I have, in recent weeks, received covers for two more books. Calico Canyon will be out in August. It is a sequel to Petticoat Ranch and this is the description of it on http://www.barbourbooks.com/:
Let yourself be swept away by this fast-paced romance, featuring Grace Calhoun, an instructor of reading, writing, and arithmetic, who, in an attempt to escape the clutchs of a relentless pursuer, runs smack dab into even more trouble with the 6R's - widower Daniel Reeves, along with his five rowdy sons. When a marriage is forced upon this hapless pair - two people who couldn't dislike each other more - an avalanche isn't the only potential danger lurking amid the shadows of Calico Canyon. Will they make it out alive? Or end up killing each other in the process?
Amy Simons's small size belies her remarkable strength-strength that makes her thrive in the wild Alaskan frontier. But is she strong enough to accept her father's fate and move on with her own life and love? Braden Rafferty just wants to get away-away from the pain of failing his wife and losing her. Maybe hard work in the cold Alaskan mountains will numb his aching heart. But he didn't expect to find another needy woman along the way, another woman who will depend on him for strength. Will Braden realize that Amy wants his heart more than his help? Will they both see that the bonds of love are strongest?
They're not up yet on Amazon but I found them both on http://www.christianbook.com/ so I've got FIVE books listed there. Now, that's not exactly right nor fair, because Alaska Brides in an anthology. Three books in one. And my contribution is Golden Days which is already out as part of the Heartsong Presents book club. So don't buy Alaska Brides expecting to see something new from me. Plus, Golden Days is there on it's own.
The other new entry on cbd.com is a oh-so-thrilling offer to buy Petticoat Ranch and Calico Canyon together. :) so that's not a fair entry either, there are really only three books. But still, there are five choices under my name and I love it. :)
And it all started with getting connected through ACFW http://www.acfw.com/ and polishing my skills with a critique group I got involved with through ACFW and taking online courses offered by ACFW and entering a contest sponsored by ACFW.
So there's my advice in a nut shell...or wait, how about a 'C' shell?;
Connect, Critique, Courses, Contests, and at last.......COVERS.
The Five Cs.And none of them are as important as that most fundamental rule, no C anywhere.
Write. Write and keep writing. But that's not that hard for me because I can't seem to stop anyway.
Wait, that IS another C--Compulsive!
We've talked about how many people say they're a writer versus how many are actively seeking--good word, huh? :) publication. Tell me what you're doing right now of these C's to make your dream of being a published author come true.