In preparing for the New England Romance Writers conference this weekend, I decided to test my camera batteries and thought forsythia, lilacs, and a blue sky would make a good subject. I remember showing you this same corner of my yard blanketed in snow, not so long ago. And now look, spring has blossomed in my little corner of the world.
My camera works and I'm already for the conference. Life is good.
Mark your calendar for April 28 and plan a trip to Salem, MA. New England authors are gathering for their annual conference and will hold a Book Fair for Literacy at the Hawthorne Hotel. Open to the public at 4:30 p.m.
I have a confession to make. I've used a pseudonym—temporarily so far—but I could resurrect it in the future. Shhhh—it's Carol Stephens. I had originally intended to use this different name for my Young Adult novel, TALES OUT OF THE PSYCH OFFICE, a very common practice when writing in a new genre. But... this book was also part of, and at least somewhat related to, my TALES series. So I had, as they say, a conundrum. Should I use the pen name I'd spent so long deciding on? Or stick with my own? By now you know the answer and I'm not exactly sure why I'm even letting you know this now. I guess it's just a confession, something I've had on my mind, and now I don't.
Peace, love, and Happy Spring,
Kristina Lansing is a Harvard-educated MBA employed as an executive for the Boston Bobcats, a professional baseball team. As the lone woman in management she struggles to prove herself daily, even though—or maybe because—her family owns the team. To complicate matters, she becomes involved with their 'ace' pitcher due to become a free agent at the end of the season. Shareholders, the media, other players, and rumors of trades produce an atmosphere where business, sports, romance, and family collide in a quagmire of corporate in-fighting. Can Kristina find the skills to succeed? Or will she succumb to the many emotions she feels as a woman?