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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I GOT A CONTRACT!!

I'm thrilled to announce a Christian publisher here in Utah - Walnut Springs Press - has offered me a contract for my historical romance, Heart Of A Hero. I will meet with them next week to go over the contract and my marketing plans. I can tell you right now...I plan on having many book signings from date of publication until Christmas...and longer if necessary. I'll announce here and on Facebook when and where I'll be!

I thank the Lord for giving me this chance to entertain people who love to read. It's what I've wanted to do for so long, and now...MY DREAM HAS COME TRUE!!!

This is what my story is about -

The West has bandits, rattlers, and sagebrush galore… Richfield, Utah has Jesse and Summer, the town’s newest and most hard-headed heroes.

When Summer Bennett returns home after five years of etiquette school for young ladies, she discovers her father has been injured and cannot walk. Gotta get money…fast, for his operation. The reward money for capturing outlaws is the only way, and etiquette falls by the dusty roadside. Yet Jesse, the town’s hero, is always trying to thwart her plans – just like when she was young. She'd like nothing more than to use his head for a slingshot target, but as her heart warms toward him her aim shifts from his head to his heart.

For thirteen years, little Summer was the burr under the Deputy Marshal’s saddle. Now Jesse Slade feels a different irritation. She’s on his mind even while searching for outlaws. As much as he’d like to ignore the newfound feelings he has around her, he wonders if the Lord is telling him she’s the one… Funny, because Jesse had always wanted to tie her to the outhouse before.

21 comments:

AvonLadyJerrica said...

Marie! This is so exciting, and I love the premise of your book. All I have to say is that I hope *your* heroine doesn't ever meet *my* heroine, or else *my* heroine will be in deep doodoo! LOL!

I'm so happy for you, though! I know you've worked so hard for this, so many, many congratulations!!

Monique DeVere said...

Ah honey! Huge congrats. I know how much this means to you, and I'm so very pleased for you! The book sounds like a winner.

Big happy hugs!
Monique x

Connie Babe said...

this is cool...

and what a great jacket teaser...now i'm going to have to buy one and have you sign it at your book signing!

Marianne Evans said...

Congratulations, Marie!!!! I can absolutely relate to your story - after writing and publishing four romances in the secular market, I really wanted to shift my heart and talents to Christian Inspy. I have done so with White Rose Publishing - and like you, it's a dream come true! I'm so excited for you because I know exactly how you feel! Blessings, and I can't wait to read Heart of a Hero. I'm also a 'follower' now. :-)

Mary Ricksen said...

Yeah Marie! Go for it. Good luck with sales!

Anita Davison said...

How wonderful for you Marie, I know how hard you have worked for this. You deserve it. Love and Hugs.

stanalei said...

YES! Marie!!! I'm so happy for you.

Stanalei

Ginger Simpson said...

Marie,
I am so very happy that you've finally seen a dream come true with your writing. I think we both knew it was coming...it's just the wait that kills us. Best of luck, and don't forget me when you're popular and appearing on Oprah. :)

Rhobin said...

Woo-hoo! Way to go!
Rhobin

Marie Higgins said...

Thanks for your support, ladies! You're awesome!

And Ginger...Oparah? I thought she didn't like romances. lol Love ya, girl!

~Marie~

Jannine said...

Huge congratulations, Marie! It was just a matter of time, and you waited it out. I am soooooo happy for you, my friend.

Autumn Jordon said...

Congratulations, lady. Your book sounds interesting. You must let us know when it's available.

BTW: I visited Utah last year. Loved it! Beautiful area around Zion.

AJ

www.autumnjordon.com

Ciara Gold said...

Way to go, Marie!!!! Dancing on the ceiling for you. This is so exciting. Wow.

Anne-Marie said...

Congrats, Marie. No one deserves this more than you.

Jennifer Lewis said...

Congrats, Marie! The book sounds fantastic.

Jen

Janice said...

Congrats! You must be thrilled right down to your toes.

Janice~

April Ash said...

Many congrats on your new contract! How exciting!
Marianne/April

Marie Higgins said...

Thanks ladies! You're all wonderful friends!

~Marie~

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

Congratulations, Marie. This is so exciting!

Caffey said...

Hi Marie! I'm so thrilled for you! You so deserve this! Hugs.
Cathie

Meg Allison said...

Congrats, Marie!