Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sweet Revenge

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.

6 comments:

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Very nice cover, Paisley. I wish you the best for its release!

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Thanks Dawn Marie. Keeping my fingers crossed...

Ana Morgan said...

I love 'Paradise Pines." That and the man's image. My husband has one of those cowboy rainslickers. Very leather and very sexy. Great, great cover. I'm glad it's your turn to shine!

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Thank you Ana. I appreciate your kind words. Paradise Pines in actually the title of the series. This story is the Night Angel. I couldn't believe how great the cover is - it's got attitude. :)

Josie said...

A five book contract? Fabulous! Sincere congrats!

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Thank you, Josie. I appreciate your support. :)