On Friday, someone knocked at my door, carrying two boxes of books. I said, "Oh, my books!"
The UPS delivery man said, "You must like to read."
I corrected him. "No. These are books I wrote. See, that's my name on the cover!"
Oh, the joy of having a new "baby" to show off. And I love our covers for Wild West Christmas. And I counted my blessings that I have had three books release this year.
So in the interests of shameless self-promotion, I'm going to quote from the back cover of Wild West Christmas.
"Sharp-shooting LUCY AMES is thrilled to join Major Paulson's Wild West Show. But is she setting her sights too high when she begins falling for budding evangelist Gordon Paulson? Would she be better off aiming for a stable, widowed rancher?"
My story, Lucy Ames, Sharpshooter, follows Charlsey's Accountant by Lena Nelson Dooley, and before A Breed Apart by Vickie McDonough and Plain Trouble by Kathlee Y'Barbo. Each novella tells the romance for a different sister in the Ames family.
Wild West Christmas is available from Barbour Publishing and coming soon to a bookstore near you.
Lucy Ames, Sharpshooter comes on the heels of my Book-of-the-Year-nominated novella Dressed in Scarlet, which came out last year. Next year, The Face of Mary will appear in another Christmas collection. That's right. Last week I found I get to write another Christmas story. I love 'em! The new contract gave me always-welcome reassurance that I have might the right decision to write full time, at least in August 2009.
Have a good week, everyone!