|Angi's first sight of her book!|
I have been asked several times “how I got the call” and I have to admit that one “first” after another has kept me going on this rollercoaster of smiles during this past year. While celebrating SEE JANE RUN’s 2009 Daphne win, I signed with my agent and quickly sold Hill Country Holdup. But that’s not all.
“What’s better than selling?” “They want a September 2010 release.” Oh my goodness! I really couldn’t talk. I’ve had friends who waited over two years for their books to hit the shelves. In fact, someone sold their first book and couldn’t make a second sale and stopped writing. So I was really floored. Really glad I had my agent. Really thankful it was all happening.
Then my new editor called to just talk. We spoke about 45 minutes about life. She put me at ease and all the business was left for my agent. It was unreal. I was over the top. I finally called my husband, my daughters, texted my son. What a great feeling, but it wasn’t over.
In less than a year, I’ve sold, had my first edits, my first art facts, my first final edits, my first look at my cover, my first blog, my first conference as a PAN member, my first Golden Heart win, my first SECOND sale (had to throw that in there LOL), my first major deadline (9 weeks to write the 2nd book), holding my book for the first time, and my first sighting of seeing my book on the Harlequin rack.
And today is my first book signing. (editor's note Go Angi!!! And just wait until you have the first translation!)
I hope the rollercoaster of smiles never stops. Even with the pressure that selling brings, I remind myself that I’m finally on the side of the table holding the pen. And I love it.
Thanks for all the support and I hope everyone loves Hill Country Holdup as much as I love the ride it’s given me this year.
This question may be out of the blue, but I’d love to know how readers got turned on to category romance? Are you a teenage statistic like me? (introduced by an older family member?) Or did a book just catch your eye in the store?
‘Til next time,
CONTESTS: Celebrate Angi Morgan's debut release, Hill Country Hold-Up via her blog tour this past week (9-13 through 9-19). Get complete details of her stops, her blogs, and her contest giveaways at http://www.AngiMorgan.com/. Leave 5 comments on 5 different blogsites where she’s been a guest and be registered in a drawing for prizes. Hold Up the Cover will run the entire month HCH is on bookshelves. The drawing will have several prizes for those sending a picture of themselves with Angi’s cover (and signing up for her newsletter).
You can read more about Angi's exciting books on her website.