When I look back on this year, it’s been an amazing one for some of my friends. Many of these guys I bumped into during conventions or conferences and haven’t forgotten their faces. Heck, I’ve even worked with one or two at a previous place of employment. But my lips are sealed on that subject. Said person(s) have enough blackmail material to earn me a tar-and-feather sentence. 😆 Anyway, I wanted to share some of their exciting 2008 moments with you because they’re going to be a force to be reckoned with this coming year.
My first highlight is the lovely Elisabeth Naughton who I met at RWA Dallas. At the time, she was a Golden Heart finalist with an amazing, magnetic smile. Her romantic adventure debut Stolen Fury came out on December 30th. Being that we’re geared more toward the paranormal side of things, I’m highlighting her because she also landed a two-book deal with Dorchester for a paranormal romance. In a little over a year’s time, Elisabeth has five books coming to market.
Another sweetie I want to single out is my buddy and fellow rabbit-lover Leanna Renee Hieber. Talk about an cool chick. I’m telling you, she will blow you away with her wonderful sense of humor and outgoing personality. This amazing lady scored a contract with Dorchester for her Victorian, Ghost Buster debut The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker. If you’re curious, check out the promo video on her blog.
Some other people who’ve scored high this year, Jenna Black sold an YA urban fantasy to St. Martin. By the way, this chick is on fire and I’m not just talking about her Morgan Kinsley demon exorcist series, but she writes vampire romances, too. My dearest friend Edie Ramer has made it as a finalist in the American Title V Contest with her dead-people-talking novel Dead People. And last, though certainly not least, is another fabulous paranormal author you guys need to keep your eyes on. The wonderful Nancy Haddock rocked 2008 with her paranormal mystery debut La Vida Vampire and earned the title of National Bestseller.
Hmmmmm. I smell several guest spots in our future.
Of course, these are only some who’ve rocked last year in some paranormal way, shape, and form. As for your blog hostesses, everyone here is in a great position for a wonderful repeat performance in 2009. I say bring it on, baby! Bring. It. On. 😉
Have you or someone one you know set their own paranormal stage for 2009? Feel free to share anything to your heart’s desire.