Friday, September 12, 2014

The Thrill of a Terrific Title

by Keli Gwyn

After months of waiting, my first Love Inspired Historical has a title! Family of Her Dreams will be released June 2015.

My story was contracted this past December. For nine l-o-n-g months I waited to find out what it would be called. I wondered if it the title would be one of those I'd suggested, if it would fit the story and if I'd like it.

The answer to all of those questions is a resounding yes.

I sent my editor over a dozen possible titles. She shared the list with the Love Inspired team. They picked one of them. Since choosing titles isn't my strong suit, I was surprised and pleased.

My story is about a woman raised in an orphanage since the age of three. All her life she's dreamed about one thing: having a family of her own. Family of Her Dreams does an excellent job conveying that.

I not only like the title. I love it! As my writing partner said, the words family and dreams are "evocative and powerful." I agree.

I've long been a fan of Love Inspired and have admired their titles and covers. They do such a great job with both. I have one and can't wait for the other. It won't be long now.

Of all the Love Inspired titles you've seen, which stand out as your favorites?


cathyann40 said...

Family on the Range

Leann Harris said...

Congrats on the book.

Keli Gwyn said...

Cathy Ann, I remember that title from Jessica Nelson's June 2014 LIH. Love how it was a play on the old song.

Keli Gwyn said...

Thanks, Leann! I'm so honored to be part of the Love Inspired family.

Valri said...

Very excited for you, Keli! I imagine that it about the best news you can hear as an author! Can't wait to read it!

Keli Gwyn said...

Thanks for sharing in my excitement, Valri. There are many highs for an author as a story makes its way from initial idea to contracted book to readers' hands. Getting the title is one of the best, especially when the title is a good one and fits the book so well, as mine does.

Jackie Smith said...

So happy for you, Keli!! Can't wait to read it. Right now I am enjoying your A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, CA!!
I recently enjoyed some older LI by Lenora Worth, and of course, love those by Missy Tippens, Ruth Herne, Rhonda Gibson, Jenna Mindel...oh, there are so many great LI authors, and I am so thankful 'cause I love to read.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations to you Keli and I'm happy they chose one of the titles you suggested. I will definitely watch for your book. Very excited for you! Jenny

Keli Gwyn said...

Thanks for your kind words about my debut novel, A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California, Jackie.

There are so many talented authors writing for the Love Inspired lines, producing one wonderful story after another, aren't there? I'm glad you enjoy reading many of them. Comments like yours are what makes writing our stories so rewarding.

Keli Gwyn said...

Thanks for sharing in my excitement, Jenny. Your enthusiasm means a great deal to me.