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American Title III

My home page horoscope tells me…

Information which you receive from others and from within your own heart could impel you to participate in some ambitious projects, dear Libra. They may be work-related, or they may be connected with a group, or they could be your own. Whichever they are, you’re likely to find them interesting, challenging, and personally gratifying. New opportunities for advancement and self-expression could be opening up for you, and it’s best to move ahead now. Otherwise they might pass you by.

And FreeWill tells me…

“Think how it is to have a conversation with an embryo,” writes the poet Rumi, as translated by Coleman Barks. “You might say, ‘The world outside is vast and intricate. There are wheat fields and mountain passes and orchards in bloom. At night there are millions of galaxies, and in sunlight the beauty of friends dancing at a wedding.’ You ask the embryo why he or she stays cooped up in the dark with eyes closed. Listen to the answer. ‘There is no other world. I only know what I’ve experienced. You must be hallucinating.'” Now I say to you, Libra, that you are the embryo Rumi and Barks are addressing. Consider the possibility that they’re telling the truth. Come out and take a look around.

So in lieu of that…

ahem…cough…cough…stepping up to the podium.

I am thrilled to announce that RISING SIN, my romantic suspense manuscript is a finalist in the Romantic Times American Title III contest.

I’d like to thank Romantic Times for this opportunity and all of you who have helped me arrive at this point. Thank you all ever so much.

…stepping back.

I’m going to have to get better at self promotion, aren’t I?

Seriously, I might seem too calm and composed for such news, but it’s only because I’ve had almost a week to let the information digest.

For those of you who are unaware, there are 10 chosen finalists and each month starting in OCTOBER 16 people like YOU will vote for their favorites until only 2 finalists remain. The winner is  awarded a PUBLISHING CONTRACT with Dorchester Publishing.

So. You can see that this is a BIG deal.

When I received the news (by email) DDs thought I was losing my mind. I don’t blame them. I yelled and jumped and WHOOTED.

I scared the dog, too. He’s still leery when I’m around.

But, as you can see, I’m in control of my faculties now. I hardly ever yell and jump and WHOOT anymore.

Well, not all three at once anyway.  😉

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