I'm thrilled to announce that today I signed the contract for the three book deal with NavPress. The series is called The Amanda Bell Brown Mysteries. First in the series:
A Fling and a Prayer, releasing July 15, 2006.
All that's Jazz, releasing February 15, 2007
and Between Rocky and a Hard Place, releasing October 15, 2007.
The books are smart, breezy and what my friend Marilynn Griffith calls "serious fun" firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks all you ragaphiles for your encouragement, support, and patience with me during the process in this amazing writing year I've had. Special thanks to Lisa Samson, Don Pape, Marilynn Griffith and Dave Long. All of you helped me to dream this series possible, and Mama Brown, thanks for being an unforgettable woman, and the inspiration for my character Bell.
And above all
Thank you Jesus, author, and finisher of my faith, and lover of my soul.
One more thing. I have to use that name on my driver's license, Claudia Hawthorne-Burney on my books. How boring is that name?????
(inspite of what my drivers license says, and that fact that NOBODY can actually pronounce Mair. It's MY-ur darn it!!!! Not MARE!!!!!! For real.)