Monday, February 27, 2012
Just Checking In
I just finished revisions on the English Heiress, my July e-book release from Book View Cafe. This book was written in a different century (I love saying that!) and on computer operating systems so old that some of the disks read like High Old Martian. Just developing a working document took me years. But readers have been demanding Michael's story ever since The Marquess was released, and I've promised to produce it.
Oddly, it was a publishing economic crash similar to today's transitional period that stranded this story in book purgatory. I'd sold the book at a time when historical romances were in hot demand, but a bad economy and the collapse of wholesale distributors plunged the boom to dust. The completed book sat on my editor's desk for two years as the publisher regrouped, and when the dust settled, they decided to close that imprint, and they returned the book to me. I kept money and book and Michael's story never saw print.