Monday, February 18, 2008

Another Contract!

I had a wonderful weekend- I signed and returned another contract to the Wild Rose Press! An Unbelievable Journey is a short story, (26,000 words) for the Cactus Line and will only be available in e-book. I must admit every contract is just as exciting as the first one. This story is a time travel historical, and was a lot of fun to write.

Here is the draft blurb (thanks to my wonderful editor):

Sierra Masters isn’t shocked by being transported 125 years into the past- it simply proves aliens do exist. What shocks her is how easily she adjusts to living in 1883, and how quickly she falls in love with the handsome hunk Jesse Jones. Par for her life; she finally finds the man of her dreams, but will lose him in thirty days when the aliens return for her.

Jesse Jones is shocked by the girl he finds on the Nebraska prairie, she wears jewelry in her belly button, tries to shave her legs with his straight-edged razor, and insists an alien gang abducted her. He plans to wash his hands of her until a Shaman claims Sierra Masters is Jesse's woman from the future. Then, as she wiggles her way into his heart, he vows to find a way to make her stay in his time.

Other news: A Wife for Big John is doing well. It’s #1 on The Wild Rose Press Cactus Line best selling list, #3 on The Wild Rose Press Fictionwise best selling list, and has already been ranked on the Amazon Kindle list.

They finally hired someone else at work…it’s been a long six months by myself. I've helped set up a critique group for The Wild Rose Press, started working on this year's Big Lake Library fundraiser event, have my writer's group meeting this weekend, and next Monday I will be speaking at a Women’s Connections Luncheon. And of course I've been working on my next story.

Hope you all have a great week!


Paty Jager said...

Wow! You sound as busy as me!
Good luck with it all and congrats on the contract and the #1 spots!

Lauri said...

Hey Paty,

Thanks, and I hope you had fun on your retreat. It sounded wonderful!