Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bears, Blizzards, and Books














Thank you all for BEARing with me during my busy January. During this time I've done a lot of writing—two new colonial era pieces—and website design—two medical websites in HTML. I thought of you all often and am excited to sharing some of news now that I'm coming out of my hibernation.

As with many places around the country, Maine has been bombarded with so much snow. We had another double BLIZZARD this week. Today, as always, the day after a storm, it is beautiful with blue skies and the sun is glittering off the snow like tiny diamonds! I've been snuggly and warm in my writing room. My fingers and my keyboard have a fine tuned relationship and are almost one I fear.

I submitted the first BOOK proposal that I ever prepared by myself after gathering a group of authors for a novella collection. I sent this off January 11th and in record time—January 30th—I was notified that Colonial Courtships had sold! My collaborators on this project are Laurie Alice Eakes, Amber Stockton, and Lisa Karon Richardson. This makes TWO books that I'll have released in 2012 with Barbour Publishing. I'm doubly blessed! My debut novel, The Shadow Catcher's Daughter, will be released in January and now Carving a Future will be released in May. I'm so excited that I can hardly stand it!

Again, my dear blogging buddies, thank you so much for your good thoughts and prayers that have supported and encouraged me during my busy season.

"Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath,
for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me."
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh 

10 comments :

  1. Good for you honey!!!!!! Kori xoxo

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  2. Congrats and wonderful news! :O)

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  3. Congratulations, Carla! That is awesome.

    (I love the photo with the snow bear). :D

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  4. You are one busy-bee! But in such a fun, exciting way! Congrats!

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  5. Congratulations, Carla! I'm excited for you! Let me know if you need any influencers. Would be glad to help.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  6. Carla, this is awesome news!!! I'm so excited for you :D

    Stay warm and safe,
    Jen

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  7. Hi Carla -

    Congratulations!

    Okay, now I want to know about that bear in the tree. Is it real? A stuffed animal?

    I'm glad your January was productive and successful. :)

    Blessings,
    Susan

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  8. Wonderful wonderful wonderful! And I so love that snow bear picture. Cutest thing I've seen all day. :)

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  9. Congratulations, Carla! That's wonderful news. The snow picture is wonderful, too. I'd love to hear the story on it. :)

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  10. Isn't that bear adorable! I wish I could take credit for it, but I found the photo online somewhere and I couldn't resist posting.

    Thanks a bunch to you all for the congrats!

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