Yes, yes, good news! I feel like I’m tempting Karma or Fate or something by saying this, but things seem to be getting back on track after my derailment last year. I’ve added a newsletter sign up on the top right of my site. If you’re interested, please enter your email address. For now, I’m only intending to send out a newsletter to notify people of my new releases – I won’t overwhelm your inbox, I promise!
First – MIA Case Files: Craving is going to print! YAY! I’m so thrilled, and although I don’t have a date (sometime in the next two months), I don’t care. I really want a matching set of print books for that series!
Second – I have a new contract! I just signed a contract with Dreamspinner Press for Pen Name: Doctor Chicken. It’s a contemporary romance or perhaps rom-com, and I’ve posted my sad attempt at a blurb below. It’s sure to change once the editors get ahold of it!
As a point of interest, Dr Chicken is the only time I’ve ever made myself cry… so it may actually be more angsty than comedic, but I’m really excited about this one. Tentative release date is near the end of 2013.
Sometimes it seems like Doctor Chicken consumes Stratford Dale’s life. The wildly popular children’s books were his brainchild as a stop gap to make some money while he pursued his dream of publishing graphic novels. Almost thirty, single, stuck with a contract that leaves him broke and churning out book after book for a pittance, Stratford’s dream seems no closer than it was ten years ago. The last thing he wants to do is tell a potential boyfriend about his odd career and poor life choices.
Vinnie Giani is a successful, self-made man who is charmed by Stratford’s bow ties, sharp humor and his clumsiness, even when their interactions include blood, stitches and duct tape. Vinnie’s been responsible for his mother and much younger sisters for years, and even though he’s only five years older than Stratford, he begins to treat Stratford more as a child who needs a parent, rather than an equal partner.
When Vinnie decides he can help ‘fix’ Stratford’s career woes, but only succeeds in making them worse, can their relationship withstand the blame and the strain of the lies they’ve told each other?