Book Announcement: Chick Magnet

So I have some career news.

Emma Barry's CHICK MAGNET, pitched as a pop culture mash-up of The Chicks' Gaslighter album and a grumpy, modern-day James Herriot, featuring a social media starlet who gained a following thanks to her flock of backyard chickens and who is seeking a fresh start post bad break-up when she has an unfortunate run-in with her new neighbor, a handsome yet broody local veterinarian, to Lauren Plude at Montlake in a two-book deal, by Sarah Younger at Nancy Yost literary agency.

That’s right: you’re going to get more books from me! I can officially tell you that Chick Magnet, my sunshine-y chicken keeping influencer + grumpy small town veterinarian romance, is coming soon. I don’t have a release date yet, but I cannot wait to put this book into your hands.

I’m massively grateful to my agent for believing in me and in my book and to Lauren Plude and everyone at Montlake for having an amazing vision for Chick Magnet.

As you probably know, my self-confidence and I took a long midnight walk. I didn’t write anything except novellas for literally years, I split with another agent, and I seriously contemplated quitting. But what stopped me was the hankering to write something I liked again. If I was going to quit, I wanted to go out with a book that was just for me, so I wasn’t leaving writing from a place of fear. That book turned out to be Chick Magnet.

I’m so grateful to my friends who believed in me, even during those years (and years and years) when I could not write and was basically a sentient existential crisis. So many people have been generous with their time and expertise, and I’m just awash in feelings.

Anyhow, I can’t wait for you to meet Will and Nic and the chickens—so many chickens. If you need to plug Chick Magnet into your veins (and ear drums), here’s the playlist.

He’s Come Undone Cover Reveal!

I have a super exciting announcement: my next project has an absolutely stunning cover and a release date.

Feast your eyes on the spectacular artwork for He’s Come Undone, and, on May 12, 2020, you can savor what’s inside.

The anthology is the brain child of the lovely Olivia Dade. Her pitch to us was that each story should feature a gloriously uptight male protag being undone, basically, by love. I might have sat at my desk and clapped when I was asked to contribute.

My story is one that’s been rolling around my head for years, about a tempestuous concert pianist who’s frozen by stage fright and the piano technician–a literal master of tension and control–who helps her find her passion again. So there’s classical music and second chance with a first crush and a super hot greenroom hook up and fear and redemption and courage. It’s called “Appassionata,” and it’s joined in the anthology by amazing stories by Olivia Dade, Adriana Herrera, Ruby Lang, and Cat Sebastian. Check out this AMAZING video Adriana put together with hooks and aesthetics for all the stories.

If you’re interested in pre-ordering He’s Come Undone, it’s available at Amazon, Kobo, Apple, and B&N (Google Play, etc. coming soon!), and you can also add it to your Goodreads shelves and check out the slightly spoilery Pinterest board for “Appassionata” to tide you over ’til May.

Announcing A Midnight Spark!

If you’re not on the Fly Me to the Moon mailing list, you missed an important announcement: Genevieve and I will be serializing a summer-themed novella called A Midnight Spark there starting tomorrow! It features a silver fox rancher, a woman with a weakness for strays, an injured hummingbird, and enough fireworks to rival the US Capitol’s display.

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While we’ll eventually package this story with A Midnight Feast and re-release it to retailers, for the moment the only way to get A Midnight Spark–and the only way to get it for free–is to subscribe to our mailing list. So get on that!

Book Announcement: Sight Unseen

If you read Smart Bitches, Trashy Books (and if you don’t, do you hate good things?), you might have seen today’s announcement about Sight Unseen, an anthology project from Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran, Erin Satie, and J.A. Rock. Oh, and me. Which is clearly some sort of mistake.

The concept is that we all wrote novellas outside of our normal mode. Experimental, risky, different, strange, sexy, smart, challenging novellas. (I know of what I speak; I’ve read them all.) But here’s the catch: we aren’t telling you who wrote what. While Sight Unseen will be out June 6, the authorship of the individual stories will remain a mystery until September.

Intrigued? You should be!

Sight Unseen is available for pre-order at Open Ink Press. The cover reveal and more preorder links will be out in two weeks.

So pop over there, read the blurbs, and come back here and tell me which one you think is mine. I won’t answer you, of course, but I’m dying to know what you think.

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