Those Manuscripts Under the Bed


Every author remembers their first book or short story. The one they labored over. Cried over, and most times, shoved in the closet, under the bed, buried deep in computer files, or in the garbage. I’m no different.

Last week I signed my fifth contract with Soul Mate Publishing. Thank you Debbie Gilbert for taking another chance on me. I can tell you the fifth is every bit as exciting as the first. After jumping around the living room, squealing, fist pumping the air, and scaring my daughter’s dogs, I started calling friends and family. Except for my writer friends, I’m not sure the rest understood my excitement. A comment from a sibling was: “So this isn’t just a one-time, hobby thing.” Grrrr.

It was during a conversation with a fellow author that I realized I’d received a contract for the very first romance I’d ever written. After backtracking a…

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About NevaBrown

Neva Brown, a retired secondary teacher/administrator, now enjoys the challenge of writing romance novels and doing editing for other romance writers. She has even ventured into the social media world of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ as well as having a website; . Neva lived on West Texas ranches most of her life and uses that culture and environment in many of her stories. She and her husband now live at Rio Concho West in San Angelo, Texas. They are amazed at how well they have adjusted to ‘city’ living. Neva loves to hear from her readers. She can be reached at
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