I’m happy to report I made it through another unbearably hot summer in Oklahoma! Sometimes I’d literally sit in my house, listening to the air conditioner as it threatened to give out, dreaming about fall and winter. I’d picture myself with a hot drink, a warm blanket, obnoxiously furry socks and a good book. We’ve hit fall but no super cool temperatures yet! I’m just aching to break out some flannel!
To fill you in on my writing world—summer was a tremendously busy time for me. I wrote two (count ‘em, two!) novels and a screenplay. I’m so excited to tell you about what will be coming out from me next year!
My next suspense novel, MISERY LOVES COMPANY, will be released from Tyndale House Publishers in summer of 2013. I am so, so, so (so!) excited for you to read this novel. I’m eager to introduce you to one of the world’s most loved and mysterious novelists, Patrick Reagan, whose increasingly bizarre behavior leads to the abduction of one of his biggest fans. Has he become a mad man, or is there something else behind the crime? It’s intense, dramatic and I am hoping it will keep you up way past your bedtime!
I’m also excited that GREETINGS FROM THE FLIPSIDE, co-authored with screenwriter Cheryl McKay, will be out from B&H Publishers next year. If you enjoyed our first novel together, NEVER THE BRIDE, then you will no doubt be excited to spend some time with greeting card writer HOPE LANDON, who unbeknownst to her, has landed in a coma on her un-wedding day. It’s a fun and touching tale of love, loss and the courage to go on when your heart has been broken.
The third project you’ll be hearing about next year is another novelization I did for an upcoming motion picture called OLD FASHIONED. I’ve teamed with Tyndale House Publishers and filmmaker Rik Swartzwelder to bring his delightful story to you in a novel! This touching romantic dramedy will have you cheering for a guy who still believes in love the old-fashioned way. Enjoy some inside scoop and some pictures from on set at the Old Fashioned Facebook page!
Speaking of film, I’m working with a wonderfully creative team to bring my novel SKID (3rd book in the Occupational Hazards Series) to film! We’re currently in pre-production with plans to begin filming in March of 2013. Follow the film’s progress on Facebook.
And for you Boo fans, we’re still working on getting that movie made as well. Prayers appreciated for both films! Also, be looking for the print version of my novel HEART OF THE COUNTRY, co-authored with writer/director John Ward, to come out next year, along with the film. They’re in post-production and I got a chance to see a few clips—AMAZING! You will love Jana Kramer and Gerald McRaney in this movie!
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