Saturday, November 23, 2013

Exciting News and A Cover!!

I can't believe how much has happened since my return from the ACFW Conference in September!

In early October, I received the email every writer dreams of !! 

But let me back track a bit.

I had 3 manuscripts under consideration with White Rose Publishing. It was past the date I expected to hear back from them, but I was busy revising another story. "Once this is done", I thought, "I'll contact White Rose and see where things stand". It was a Wednesday afternoon and as I sat typing away, a notification appeared on the corner of my screen. I noticed the name and froze, realizing it was from the editor-in-chief of White Rose. I debated with myself for a few minutes as to whether I should open it right away or wait. If it was bad news, then my momentum for the story I was working on would be shot. Soon I realized it didn't matter - I couldn't concentrate anyway!

So I opened it and the first thing I read was "At this time, I can't offer you a contract for all three books." My heart fell. Then I read, "I would like to offer you a contract for two of the books."  I happy danced around the kitchen and called my husband at work. What a wonderful day!

After several rounds of edits and two title changes, I now have the cover of my first book. 
"Betrayed Hearts" will be released sometime in 2014 (date to be announced). And now here is my beautiful cover, with many thanks to Nicola Martinez, the talented cover designer. Hope you like it as much as I do!!


21 comments:

Christina Rich said...

Congratulations, Sue! Great cover.

Sherida Stewart said...

Yay! I'm dancing with you! Your cover is GREAT, I LOVE the title and that cover blurb is fantastic! CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an opening line..."At this time, I can't offer you a contract for all three books." I wouldn't have been able to read further! Glad you did! :) Blessings to all your writing efforts!

Becky Wade said...

Congrats on your new cover, Sue! Getting a peek at a new cover is one of my favorite writer moments.

Keli Gwyn said...

Congratulations, Sue, on your cover. The blurb and title promise a moving story.

Rowan Keats said...

Lovely cover! Congrats!

Debra E. Marvin said...

Congratulations, Sue!

Susan Gee Heino said...

That's a great cover, Sue! Really sets a tone, and the colors are so eyecatching. Sounds like a wonderful story! Can't wait to get my hands on the real thing. Keep us posted on release date! Big congrats to you.

Sherrinda Ketchersid said...

Congratulations!!!! I adore your cover! I can't wait to read it!

Karen Schravemade said...

Woohoooo!! Big huge congratulations on your dream come true! Exciting times ahead!

Missy Tippens said...

Great cover, Sue! Congrats!

Jeanne Takenaka said...

Very nice, Sue!!!! Congratulations!!

Julia M. Reffner said...

Nice! Beautiful cover! Can't wait to read!

Susan Anne Mason said...

Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments, ladies! After seeing so many people's first covers, this was SUCH a thrill for me!

The next will be feeling the actual book in my hand!

Casey said...

I love it Sue! Especially the name on the cover. ;-)

Beth K. Vogt said...

Congratulations, Sue! Great title & cover!

Tina Radcliffe said...

GORGEOUS COVER!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Julie Lessman said...

SUZI-Q!!!! Just saw this, darlin', and Love, Love, LOVE IT!!!

I have goosebumps, girl, knowing how long we both prayed for this, along with TONS of other people, I'm quite sure!!

Hugs,
Julie

Katy Lee said...

Very nice!! Congratulations, Sue!

Julie Jarnagin said...

So excited for you! Congrats!

Ruth Logan Herne said...

Love it!!! Congratulations, Suzie-Q!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Piper Huguley said...

Love this cover Sue! Congrats to you! And a great blog post on the call story as well!