When I set out to write my first book, I always knew I wanted it to be the first of a trilogy. Earlier this year, the trilogy was completed. The Corral series, as I call it based on the bar where many of the scenes in all three books take place, includes: This Time for Always, This Can’t Be Love, and This Feels Like Home. At that point, I figured my dream had pretty much come true. I’d written my series, and it was probably time to move on to something new. (Or continue with some spin off stories, but that’s another story in itself!)
Then I remembered that earlier in the year the marketing rep at TWRP sent an e-mail asking about authors with books in a series in order to put together boxed sets on the site. I told her about mine. At the time, Home was still very new, and she said she wanted to give it some time to be a stand-alone before boxing it up with the others. I let that sit on the back burner for most of the year. A couple of months ago I looked back in my archived e-mails and found the original one. I e-mailed the rep and asked if enough time had passed so that we could get the set going.
From there things went quickly. We sent a few ideas back and forth and came up with a blurb:
A small town where good friends gather and rugged cowboys fall in love.
She sent me a couple ideas for cover art, and I chose the one I liked best.
Finally she asked when I wanted the set to be released. I could pick a Thursday. Any Thursday. So I chose last week.
To say I’m tickled pink and thrilled is an understatement. It’s like that Brad Paisley song about him thinking life can’t get any better…and then it does.
I’m a boxed set!
Until next time,