I’ve been sitting on several manuscripts for years — just waiting for the right publisher. I recently signed a four-book deal with The Story Plant and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Although it takes some real discipline not to sell out and give your work away, if you believe in it enough — wait for the right deal.
How did you come up with the title?
Most times when I start a book, I know exactly what the title is going to be — at least the working title. I had no idea with this one. I was 30,000 words in before one of the characters made a profound statement within the dialogue— eureka! I had my title — Twelve Months.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
I’ve always believed that good writers make people think, while great writers make their readers feel. I went straight for the heart in Twelve Months. My intention was to write the simple tale of an ordinary man that would have a profound effect on those that read it. I hope my readers agree!