Okay, for a couple of days now I’ve been too busy to come post, but I have a very exciting announcement: my first book has a title! It’s like being pregnant and learning whether you’re expecting a boy or a girl. Or having someone give you a home after you’ve wandered aimlessly for a while. It feels like my “baby”—this first book I am writing—is somehow more authentic now that it has a true identity!
I won’t keep you in suspense another moment longer. Book one of my new series will be titled, PARALLEL ATTRACTION. Since this is a story of alternate timelines and dual realities, I think this title is perfect. I’m also excited because the publisher went with my suggestion. As many of you know, I also work as an agent, and I can say that I wasn’t at all sure I’d come up with the title for my own book. Sometimes authors are able to do so, other times they are simply too close to the material. In this instance, after weeks of false starts, I took an early evening walk with my family, and perhaps that loosened up my creative self somewhat, I’m not sure. But there I sat, daylight fading, watching my daughters play in the sandbox even though they should have been inside taking baths. And this title simply popped into my head. Maybe because I’d been praying for a week that God would help me *find* a title! I’m a big believer in God’s creative genius, though sometimes I forget He likes to inspire writers too.
Anyway, I’m thrilled and excited, and this experience feels real now.