I've got some incredible news for you guys. I've been shopping my manuscript for "A Question of Time" around-- and after several months and several rejections, it's finally found a home with Champagne Books, a wonderful indie publishing house based in Canada! It's coming out in November 2012-- I have a contract, and I've been assigned an editor. It's very cool to see how everything works on the inside now!
As you can imagine, this is tremendously exciting. My personal illustration site will remain that, but I'm revamping my blog so I can feature my writing and my books there. Watch this space for more news, contests and everything.
If you're wondering what the story is about, here's a brief blurb:
Successful author Celia Cavalotti is still mourning the death of her favorite teacher, who died in a car crash in 1989. But when a car crash of her own hurtles her back in time to the week of his death, she finally has a chance to set things right.
Finding herself in the 1980s is a shock to the extremely modern Celia-- but even more shocking is seeing her dead English teacher, Alan Forrest, alive before her very eyes. Alan is far more handsome than she remembers, and she can't resist the urge to flirt. After all, they have so much in common, like writing and a shared love of science fiction. Celia knows she's falling in love with him-- but can she use this opportunity to prevent his tragic death? What is happening to her? And why can't she seem to stay in one place and time?
So yes, it's got romance, death, sex, the 1980s, and heaping helpings of pop culture references (and Rick Astley too). It's totally awesome man... totally awesome to the max.
- My website: www.joannerenaud.com
- My groups:
- Listening to: WRAS-- Rotation with Alexis
- Reading: Silver Snakes by Christian Dabnor
I like to think that my story is the first 1980s time travel romance ever... which makes me laugh. 10 or 15 years ago, I never dreamed this might be my eventual claim to fame!
I tried to read one of those outlander books after the 50th person told me I just "Had to!!!!!!", and I couldn't even get halfway through it. I can't even define what it was that i didn't like, I think they were just... not any fun at all. SO SERIOUS. Also, I think I prefer romance novels that don't have any pretenses of NOT being a romance novel
Titles and authors noted I might have read the Jane Austen one - I'm trying to find the 'Jane Austen time travel' book I have because I don't remember the title or author... one of these days I'll get fully unpacked.
I don't just dislike Outlander. I frankly HATE it. I had the same experience as you-- people knew I loved time travel stories, and the 18th century, and were on me like a ton of bricks to read it. Well, I really did not enjoy it, for various reasons. I think in large part it was because the plot and characters were really quite stupid, but it took itself VERY seriously. It was just so ridiculous and pompous... yet filled with squick-inducing violence. Blech!
Now I'll be able to read it
Nice drooly icon by the way.
How's the edits on "Pearl" coming along?
Bitchin'! Although I do have a question- I thought you couldn't post any of your writing on the internet when it is going to be published?