It’s raining love and goodness here in the Maumee Valley!!!
And it’s about time!
After what was a tumultuous end of last year/beginning of this year for a lot of us previously un-pubbed MVRWA members, things have turned around in a big, BIG way.
My own year started with a calm optimism I hadn’t felt in too long. I’d spent part of the morning on New Year’s Eve having a promising e-mail chat with the editor from Ellora's Cave who'd received my submission, asking if I'd be willing to revise and resubmit. (Pfft! Of course!!)
I'm happy to say that editor is now my editor, and that submission became my first published short story, Saving the Best for Last.
I remember going to Prison the morning after that initial chat feeling as though it was going to be a very good year, and not just for me. It seems like the wave hit fast after that.
It wasn't too long before Kristina Knight broke the big news that her first contemporary romance, What a Texas Girls Wants, had been picked up by brand new e-publisher Crimson Romance as part of their June 4th launch.
Very shortly thereafter, Constance Phillips made the major announcement that her paranormal romance Fairyproof had been accepted by Crescent Moon Press.
Hot on her heels, Jenna Rutland set our inboxes ablaze with word that her first, yet-to-be-named contemporary category romance was bought by Entangled Publishing for a Spring 2013 release.
Then—seriously, check this guy out—not only did Ray Wenck contract his book Teammates with Rebel ePublishing, but he sold a second book, Random Survival, to Musa Publishing TEN DAYS LATER!
All of these first sales have effectively brought our number of published writers up from one-third to half. Half, people.
At meetings I now find myself looking excitedly at the other members of my group and wondering… who’s next?
Keep your eye on our NEWS page for release dates on all of the above titles. And watch for more big announcements in the future, not only from our aspiring writers but the hugely talented, multi-published, award-winning authors who blazed the trail ahead of us as well. You can keep track of all the latest news and releases from our authors through their websites, blogs, facebook and Twitter by going to our MEMBERS page and clicking on their name.
Jayne Kingston is a fledgling erotic romance author who writes stories about people with a lust for life in pursuit of love hereafter. You can find her hanging around her Blog, on Facebook, and at Goodreads. Stop by and say Hello any time.