Friday, December 13, 2013

M is for Mrs. Claus

Today in my A to Z trip through December, we are on M! To check out the earlier posts, click here!  M is for Mrs. Claus!

I have a terrible problem finding titles for my books.  The first title for my recent release was AKA Mrs. Claus, which is the name of the business Annie the heroine tries to start. Then the title morphed to All That Glitters, which I actually enjoyed, but it didn't really suit the Morning Lake world.  So, the book finally became Annie's Christmas Plan... and I'm happy! It suits the book perfectly.

If you are wondering about Annie's business title, throughout the novel, Annie fights against a nickname people keep giving her: Mrs. Claus.  She is obsessed with crafts and is often covered in glitter, but that's where the similarities end.  Still, it is hard for Annie to come to terms with the nickname in the beginning, particularly when her ex's admonishment that "Mrs.  Claus isn't sexy" plays over and over in her head.  Luckily for Annie, she finds a sexy neighbor who can see she is not Mrs. Claus but a vibrant, caring woman that he could fall in love with.


Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Length: 67,650 words
Series: Morning Lake (Book 2)

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Recent divorcee and empty-nester, Annie Bingley wants her family back. Desperate to prove to her ex and her daughter that she can be more than just a craft-obsessed mom, Annie decides to start fresh, move to a small town, and emulate the lifestyle she sees splashed in crafting and home-making magazines. Living from holiday to holiday, Annie works at creating an ideal home and picture-perfect memories full of glitter and hope - and it works. Before the year is out Annie's house is filled with relatives and their pets, but it is nothing like what she'd expected.

And, she certainly hadn't anticipated her sexy new neighbor, John Quinn, changing her carefully constructed plans.


I've had a few nicknames... my dad called me Junior, my sister calls me Beanie, and there was another one, too... but I'll need to have a few drinks in me before I share that one. ;) 

Do you have a nickname? 

1 comment:

marymforbes said...

Unfortunately I had nicknames like dizzy and ditsy. I could jump around into different ideas on a whim. I certainly had to learn to focus to write a book. I love Annie's worry about being Mrs. Claus. It was funny and a little sad (a good way to show her insecurities I thought).