"Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum." Graycie Harmon
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
"I'm desperate - help me Obi Wan" aka FANS TO THE RESCUE!
UPDATE: YOU PEOPLE ARE THE BEST!!!! I am seriously doing the happy dance because I have been getting some of the most awesome title suggestions from you. How is the committee ever going to decide? I am keeping this list for future reference because these are so good. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I will let you know what the decision is.
As most of you know, authors don't get to name their books very often. Hardly ever. But sometimes I've been lucky and suggested a title that sticks. It's such a thrill when this happens.
However, I am having a devil of a time coming up with a great title for the second book in my "Butterfly Box" series. The first book, "A Modest Proposal" was not my title, but it works. So far "the committee" has not liked any of my suggestions for the second book, and I have not cared for any of their suggestions. So, I'm opening it up to my clever and awesome fans. I want to turn it into a contest too.
So, here is a brief synopsis of the story and from that, I would love to take your title suggestions. If your title is chosen you will receive an acknowledgment in the front of the book by name and you will be the first person to receive the book when it is released, autographed, of course. I'd say we could go to lunch too but if you don't live here in the Salt Lake area, that won't work. However, if you live somewhere cool like Hawaii or the Bahamas, I may have to reconsider.
Anyway . . . here is a brief synopsis of the book.
Jocelyn Rogers moves to Milford Falls, Washington to live in the house her grandmother left her when she died. Joss is hoping that memories from 15 years ago have faded, memories of when she lived with her grandmother while she was in high school. Milford Falls is a small, picturesque town filled with delightfully quirky people. Jocelyn is welcomed by the friendly townsfolk and she is grateful for their kindness especially when one of her pipes burst and floods her grandmother's house. She hires a man named Jack to help repair her plumbing and her walls. Even though they both fight it, they can't help the attraction that develops between them. To pay for the work though, she has to sell her most valuable possession, an original piece of art by her favorite artist. Over the summerJocelyn spends time outside fixing up her grandmother's yard and with her neighbor's help, plants a large raspberry garden that was always her grandmother's dream. When summer ends Jocelyn begins teaching art at the local junior high school. She begins to really feel like she belongs, but memories from her past begin to haunt not only her but her friends Emma, Lauryn, Chloe and Andi. Is it connected to Ava's death? Are they also in danger?
There you go. I came up with the book, now you come up with the title . . . please! I only have a few days to send in suggestions. Anyone who wants to give it a shot, please get me your title before Sunday the 20th. I will submit my list on Monday the 21st.
My greatest claim to fame is my family. I am married to my prince charming and have four awesome children. This year I experienced the joy of becoming a grandmother to my sweet baby girl Halle. I love to travel and I love to write books.