Changes and sharing my secret!

Good morning!

First and foremost, I want you all to know that I love to write books and will alway continue to do that as long as I have breath within me.

That being said, over the past year or so I’ve privately helped several authors get their book ready for publication. This has been wonderful and I love it. I love the way it gives me something to do when I get writer’s block or I’m not “feeling a story”. Because I enjoy it so much, I have decided to take my career in a different path. While I will still be writing books, I will also actively be publishing others and have decided to open a small (for now) press that focuses on historical romance exclusively between humans. Why no paranormal? Because I think that’s a very over-saturated market and I’ve talked to several people who have openly expressed that they would like to just read a love story between a man and a woman. This of course isn’t the biggest market in the world, but I’ve always written for this specific niche so I honestly believe I’d do best to stick with this niche and find readers and writers who are looking for this kind of romance.

To answer a few questions (but if you have another, feel free to ask):

1. Will I still write? Absolutely! It’ll just be at a slower rate. Instead of a new book every 2-3
months, it’ll be closer to every four. I’ve begun Gray’s story and Sebastian’s so there ARE books in the works. Really, not much will be different except that I’ll be actively seeking people to publish rather than having them find me privately.

2. Will I still blog? Yes! I have to share my craziness somewhere!

3. Will I still do giveaways on FB and on my blog? Of course. While I’ll actively be helping to publish and promote others, I’ll still have books, too. Plus, I love giveaways and swag, and chatting with all of you.

4. Who will you publish? Anyone with a good, solid story that fits the criteria of what I accept.

5. Do you have a website yet? Yes. http://www.parchmentandplume.com (see anything you think might benefit from a change feel free to let me know)

6. Is there a Facebook page? Yes. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parchment-and-Plume/562275390481558

7. What will happen to each of MY books? Well, over the next few weeks, I’ll gradually be changing the listing pages (and copyright pages) to reflect Parchment & Plume as the publisher, with the first “debut” book from them being The Officer and the Southerner later this month/early September.

Okay, that’s it. I’m not sure if I should sigh with relief that my secret is out (a secret I’ve been holding onto for almost a year now when I initially bought the domain and set up the website, but just didn’t upload it to the web until a few months ago) or hide at the idea that some of you might be unhappy at this change.

32 thoughts on “Changes and sharing my secret!”

  1. Why would anyone be unhappy with the change when you’re still going to be writing? Taking your career to a new level is always exciting. And I’m glad you’re focusing on normal humans. I read a paranormal romance one time. Creeped me out. I’ll stick with regular people, thanks.

    1. Oh, there are some not pleased, but fortunately the number has been minimal and the overwhelming support has been wonderful. LOL on your experience with paranormals.

  2. Congratulations, Rose! I think this is great. I actually thought about doing this once, but with a full time job, I decided it was too much. Good luck in your venture. I’m SO glad you’re going to continue to write, because I’m going to run out of your books to read soon. LOL

    1. It’s already been like having a full-time job, but I love it so far.

      As for my continuing to write…I’d go crazy if I couldn’t. It’s like therapy I don’t have to pay for.

  3. Congratulations on a new career venture! You’re going to be successful at anything you undertake. I’m excited to see where this takes you and your talent. πŸ™‚ Linda R.

  4. Congratulations! I am glad you finally got it “off your chest”! I am sure it was a very big thing to make this decision and We are sure you will be a success at it. Like Lauralynn and Cindy (above), I am also glad that you will continue writing…i need that special Rose Gordon fix throughout the year! Good luck!!!!! Sending you a friendly hug for good measure. πŸ™‚

  5. CONGRATS!! Excited to see what comes of this. We will all be along for the ride with you. Can’t wait for the first book to be released! Good Luck and Blessings for all your future endevors

    1. Thanks, Heather. It could be a very wild ride, indeed. My first book will be the first one released. I couldn’t figure out another way to go ahead and switch all of my backlist titles over without either waiting an extremely long time OR just letting my ooh be the debut. It just seemed simpler.

  6. Congratulations, Rose–for now I just write sweet contemporary, but I did write several historicals set in the 1880s and 1890s in a small town in Maine. If I decide to rewrite them, I might submit them. I am sure your new venture will be wonderful!

    1. Hey, that’s still historical! If you ever get around to revising them, feel free to submit, Nancy. Just like not everyone reads paranormal, not everyone likes steam.

      1. Thanks, Rose–I would love to revise them–the hero of ”Eagle’s Lady” is based on my late husband, and the hero of “Hero’s Song” is a hunky tailor and singer who has a voice like Roy Orbison. There is a third book, but that would need a lot of revision–no conflict, not very big on plot… (sigh)…

  7. Congrats for the new step, Rose. We are always with you. So, don’t worry at all. I checked the site. May all your dreams do come true. All the best!! πŸ™‚

  8. Rose, so happy for you and so weird. When you see your e-mail, you’ll know why I so weird. sent the e-mail BEFORE I saw this post, I swear. LOL

    You are the second author I follow, in a week who has posted the fact they are going to be publishing now, that is a bit strange, IMO.

    Congrats and Good Luck!

    PS I agree about the paranormal at this time.

    1. LOL I actually saw your email before your comment and thought, wow, that’s an interesting coincidence. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, I just didn’t want to make a hasty decision.

      Thanks for the encouragement.

  9. So, you’re really not pregnant… πŸ™‚ That’s what I thought when you said you had news a while back.

    Congrats on your new venture. As long as you keep writing, all will be well. It’s great to know you are “finding” new authors. There are not enough “good” books out there! πŸ™‚

  10. Well, I think that’s great news. It’s a pity that I don’t romance . . . or have anything really historical (much as I enjoy reading both), so my work definitely doesn’t fit your criteria. I look toward to checking out the first Parchment and Plume novel from one of the authors you are working with. I suspect that I will enjoy them since I enjoy yours. Right now I just want Jack’s book available somewhere other than iBooks so I can buy and read it.

    Let us know when you start publishing books under your new line.

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