I am so excited I could…be completely undignified. There. I didn’t swear…
It only took me 63 published novels, 6 publishers, writing unofficially for 24 years and officially for 17 years, making the NYT and USA Today lists, and a bunch of other awards to finally get to publish a major, single-title military romance novel!
Call me a wee bit stubborn, but dammit, I got there. (Okay, now I’ll swear.)
I know a bunch of you will ask me why I didn’t just self-publish this book of my heart, and believe me, I seriously considered doing it. But at the end of the day, I had to make a hard business decision about what shape of career I want to pursue in this wild and wooly publishing business we live exist in, now. And my decision was to go hybrid–keep one foot in the print publishing industry and another in the self-publishing world.
Honestly, my goal since I wrote my very first published novel has been to get to a place in my career where I could write single-title romances that would sit on the shelves in bookstores. Yes, I admit it. I’m old, and that’s an old-school publishing goal.
It has been a long, long road, but I’m so happy to share this journey with you, my dear friends, fellow book lovers, brilliant readers. I couldn’t have done any of it without you, and I remind myself of that fact every single time I sit down to write. It’s a gift to be able to create stories for a living, a gift you gave me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
If smoking hot Navy SEALs, smart, snarky, badass women, impossible odds, steamy sex, battle of the sexes, and a touch of suspense are your jam, I’d love it if you check out my special baby, BEYOND THE LIMIT.