May 6, 2013
The first day of a week dedicated to Cover Reveals for my Alaska books to be published in eBook editions by Open Road Integrated Media on May 28, 2013!!
Here’s the first!
A few months ago I received a very happy surprise – an email from one of my former editors, Maggie Crawford. Maggie had just accepted a position with Open Road Integrated Media, a multimedia digital publisher based in New York City. Maggie was wondering if I would be interested in having my six Alaska books published in Ebook format by Open Road. Check out Open Road at www.openroadmedia.com
Would I? YES!!!
After a couple of weeks of back-and-forth communication, I signed a contract, and the very, very good news is that all six books will be released as Ebooks this coming May, 2013. As we go through the process, I’ll post links and keep you informed.
Meanwhile, I hope you join me in celebrating the news!!
One of my most frequently asked questions is from readers who say, “Any new books, Sue?” Well…
My odyssey toward that illusive “new book” began way back in 2002. That year my sixth Alaska book was published by William Morrow/HarperCollins. That’s when the first of three devastating events took place in my life. First, my publisher requested no more Alaska books. Ouch.
Second, my beloved agent, Rhoda Weyr, retired.
Third, my mother-in-law was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and I became her (and my father-in-law’s) primary caregiver.
The effect on my writing career was immediate. I continued to write, but often my writing time was less than an hour a week. What I did turn out was disjointed and incomplete. The care-giving years were some of the most difficult and heartrending – yet blessed – years of my life. Many times the only way I was able to get through a day was by listening to God whisper love in my ear.
When the Lord took my mother-in-law to a far better life, I decided to write from the foundation of my Christian faith. That meant I needed a new agent who was familiar with the CBA (Christian Booksellers Association) arena.
In February 2011, I was fortunate to have Rachelle Gardner, now of Books & Such Literary Agency, accept me as a client. She has been marketing my two romantic suspense novels, BILLIONS and PRODIGY.
In this game, there are no promises. My track record as a published novelist doesn’t guarantee success in the future. I pray that eventually I’ll be able to run a “News” feature on this website celebrating publication. Meanwhile, I count my blessings, for they are many!