but if I can’t, I won’t worry about it. The story isn’t going anywhere.

I’ve decided, as well, on a hiatus from this weekly blog. Just to take some pressure off until I get more pressing matters taken care of. So from now until the end of August, I won’t be posting to my blog unless I have something terribly interesting or exciting to announce.

Have a great summer.

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Five Stars for It’s Complicated

Today I happened across this incredible five-star review for It’s Complicated. I’d submitted the book for review many months ago and had finally forgotten about it, figuring it probably wasn’t going to happen. So imagine my surprise when I opened my copy of InD’tale Magazine today and saw the review. I was shocked, thrilled and extremely touched. Okay, I admit, I may have cried. The review’s that good. You can read it for yourself right here: Review

This is the same magazine I submitted Show No Weakness to back in 2013 and ended up winning one of their RONE Awards. The contest involves a voting process, so I’ll probably at some future date be shamelessly begging all my friends and family to once again vote for me and It’s Complicated.

I won’t even look ahead to that contest though. Right now I’m content to feel blessed that someone “got” my story and my characters and then shared their enthusiasm and kind words with others. Thank you so much, Mary-Nancy Smith and InD’Tale Magazine!