Tell us about your journey to being published with Forever Romance.
LR: Last June, my agent and I brainstormed projects. I made an off-the-cuff reference about how my exchange semester to Australia changed my life (and yielded me a husband). I was surprised there weren’t many study abroad stories in New Adult. She went quiet for a second and said, “Go play with that idea.” I got to work, sent her three chapters and a synopsis. Here’s a rough transcript of our next conversation.
Agent: Lia, I couldn’t sleep last night because of this book.
Me: Woo hoo! Wait, did it give you nightmares?
Agent: No, no. I loved it! But I don’t know what to do with you.
Me: I don’t know what to do with me either.
I kept writing the book while… Continue