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Michael Jasper
Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 12:48 pm:   

I got word over the Fourth of July holiday that my paranormal romance, Heart's Revenge, sold to Five Star Books, for their Expressions line!

I first started this book on a dare from my wife, who wanted me to write a romance set somewhere exotic, so I had it take place in Ocracoke, on North Carolina's Outer Banks. I tried writing it in a month for NaNoWriMo in November 2002, fizzled out, then wrote the rest of it for the April Dare (see the related topic above).

After a bunch of revising and a complete overhaul of my opening chapters (a common theme with my novels), I sent it off to John Helfers at Five Star, and it has become my first novel accepted for publication.

Look for it in June 2006, under the pen name of Julia C. Porter. :-)
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Michael Jasper
Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 12:54 pm:   

Here's a link to the first part of the Dare where I -- along with lots of other writers -- worked on the draft of a novel.

Interesting to see the process in action, eh?
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 02:45 pm:   

Congratulations Mike. Good news!
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jeff ford
Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 02:56 pm:   

Mike: That's terrific. Congratulations!
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Steven Francis Murphy
Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 03:11 pm:   

Good for you, Mike.

I'm not normally a romance reader, but save me a copy. I'll buy one.

Respects,
S. F. Murphy
http://sfmurphy.journalspace.com
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AT
Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 04:19 pm:   

Dear lady novelist,
Congratulations! I shall have to buy a big box of titanium chocolates in preparation for reading your paranormal romance.
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Mastadge
Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 04:45 pm:   

Excellent. Be sure to remind us again once it becomes available to preorder!
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Jay Caselberg
Posted on Friday, July 08, 2005 - 03:55 am:   

Dear Julia,

We love you.
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Vera Nazarian
Posted on Friday, July 08, 2005 - 08:47 am:   

Julia, you fine-looking wench, congratulations! ;-)
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Michael Jasper, in touch w/ his feminine side
Posted on Monday, July 11, 2005 - 07:16 am:   

Thanks, y'all!!! Sorry I've not been here much, but I've been busy. Honest!

"Lady novelist" -- I like that!!!
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Michael Jasper
Posted on Monday, July 11, 2005 - 07:22 am:   

Just dropped my signed contracts in the mail to Tekno Books.

And I'm already thinking about how to spend my advance... ;)

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