Valentine’s Day this year started out fairly quietly. Mr. Brannagh left for work and I got busy in my office. Sarah the agent sent me an e-mail and asked if I had a few minutes to chat. I thought she wanted to talk with me about what’s been happening with BLITZING EMILY and RUSHING AMY. (If you’ve bought them, thank you so much!) Uh, no.
Sarah: What’s the best gift you could ask for on Valentine’s Day?
Julie: (Thinks hard about a shopping spree at Tiffany’s, a five-pound box of Fran’s sea salt chocolate caramels, a week in Kauai with my husband, or world peace) I’m not sure. I’ll have to think about that one.
Sarah: Career-wise. What’s the best gift you could think of?
Julie: (Thinks about hitting #1 on the New York Times list) I’m not sure.
And yes, I was a dazzling conversationalist that day…
Sarah: I just talked to Amanda. They want to go back to contract. It’s two single titles and a novella. What do you think?
Julie: (Too dumbfounded to talk.) Really?
Yes, it’s true. I’ll be writing another two novels and a novella featuring the Seattle Sharks, and the pub dates look like this so far:
CATCHING CAMERON, May 6, 2014
Untitled Sharks novel, October, 2014
Untitled Sharks novella, Nov/Dec., 2014
Untitled Sharks novel, May, 2015
Party with me, won’t you?