A writer’s life is an interesting one with many ups and downs. But, with persistence there are more successes than failures and occasionally, a dream come true. Therefore, it is with tremendous pleasure that I announce Megan DiMaria’s dreams are coming true! Her book, Searching for Spice, hits the stores on April 1, 2008. I ordered two copies – though I’m sure I’ll need more.
I’ll never forget the day she called to tell me Tyndale House Publisher’s accepted her manuscript. Overcome by her news, I was nearly speechless. Then I become somewhat embarrassed by my emotions and tried to hide them. How silly of me – it isn’t every day I see a BFF’s dreams coming true. As I write, I actually have a hanky; yes the real authentic cotton variety, to wipe my tears.
I met Megan in 2004, through ACFW, when she joined my small writers group. And though the group folded, our friendship prevailed. She’s been my dear friend ever since.
Today was just another piece of the beautiful dream-come-true mosaic. We met at Starbucks, where she gave me an advanced reader copy! The weather couldn’t have been more perfect – it was nearly 60! We sipped our coffee, shared a sandwich and basked in the beautiful Colorado sun.
Naturally, we took a few photos. A nice woman nearby noticed what we were doing and offered to snap one of the two of us. This gave me a perfect opportunity to share Megan’s story and do a tiny bit of marketing for her. We even went to the restaurant next door to share her good news!
Please support Megan’s dream by ordering a copy. The margin on the right has a small Amazon button you can click. I simply can’t wait to delve into her book to find out what happens in Linda Revere’s sizzling affair with her husband. So, if you don’t hear from me for a while, you’ll know I’m reading Searching for Spice and it’s unlikely I’ll come up for air before I’ve finished.