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Irony of the Right Kind
4/2/2012 6:41:27 PM
Sometimes what you need is across the world...so go, already!
My sister Stephanie and I have written all our lives, pursuing publication through heartbreak, travels, and dead ends--much as many writers, of course, but with that personal combination of hope and dread shared each time another manuscript went out into the world.

Stephanie actually has supported herself as a writer, working for both the Bandera Times and Bandera Courier in Bandera, Texas for a number of years, while I have had the occasional success in short markets.

Neither of us had garnered publication with a traditional press--until Stephanie married a Scotsman and set out to find her own version of Brigadoon. (A musical she liked more than me, but that her husband abhors as stereotypical and totally unrepresentative of his Scotland.)

So--days after she arrived in Scotland, a UK publisher snatched up her Miz Mike series of Christian romantic suspense; the first book will come out in May.

Couldn't be published here? They love her in London!

But it gets better--her husband sent out a time travel. Sold it first time out the door--to a Texas publisher. Did I mention Stephanie's home of choice, and birthplace, is Texas? And that her husband's publisher is a stone's throw from all her old haunts?

Can't call it fate, because Stephanie would credit the God who has always sustained her. But ironic? Yeah--I can call it that. But as irony goes--it's the kind that makes you cry good tears. And sometimes--makes you believe. Again.


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More Blogs by Leslie P Garcia
• Along the Writer's Road - Saturday, December 21, 2013
• This Sweet, Sweet Irony - Sunday, October 13, 2013
• A Day--A Beautiful Day--in south Texas - Saturday, May 25, 2013
• Happy Mother's Day - Sunday, May 12, 2013
• Hi and Happy Mothers' Day! - Saturday, May 11, 2013
• Random Acts of Thought - Wednesday, July 18, 2012
•  Irony of the Right Kind - Monday, April 02, 2012  
• Old Acquaintances We Shouldn't Forget... - Thursday, December 29, 2011
• Calmer Moments - Thursday, November 10, 2011
• Just...Tired - Wednesday, November 09, 2011
• Not Famous or Rich, but... - Saturday, October 08, 2011
• A Few Hundred Thousand More... - Tuesday, September 13, 2011
• How It's Done - Sunday, August 28, 2011
• New Again - Wednesday, August 10, 2011
• As Always...and Never - Saturday, July 23, 2011
• Forget You, Perry Mason - Sunday, July 03, 2011
• Totally Country - Sunday, April 03, 2011
• For Teachers --Mostly - Sunday, March 06, 2011
• Borrowing from a Friend--More This and That - Saturday, February 12, 2011
• Back From...Beyond - Monday, November 22, 2010
• Groundhog Day? - Sunday, February 14, 2010
• The New Black? - Tuesday, February 09, 2010
• Okay, On Dream, Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift - Sunday, January 31, 2010
• Blogs I Meant to Write and Didn't - Saturday, January 16, 2010
• Beagleized - Monday, August 03, 2009
• Heads, Heels, and Suing the World - Tuesday, July 14, 2009
• Ahhh...Sunny Days and Glaring Glitches - Wednesday, July 16, 2008
• Truth, Sweet or Bitter - Sunday, February 24, 2008
• OOps! - Thursday, August 09, 2007
• But DOES he love her...? - Sunday, June 24, 2007
• A Betting Woman... - Thursday, June 07, 2007
• How Many Days Now? - Wednesday, May 02, 2007
• Following Through: The Piñata Debacle - Thursday, December 28, 2006
• Should Old Memories Be Forgot? - Monday, December 18, 2006
• Sisters and Lions - Tuesday, December 05, 2006
• Honesty, Memories, and Assorted Life Stuff - Wednesday, November 29, 2006
• Awww, Steve - Monday, September 04, 2006
• Voices from the...well, not dead - Saturday, September 02, 2006
• The More Things Stay the Same... - Sunday, November 07, 2004
• Forests, Educators, and the Terminally Puzzled - Tuesday, October 12, 2004
• Low Brows and Bare Feet - Sunday, September 19, 2004
• Sour Grapes and Seabiscuit - Sunday, August 15, 2004
• Derby Day, 2004 - Saturday, May 01, 2004
• Braves New World... - Friday, April 09, 2004
• Not Rose... - Saturday, April 03, 2004
• Headshakes and Handshakes. . . - Monday, June 30, 2003


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