If you’ve been following me on social media, you know that I’m right in the middle (literally) of writing book two of a three book trilogy about Victorian governesses that’s tentatively set to release next year. It’s been a busy, busy fall already but I’m poking my head out of the writing cave today to share a few more things that I think are pretty exciting.
First off, I’ve got a new short story up on Wattpad! “The Lady Always Wins” is a super fast read jam-packed with a rake, spinster, some kissing, and a big confession. I had a blast writing it, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it too. If you do, please give me a vote and leave a comment! That helps other readers on Wattpad find “The Lady Always Wins” too.
I wrote “The Lady Always Wins” because my publisher, Pocket Star, is hosting a writing competition for readers that’s going on right now. All you have to do is write up a quick short story (2000 words or less) and post it to Wattpad using the tag #XOXOConfessions. The grand prize is a publishing contract with Pocket Star, the digital-first imprint of Simon & Schuster! Full details are available here, and definitely check out the stories already posted to vote for your favorite!
#XOXOConfessions is actually part of the bigger XOXOConnects all-day readerfest that’s happening right on your computer Oct. 24 from 12-8! Writers, editors, and bloggers will be hosting Q&As, teaching workshops, and celebrating everything romance. It’s all digital so you don’t even have to get out of your PJs if you don’t want to.
I’ll be on the historical roundtable with Sabrina Jeffries, Meredith Duran, and Candace Camp at 5 p.m. EST. It’s running on Google Hangouts just like my First Draught show does, so be sure to watch live!
The entire schedule of events has been posted (and includes some huge names in romance). You definitely don’t want to miss this one!
That’s the latest from me. It’s back to the writing cave for now!