I wanted to take a moment and share some exciting news. I have decided to try my hand at self publishing. I’ve written a sweet nostalgic romantic novella set in small town America 1955. The story is titled SECRET LOVE.
This has been a fun experience and I’ve learned a lot. After writing my novella I hired an editor who made some great catches, suggestions, and helped me tighten up my words. I love the story now, more than when I finished the first draft. From there I managed to rope a busy friend into formatting my words so they’d transfer to various venues and still look good 🙂 I also was lucky to have an instant cover model in my daughter and her amazing photographer bestie Jill Szyszko who worked so hard on my cover–which I will be revealing later this week. Squeee…
Release day is Monday, June 9th!!!
I’ve had so much fun in this venture that I’ve decided to write a second and third story in this newly formed series. And if things go as planned I will add on to that with more stories that are linked by characters from previous works in the series.
And…if that weren’t enough I have a fun surprise in regards to the covers that I’ll share later. It has to do with the prize being given away while I’m on my tour. I can’t wait to tell you what I have planned….more Squee…
With all that being said, I’d love to share my blurb for Secret Love, Book One in the Sweet Fifties Novella Series.
Lizzie Tarleton has always done things her own way—including the time at the tender age of thirteen when she confessed to her brother’s best friend she loved him. But now she’s a new teacher at the local high school, and independent enough to know that you can’t force love. She’ll find love when the time is right—even though her parents are adamant the time is now. The only downfall to her idyllic life is the fact that her childhood crush—who broke her heart—is now her boss. If only she could stop daydreaming about him.
Wayne Whitmore grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and worked hard to get where he’s at in life. Even though he enjoys being principal at the small town high school, he dreams of coaching baseball. When his best friend asks him to watch over his little sister at her new job at Wayne’s school, he agrees. What he doesn’t count on is how she’s grown from the pig tailed kid who told him she loved him, to the woman who breaks his concentration with her beauty and smile. Unable to get over his fascination, and afraid he’ll ruin his friend’s trust, Wayne applies for his dream job—one that will take him far away.
One night while decorating the school gymnasium for an upcoming sock hop, Lizzie and Wayne find themselves alone. They share a kiss and Lizzie realizes her childhood crush for Wayne has never died. Wayne decides he doesn’t want to let Lizzie get away.
Can they come to terms with their secret love and then overcome the other secrets they are hiding in order to get what they each want? Or is their timing for love still off?
THANK YOU for joining me while I share my exciting news. Please stay tuned for the cover and more info regarding my surprise!!!