I met Rhonda Penders, Editor-in-Chief of The Wild Rose Press in October of 2013 at a Women Writing the West conference in Kansas City. I pitched my novel to her, and she said it sounded interesting, but I should wait until it was completed before formally submitting it. I finally finished writing Never Done (my second novel) this summer, spent some time revising it, and then queried TWRP. In addition to a query letter, their submission guidelines require a synopsis and the first five pages. It took me a month, off and on, to write the synopsis.
I signed my contract on October 14th and already have an approved cover. I’m waiting to hear when the editing process is to begin (I’m worried about it a bit, too) as well as an estimate of when Never Done will launch. I’ve added the front cover to the right-hand column of this blog along with the blurb to appear on the back cover. If you'd like a bit more information and flavor, I’ve posted pictures of items described in the story on Pinterest. https://www.pinterest.com/gdehlinger/ You have to join Pinterest (it’s free) to look at the pictures, but if you haven’t already, I think you’ll find browsing through the thousands of collections on Pinterest to be a fascinating experience.