Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I Got the Call (Again)!

These past couple months have just been full of excitement. I signed with my wonderful agent, Jill Marsal, in April. The fabulous Rae Monet finished my website this week. Jimmy Thomas is the cover model gracing my website and blog and I just received the most important call in my career. 

I just landed a three book deal with Sourcebooks!

As any writer can attest, this was a tedious journey with many ups and downs. It's definitely been a roller coaster ride on the road to publishing. Fortunately, I'm still on that high and have not thought long-term about reviews and marketing. *waves hand in air in dismissive gesture* There's plenty of time for that later. Right now, I'm just living in the moment.

I want to take this opportunity to thank my CP, writer/chapter friends and family. I have a great support team and you make my job so much easier. Thanks to my husband who has made countless dinners while I'm knee deep in the Highlands. Thanks to my beautiful daughter for her endless support and praise. You were right. I only had to believe in myself. And how could I forget my handsome little lad in training? Even though you were the only one in Kindergarten speaking Scottish Gaelic, I appreciate your support!  

I'm sure I'll be up late tonight tossing and turning and pondering things to come. For right now, I've accomplished my dream. *sigh*

Career. Onward. Now. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jimmy Thomas is my Highlander!

What could be better than capturing Jimmy Thomas as my Highlander? Yep, I'm still trying to think of something too!

My new website is launched! Whew! I am so verra pleased (pun intended) with the design and the wonderful customer service received by the fabulous, Rae Monet. I have to share the experience for those of you still looking for a web designer. You found her!

Rae spent an hour with me going over my thoughts for design. One thing that was really important to me was that I wanted to capture the essence of all things Scotland. After all, I'm Bringing my love of Scotland to life...

When Rae called me two days later to say the draft was completed, I had to admit that I was a little hesitant. That was lightening fast! But behold the beauty that lies before our very eyes. It's Jimmy Thomas! I don't think many compare to our vision of a rugged, handsome Highlander. He fits the mold well. Verra well!

I was awestruck when I viewed my site. Rae not only listened to what I wanted readers to feel when they opened the site, but she captured it. She was very engaged throughout the entire process. I'm no artist, but I can tell you that I think it looks pretty darned good!

I'd like to thank the folks over at Rae Monet Designs for a job well done! You guys are truly fantastic. Jimmy Thomas was right. You gave me a kick arse design!