I am super excited to report Jenny Hilborne’s debut book Madness and Murder is now available in PRINT! Yay! If you follow my blog I know you’re thinking… that sounds familiar…yes it is! I wrote a book review not too long ago HERE and I have also interviewed Jenny, which you can read HERE.
Here is a note from Jenny:
To succeed in writing a book, you’ve got to really want to do it. By succeed, I don’t just mean get the book published, I mean finish the darn manuscript. Two years ago, I had an unfinished manuscript and an unfulfilled passion to one-day become an author. I already had the motivation because I love writing, but I would let other things slow me down, like work, a night in front of the TV, fun with my friends.
When my Dad got sick and I flew home to spend time with him, it put things into perspective for me. I needed to spend time on the things most important to me, like family and my writing. I wanted to turn a hobby into a career. Dad told me from his hospital room to expect a tough time in getting published. I didn’t expect it to be easy. I also didn’t expect him to die, but he did.
I wish Dad could have read my book. I’ll always remember his words: “Tough to get published.” They kept me going through every rejection letter, and every literary set back I encountered on my way to publication. I know Dad is so proud I didn’t quit. I’m rather proud myself. Six months after Dad passed away, I received my contract from Karen Syed, President of Echelon Press for MADNESS AND MURDER; the first of my mystery novels. On October 8th, I held my debut novel in my hands for the first time. I dedicated the book and the special moment to my beloved Dad, who also never gave up when the road got tough for him.
Writing still isn’t always easy. I have bad days, good days, and great days. Sometimes it flows, and other days I can’t get anything worthwhile on the paper. Besides the fact I love writing as much as I do, Dad is my added motivation to keep going.
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