Monday 16:00 – Receive double rejection email from an Editor. It’s a nice rejection with an invitation for further submission but still…am plunged into instant depression!
Monday 17:00 – Try to elude the self-pitying vortex by submitting to Harper Impulse, Harper Collins' new Digital First imprint http://www.harperimpulseromance.com
Monday 18:00 – Fall into self-pitying vortex anyway.
Tuesday 10:30 – Notice there’s an email from Harper Impulse in my inbox and assume it’s just a confirmation of receipt email. Then I read it and see the words:
They. Want. To. Call. Me.
Tuesday 11:00 – Enter into flurry of emails with writing friends. Cue overuse of OMG and exclamation marks!!!
Tuesday 11:30 – Kim Young calls. I evict a crew of terriers from my office in case they want to join in the conversation. I try to sound like a normal person rather than the blithering-woman-in-shock I really am. Little wonder as I’ve gone from rejection to submission to sale in under 24 hours!
Tuesday 15:00 – Receive confirmation email that proves it hasn’t all been a dream and I’ve got a four book deal.
Thank you Harper Impulse for making my dreams come true J
‘Confessions of a Chalet Girl’ is a fun, flirty read set in the exclusive Swiss ski resort of Verbier, the winter playground of the rich and famous.
As the daughter of an alcoholic mother, 23-year-old chalet girl Holly Buchanan is used to putting on an act to keep her secrets hidden. Blending in can be exhausting so when her sexy new boss Scott suggests she lightens up and has some fun, her first instinct is to pray for an avalanche to bury her. 28 year old owner of Luxury Chalet Experiences, Scott Hamilton, comes from a family where hiding the truth has had devastating consequences. However, he’s tried to put the past behind him and chooses to live life to the full both on and off the piste. He knows sleeping with the staff is courting danger but it’s an irresistible challenge to prove to Holly that losing control can be fun.