Saturday, October 25, 2008
My agent called me today with the great news! Zondervan has contracted me for another three books!
Right now, they’re all stand alone books—not a series.
The first book is slated to release May 2010 and is tentatively titled The Year of the Dog (they’ll probably change it). It’s a women’s contemporary novel. Here’s the back cover blurb from my proposal:
Tessa Ota, a professional dog trainer, is having a bad year.
While moving ahead with renovation plans for her new dog kenneling and training facility, Tessa needs to move in with her disapproving mother and her antagonist sister. She convinces her ex-boyfriend to take her dog for a few months … but discovers that his brother is the irate engineer whose car she rammed a few weeks earlier.
Charles Bretton has enough problems. His mama has just shown up on his doorstep all the way from Louisiana, and his brother has to move in with him after being kicked out of his apartment—with a dog in tow. And guess who the dog’s owner is?
His brother’s slovenliness, Mama’s diabetic bouts with low blood sugar, and the dog’s bad behavior are all distracting Charles from his wedding plans with a woman whose family connections will help Charles in his career. But he can’t help being attracted to the dog trainer whose sunny smile masks her bitterness at hypocritical Christians, and he starts to wonder about his own professed faith.
Will Tessa’s disjointed family and Charles’s disruptive home prevent both of them from discovering what’s really important?
Tim Downs' next Bugman novel is going to be called Bug The Dead. It releases in the summer of 2009. Word has it that the character Alena (from Less Than Dead) makes a comeback ... as does Kathryn Guilford, the main female lead from Tim's first novel Shoofly Pie.
Should make for interesting reading!
Read our review of Less Than Dead here.
Read our review of First the Dead here.
The Miller Brothers understand your feelings, and they've made it easy for you to test drive for free the entire text of their YA fantasy/adventure novel Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow. Too good to be true? Not this time.
Check out their cool website, Codebearers.com to learn more about Book #1 in the series, and test drive it. Chances are, you'll want to own a hard copy of the novel after you've gotten going. You can purchase the books online there, too.
There are also tons of videos and other goodies you'll want to watch and learn from.
ABOUT THE MILLER BROTHERS:
The Codebearers Series was developed by the creative brother team of Christopher & Allan Miller. The Miller brothers have had the distinct privilege of growing up in a CBA Bookstore. As children they learned first hand the value of faith-based stories while helping their parents operate several Christian bookstores and book clubs for 30 years. As a result, they founded Lumination Studios, a creative house that is geared toward developing stories of faith and fantasy for families everywhere. Their focus is to create properties that boys will especially love to read and watch.
The dynamic duo's unique artistic style lends itself well to both print and video publication and is sure to be a hit with families seeking values-based entertainment products. Lumination's product line, which includes the newly released Heroes of Promise product line, and the Codebearer's series will comprise of: Books Graphic Novels Musical CD Products Web-based Products Animated Films Games & Toys.
Check out their website today!
Monday, October 13, 2008
The rest is, as they say, history! Nancy's very own hand-painted Doodle canes are available for purchase. Click here to learn more. At $135.00 you could own an original piece of art by one of your favorite authors!
"I just got the news from my publisher: FIREPROOF, the novel, is at #34 on the NY Times trade paperback bestseller list. Of course, the movie has done much better than the Hollywood insiders expected. It's a powerful story. I've received emails from firemen and firemen's wives telling how this has touched them on a deep level."
Read our review of Fireproof the novel.
Check out the contest here.
Summary of Havah:
What was it like to be the first woman on earth, to wake to a brand-new creation---and Adam? Why did she become so beguiled by the serpent? In this lyrical retelling of the biblical narrative, Lee brings Eden to life, revealing the dawn of mankind from Eve's viewpoint.
Read our interview with Tosca.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tragedy has left Doug DeVore with five children to raise alone. When Mickey Valdez, the children’s daycare teacher, lends a helping hand, sparks flicker between them and quickly ignite. But romance and real life are two very different things, and too late, Doug and Mickey realize they've said "I do" to something neither of them bargained for. Now they must find a way to untangle their knot of hasty choices without breaking the hearts of five precious children—or their own—in the process.
Read our interview with Deborah.