I’m going to flat out say it, and pardon my French. But overall, July 2018 has proven to suck ass.
In the hope of brightening my own spirits, I’ve decided to share the bits of good news that have surfaced this month.
As you all already know, I was named a finalist in this year’s The Sheila Contest, run by the Valley Forge Romance Writers.
I placed 2nd in the Historical Romance category!
Here are the results for The Sheila Contest 2018! Congratulations to the 1st place manuscripts that move on to the BEST OF THE BEST round of judging!! @LeytonSarah, Patty Reagin, @RobinLOL, @jackiehimmel, and Valen Cox #TheSheilaContest2018 #amwriting #romance pic.twitter.com/yNafFnvDa4
— VF Romance Writers (@VFRomanceWriter) July 2, 2018
Congratulations to all the finalists! I am honored and thrilled to be counted among you.
I also received word that I am a finalist in the TARA Contest‘s historical category as well, and am waiting with baited breath to get the final results of that, as well as a third contest I entered my post-Civil War historical into at the end of June.
Once again I’ll be participating in the Carolina Romance Writers’ Sip & Sign event, happening September 8th. Full information about the signing and event will be posted on the CRW website, but if you’re local to the greater Charlotte area, mark your calendar!
HE TAKES THE CAKE in Print at LAst!
It’s been a bit longer in the making than I’d expected, due to technical issues outside my or my publisher’s control. But at last, the print release of HE TAKES THE CAKE is available!