As many of you know, this year I sold my first book, my 2011 Golden Heart Finalist Manuscript, In Her Sights. My agent, Jill Marsal, placed the book with Amazon's Montlake Romance. I was so excited to be part of this new venture. Especially when Connie Brockway is the launch title with The Other Guy's Bride. To my excitement and surprise, my book and Melinda Leigh's She Can Run, were the two follow-up titles in the launch month—November, 2011.
It's been an exciting adventure since that call and signing my first contract. Montlake Romances are available through Amazon, of course (click here to order), but also via Ingram and Baker & Taylor. My paperback is available at Barnes & Noble (click here to order), and hopefully other retailers. As has been said, most eloquently by JA Konrath, it's a whole new world out there.
Recently, Amazon hired former Harlequin Senior Editor Kelli Martin who will be heading up Montlake's submission process. In the midst of conversations, I was able to get access to Montlake's new submission guidelines, so I thought I'd share. Because SO many of you have asked for information on how and what Montlake is acquiring, I'm providing the submission guidelines on this blog. In a month, I'll be putting out an article on what Harlequin Intrigue is looking for as well, where I sold my next three books. So keep an eye out. Good luck everyone. And Happy Writing.