Meanwhile, I secured a contract with The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House to publish "Wrong Place, Right Time." Once I realized it would be the only piece I would publish with them for reasons I cannot disclose due to the non-disclosure agreement I signed with them, I began to search for another publisher to take "Accept this Dandelion" on.
A while back I subscribed to an online magazine called Author's Publishers. I get emails from time to time with articles about writing and there are also emails with information about various publishers. When I saw a publisher I thought might interest me, I would save that email. So when I began my search, the first thing I did was go back through those to see which ones might fit "Accept this Dandelion."
I found three and submitted the manuscript. Before the week was over, I heard back from my top choice of those three. I could not have been more excited that Prism Book Group wanted to publish it and seemed nearly as excited about the tale as I was when I wrote it. The original email from Author's Publishers had very good things to say about Prism Book Group including that the authors they spoke with are happy working with them. And the website looked like it would fit my work to a T because they publish both Christian and CLEAN romances, exactly what I do.
After a few questions and some consideration, I signed a contract to publish "Accept this Dandelion" with Prism Book Group. The book is tentatively scheduled to be released in paperback and digitally in February 2015. I couldn't be more thrilled.
The editing for "Wrong Place, Right Time" is going on now and will continue till the beginning of June. "Accept this Dandelion" has a line of other books in front of it for editing so I'm hopeful the two won't intersect too much. Partly because I don't have all that much time each day and partly so I don't get confused on characters and storylines etc.
There were times when I thought I would never get published at all and here I sit with two publishing contracts. I feel like perhaps I've finally made it!
Next up? Mamarazzi! When I get breaks in editing "Wrong Place, Right Time," I am going back through "Mamarazzi" and preparing it for submission. I hope to submit to Prism Book Group as I would really like to form a relationship with a publisher and become a frequent author. Fingers crossed for "Mamarazzi" and the other pieces that are already signed!
Future blogs will talk about the editing processes as well as publicity and the rest of the stuff that goes into putting a book out so stay tuned! In the meantime, if you enjoy cute little love stories, check out what Prism Book Group already has to offer!