TO HAVE AND TO HOLD.
My historical romance novel, Sea of Passion, was released by Soul Mate last August. While it was so exciting to see my book up on Amazon and to read it on my kindle, nothing beat when I got to hold the real paper back of my book a week and a half ago. It was a dream come true!
I started to write Sea of Passion when I was twenty one years old. I was fresh out of college and I read romance novels like it was my job. Then one day I got an idea for a book and I sat down at my computer and started to write. I didn’t know anything about the industry. I didn’t know if I would ever finish the book, but I started to write. I was embarrassed to tell any of my friends that I had started to write a book for fear of them laughing at me. So, I kept it a secret.
I didn’t finish Sea of Passion until I was twenty eight years old. But then I didn’t know what to do with my manuscript. When I was thirty one I went to my first book conference and then I joined my local RWA chapter. Sea of Passion went through lots of revisions and changes. I have since written 4 other novels, but this one will always be my first baby as well as my favorite.