Sunday, March 23, 2014

Opposites Are Okay; But How About A Menage a Trois? by Margo Hoornstra

At times, as an author, I feel more like someone who suffers from multiple personality syndrome - or whatever the proper terminology may be.

I'm sure my writer friends can relate.

In addition to juggling the many facets of life - work, family, recreation, responsibilities - we authors have more duties added to the mix. A regular threesome, in fact.

In my case, it looks something like this.

Promoting the book that's out: Only If You Dare

She had no business stoking a fire she never should have started in the first place.

Shopping the book that's finished: Stolen Trust

A parolee hides her past from a bounty hunter set on revenge.

Writing the book that's rattling around in my head: Money Becomes Her.

This is actually a series and, full disclosure here, the brainchild of CP Jannine Gallant about how the lives of four women friends are impacted when they win the lottery.

Here are the set-ups in planned order of appearance.

A computer nerd has a mad crush on her older boss. He, in turn, can't survive (his business that is) without her.

A young widow with children learns to live, and love, again.

A flamboyant matchmaker with a heart of gold runs into an undercover cop with attitude.

A kindergarten teacher leaves Mr. Right for Mr. So Terribly Wrong.

So there you have it. One person version of Menage A Trois.

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Alicia Dean said...

Haha, titles can be misleading... I was actually relieved that it wasn't truly about a threesome. TMI, you know? ;) Yes, you are so correct. I hadn't thought about it that way, but as an author, I am almost always involved in the exact same kind of Menage. I love the idea of your latest project (well, all of them actually). But the newest one is clever and unique. Can't wait to see how things turn out for those and the one you're shopping. Best of luck!

Jannine Gallant said...

Well, that title should certainly attract some attention to our blog! Love it. Get busy on the series. Looking forward to seeing how they all turn out, And in the meantime, if anyone wants to leave me a winning Lotto ticket, I'll be sure to share how it changes my life! LOL

Margo Hoornstra said...

Alicia. Kind of goes back to that love/hate thing, doesn't it? No wonder we authors tend to feel as if we're stretched too thin. Oh, and, didn't mean to scare you with the title - just, as I did, get your attention.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Jannine. Winning lottery ticket? You'd become a REAL resource? How sweet. Thank you both for the kick in the you know what.

Leah St. James said...

Love the concept, Margo! I keep playing the lottery with a group from work, but it's pitifully dismal how few numbers ever come up! Sigh.