I have been in contact with my publisher at Harlequin Historical about having the rights to my first three books revert back to me. The titles are:
The Angel and the Outlaw
The Rebel and the Lady
Texas Wedding for their Baby’s Sake
They are currently considering it! These earlier stories are very special to me. I look forward to going through and editing them — making them shine again. I feel I have grown as a writer since they were originally written. Check back for updates!
Publishing has always been a fluid enterprise. With the advent of ebooks that fluidity has increased dramatically as publishers sought to stay ahead of the curve and tried to figure out the next trend in books that would capture the reading public’s interest. That said, I recently received a letter from a reader who had just learned that the historical western line at Harlequin Historical had closed as of January 2019. I thought I’d share it here, along with my answer for those of you wondering what’s next…
A belated Happy New Year to you! What can your readers expect from you now that Harlequin Historical is not publishing western romances? A reader (She gave me her name, but I am withholding it here.)
Thank you for asking! Although I hated to see Harlequin’s Historical Western line close, I personally was ready to move in a different direction than historical westerns. Harlequin asked me to write Medieval or Regency stories, and although I enjoy reading them, I do not have the enthusiasm to dive into all that research and actually write one. Currently, I am taking a sabbatical from writing to figure out my next step.
I will admit…It is hard to stay away from writing. I enjoy stories so much — watching them at the movies, reading them, and writing them.
I will let my readers know when the next book is well underway, but be prepared to see something different.
Until then, thank you so much for reaching out to me with your question. I hope your 2019 is a great year for you as well!