And no, I didn't exactly switch genres. I've always written Contemporary Romance Novellas as my side hustle. I publish them, sometimes they're free, sometimes I write under the name Kiki Abbott and then I unpublish them. It's complicated. I write them quickly, price them at free or 99 cents and enjoy having something different to offer my readers.
Last year this time, my screenplay agent asked me if I had a Christmas Romance screenplay because she'd just pitched my book Christmas in Whistler to a producer. I took to the computer and wrote a screenplay from that. Up to that point, I'd only written a feature film thriller screenplay and was working on a TV pilot about ghosts. But the Christmas theme just rolled off my brain and so I quickly plotted another TV movie screenplay set at Christmas. That was last October. Cut to a year later and I have sold a Christmas TV movie screenplay to a producer who plans to make the film next Spring (it was my 3rd effort) and now have interest in the 2nd screenplay that I turned into a novella called Christmas at Crystal Creek. That one is looking pretty darned good for getting on film next year too. We have an actress interested in the lead and she'd be wonderful! I can't tell you any more than this right now but stay tuned for a big announcement when I can. I announce on my Kim Hornsby Beach Club site:
Christmas at Crystal Creek is available here:
Apple, Nook, Kobo etc:https://books2read.com/u/3nKgDB
Christmas is such a fun time of year and I love having it in my head while I write. And, I love those Christmas Box Sets where you get 10 books for .99. Each year I compile one of those with 9 other authors and this year our set started early to get more sales and hopefully achieve USA Today Bestseller Status in late October. Fingers crossed. Christmas at Mistletoe Lodge is a set of 10 novellas, all with a Mistletoe Lodge somewhere in the story. Cute, right? I'm writing mine now and loving the story about a psychologist who hasn't been out of her house in a year but has to attend a Christmas wedding at Mistletoe Lodge.
We are donating a portion of all proceeds to St. Jude Children's Hospital, a charity we used last year, as well. Most of the authors are already USA Today Bestselling Authors or NY Times Bestselling Authors so you know the stories will be fantastic.
As well as this, I've published a Christmas Cookbook to drive readers over to the box set! The recipes are based around cold weather needs but we have mac and cheese, cookies, and lots of recipes in there that can be made in sweltering hot weather too.
I hope you'll consider downloading the cookbook to get our sales up, to get noticed, to get more people on our box set site to reach USA Today status and also send those kids at St. Judes a nice big check in January when we get paid.
Thanks ahead of time!
Christmas at Mistletoe Lodge LINKS
Amazon - www.bit.ly/MistletoeLodge
iBooks - www.bit.ly/AppleMistletoeLodge
FREE Cookbook Links
Apple - https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1477932009
Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/christmas-at-mistletoe-lodge-cookbook-and-crafts
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