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OK, so the cat’s out of the bag, officially, right here: the real me has signed a contract with PublishingWorks, an independent publisher in New Hampshire, to publish the Cutthroat Business mysteries, starring Savannah Martin, Southern Belle and new-minted RealtorĀ® in Nashville, Tennessee.

Book 1, A Cutthroat Business, is tentatively scheduled for release in a year, June 2010, although I have a feeling that that might change, since DIY#3, as yet untitled, is coming out in May, and we’ll probably want to give people enough time to read one before we bring out another.

A Cutthroat Business is my baby, the book that started it all. The book that got me my brilliant agent, and that made Berkley decide to offer me the chance to write the DIY-books. It has a very special place in my heart, and I’m beyond thrilled that Jeremy Townsend and the rest of the gang at PublishingWorks saw it the way I did, and decided to take a chance on it.