Where has this summer gone? Before you know it, there’ll be a total eclipse and then Labor Day weekend, and Fall will be upon us. I’ve been spending my summer days finishing up edits for my December release, A More Perfect Union, and putting together proposals for some 2019 titles. My titles for 2018 are already locked in because I may be a pantster when I write, but I’m a uber planner when it comes to the business side of publishing 🙂
One of the highlights of the summer was the Golden Crown Literary Society Conference in Chicago. If you haven’t attended this conference before, I urge you to put it on your must-do list for next year. Where else can you enjoy five days of readings, panels, and social events all centered around the books we love? Registration just opened for the 2018 conference and you can even take advantage of a monthly payment plan for a full access pass.
And this week I celebrate the release of my 17th novel, Sidebar:
Judge Camille Avery, newly appointed to the federal court, is finally back on her dream career path. She’s determined not to let any mistakes, past or future, get in her way, but a complex murder case and undeniable attraction to her rebellious law clerk threaten Camille’s carefully planned future at every turn.
Attorney West Fallon is a social justice crusader, reluctant to put her career plans on hold to clerk for a federal judge, even if the judge is the man who saved her life. When he’s suddenly forced to retire, West is stuck clerking for Judge Camille Avery, an infuriatingly stubborn—okay, brilliant, intense, and sexy—law-and-order jurist who seems just as unhappy to be saddled with her.
As Camille and West explore their growing desire and challenge the boundaries of their work and personal relationships, a big case threatens to destroy both their careers. Can their love survive?
And that pretty much sums up for my summer so far. What have you been up to? Leave a comment below about your summer fun for a chance to win an autographed copy of Sidebar (ebook only for non US residents). I’ll draw a name on Sunday and post the name of the winner in the comments.