My first novel Nightsong was published in 1994. In that post, I told you what was going on around the time my first Silhouette title, A Family Wedding, was first published in 1997. I attribute my longevity to giving readers my best effort with each book. The explicit scenes are only symptoms of the problem that I have with those books; my problem is that the characters in those books have no faith life. Benson explained on her website, www. When the book was first published there was a family tree in the front done up as Christmas bells.
In May of 2002, Ms. Six more books are planned. At this point, I had finished the first book of my third two-book contract with Arabesque and, with Second Chance Dad, I was writing what my editor and I planned would be the first in my three-book series on the Bell brothers. Friend and Lover Reed Lewis thinks his best friend, Paige Thomas, is engaged to the wrong man, so he devises a holiday ruse to make her see things his way. Readers gave her positive reviews for the 1994 title and continued to file positive reviews as recently as 2002. Her books have appeared on national, regional and local bestseller lists, and she has won several writing awards, including Best Multicultural Ro Though Angela Benson began writing fiction in Miss Milizo's fifth grade English class, her first book was not published until 1994, more than thirty years later! This one is The Ladies Cartel. You never see them balance their life decisions with the tenets of their faith.
If that intrigues you but the sexy turns you off, then try her young adult titles: Josephine and the Soldier and Belle and the Beau. Earlier in my romance career I had two books that connected: Scandalous and A Scandalous Affair. Note these are traditional romance authors, not Christian romance authors. I started querying agents and publishers after I had a good first three chapters and a synopsis, figuring that any interest would be a great motivator to finish the book. The E-mail message field is required. Thankfully I was able to find some of her older works at the library and loved this one just as much as I did the current ones.
But Dillon Bell had been betrayed once before by this woman; dare he believe Monique's son was truly his? For All Time tells the story of a young middle-class couple whose marriage is challenged when the husband loses his job at the same time that the wife gets a promotion on hers. I think I stopped talking to Donnna for a couple of years because of something that happened with Q. Benson is now an associate professor of educational technology at The University of Alabama. The first three books in the series are the novella, , and the full-length novels, and. We had no clue what we were doing. They all came out last year and did so well I was asked to another series. Note that the writer is not obliged to do everything the editor requested, but she is obliged to consider each item.
I learned a couple of things from this experience. Let me know what you think. How fitting is it then that my past is now staring me in the face? Once the changes are completed, the author sends the revised manuscript back to the editor. Thanks for taking a step back in time with me. She tested her creative writing skills with a story about African-American love in the corporate world.
I remember the disappointment I felt when my agent came back with an offer from the publisher that was not very different from the offer for the first contract. Writing was in her heart from the beginning. Wow, a pretty long time! The latter is what happened to me with For All Time. But on the eve of Christmas, a night of joy and forgiveness, would Dillon find the strength to give him and Monique their second chance. Telling the Tale, Berkley Books, 2000.
I had signed a contract to write my fifth and sixth novels with Arabesque and now I had a second contract with the major romance publishing house. We figured out point-of-view together; we struggled together with active and passive voice. Actually, I started resting easy a while back after reading something that Anne Rice said about not being ashamed of her earlier books. The Way Home, Arabesque: Pinnacle Books, 1997. . Bands of Gold, For All Time, and Between the Lines, coming this summer, will complete the series. Had him whistling Christmas carols and dreaming of Christmases yet to be.
Second Chance Dadhits the bookstores in December 2005 and A Family Wedding makes an appearance in February 2006. And our goal is to please our readers. Their Left Behind series received critical acclaim and has sold more than 50 million copies. Her second novella, Showers of Blessings, in the A Million Blessings Dafina anthology, was published in March 2010. She has written thirty-one titles to date. I know some of you are crying about now because you had dreams of getting rich, quitting your day job and buying a new house from the advance for selling your first book. Had him whistling Christmas carols and dreaming of Christmases yet to be together.