Saturday, June 23, 2012
By Paisley Kirkpatrick Many years ago while I was at the dentist office, I was talking to the hygienist. I was telling her about my writing career when I heard my dentist shout out from down the hall that it was only a hobby. I tamped down a retort, but knew the day would come when I could put him in his place - politely, of course. This past week my husband had some simple dental surgery. When the dentist called to see how Ken's mouth felt, I couldn't resist. While I had him on the phone I asked him if he'd heard about my five book publishing contract. He said my hubby had told him and he was so pleased to hear my good news. I then asked him if he remembered his comment about my writing only being a hobby. He giggled and said he did, but then added he was glad I had taken the time to hone my skills and sold my books. WOOHOO it was a long time coming. Don't you love it when a plan comes together? I got the cover for my very first book which is scheduled to be released August 21st. After 22 years of writing and dreaming, it cannot happen soon enough. I am thrilled and honored to share it with you all right now. It's a historical west romance set toward the end of the California gold rush in 1853.