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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Loose Id Update

Loose Id sent me a contract to finalize the deal on my historical novella that I wrote on spec. It is still untitled, but in the coming weeks, that will be rectified. Edits have to be done and a cover chosen, hopefully one where the male protagonist is as eye-pleasing as Daniel Henney, my prototype (see above).

When Roz (Holcomb) sent me an email in October indicating that Loose Id was looking for historical submissions for Black History month, I wasn't sure I was up to the task. I hadn't written anything creatively outside a few short stories in the last couple of years. I wasn't even sure what I would write about. Luckily, I remembered some info I had read on the web about Asian males who immigrated to the States after the gold strike and during the building of the transcontinental railroad. Many of these new workers were unmarried and because there were few Asian women in the States, some of the men married women of other races, including black women. I was a bit surprised because I thought Black-Asian romances were something of more contemporary times. It brought up questions as to how they overcame cultural and language barriers, not to mention the racism toward both groups.

I expanded this bit of information into a romance that in the end I found both sweet and steamy, creating two unlikely but very likeable lovers in Quiang and Leah, my protagonists. I hope they translate well in the final copy.

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