What a week it’s been and it’s only Thursday. I’ve been working as much as I can, trying to avoid the heat!
But I’ve got a release coming up, books due, kids home for the summer and health issues so it’s busy busy – Today’s prize is all three Petal, GA books (Once and Again, Lost in You, Count on Me).
And since I’m talking Petal, GA – I’ll answer some frequently asked questions about the books/series:
- Will there be more books in the series after Count On Me? Yes! I’ve already contracted for another, out in digital formats in April of next year. I don’t have a title yet, but as of this point it’s looking like it’ll be Anne Murphy’s story.
- How many books will be in the series? Will you write one for every Murphy? I’ll continue to write books set in Petal as long as I get ideas for them – I’ll write as the ideas come rather than lock myself into a set number of books. Because it’s a town and not a family or group of friends, it’s a wider net and the possibilities are pretty endless. So I can’t tell you at this point if every Murphy will have a book. There are other folks in town who may catch my interest first!
- Will you ever write Polly and Edward’s story? I get asked this one a lot. I love Polly and Edward but they have a really complicated story and mainly it’s Polly’s story. So I do know it and some of it is difficult and emotional and it’s going to take time to do it right. I haven’t felt like I’ve had the perfect way to write it and until I do, I won’t. They’re too important to me to not do them justice. And since their love story would be set in the late 50s into the 60s in the deep South, there are other things to get right – execution is key here and why I haven’t done it yet. SO – yes I would like to, but not until I feel like I have the right circumstances.
Okay folks – like I said, today’s prize is all three Petal books. I’ll choose a winner from the comments to this post (ENTER AT MY BLOG ONLY, PLEASE) and announce in tomorrow’s Winners Post. It’s feeling to me like contemporary romance, which is dominating the market right now, will start to constrict (like everything does) and something else will be the new hot thing. What are you guys wanting to see more of? Me? I miss PNR and hope it comes back!