Big News

I’ve got some news just in case you haven’t already heard. (And if we’re friends on Facebook, then you probably have.)

My novel is being published. Let me pinch myself and say it again. My book is being published.

I am not agented and it’s being published by a small independent publishing house, but did you hear me? I’ve got a book deal. My book is being published. Published!

People I’ve never met before said, “I love your book.”

I love your book.

I will admit that this is not the first time I’ve heard these words. But it was the first time I’ve heard these words from someone who didn’t love me. Who didn’t know me at all. Never read my blog. Didn’t follow me on Twitter. Hadn’t clicked “like” my lame Facebook fan page.

(Oh, BTW, feel free to follow me on Twitter here and “like” my lame Facebook fan page here!)

After all the rejections (not as many as Kathryn Stockett but plenty more than JK Rowling), someone finally said yes.

Someone finally said, “I love your book.”

It will be coming out on February 8, 2016 on Velvet Morning Press.

Oh, that’s just me, sitting in my messy kitchen, signing a book deal.

The name of my book is FROSTED COWBOY and if you missed the cover reveal and a sneak peak at the first few pages you can check it out here.

What’s it about? Here’s a little blurb:

Laney Delaney was living the dream. She had a fabulous fiancé and a career as a couture wedding dress designer. But after catching her (not-so-fabulous) fiancé cheating and being accused of upstaging one of her brides at a wedding, Laney finds herself with no boyfriend, no job and no plan. After some serious soul searching and a few intriguing encounters, Laney is determined to start over. But can she learn to trust again and believe in herself?

It’s a romantic comedy. Chick Lit. (With the emphasis on chick, rather than lit.) It’s just a bit of mindless fun that probably won’t make you think. But it will make you laugh.

I promise.



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17 thoughts on “Big News

    I’m soooooooooooo excited for you, Charlene!!!!!!
    Can’t wait to read it.
    Do you have it on audio yet? Will you read it yourself?
    Who will play Laney in the movie version, Angelina Jolie?

    • You are beyond sweet, Kim. Thank you.
      Small publisher though, so no audio book. You will have to read it with your eyes, not your ears. (You can curl up in a chair with a glass of Merlot when it’s freezing this winter and dream of California sunshine!) 😉
      And no Angelina Jolie (though there is a character named Angel it would be very fitting for her to play). More like Anne Hathaway or Amy Adams or Emily Blunt. (They can fight over it!) 🙂

  2. Charlene, I am thrilled for you! Congratulations! Want to read it and will be ready to say, “oh, yeah, I knew her before she became famous!” Best of luck with it!

  3. I love you and I love your book. But not because I love you.
    Because it’s worth loving all on its own.

    Can’t wait for February.

    It’s going to be your year.

  4. Congratulations Charlene! Am soon happy for you….and US. Can’t wait to read your book! Love you much, Aunt Debbie

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