The Reluctant Bachelorette by Rachael Anderson
Technology and Writing
I remember my first introduction to the internet. I was in college at the time, nearly 15 years ago, and had recently started writing what became my first published novel. I went from thinking the internet was a very strange thing to embracing it fully as a writer. Gone are the days when writers have to hole up in a library to research subjects or stick to settings they know (if they can’t or don’t have the means to travel).
For example, about 12 years ago, I got the chance to visit Australia. I fell in love with the country, and ten years later, decided to set a book in Sydney. Other than a few highlights, I really couldn’t remember much, but I didn’t have to. I pulled up Google maps and searched street views for building descriptions. I read various postings about Manley Beach or The Three Sisters or bush-walking. I read court reports and exchanged a few emails with a friend who lives there now. And then I wrote my book. All from my home computer.
I feel so blessed to live in this time period when so much information is a google search away. When we can can exchange manuscripts via the internet. When we can be part of online groups where we can learn and share what we know with others. When we can easily find lists of agents or publishers to email, or convert our book to a readable format and publish it ourselves. Just last year, ebook sales outsold paperbacks for the first time. Why? Because we can price them cheaper. Because they don’t take up excess shelf space. And because they are so easy to acquire and read. A few clicks of the mouse or taps of the finger and there’s a book. How cool is it that?
I recently read an article about the makers of the POD Espresso Book Machine and how they partnered Kodak and ReaderLink to get their machines in stores. They say that when they do, we should be able to walk into a store, select a book, and have it printed on the spot. Like a Polaroid picture or DVD Redbox machine.
All I can say is, wow. About all of it.
This is truly an exciting time to be an author AND a reader, and I love that I get to be part of it.
The Reluctant Bachelorette
Unknowingly cast as the bachelorette for her town’s charity event, Taycee Emerson wants out. Especially when she discovers her old teenage crush, Luke Carney, is one of the bachelors and it’s up to the viewers–not her–to decide which bachelors stay or go.
Coerced into participating, Taycee does what any self-preserving girl would do. She launches a subtle attack on Luke’s good name with the hope of getting him voted off the show. Unfortunately, Luke’s an eye-for-an-eye kind of guy, and when he discovers what she’s up to, it means revenge.
But when their pranks go south, will they screw up any chance they have at a future together, or will they be able to forgive and forget and prove that love really does conquer all?
About the Author: Rachael Anderson is the author of four contemporary romances: Divinely Designed, Luck of the Draw, Minor Adjustments, and The Reluctant Bachelorette. She’s the mother of four, can’t sing, doesn’t dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.
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