I'm Linda, and of the three ladies hosting this blog, I'm the only one who's not published. I haven't had the nerve to submit my work... until now.
I've written two novels, a romantic comedy, Give the Lady a Ride, which was a finalist in the 2008 ACFW Genesis Contest, and a mystery/suspense, Shattered Crystal, which still needs work. I have two other novels started, Petting Wet Cats, also a mystery/suspense, and The Cat Lady of Forest Lawn, another romantic comedy. I've also started the research for a historical I'd love to tackle some day. So, I guess you could say I haven't found my genre niche yet.
Give the Lady a Ride, a story of faith and bull riding, and the first of a series, will hit the trail to publication in late June. I look forward to sharing the experience with you.
Friends call me Katie. I write historical and speculative fiction, including the western saga A Man Called Outlaw; the upcoming Behold the Dawn; a tale of redemption set during the Third Crusade (scheduled for release in October 2009); and a recently completed fantasy Dreamers Come.
I’ve been blogging for about a year and a half over at my personal blog Wordplay: The Writing Life of K.M. Weiland and have several other irons in the fire, including plans for a podcast and a video blog on (to borrow the phrase from Francine Prose) “reading like a writer.”
I live in arid, beautiful western Nebraska with an assorted collection of critters, including a crazy black lab and three orphaned kittens, and I'm looking forward sharing this blog with two of the finest ladies on the web.
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Lynnette here. I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and four wonderful (most of the time ;)) kids. My husband is a pastor, and with our kids launching into their teen years, life keeps us pretty busy. But we love it. Busy and Blessed sums up my life pretty well.
Rocky Mountain Oasis, my first published book, is a historical romance set in the Idaho Territory in 1885. It will debut later this summer from OakTara. The second book in the series, High Desert Haven, will follow in 2010, and I'm working on the third installment, Fair Valley Refuge.
I also write contemporary romance, and recently started a fantasy that I am really having fun with. Knowing the variety of genres Katie and Linda write in as well, I don't think we are niche type gals. :)
I was so excited when Linda contacted me to see if I would be interested in a joint blog! She and Katie are both wonderful writers and I was honored to be asked to blog with them. We have a lot of fun ideas planned for this place, and I know you will benefit if you decide to join us. I look forward to meeting new people through this venture!