This week, there was a crazy windstorm, which knocked out the power for hours and sent tree branches flying. (It was the kind of storm that always reminds me of Let The Wind Blow by the Imperials, which I had on cassette tape as a kid.) Yesterday, as dog and I set out into the world, she was preoccupied with examining every single stick that the storm had tossed over our route to find the right one, while my mind was off chasing potential new titles for my next book, another amazing Love Inspired Suspense from Harlequin. It’s a thrilling, romantic story about a disgraced journalist who’s in a race against time to unravel a conspiracy and protect our heroine from a ruthless serial killer. And… it was without a title. Like the sticks, I’d come up with lots of ideas, but none of them seemed quite right.
So, I was extremely excited to get an email when I got home, from my incredible editor, Emily Rodmell, letting me know my new book has a title: DEADLINE.
I love it! It’s snappy, simple, and fits the book beautifully. I can’t wait to see what the cover is going to look like. Deadline by Maggie K. Black will be coming to a store near you sometime late next summer. I'll keep you posted!
Ps – I did try to take a picture of the perfect stick, but small dog hid it before I could get my camera out. So, I’ll have to make due with a picture of her sleeping off the excitement afterwards. ;)