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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Gushing of a Newbie

This weekend I received a big surprise! My editor sent out our Anthology ARC so we can start getting early reviews! I now have in my possession an electronic copy of my book! Excuse me a moment…*SQUEE* Ok…I’m back. lol Not only did we get these copies we also received this:

Even bigger *SQUEE* It isn’t live until December 9th, but it is up! It is becoming so real. I never thought this day would come.

Last, but not least, our editor gave us a blurb for the whole anthology and I will share it with you here:

Whatever happened to good, old-fashioned romance? Remember reading about a man’s clothed physique, or how a fellow admired a woman in a pretty red dress? How about stories where couples fall in love with just one glance or that first gentle touch? Then open this anthology and enjoy 18 beautiful stories of love lost, love found, intrigue, heartache healed, the miracles of life, passionate admissions, and tearjerkers that make one sigh with longing. From best friends who find romance to time travel to a bit of Christmas magic, step into the realm of hearts on fire and love everlasting.

I really didn’t realize how much it would take to finish a short story, get it accepted and finally published. I also didn’t understand the actual support I would need. Of course there is always the family, but above and beyond family are the people who have no obligation to help, but do it anyway! I’ve been very lucky to find such people on the web. Let me tell you, without Joy Roach and Valerie Tibbs my story would not be out there right now. They are always there when I’m ready to pull my hair out and have a neurotic author episode! There are two other people who really helped me as well, Cindy Jacks and Kensana Darnell. They are my critique partners and friends. These four were there for me from the beginning of my story and they are still here at the end. At least I didn’t scare them off!

I think I have to thank one other person for my big *squee* moments and that would be Faith Bicknell-Brown. She took a chance on a new author and pulled no punches! I’m SUPER glad she was my first editor. She is tough, but GREAT!!

Ok, enough about them. This is all about me, right?! Ok, I’m just kidding, but I just had to say it because my friends and I were talking about diva moments. AND they still haven’t separated my darn skittles! Heehee
Thanks for letting me gush! I’m so excited I really can’t stand it! Just wait until the link goes live! Who knows what will happen then! lol


joyroett said...

I got all the reds and the greens separated, just the purple to go. I'm working as fast as I can...honest! Hee hee

What do you mean what will happen when the link goes live? FB's server will crash with the sheer numbers trying to purchase the antho-duh.

Valerie T. said...

Joy and I are working our fingers to the bone separating all the Skittles! I'm only eating half of them... really! :D

Congrats on your new release! I can't wait to break FB's server on release day!



Cindy Jacks said...

Awww, Brea, thanks for the shout out. It's my pleasure to be there for you, just like you're there for me :) Hugs and congrats, chica!

AJ Llewellyn said...

Congrats on the ARC hon!! I can't wait to purchase my very own copy of the anthology!!
Enjoy every second of this - I know you will. :)


Kensana said...

Brea thank you so much. You know I'm there for ya Babe, whenever as you have been for me.

Lynn Crain said...

Congrats on the ARC. It's always great getting that first one!


Stephani Hecht said...

Congrats! It is always such a high to see your work being published.

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