Today my first romance publishes. Can’t Buy Me Love arrives into the world. This book was a labor of love (bad pun intended). My good friend and author Ally Carter was the person who originally suggested that I try my hand at writing a contemporary romance. I mean–I loved reading them so why not write one?
Can’t Buy Me Love began as an entry to the Harlequin Presents contest over 2 years ago. I was a runner up in that contest. I then wrote, rewrote, and rewrote (yes again) the manuscript under the guidance of Bryony Green at Modern Heat. While Bryony didn’t buy the book she left me with a pretty solid manuscript.
Then throw in a couple other writing gigs, a tv pilot, a film and now you get to about 6 months ago. That is when I dug out Can’t Buy Me Love and decided to rewrite (yes again) and then edit (yes again) the manuscript. Then I hired the fabulous Kim Killion to design the cover, the amazing Anne Victory to edit, and finally the remarkable Lori Bennett to format. And voila here is my very first contemporary romance Can’t Buy Me Love!I think she’s beautiful. I love this book inside and out and hope you do too.
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