Monday, January 09, 2006

I Survived!

I survived my first meeting as President.

Actually it went off without a hitch, and to top it off, we had a great presentation from Deb Hale on the 13 Romance Plots that the group really got into and I walked away with three new story ideas. Can't beat that.

Unfortunately I didn't win the book raffle for Deb's upcoming February release by Harlequin Historicals, The Bride Ship, so I have to wait a few weeks to get my own copy.

The story takes place in Halifax where I live. It seems a ship full of women arrive in town and Governor Sir Robert Kerr is none too pleased, believing they are there to embark on a more scandalous endeavor than finding themselves husbands. A mistake that has him challenged to a duel by the women's unlikely chaperone, the lovely widow, Mrs. Jocelyn Finch.

I can't wait to see the sparks fly between these two and to read a story that unfolds on familiar turf as historic Halifax comes to life on the printed page. Deb has a wonderful way of spinning a compelling tale and I'm sure this book will be no different.

Now, I just have to bide my time until Harlequin sends out its February releases...


Julianne MacLean said...

It was a great meeting yesterday, Kelly! You were charming as always, and I think we're going to have a terrific year with you at the helm!

And I got some wonderful ideas from Deb's workshop as well which will help me with my next proposal.


Tess said...

Oooh cool! Deb has a new book!!!! I LOVED The Bonny Bride, also set in Halifax, so am really looking forward to this one :-)

And lucky you, for hearing Deb's workshop! I'll have to check her website - I know she usually does articles and posts handouts related to her workshops. Her Synopsis Suitcase workshop in NYC was one of the highlights of my conference :-)

Melissa Marsh said...

Glad it went so well, Kelly! We all knew you'd do AWESOME.

My first meeting as president isn't until the 31st, but I"m trying to get prepared even now. I really want to infuse my chapter with new energy. It seems we've grown a big stagnant lately.

Tess said...

Ooops - I forgot to say "I knew you could do it!" re the meeting. Glad things turned out ok :-)

As for FDin30D - I'm with you - it's a great tool one can adapt for one's own use. Even Karen says that!!!

Nikki said...

I'm so sorry I missed it! Although I'm sure you were awesome -- funny to think you even had jitters -- I never see that side of you so it surprises me.

Weakness found. I will exploit it, don't you worry .... :)

Michelle said...

Congratulations on the good meeting! Deb Hale is a great author and speaker, I've heard. Glad you guys had a good time! :)

Carol McPhee said...

You did just fine, Kelly and should be busting your buttons. I just happened to wander in here... nice site. Carol McPhee

Peggy said...

I'm looking forward to Deb's new book as well. :-)