Novels

Book review: Then There Was You

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Check our my first YouTube book review on Kara Isaac’s Christian romance, Then There Was You. 

Plus, you’ll hear how progress on my current project Stuck With You is going, and check out my back-and-forth videos with multi-published author Johnnie Alexander!

 

 

Writing about Australia

Hey! If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you would’ve seen my announcement that my new work-in-progress features American characters who find themselves in Australia!

I’m basing the rural farm where they have their adventures on one of the places where I grew up, and I give some extra insight into the process in my blog post over at Emilie Hendryx’s Thinking Thoughts blog.

Enjoy!

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The day we arrived on the farm I’m using as inspiration for my new manuscript.

BONUS sneak peek at Hating Jeremy Walters

Thanks for the likes and shares, folks! Here’s a paragraph from the first conversation between the hero and heroine, Jeremy and Natalie:

[Jeremy to Natalie] “You saw me drooling on the footpath.”

She blinked.

He offered a small smile. “Let’s start over. Hi.”

“Let’s not. Goodbye.” She spun toward the door.

“Is that my phone you’re holding?”

Natalie turned back.

He breathed a small sigh of relief. “What are you doing here, anyway?”

The phone flew his way. He fumbled it against his chest, one-handed.

She crossed her arms. “You still had me as your emergency contact, and I couldn’t reach Steph or Mike.” Her eyes flickered down. “I wasn’t sure about calling your dad.”


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Natalie Groves was meant for great things. Preferably youth ministry with a side gig as an M&M connoisseur.

But half a year after her fiancé left, Natalie’s evangelist father was diagnosed with cancer. Her grand plans evaporated…and God has seemed disappointed ever since.

Six years later a church internship presents Natalie a chance at her destiny, but she needs a job to work around it. And the only offer is worse than a life sentence of tofu.

Six years ago, Jeremy ‘Jem’ Walters left Charlottesville, Virginia to escape his father, God, and heartbreak over Natalie.

Now he’s back in town, a committed Christian, and desperate for help with his infant son and troubled teenage niece.

When Natalie and Jem join forces, sparks fly. But will they be burned in the process?

Wanted: your ridiculous/funny/embarrassing stories

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Gathering inspiration for book #2: do you have any anecdotes about ridiculous newlywed fights? 🙂

As a single gal myself, I plan to put my imagination to good use, but it would be awesome to be able to draw inspiration from some real-life couples.

I’m totally willing to offer my own anecdote in exchange, but fair warning, most of mine revolve around:
1. Gross-out farm stories
2. Funny stuff from my journo days
3. My weird brothers. (Love you boys!)

So share your stories, your friends’ stories, that-weird-lady-from-down-the-street’s stories!

If you’d like to share, shoot me a message at jessicaeveringhamwriting@gmail.com.

Writing is always a team effort. 🙂 Can’t wait to hear from you!

New back cover copy for Hating Jeremy Walters

Hey all!

Here is the new back cover copy for my romantic comedy, Hating Jeremy Walters.

HJW was a finalist in the My Book Therapy Frasier Award this year, and I’m currently submitting to agents. One step closer to publication!


Hating Jeremy Walters

Natalie Groves was meant for great things. Preferably youth ministry with a side gig as an M&M connoisseur.

But half a year after her fiancé left, Natalie’s evangelist father was diagnosed with cancer. Her grand plans evaporated…and God has seemed disappointed ever since.

Six years later a church internship presents Natalie a chance at her destiny, but she needs a job to work around it. And the only offer is worse than a life sentence of tofu.

Six years ago, Jeremy ‘Jem’ Walters left Charlottesville, Virginia to escape his father, God, and heartbreak over Natalie.

Now he’s back in town, a committed Christian, and desperate for help with his infant son and troubled teenage niece.

When Natalie and Jem join forces, sparks fly. But will they be burned in the process?

Vote on your favourite title and hook line

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Hey everyone, I need your feedback!

If you head over to my Facebook page, you’ll be able to vote on your favourite title for my work-in-progress. You’ll also be able to vote on your favourite ‘hook line’, which is designed to get people interested in the story.

Also, if you could like or share the post itself, that would be really helpful in boosting it so more people see it.

The title and hook line will both appear on my ‘one sheet’, together with this photo and a blurb about my book. I’ll take it to the conference with me to show to agents.

Thanks for your help everyone! I love getting your feedback on this. 🙂

Finalist in 2015 Frasier Award!

I just found out that my manuscript Hating Jeremy Walters is one of five finalists in the My Book Therapy Frasier Award for unpublished authors!

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Me and the email announcing I’m a finalist!

I’m absolutely stunned; the best I had hoped for was to make it to the second round.

Now my entry will be judged by Tamela Hancock Murray, literary agent with Steve Laube Literary Agency, and editor Ami McConnell, VP, Editor-in-Chief at Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.

The winner will be announced at the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in Dallas in September.

I’m so super excited, and now I have to think about if/how I can get myself from Queensland, Australia, to Texas!

Congratulations to the other four finalists, Megan Menard, Linda Davis, Tamera Kraft and Jan Cline and I might see you in September! 🙂