Hello! I'm so thrilled to be joining the Romantic Comedies family at Simon Pulse! My first book for the series, Language of Love, comes out this June, and it's doubly exciting for me because even though I've written a few nonfiction books for Simon Pulse before, like Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Peaceful, Balanced You and In Their Shoes: Extraordinary Women Describe Their Amazing Careers, this is my first novel. And for me, writing a novel was one of those things I've always dreamed of doing, but wasn't sure I actually could do or would be any good at it.
So, now that I've finished writing my first novel, I've already got a kabillion ideas for new characters and stories I want to write about. So, my plan for writing in 2010 definitely includes completing at least one more romantic comedy, and maybe starting a second. I'm also working on another nonfiction book idea for teen girls that has a working title of What Smart Girls Know, which is loosely based on my blog for girls, Smart Girls Know. But we'll see about that one...my agent has to sell the idea first (visualized fingers crossed here).
Beyond that? Well, I guess we'll see. I'm doing all that beginning of the year regrouping, brainstorming, and reflecting that I tend to do in the dark, rainy Seattle winters. Hopefully, some brilliant ideas will come out of that!