Thursday, July 06, 2006
More Than Words
I received the coolest news from my agent last week! The Executive Editor of Harlequin’s More Than Words Program called her to ask if I’d be interested in writing one of the five novellas in the 2007 Volume 4 edition of the More Than Words Anthology, which celebrates women and their achievements. Of course, I said “yes!” The program is Harlequin’s primary philanthropic initiative, and there isn’t another publisher or company in any sector that so widely celebrates the good deeds of women. That really makes me all the more proud of my association with Harlequin, and I’m honored to be one of five authors chosen to write a novella for this wonderful program’s fourth annual anthology.
The third annual edition, More Than Words, Volume 3, will be available in October wherever
books are sold, or you can order it online at http://www.eharlequin.com/. In this unique collection of novellas, you will find stories of courage and determination written by Susan Wiggs, Karen Harper, Kasey Michaels, Catherine Mann and Tori Carrington. These award-winning, bestselling authors have kindly offered their time and creativity to write original short stories of courage and determination inspired by the lives and work of the five exceptional women selected as this year’s recipients of the Harlequin More Than Words award. And by purchasing the book, you will be supporting causes of concern to women. But let me back up and explain how the process works…
If you know a real-life heroine whose compassion is improving the quality of life in her community, a woman like Debra Bonde, founder and director of Seedlings Braille Books for Children in Livonia, Michigan, or Kathy Silverton, founder and president of Stitches from the Heart, a nonprofit organization that boasts ten thousand volunteers who send handmade baby and toddler items to to over 432 hospitals and charities, you can nominate her for the Harlequin More Than Words award at http://www.harlequinmorethanwords.com/. Any woman nominated should be someone who, with each act of kindness, each word of support, is proving that real-life heroines do exist. Five recipients are chosen each year from the nominees and are honored by Harlequin with: (1) $10,000 to advance the work of her associated charity (2) National recognition and promotion at www.HarlequinMoreThan Words.com (3) An all-expenses-paid trip to the award ceremony for her and a friend, and (4) A novella inspired by her life and work written by one of Harlequin’s “most acclaimed authors.” (That would be moi! ~wink~) For more details about the nomination process, please visit http://www.harlequinmorethanwords.com/. But don’t wait too long! The deadline is August 4.
Speaking of women, check back here soon for my next blog entry about my recent college girlfriend reunion. Six of my old college buds gathered at my house for a weekend of laughter and reminiscing. Some of us hadn’t seen each other in about 12 years! Wait’ll you see the funny photos! If I can get them on here, that is! I’m having trouble uploading shots for some reason! In the meantime, I hope you’ll visit my website at http://www.jenniferarcher.net/ and watch for the update which is coming soon. I’ll have updated news, new photos, and the first chapter of my August release OFF HER ROCKER.