There are just a couple more state settings open for Heartsong. I do have proposals for these, but I haven’t made final decisions. So if you want to submit, get your proposals in to me in the next several weeks or so! I need to decide on a couple more states soon and all of these below by the end of summer.
The open states left are all historical:
And one more is Pennsylvania. I originally thought that was filled, but it is open again.
I keep getting more questions about what’s next for Heartsong now that the states series is almost done, and I have been trying to get the word out there. Basically I’m open to just about any ideas that are setting-driven (preferably U.S.) and would make a good three-book series that we could publish in a trade collection with a setting-driven/romantic title. For example an upcoming collection title by Kelly Eileen Hake for Fall 2009 is Under the Big Sky: Three Generations Settle Hearts and Homes in Montana Territory.
In other news, I’m looking forward to attending the Colorado Christian Writers Conference coming up soon, May 13-16th in Estes Park. I’ll be taking appointments and looking for great proposals for Heartsong. I’ll also look at proposals for our full-length line in case there’s something I can recommend for Becky to consider.
Then in September, Becky and I will both be at ACFW in Denver, taking appointments, hosting a Spotlight on Barbour on Thursday night, and participating in all the fun of that great conference. We look forward to seeing many of you there!