Thursday, June 28, 2012

Paradise Surprise!

You will not believe what happened to me this week while on vacation.  It’s one of those things that if I put it in a book the editor would scoff and say, “No one will believe that.”  

            First off, you need to know that my hubby and I were on an unexpected free trip to the Big Island of Hawaii (He won a sales contest. J) In the meantime, I was anxiously awaiting the final word on a proposal I’d sent to Love Inspired. My agent had told me the editor wanted to buy it, but until there was a contract officially offered – well anything can happen.

Time arrived to leave on our trip with no word from the editor. I was really hoping for a solid answer so I could stop anticipating and enjoy our time on the island. We arrive at the gorgeous Fairmont Orchid Resort, meet up with other contest winners and have a lovely dinner at sunset on the beach. Hard to be too disappointed when you’re in paradise, so I let go of the anticipation and gave myself over to a week in Hawaii.
       The next morning we woke up crazy early – time difference ya know. My hubby got up when he heard the iPad ding. Not two seconds later he laughed and said “listen to this.” He then proceeded to read me the email from my agent telling me she had a contract offer from Love Inspired for my book. I jumped out of bed, called my agent ( it was five am in Hawaii but 9:30 in Pittsburg) and got all the details. Needless to say, I was over the moon happy about the news.  Waking up in Paradise with a contract! Wow. It just doesn’t get any better than that. J

Needless to say the rest of the week was spectacular. (See pictures.) Of course every time the iPad dinged we both raced to read the latest email. Alas, no more contract offers that week. LOL  But we got to celebrate in paradise!


  1. Congratulations, Lorraine! What a wonderful way to learn the news!

  2. I LOVE your call story Lori!!!!! How awesome! So happy for you!!!

  3. Love this story, Lori! So very, very happy for you!!!