Today I am so excited to share with you the cover to my debut Contemporary Romance, SEAT 2A.
When I started writing this book I was currently knee-deep in THE 52ND. I didn’t want to give up any time to Zara and Lucas, like at all, but these characters in SEAT 2A were begging to come out. I had a period of two weeks where I ended up letting go of THE 52ND completely to see where SEAT 2A could go with no distractions. I wrote probably half of the book in that period.
I was really excited about it and sent it over to my friend. If I remember correctly, I think she read it in one night. We were supposed to meet anyways with our kids the following day, so we did, but our conversation 90% of the time was on Kendal and Jessie. Then she called me later that day to talk about Kendal and Jessie some more.
It was a good hunch, and she straight up told me to drop THE 52ND and complete this one. But I couldn’t leave Lucas and Zara and so I kept on with them and left Seat 2A for some time.
I couldn’t have known that it would be this much time later though–exactly 2 years 5 months to the day from the release of THE 52ND on October 27, 2014–for it’s final draft to enter the world. I don’t know, what do you think? Do I have a thing with numbers or what? BOTH my novels contain a 2 in them, and they both have birthdays on the 27th–ALSO WITH A 2 IN IT. SO strange…I’m giving myself chills. Seriously. Weird.
So why did it take me so long to get this bad boy done? One) I was exhausted after THE 52ND. It took me 4 years to write that, and diving into indie publishing took it out of me. There was so much to learn, so many avenues to chose from, so many people to meet. Two) Life. I have 3 kids so life doesn’t slow down, it goes faster. I wrote THE 52ND through the stages of bottles, walking, and potty training, and then through toddler tantrums and such.
SEAT 2A needed to be done though, and off I went one fall day to the mountains to finish it. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I had writing it. I truly love these characters and believe that we could learn so much from them. Mid 20’s to early 30’s is such a fickle age to be in. And scary. I feel that many times kids these ages feel too much pressure to conform to the traditional principles of school and jobs and following suit of their parents. We need more whims. We need more people to take those whims.
Grab some tea, take a seat, and enjoy SEAT 2A!
(Available March 27th. Preorder here.)