the ultimate book news (!!!!)

Last week, I got an important phone call.

This weekend, I went to a restaurant and signed an important piece of paper.

Today, I mailed an important envelope. 

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I’m thrilled to announce my debut book contract with Harlequin Heartwarming!

They are a clean romance line in the general market under the Harlequin umbrella, and the book they purchased is my second manuscript, tentatively titled Just Breathe. 

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To say that I’m excited is an understatement!

This is a moment years in the making,
happened in the most unexpected way,
and the perfect answer to prayer!

I can’t end this post without saying thank you to my agent, Rachel Kent; the editor who showed so much excitement for my book and offered great revision notes, Dana Grimaldi; and my acquiring editor, Victoria Curran!

This book might still be a work-in-progress without the support of my husband and children, lots of babysitting help from our families, love from my wonderful writing sisters, lots of advice from my mentor Kathleen Y’Barbo Turner + veteran authors Kristin Billerbeck and Carla Laureano, and the prayers and encouragement of so many friends!

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God is faithful.

And I’m ready to get to work!

If you’d like {occasional} updates on the book, such as release date, cover reveals, and things like that, you can sign up for my newsletter and follow along on my author Facebook page

 

25 Comments

  1. Preslaysa Williams June 20, 2016

    Yay, yay, yay! I am so happy for you, Laurie! I can’t wait to read your book when it’s released. Hugs and kisses.

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    • Laurie June 21, 2016

      Likewise! I believe great things will continue to come from you! XOXOXO

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  2. theresebeharrie June 20, 2016

    Congratulations! It’s such an awesome feeling, I know 🙂 Enjoy it! xx

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  3. Jaime Jo Wright June 20, 2016

    Let’s never wake up from this glorious dream 🙂 <3

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  4. Becky Wade June 20, 2016

    I’m thrilled for you, Laurie! Since I met you, you’ve always exhibited a willingness to work hard, persevere, and move forward through the highs and lows of writing with dedication. Warmest congratulations!

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    • Laurie June 21, 2016

      Thank you! That means so much. Thank you for always being such an encouragement to me!

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  5. Cathy West June 20, 2016

    So happy for you, friend!! Celebrating with you today in spirit! 🙂

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  6. Chicory June 20, 2016

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. 🙂

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  7. Tina Radcliffe June 20, 2016

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTT!!!

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  8. I’m so excited for you, Laurie! I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

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  9. melissa June 21, 2016

    Congratulations!!!! That is so exciting and awesome! wow!!!

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    • Laurie June 29, 2016

      Thank you! Can’t wait to talk about it soon!

      Reply
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  11. inkwellpub June 25, 2016

    Congratulations, Laurie! Was this from the recent Blitz? Can’t wait to read your book! YAY YOU! Lyndee Henderson

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    • Laurie June 29, 2016

      No, the original editor found my project on my agency’s database! Thank you 🙂

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  12. JasoNike June 29, 2016

    Laurie! I am over the moon excited for you! I was telling my husband a couple weeks ago that I enjoy all the books you recommend but I really want to read YOUR book. I’m thrilled for you (and me) that this will soon be a reality!

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    • Laurie June 29, 2016

      Ahhhh! Thank you! I’ll keep you updated!

      Reply
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