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A Beautiful Day in Alaska, by Annette Drake
Genre: Contemporary romance novella
Release Date: February 1
She’s supposed to fly to Seattle to finalize her divorce so her two-timing husband can marry his very pregnant secretary. But when Mt. Redoubt erupts, all planes in or out of Anchorage are grounded. Robin isn’t going anywhere until tomorrow.
Then, there are no hotel rooms available, this being the height of tourism season in Alaska. Reluctantly, Robin agrees to share a suite with fellow stranded traveler and wealthy businessman, Charlie Land.
As for Charlie, he’s got one day to convince this oh-so-desirable woman that life’s too short to live in the painful past.
She’s his tour guide. He’s the salve for her broken heart.
Both of their lives will be changed forever by a beautiful day in Alaska.
What was the first thing you thought when you saw your published book the first time?
I would take it back one step further: the day I received an email from Tirgearr Publishing in April of 2013, offering a contract for my first novel, Celebration House. I remember thinking, “Wow. Strangers will read this book and be invited into my imagination. That’s just amazing.”
When did you first decide to call yourself a writer? What prompted the decision?
When Celebration House debuted in August of 2013, I called myself a writer. That’s a weighty word. Some days, when the characters won’t speak to me and I feel lost, it’s hard for me to allow myself the title.
What is your best advice for someone just starting their first manuscript? Halfway through? Just finished?
Here’s the words I have by my computer: “Finish. The Book. You cannot revise what you haven’t written.”
About the Author
Annette Drake is a multi-genre author whose work is character-driven and celebrates the law of unintended consequences. Her novella, A Beautiful Day in Alaska, premiered Feb. 1st.
She makes her home in Washington state and loves libraries, basset hounds and bakeries. She does not camp.