Today I received a very exciting piece of mail--a contract to write a cozy mystery for the Creative Woman Series. This series, featuring a Scottish craft store owner and set in Oregon, is published by Annie's as part of their book club. Their marketing concept is really cool. As a direct mail seller of craft supplies, they have created several mystery series of interest to their target audiences. The books are not sold in book stores or to libraries.
Annie's will be publishing the book with my name, unlike other series publishers. Nancy Drew, for example, was actually written by several writers but all books were published under the fictional name, Carolyn Keene.
I look forward to seeing my original books in print but in the meantime, I'm going to enjoy writing Book 12, untitled for now. The first step was writing an outline, something I never do, and it was actually fun.