Last year, to my great delight, Rosamund’s Bower won the 2008 Golden Rose award in the category “novel with romantic elements.” (http://www.rosecityromancewriters.com/2008contest-winners.html). What excitement! Oh what uninhibited screaming and dancing with joy in the privacy of my office!
But things have gotten even more exciting! The agent responsible for judging that contest category asked to see my entire manuscript. (The contest only allows you to enter your 1st fifty pages.) After almost three months, my writer dreams have come true! Paige Wheeler of Folio Literary Management, (http://www.foliolit.com/) has offered to represent my stories and me!!! Consequently, the self-published edition of Rosamund’s Bower needs to be withdrawn for the time being while this wonderful story of faith, love, and hope gets shopped around to publishing houses.
Who would have thought that ‘loosing’ a book would be such a wonderful thing? Not me … until now.
What’s next for me? Only the Lord knows. Seriously. I’m praying for Big Black Arrows (God’s clear direction). I’m determined to be known as a ‘woman after God’s own heart’ (I Samuel 13:14) which means my primary goal is to make Him smile in all I say and do.
It’s a fascinating journey. I’ll keep you posted!
I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
In the course of my research on Rosamund Clifford, I discovered this glorious painting of Rosamund and Queen Eleanor. It's currently on display at The Bridgeman Art Library in London. They were kind enough to give me permission to use the picture on the cover of my self published book.
Cover Art Credit: Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamund (WDM27988)
by Morgan, Evelyn De (1855-1919)
© The De Morgan Centre, London/ The Bridgeman Art Library
Nationality/copyright status: English/out of copyright
Used by permission.