I have been (and still am) buried under some intensive revisions with a deadline, while simultaneously promoting a new book and, up until last week, finishing school. So I feel like I haven’t given as much of a shout-out as I should to my two main critique partners – the people who read my work chapter-by-chapter as I write it. They tolerate my meandering first drafts, point out my errors (even if I ignore them until months later), and never fail to read my work when I’m in a pinch and need advice. And recently …
WiDo Publishing purchased Marcy Hatch’s time travel western romance novel (working title:

PARADISE), which is set for release in 2014. From WiDo’s blog:

Set in the Old West, it is a tale of mistaken identity, romance, and murder. WiDo’s acquisitions editor, Allie Maldonado, fell in love with the story, and with the characters. “I love the mixing of genres in Marcy’s book. Part historical fiction, part romance, and with the time travel element thrown in, it is fresh and original, a novel you just can’t put down. We think it will do very well.”

Meanwhile, Month9Books purchased Krystalyn Drown’s MG fantasy adventure. From Publisher’s Marketplace:
Krystalyn Drown’s TRACY TAM: SANTA COMMAND, about a young girl who doesn’t believe in Santa, yet must rely on the magic of the season and the miracle of science in order to get out of a jam in time for Christmas, to Georgia McBride at Month9Books, with Ashlynn Yuhas editing, for publication in Fall 2014 (World).

I am so proud of both of them! This will be Marcy’s debut book – and Krystalyn’s third in two years. Please congratulate them! Add them on Goodreads! Do a little dance in celebration for them!

And there is still time to enter to win a sign copy of Joy Preble’s new book THE SWEET DEAD LIFE. Check out the Rafflecopter link in the post below!