Wednesday, November 23, 2016

What A Difference A Week Makes by Margo Hoornstra

What a difference a week makes.

Last Monday, a routine medical test resulted in surgery scheduled for me in January. Not an emergency, not life threatening. Not that I'm exactly looking forward to it...but... Awaiting the test results was the worst. Thankfully, everything came back normal.

Now I'm looking forward to putting this behind me a moving on...

Because...

This Monday I received an e-mail from The Wild Rose Press with three contracts attached. About a month ago they contracted On the Surface, first in a planned four book romantic suspense series Brothers in Blue. Four heroes who met at the police academy to become life long friends. The drop out, the straight arrow, the movie star and the maverick. They all share a passion to serve and protect, each in their own unique way.

Now I can look forward to producing On the Force, On the Make, and On the Move.

What a difference a week makes.

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

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39 comments:

Maureen said...

Wow - congrats on your contracts! Sounds like an awesome series! And very happy that everything came back good with your test results. Much to be thankful for this week :)

Nicole Fitton said...

Wow! Sounds like a bit of a rollercoaster. Glad everything is OK. Fabulous news about the contracts - congratulations 😊

Connie Bretes said...

Congratulations, Margo. Well deserved.

Anni Fife said...

So glad your medical thing isn't a major problem, and wishing you well for your January procedure. What wonderful news to lift your spirits, a four-book contract. Fantastic and well done! Anni xx

Kathryn Cottrell said...

Wowee Kazowee!!!
This is great news!
Many many congratulations, Margo.
You've worked so long and so hard. I'm so happy for you!
Kathy Cottrell

Maris said...

Congratulations, Margo. The idea for the series sounds great. Love the titles. Also, I'm so glad the results of your test came back normal. I'm sure you're not looking forward to surgery, but think positive and get well fast...you have some books to write.

Loralee said...

Congratulations, Margo, on normal test results and the terrific series contract. Positive thoughts coming your way.

Loralee said...

Congratulations, Margo, on normal test results and the terrific series contract. Positive thoughts coming your way.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Wow! How wonderful!
Good luck and God's blessings
PamT

Leah St. James said...

Congratulations, Margo. Wonderful news all around. Now get to work. :-)

Margo Hoornstra said...

Maureen, There is a lot to be thankful for. And thank you for stopping by to comment.

Nicole, It certainly was a wild ride. Thanks for the congrats.

Thank you, Connie. This/these have been a long time coming.

Anni, The contracts were exactly what the doctor ordered you could say.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Thanks so much, Kathy. I owe you so much for giving me my start. Take care.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Exactly, Maris. Looking to the future. Always to the future.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Got those thoughts, Loralee. Keep 'em coming. Your congrats accepted on both. Thank you.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Thanks, Pam. I'll accept the blessings too.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Exactly, Leah. I'm looking forward to it.

Brenda Whiteside said...

Wonderful all the way around!

Rolynn Anderson said...

Good news all around, Margo. Nothing more healing than good news! My imagination zeroed in the how the movie star served and protected. Interesting! So happy for you, Margo!

Andrea Downing said...

Happy to hear both your health news and your book news! You've got plenty to be thankful for this Thsnksgiving. Have a wonderful holiday

Margo Hoornstra said...

It is, Brenda. Talk about incentive to lose weight though. (The surgery not the contracts ;-)

Margo Hoornstra said...

I'm keeping a positive attitude, Rolynn, all the way around, too. Hope you like what/how the movie star does his job.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Thanks, Andi. You have a great holiday too.

Jannine Gallant said...

I'm so happy this series has a good home. Now you can focus on simply writing...and not stress over the surgery! Huge congrats on this great news!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Wow!!! Awesome news personally and professionally. Yay you!! I'm so glad the tests came back with good news. What a giant relief. You have a lot to be thankful for this year.

marissagarnerauthor said...

So happy for your test results and contracts!

Margo Hoornstra said...

Jannine, I'm surprisingly calm about the surgery. Odd for me. I'm happy the series is finally home. As I've said before, a long time coming.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Absolutely, Vonnie. I am very, very thankful for everything.

Thanks, Marissa. I'm happy too.

Alison Henderson said...

Great news on both fronts, Margo! Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Thanks, Alison. Happy Thanksgiving.

Diane Burton said...

Margo, that is so wonderful. 3 contracts! Wow! Waiting is, indeed, the worst, esp. for medical test results. Praying all goes well.

Vonnie said...

Awesome! (And best wishes).

Margo Hoornstra said...

Thanks, Diane. I'm pretty excited about the books. As you know, a long time coming. I feel pretty positive about the health part. Do like my surgeon. My mother always said the worst is the waiting, the rest is easier.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Thank you, Vonnie.

Barbara Edwards said...

Wnderful news.Ilook forward to reading them!

Margo Hoornstra said...

Thanks, Barb. Appreciate your interest.

Lucy Kubash said...

So glad the tests came back good and congrats on the new contracts! I'm looking forward to reading this series.

Alicia Dean said...

Margo...I'm almost as excited as you are!! So happy I get to work with you on future books. (And, yes, I owe you edits RIGHT NOW. Should have them to you this weekend). Glad your test results were fairly positive. Hope your Thanksgiving was awesome!

Margo Hoornstra said...

Thanks, Lucy. I do feel very positive about all of it.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Ditto, Alicia. Looking forward to those edits. As well as our future together. ;-) our Thanksgiving was pretty nice. Thank you.