After signing me, Nicole Resciniti gave me a hug good-bye, and I stumbled through the mall in a confused haze. What just happened? By the time, I reached my car I was skipping and proceeded to call my mom and my closest friends. I think every conversation started with, “Holy cow! I got an agent!! A good one!”
When I returned home from Florida, I wrote a fifty page Amish mystery proposal for Nicole, and she sent it off to the publishing houses within days. A few short months later, Nicole told me that she sold not one but two Amish mystery series for me. The Appleseed Creek Mystery Series to B&H Publishing, and the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series to New American Library/Penguin, where I write as Isabella Alan. It was yet another literary miracle.
Since then, Nicole has negotiated two more deals for me: another to B&H Publishing to continue the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series and a new children’s mystery series, The Andi Boggs Series, to Zondervan. In less than two years, Nicole has sold fourteen books on my behalf.
There have been many times when I felt that God had a plan for me. This long and winding journey remains my greatest proof.
Leave a comment on today’s post to enter a drawing to win a signed copy of A Plain Death, the first novel in the seven-book Appleseed Creek Mystery Series. The winner will be randomly selected from those who entered. Contest ends Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 5pm (EST). Winners will be announced here on my blog on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013.
Amanda’s Newest Book: A Plain Scandal, forthcoming Feb. 2013–Now Available for preorder