Ahhhh!!! That sublime moment when you save your document with the words Final Version. I sent one out this morning, a dramatic romance exploring one of the most pressing issues on college campuses. Here’s the blurb:
When a coed is viciously assaulted on the campus of Harwood University, performance studies professor Celia Perone learns a brutal truth—star athletes can get away with whatever they want. Threatened with her job if she goes public, Celia pays a secret visit to celebrated women’s rights attorney Theodora Constantine.
Theo’s riding high after winning a very public sexual harassment claim against a cable news network. Next up for her firm is a class action suit that will strain her small staff. She can’t afford to get sidetracked by another case, but Celia won’t take no for an answer.
The case is compelling and so is Celia — so much that Theo finds herself falling hard. But before they can win love, they have to win justice.
About that short story I pledged back in January (one of my New Year’s resolutions) … Also finished! At least the first version is finished. I expect more than a few editorial remarks before I get to type Final Version on that one. Then I’ll let you know when and where you’ll find it.
In other book news, I’ve been working on a new one called Only the Summer. Twenty thousand words in — liked it, didn’t love it, put it away. This is my second go-around with this book, and I’m just not feeling it. I figured you wouldn’t either. If the story suddenly crashes through and begs to be told, I’ll get back to work on it. Until then …
Have you registered for the GCLS conference in DC this July? Well, why not? Among the writers attending are Katherine Forrest, Karin Kallmaker, Georgia Beers, Lee Lynch, Blayne Cooper, Bev Prescott, Andi Marquette, Ann Roberts, RJ Layer, BL Miller, Rachel Spangler (special speaker), Ann McMan, Melissa Brayden, Lynn Ames, Carsen Taite, Kenna White, Fay Jacobs (keynote), VK Powell and Erica Abbott. You really don’t want to miss this.