This month I welcome award-winning author Carol McPhee to our Lucky 13 series. Carol is published with Wings ePress and Champagne Books. Her home is in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she lives with her husband of fifty-two years. Since their four children are grown and flown, Carol has plenty of time to let her imagination soar into stories of love and new beginnings.
Like many authors, Carol wrote for years before publishing her first work after a stroke of good luck. Her luck came with the help of the aforementioned husband – no wonder they’ve been together so long.
My Good Luck Story
I had been writing for several years and submitting my manuscripts to every place that was open to publishing romance stories – with no luck. One day my husband and I visited the restaurant of a B&B that I had previously used as a setting in Something About That Lady. My husband, being the chatty person he is, mentioned to the hostess-owner that I had written a romance novel with a scene involving her home, but the manuscript had never been published.
Remarkable words came out of the woman’s mouth. “I have a publishing company; send me 100 pages.” Needless to say I hopped to the offer and days later she requested the whole manuscript. She published it in her online newsletter as a weekly series. A year later it was picked up by Wings ePress and years after I got the rights back, the manuscript was re-edited with a new cover and published by Champagne Books.
ALASKAN MAGIC – “An enchanting tale of romance, second chances and life in the rustic Alaskan wilderness” – best-selling author, Linda Rettstatt.
UNDERCOVER TROUBLE – A tragedy sent her into hiding, a tragedy will set her free.