Happy Saturday! I’ve missed posting and reading the other snippets. I saw my last one was nearly a month ago! I had to take 3 weeks off for the school musical and a weekend trip with my kids’ youth group.
Keeping the Faith is now in the hands of my publisher. It’s neither a work in progress nor a published novel, so I’m shelving it for the time being. I’ll probably snippet from it once it’s out in the fall.
I have several WIPs going because my brain hasn’t decided what to focus on. I was going to get down to business this week, but several things happened. My spouse went out of town for work. While he was away, we had a giant-ass wind storm which closed local schools and wreaked havoc everywhere. We never lost power, but we did have a neighbor’s tree crush our fence and our trampoline. I’ve had a house full of teenagers for three days due to the kids’ friends not having power.
But the most important thing of all…my short FF historical story, Pink in the Mirror, re-released!!!!! It was published with Torquere. I got my rights back, commissioned a gorgeous new cover, and now my baby is back out in the world. Here’s the blurb:
Before, Barbara’s goal was to win the county drag race. Now all she wants is to win Dottie’s heart.
It’s California in 1958, and Barbara is two different people. By day, she works as an assistant seamstress. By night, she’s a drag racer preparing for the biggest local event of the summer. Her only hope to make it out of town is to win the race and spend a couple of years in junior college. If she can put him off long enough, she can gently let down the polite young man with whom she’s keeping up appearances.
What Barbara hasn’t counted on is how drawn she is to vibrant, gorgeous Dottie, the woman who comes to watch them prepare for the race. A single evening with Dottie convinces Barbara she’ll never be happy with an artificial life. Now she’ll have to make a decision about what she wants before it’s too late.
I’m snippeting from Pink today because I don’t have enough of anything else yet to be worthwhile. Technically it’s 8 sentences, but some of them are short dialog. Enjoy!
Her car sat in the center of the room, covered by a canvas tarp. Slowly, Barbara pulled it back to reveal her pride and joy—a 1954 Chevy Bel Air, jewel green with a white roof.
Beside her, Dottie sucked in a sharp breath, and Barbara’s insides warmed. She wanted to impress Dottie, wanted to please her. Dottie brushed Barbara’s arm as she passed, slipping closer to the car, and goose bumps broke out along Barbara’s skin at the contact.
“It’s gorgeous!” Dottie exclaimed. She turned to Barbara with a wicked gleam in her eye. “Does it run?”
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