Happy News: More books!

dragon_pearl_smallHarlequin offered a two book contract for more Harlequin Historicals and two short stories for Harlequin Historical Undone.

Of the books, The Dragon and The Pearl is next in line for release after Butterfly Swords. The title may be changed though I’ve become so attached to it! The story is near and dear to my heart….well, they all are after so much work goes into them….but this one in particular because I had such a strong bond with both of these characters before I even started writing.

Not to mention the good omens that came with it! The title was suggested by author Elizabeth Grayson during a living room pitch session before Nationals and it shaped the rest of the story. This manuscript was also the very first time I received a request from an editor off of pages. A much needed ray of light.

But I digress. For now, I’m dancing around and singing: More books! More books! More books!

Good news week

3581145_blogIt’s nice to have one of these once in a while.

This week one of my dear writing buddies, Bria Quinlan, landed a dream agent. Her book, Secret Girlfriend, brought me back to my teenage years and made me laugh and cry like a schoolgirl.

Blog penpals Lisa and Laura Roecker announced their first sale of The Haunting of Pemberly Brown to Sourcebooks. I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time because I knew it was going to happen!

Edited to add: And more good news! Fellow Ruby Sister, Tamara Hogan, sold her debut novel Underbelly as part of a three book series to Deb Werksman of Sourcebooks. Underbelly is set to be released in 2011! There’s still time left for more good tidings. 🙂

I received approval for my first conference speaking opportunity on Monday and I received an offer for my historical short from Harlequin Undone on Tuesday! It’s a love story that’s mentioned briefly in Butterfly Swords and forms the basis for Ai Li’s honorable yet feisty character.

If you’ve browsed by on Excerpt Monday, you may remember that I posted the opening in first draft: Warrior Bride excerpt

The details are still being hammered out, but right now I’m glowing that this little story will see the light of day and that I have a second sale.

Good energy is in the air. Can you feel it?