Today marks 11 years since the publishing of *Ascension* a short story in the Brush of Wings Anthology with Dreamspinner. I submitted it just before New Year in 2009 and it was accepted and then in a book so quickly that it made my head spin, finally releasing 22 March 2010.
It would be a few months until the release of Oracle, then The Christmas Throwaway, Back Home, Moments, and The Heart of Texas, but it was Ascension where it all started!
Ascension reverted to me after a couple of years, and I rewrote it all completely, and the short story became the novel – Angel in a Book Shop.
11 years have gone so fast – and I've loved every minute of being a full-time author 🙂
Today I will be celebrating in my Facebook group here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Rjscott – along with 40 or so other authors who have joined me to celebrate with prizes and puzzles and posts 🙂
Can a broken man trust in the impossible?
'Chapter One' is an antique book shop and is the last tangible thing Josh and his mom have left of his dad. Nestled in a quiet square a few steps from London’s St Pauls Cathedral, it is boarded up with whitewashed windows and no new stock. The place is a sad reminder of loss and it has to go, but destroying a business that has been in his family for generations is not a role Josh is looking forward to.
Michael is the owner of Arts Desire, the shop next door. With his rainbow pride mugs and his sunny positive outlook, he is the complete opposite to what Joshua thinks he needs in his life.
But, when Josh and Michael become friends, Josh learns that finding true love starts with making big decisions; and that everyone deserves their own Christmas miracle sometimes.