Monday, August 25, 2008

A BG Signs With Abingdon

I'm happy to let you all know that Ronie Kendig has sold her first novel, an espionage thriller titled Dead Reckoning, to Barbara Scott of Abindgon Press. The novel is scheduled for release March 2010. The deal was negotiated by agent Steve Laube.

About Dead Reckoning:

Underwater archeologist Shiloh Blake is consumed with passion for the water and angry at the injustices of life. Her first large-scale dig traps her in the middle of an international meltdown and forces her to flee for her life. When she spots a man trailing her, she questions who he is and how he's always one step ahead of her.

Former Green Beret Reece Jaxon now serves his country as a covert operative. His mission is entangled by the beguiling Shiloh Blake as he hunts down the source to a dead drop in the Arabian Sea.

The only way to prevent a nuclear disaster is to join forces with Reece. But will Shiloh violate her vow to never become a spy like her father? Will they put aside their differences to end this nightmare?

Congratulations, Ronie! Congratulations, Steve, for making the deal.

According to Barbara's last email to me, there's probably going to be at least one more reader from this blog who will make her list. We're anxiously awaiting that news.


Cara Putman said...

I am so excited for Ronie! It's great news :-)

Ronie Kendig said...

Brandilyn!!! You are sooooo sweet to post this. I am really thrilled to be a part of Abingdon's first year. And I'm honored Barbara chose to give me this chance. Thank you so much!!

Unknown said...

Congratulations! That is so great!. Look forward to reading this thriller!

Myra Johnson said...

Congratulations again, Ronie! Your book sounds exciting!

Southern-fried Fiction said...

As Queen of the BHCC, I must protest! Just reading the book blurb sends shivers down my back. There is no way I can review this book! It's way to realistic and frightening.

However, I'm thrilled for Ronie, misguided as she may be.



Pam Halter said...

Wonderful! Congratulations!

Ronie Kendig said...

MYRA!! CONGRATULATIONS back to you, girl!! big CHICKEN! I DEMAND you review my book. You have to--prayer partners and all, ya know? You can't leave me hanging. LOL

Thanks everyone. It's so exciting!!!!

Merrie Destefano said...

Congragulations, Ronie!
I am so happy for you and I can't wait to read Dead Reckoning!
Blessings on ALL of your books--

Rita Gerlach said...

Congratulations, Roni! This is so exciting. Thanks a million to Brandilyn for posting about Barbara and Abingdon Press. I am honored, blessed, and thrilled to say my historical novel has also been accepted.

I want to do a launch page on Stepping Stones Magazine with all the authors, their book covers, and websites when the launch takes place.

Rita Gerlach said...

Congratulations to Myra as well! Keep your dancing shoes on!

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Ronie, this is just great, great news. I'm thrilled for you. Congratulations, girl!

Now why are we congratulating Myra, and who is Inspire?


Lynette Eason said...

Yay Ronie! Congratulations!


~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Becky and all, wait for tomorrow--and more great news!