Saturday, March 13, 2010

Another book to send out...

This past Monday, the publisher Cedar Fort in Springville, Utah, requested my first Christian romance - Heart of a Hero.  I was thrilled!!!  I pray this is the right story for them. If not...I just barely finished yet another story to send to them. This one is titled, How To Win Your Man's Heart - a romantic comedy.  Here is the blurb -

When love and friends collide, the outcome can be humorous…and disastrous.

Whoever said the quest for love wasn’t comical, never met Charlene Randall. Her search to find church and family man, Mr. Wonderful, leads her to the last place she ever expected – the arms of her neighbor.

Owner of a wealthy company, Damien Giovanni is fed up with money-grabbing women. But Charley isn’t like this. She wants to try the Internet article, How to Win Your Man on his former friend. Jealousy hits him head on like a locomotive without a driver. What would happen if he tried the “10 Ways” on her? In the process, he notices changes in himself. Now he’s thinking about church, marriage, and a forever family. Will this be enough to make him happy and complete now? is the blurb for my historical, Heart of a Hero -

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.

Wish me luck!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Good news today!

I queried a publisher with my story - Heart of a Hero - and in today's email was their response.  They want to read the FULL!  I'm sooo excited.  Please pray this is my big break!


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Welcome to my blog!

Hello!  I'm Marie.  I want to welcome you to my blog which will also be my website for a while. 

A little about me... I've been writing for many years, and I'm eager to find a publishing house who will love my Christian romance stories mixed with suspense...or an agent will do nicely as well. (grins) I've been an avid romance reader, too.  I just can't get enough of a good romance! 

I've been married since 1985, and I have two lovely daughters and three wonderful grandchildren.  I've lived in Utah all my life, and I'm very family oriented - as are my stories.

I hope you join me on my trip to publication...