Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Breaking News on My New Contract


Yup, I'm up to something new, but I haven't been able to say a word--until now. Here's the press release that's just been sent out.
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Brandilyn Collins Signs With B&H Publishing Group

NASHVILLE, Tenn--Brandilyn Collins, bestselling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®, has signed with B&H Publishing Group. Her first book with B&H is the story Collins says she was “made to write”—a tense novel based on Lyme Disease and the stunning medical battles over its treatment. Brandilyn herself fought the illness seven years ago and well knows the fallout across the nation of the “Lyme Wars.”

Collins’s first book, A Question of Innocence, was a true crime novel published by Avon in 1995 and resulted in appearances on radio and national TV talk shows. Her novels have garnered critical acclaim and awards, including ACFW Book of the Year (three times), Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice. Collins’ readers have come to expect her novels’ fast pace and twists—the brand elements that lead to her tagline, Don’t forget to breathe®.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Brandilyn,” said Karen Ball, Executive Editor of Fiction for B&H. “She’s known and respected throughout the industry, not just for her skill as a writer, but for her understanding of the market. Brandilyn’s stories thrill you and keep you turning pages. This is one writer who just keeps getting better. In addition to her novel about Lyme, she brought us two other concepts equally as intense and exciting. We can’t wait to get all three books on the shelves.”

Collins’ first novel with B&H releases in May 2011.
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I'm working on that first novel now. Current title--Over the Edge. I'm very excited about it. So many people have Lyme--and don't know it. They're undiagnosed and untreated--and very sick. Over the Edge will shed light on their plight and the surrounding "Lyme Wars." What are these battles about? Why is the medical community so seemingly afraid of this disease? And to what lengths might one embittered man, who's lost a wife to Lyme, go in order to change the situation?...

30 comments:

Richard Mabry said...

Congratulations, Brandilyn. Wonderful news.
And congratulations, as well, to B&H and Karen Ball. I'm expecting great things from this team.

Kathy C. said...

Looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new contract, Brandilyn! And the new book sounds fantastic! I'm drooling for more.

So, who wants a noisemaker?

~Kara

Dolly said...

Congratulations :-)

I have just ordered your book for writers - can't wait for it to arrive.

Jessie at Blog Schmog said...

Awesome and congratulations. I can't wait for the newest, first book to come out. :)

I ordered Getting into Character too!

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Very cool. Congratulations, Brandilyn! I look forward to reading it.

Jason said...

Congratulations!

Danica/Dream said...

Congrats!! Definitely a story you need to tell.

Ronie Kendig said...

Many congratulations, Brandilyn!! I'm so excited for you!

Jennifer AlLee said...

Fabulous news! Looking forward to many books to come :+}

Kimberley Woodhouse said...

Brandilyn, I cannot tell you how thrilled I am over this!!! I've been so impressed with B&H. They have been wonderful to us.
SO cool :)
Love,
Kim and Kayla :)
Part of your B&H family

Megan DiMaria said...

Congratulations, Brandilyn. I'm sure your book will be a great story and one that needs to be told.

Jennifer Tiszai said...

I've been wondering when you would do a novel with Lyme in it. It truly is such a battle and gives rise to such desperate behavior.

Can't wait to read it!

Sheila Deeth said...

Congratulations! And it sounds quite a tale.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Congratulations, Brandilyn! I can't wait to read the book, and I'm thrilled you will help shine the light on the devastation of Lyme Disease.

Karen Eve said...

Congratulations Brandilyn. I am so looking forward to the book's release. It's always nice to see the action happening in someone else's town.
Angie Brendt

BK said...

Oh thank you for this post! I have a friend who has been dealing with Lyme disease and I will send her this link post haste. I'm certain she will be interested.

Meg Moseley said...

Sounds like this is the "book of your heart." I'm excited for you.

Candy said...

Congrats! I look forward to reading this book. My daughter received a Lyme diagnosis her freshman year in college.

Rel said...

Great publisher and a great writer! What a combination :)

Congrats, Brandilyn

Lynetta said...

That's fantastic news! Looking forward, as always, to reading it. Do you think you'll get a trip out to Nashville?

Edwina said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to read the book!

Rachel Hauck said...

Celebrating with you friend! Loved spending time with you in Indy!

Rachel

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

That is so cool, Brandilyn. You go, girl. Power to the redheads!!!

Julie Arduini.com: The Surrendered Scribe said...

You have such a personal, powerhouse story to tell with this, awesome news for everyone. Blessings to you as you write and share truth on this topic.

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Thanks, all, for your kind words.

Lynetta, I will be visiting Nashville now and then to meet with my publisher.

Jenni / Jennifer Saake a.k.a. InfertilityMom said...

Congratulations! Your "word of the day" usage of EXANIMATE caught my attention on Facebook and I had to come looking for your Lyme connection. Wonderful to see the topic you are taking on here!

I would love to be put on your influancer/reviewer list for this book. I've lived with CFS for nearly 20 years and while my Lyme testing is typically negative, I've seen the devistation of Lyme in so many friends and know the political back story is a crazy one.

I'm currently working on a book about Paul and his "thorn" as an encouragement resource for chronic pain and illness. Another person who might be great at helping you promote is Lisa Copen of RestMinistries.org :)

Dineen A. Miller said...

Congrats, Brandilyn! You're with a great publisher!

Jim Rubart said...

So GREAT to have you part of the family! Can't wait for the summer tour. :)

Pamela Meyers said...

Coming in late as I just read this. Congrats on the B&H contract B!!! A book on lyme has to be written by you. Can't wait to read it.