Or rather my current WIP on March 30th, 2007
I found this old post from an old blog I don't have anymore. I copied and pasted it, and save it on a flash drive.
Yes, I did rename both of the books in the Winter Creek, Montana series. And this was years before I actually sold Forgotten Memories (the old name was Passionate Spirits) to Beachwalk Press.
For some background, my husband and I were living and working out of an RV during this time. We don't have that RV any more, but we do live in Georgia still. And the published I mentioned in the post, LoveStruck Books, stopped publishing new stuff soon after I signed my first two contracts with them. I gave up on the first book and sold the second to The Wild Rose Press a year later, so sometimes things work out.
Here's the old post --
I have no excuse now.
Yesterday I finally started to write again.
What excuse did I use before? Well, I was in the middle of moving from Georgia to Maryland. Then I couldn't write because we (my husband and I) weren't in our assign spot at the campground we're working at until November.
But now I have no more excuses so I started to write the second book in my Winter Creek series, "The Mischievous Poltergeist". (I hate the title. Hopefully I'll find a better one before I'm ready to submit it.)
Oh, and good news! Maybe I'm being goofy, but I decided to send out the first book of the series "Passionate Spirits" to a different epub before leaving Georgia. You see about a week before I left Ohio in October, I sent out the synopsis and first three chapters of "If Promises were Kept" to LoveStruck Books. The day before we left I found out they wanted to read the full of it. I found out on the road to Georgia the publisher wanted to buy the book. Maybe it's silly, but I thought, "if it happens once, maybe it'll happen again."
I won't find out anything about this book until the end of May. This particular publisher asks for a full plus cover letter only--NO synopsis--so I sent it out to them.
But that's okay! I'm hoping to get the second book of the series finish (and maybe even start on the third) before hearing anything from them. I've never attempted to write a series of books before.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
I'm so glad it didn't work out because now I'm one of the fabulous Beachwalk Babes.
Thanks for stopping by Theresa!
Book 1 of the The Winter Creek, Montana Series
For some people ghosts are everywhere…
When rebuilding an old ghost town, a few ghosts shouldn't be a surprise. And for Jen Ferguson, history professor and psychic, it's par for the course. But ghosts aren't her main worry.
After a disastrous affair, which has affected her job at the college, Jen promised her grandfather—the most important person in her life—that she would stay away from men until the end of the semester. That's a promise she's determined to keep, but when she meets rancher Adam Craine, it becomes a struggle. Adam's sexy and flirty, and her psychic abilities are telling her that he might possess a very important quality the previous men in her life had been lacking…he can be trusted.
It's a daily battle for Jen to keep her hands off of him, but she believes she can do it…until two of Winter Creek's ghostly residents decide to up the stakes by possessing Jen and Adam's bodies. How can Jen keep her promise with these two passionate spirits interfering?
And if all that's not enough to deal with, now she's having premonitions of danger which could lead to the destruction of Winter Creek.
Forgotten Memories Excerpt:
A ghost from Barb's past is an ever-present reminder that she’s not good mother material, so what happens when she falls for a man with a ready-made family?
Barb Grant is the resident dressmaker for Winter Creek, an old ghost town that's being rebuilt. But the town ghosts aren't the main thing that's causing Barb trouble. It's the pre-teen girl who suddenly decides she would make a good substitute mother. And the girl's father.
Wyatt Campbell has been the bane of Barb's existence since their first meeting. One minute the cowboy is pissing her off thoroughly, but then the next moment she's wanting to rip his clothes off and make love to him. When rumors start flying that he's a horrible lover, she can’t believe they could possibly be true. How could a man who can evoke so much passion be a bad lover? Her need to know the truth is the only reason she says "yes" to his date request. Her plan—have sex with him and then say goodbye.
Unfortunately, Wyatt has other plans. He wants a real relationship. But he comes with a ready-made family, and that scares Barb. A ghost from her own past keeps reminding her that she's not good mother material. She's made mistakes, mistakes that resulted in a child's life ending, and she can't ever forget that.
Could Wyatt be the one man capable of getting past her barriers? Or will Barb's past forever affect her life?
The Dressmaker's Dilemma Excerpt:
About the author: Theresa Stillwagon has been writing most of her life. Since one of her teachers praised a poem she wrote for a class assignment, she’s been putting words together in the hopes of seeing them in print.
Not caring if anyone other than herself ever read them. Her dream came to reality in 2008 when she signed her first writing contract. She signed her tenth contract this year.
A former resident of the state of Ohio, Theresa now lives near the sunny city of Savannah, Georgia, with her husband of twenty-nine years. She’s currently hard at work writing.
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