I have always loved to read. As a child, going to the library was a highlight and I would read through entire shelves of Historical Fiction until every single favorite author’s works were exhausted.
The power of the written word captivated me and I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a writer. I wrote my first “novel” as a senior in high school for my English project. Of course, when I read it now, I giggle at my word choice and cringe at my sentence structure, but I had so much fun writing it that I decided to Major in Creative Writing and Minor in History. I loved studying the art of creative writing, so I stayed in school and obtained my Masters in Creative Writing as well. I wrote part of a novel for my thesis and finished it after I graduated. It was better than my first, but as it was in an over saturated era, it definitely was not going to get published. I needed to try again.
So, I studied the market and found an era and story that I felt hadn’t been overdone and wrote long into the night for six months until I had finally finished it. Novel number three turned out to be a winner! With my American Victorian novel, I was able sign with Tamela Hancock Murray at The Steve Laube Agency and I have now begun the process of pitching to editors! Lord willing, my novels will find a publishing house soon!
I have signed two contracts with Barbour Publishing for a novella in The Second Chance Brides Collection, which will release August 1, 2017, and a novella in The Southern Belle Brides Collection, releasing in August 2018! Until they release, I’m keeping busy finishing my next American Victorian novel.
With this website, I thought I’d share a little bit about what I have learned from attending writers conferences, researching and studying as I continue writing Historical Fiction and hopefully, I’ll help you on your own writing journey through my blog. Happy writing!
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