I haven’t written for a very long time. I thought about writing I really did, but who wants to read about collecting rejection e-mails? Me neither.
One rejection was of special note as in the end it culminated in a re-write and revise of Waking Lucy. After further consideration, Waking Lucy was ultimately rejected by that publisher with a rather encouraging letter, prompting me to return to plan A. Two years ago the plan was to indy publish my first novel as a test. The year long query and submission detour was educational and I am glad I took it, but now I am back to the plan. So without further ado…
Introducing Waking Lucy Available December 2
Lucy dreamed of marrying Samuel, until she woke-up as his wife.
Samuel Wilson is dismissed after a disastrous year at the newly created Harvard Medical School, ending his dream of becoming a doctor. Shamed by his dismissal, he returns to his north shore home where he avoids his former fiancée Lucy Simms and tries to dismiss all ideas of marrying her.
Lucy pretends Samuel’s rejection means little as she helps her family on their farm. An early New England blizzard brings challenges and death to her door. When it is over, Lucy lays in her cabin near death with only five-year-old Sarah to aid her. Samuel discovers Lucy delirious with fever and endeavors to save her from the fatal illness that claimed most of her family. Unwittingly he puts her reputation in danger. At his parents’ insistence, Samuel marries a barely conscious Lucy.
Lucy awakens to a reality more bizarre than her dreams. Sure that Samuel’s vows are coerced, she does everything in her power to convince him to annul the marriage. With the help of his mother and Sarah, he sets out to prove to Lucy that the vows he took are permanent.
Available for pre-order now.