Gather ’round, kids—it’s story time! Once upon a time, in another world, Jayne quit her full-time associate editor job at a university to become a stay-at-home mom. She did some freelance editing and writing, but when her main clients folded, she wasn’t sure she’d be able to rebuild and carry on. Some weird guy, now known as the wasband, made a suggestion. Read the rest of this entry
Guess what? Guess what? No, wait—you’ll never guess. But go ahead and try! …Give up? Okay, I’ll tell you. It’s this:
Isn’t it pretty?! Yer darn tootin’ it is!
So here’s the story: I’ve signed with Gemma Halliday Publishing for my sixth romcom, Your New Best Friend, which will be publishing this summer! Stay tuned for updates! In the meantime, here’s a little something about it:
Your New Best Friend
Jane Austen’s Emma made a habit of meddling in other people’s lives, but Melanie Abbott has turned it into a cottage industry.
As “modern American royalty” living in Abbott’s Bay, Massachusetts, a town founded by her ancestor, Melanie Abbott feels it’s her right—even her duty—to employ her uncanny knack for knowing exactly what everyone needs to improve their lives. She eagerly shares her wisdom and insight with her friends and neighbors…whether they ask for it or not. If only Conn Garvey, her dearest friend, agreed with her.
Connacht Garvey has been keeping an eye on Melanie since they were kids. A bit older, far more level-headed, and infinitely patient, Conn feels it’s his duty to pull Melanie back from whatever cliff’s edge she’s about to wander off. Conn thinks Melanie is egotistical, self-centered, irritating, infuriating, relentless, ridiculous…and irresistible. Not that Conn’s confessed to that last one. Yet.
When Melanie impulsively starts up a new advice-giving business, it’s an instant hit. Conn doesn’t approve, as usual, which is too bad, because Melanie’s convinced he needs her VIP package. (Of advice!) His coffeehouse is showing signs of financial trouble, plus his toxic ex is suddenly sniffing around, acting like she’s having second thoughts about their breakup. Will their friendship be blown to bits because of Melanie’s meddling…or will it become something more?
Now THAT is a cover! Check out the funky-cool, oh-so-moody cover for my agency sistah’s new book, Forged in Fire, publishing January 15, 2015! Read the rest of this entry
Once upon a time, I wrote a little rom com called Down on Love. It’s the story of a cranky, unlucky-in-love blogger named George (Georgiana) and her new relationship with her old high school crush, Casey, and I set it in a small town just for giggles. When I was done, my editor asked if I’d make it a series.
I hadn’t planned on it, but it sounded like an interesting prospect. And so…here’s the second book in what is now the Marsden series!
Due to circumstances beyond my control, I wasn’t able to participate in my author bud (and Candy Crush fellow addict—but congrats to her for quitting cold turkey!) Tracy Krimmer’s cover reveal yesterday. However, better late than never, so here it is: Tracy’s new book, the NA contemporary romance/women’s fiction, Pieces of it All, out this May! Everybody say yaaaaay with a big ol’ Kermit flail! Yaaaaay! Read the rest of this entry
Wow, an embarrassment of riches! For the second day in a row, we’ve got a YA cover reveal from one of my Booker Albert Literary Agency sistahs. But wait—don’t order yet! You get not just one, but two cover reveals, both in Cassie’s How To series from Swoon Romance: How to Seduce a Band Geek (How To #2) and How to Hook a Bookworm (How To #3)!
Band Geek will be released on May 6; Bookworm is TBD. Here are the rest of the deets:
Taking a break from flogging my own novels to participate in Melissa Giorgio’s exciting cover reveal today! Her YA novel, The Soul Healer, second book in the Silver Moon Saga and sequel to The Sight Seer, will be published April 11! Step inside for the cover and more info! Read the rest of this entry
Hey, my Booker-Albert LIterary Agency sistah Theresa Paolo has a lovely cover for a great new book coming out in the fall. Check it out, won’t you?
Theresa writes, “Today is the day! The official cover reveal for (Never) Again to be published by (Berkley) Penguin on October 15th, 2013.”
…He moved back.
When college freshman Liz Wagner hears her ex’s voice for the first time since he moved clear across the freaking country, she does what any respectable girl would do: Dive into the girls’ bathroom.
Zach Roberts—the Zach Roberts—is back. And he’s everywhere Liz looks—infiltrating her friend group, buddy-buddy with her brother. It’s enough to ruin college altogether. But what choice does she have but to put on a happy face and pretend he didn’t leave her vulnerable and alone in a pile of emotional wreckage?
Pretending works, until tragedy strikes and the only person available for comfort is the one person she wants to stay away from. When Zach turns out not to be the jerk she convinced herself he was, but the boy she used to love, Liz needs to decide whether to open her heart again to the boy who tore it out.
Theresa Paolo lives in the same town she grew up in on Long Island, NY with her boyfriend and Milton, their big eyed goldfish. She has a hard time accepting the fact she’s nearing thirty which is why she writes New Adult and Young Adult books, reliving the best and worst years of her life through her characters. She put her love of writing on hold while she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Dowling College. On November 11, 2011, at 11:11 she made a wish. Two hours later she was laid off. Jobless for the first time since she was sixteen she was determined to make her wish come true. Writing became her life again and after many nights of ignoring her boyfriend to spend time with her characters, she finally received the call that all her hard work, finger crossing and eye crossing paid off. She signed with Berkley (Penguin) and her debut novel, (Never) Again, a NA romance, will be out in Fall 2013. When she’s not writing, she’s behind a camera or can be found in the blogosphere or on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.