Hi everyone! Marcelle here. So nice of you to drop by.
First, a confession: I don’t have a romantic bone in my body. Honest. Ask anybody. Well, don’t ask my friend Karen. She thinks I’m a closet romantic.
Romance always seems to creep into my stories. I don’t know why. Maybe Karen’s right. While I like a lot of adventure and suspense in my stories, you will almost always find two people attracted to each other and planning to do something about it – once they survive the current crisis.
My Carina Press story is On Her Trail (don’t you just love the cover? It’s by Frauke of Croco Designs) and it’s a suspense with ghosts and a budding romance thrown into the mix. It’ll be released on June 21st and I can’t wait! On Her Trail is my first novel sale and I’m thrilled to bits that my first sale is a story set in the Yukon, in northern Canada, where I live.
If you’ve ever come North, you know what a magical land this is. Emerald lakes set in a tapestry of green, white-capped mountains soaring over the world, frigid winters and glorious 24-hour-daylight summers…
A place where bears outnumber people? What’s not to love?
For those of you who are still unclear about the Yukon, think Alaska, but where everyone says, “Eh?”
I was thrilled that Carina picked up Laura’s story. I’ll talk more about On Her Trail in my next post, and I’ll include an excerpt, but I thought you might be interested in finding out a bit about how I got here.
A friend sent me the announcement of a brand-new e-press starting up and I submitted On Her Trail. Then Angela James called me at work to tell me Carina Press was interested in publishing the novel. She must have thought I was pretty dense because I kept trying to figure out who the heck she was and what project I had with her. You see, in my day job, I work with a lot of printing companies and at first I thought she was calling to say there was a problem with one of my work projects!
I finally caught on and she must then have thought I’d lost my senses because I did a lot of insane giggling… Thank goodness she’s used to giddy authors. She pressed on gracefully and assigned me a wonderful editor, Liz Bass, a successful writer in her own right. I feel so lucky to have landed with Carina, and with Liz. These folks are professional, friendly and amazingly supportive. I can’t recommend them highly enough!
Working with Liz was an enlightening experience. She is respectful and has a light touch and an amazing eye for what would improve the story. However, I began to have doubts about her when she referred to the story’s title as On Her TAIL…
I’m looking forward to reading many of the books being launched in June. Everything from historical to SF romance – something for everyone!
I’ll post again later on today and tell you more about On Her Trail. In the meantime, you can find me at www.marcelledube.com, or find me on Twitter and Facebook.
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