A brand new series set in - Texas!
I am so happy to tell you that I will be writing a three-book series titled The Mackillop Girls of Calamity Valley
for the wonderful and much loved by readers everywhere, Tule Publishing in the US.
I'll be part of the Southern Born imprint of Tule Publishing and I'm joining many amazing authors, and feel humbled and lucky all at once.
How good is that? I have to say, I love my job.
I'll be giving you more information as it happens, but I can tell you now that The Mackillop Girls of Calamity Valley series is fun, and flirty, and maybe a little different to what you're used to reading from me - but only in so far as it's set in Texas.
Everything else remains the same: my love of a small town and what goes on in those close knit communities.
Calamity Valley has three towns, and only 97 residents. If you've read the Swallow's Fall series, that should give an inkling that it's pretty much business as usual: a great little town in need of a boost, a serious romance, and a few other dramas of the completely unexpected kind.
Talking of the unexpected...
The other fantastic thing to happen this week was the arrival of a box full of my author paperback copies of
A Place to Stay.
This is book #1 in my new small-town Rangelands series set in outback Western Australia and is published in eBook by Harlequin's Escape Publishing and in paperback in Australia and New Zealand by Harlequin MIRA. It will be out in eBook on 21 November, and in the shops around 25th November. You can read more about A Place to Stay and pre-order your copies here.
Getting your author copies and holding that book in your hands is an extraordinary moment. All that hard work, and angst, and fun, and everything else that goes into making a book a real book - this is one of the moments you realise you did it.
I have more books planned for my amazing publisher, Harlequin Australia, who have given me so many wonderful opportunities to bring my stories to you, my readers, and I look forward to letting you in on the inside info soon!
"We may not have everything in life we want but at least we can have it all in a book." ~ Jennie Jones