By Debby Giusti
Have you ever wondered what an author does each day? Reflecting on my own life, I realized there’s a rhythm to writing…
THE OFFICER’S SECRET, the first book in my Military Investigations Series, will be on sale in May. I just finished reviewing the final copy—called Author Alterations—of the second book in the series, THE CAPTAIN’S MISSION, which will be in stores this October. I’ll UPS the AAs to my editor this afternoon.
Last week, I submitted two more story ideas to my agent, who then sent the submission to my editor. In the next couple of weeks, she’ll review my ideas and hopefully approve them for publication. I’m waiting to receive word back.
Today I was notified KILLER HEADLINE, a story I wrote two years ago that was published in 2010, is a finalist in the NATIONAL READERS CHOICE AWARD. (Books are eligible to be entered into writing contests the year following the copyright date.) Winners will be announced at the Romance Writers of America Conference so I won't know how the story did until then.
This Friday, I’ll head to Huntsville, Alabama, to attend the Heart of Dixie Readers Luncheon. I’m donating a basket filled with books and other goodies that day. In addition, the gals who sit at my table will receive a copy of THE OFFICER’S SECRET and some other little gifts as my thank you for joining me for the event. So this afternoon, I’ll also shop for the basket and gifts.
Later today, I’ll write more on the third story in my Military Investigations Series and then work on a press release for a book signing for THE OFFICER’S SECRET. My wonderful local bookseller hosts a signing with the release of each of my books. I like to give something back to my community, and for this story, I’m donating a portion of the proceeds to Bridget O’Connell, a little girl in my area who needs a kidney transplant. (Contact Omega Book Center, at 770-487-3977, to pre-order a copy of my book to help Bridget.)
Writing, rewrites, editing, mailings, shopping...are all part of my writing life.
What’s the rhythm of your life revolve around?
Wishing you Easter blessings!
THE OFFICER’S SECRET is available in regular paperback format as well as large print and e-book. Pre-order now. Contact Omega Book Center, 770-487-3977 to help Bridget.
THE OFFICER’S SECRET
By Debby Giusti
Love Inspired Suspense
SECRETS ON AND OFF BASE
In the middle of the night, Maggie Bennett finds her army officer
sister dead in her military housing. She’s devastated by the loss of
the estranged sibling with whom she was trying to reconnect. But as
U.S. Army criminal investigations agent Nate Patterson begins asking
questions about the officer’s suspicious death, Maggie can’t tell the
handsome man everything she knows. Except that her sister was
definitely murdered—for a secret Maggie can’t share. Then she walks
into the killer’s trap and has to trust Nate with the truth…and