Today, I have the pleasure of introducing Jill Piscitello for her first (but hopefully not her last) visit to The Write Stuff. Please help me welcome Jill as she shares her latest book with you. Your turn now, Jill–take it away!
Hello everyone! Many thanks to Marcia for hosting me as a guest author today. I now have a new favorite place to visit for Monday memes!
My new release, Tinsel and Tea Cakes, is a sweet, holiday novella. The story offers a second chance romance, a mini mystery, and a touch of the past with an unforgettable Victorian themed Christmas wedding. I had so much fun getting to know my characters that saying good-bye was harder than expected. Cue visions of a sequel swirling through my mind. Imagine my delight when my editor encouraged a follow up.
But there’s a problem. Most romances wrap up the endings of main characters in pretty packages tied with a bow. I struggled with deciding whether to find a new story arc for Scarlett or to focus on a supporting character. I’ve seen authors go in both directions. Which is the path best taken?
After much consideration, I’ve decided to write a full-length novel centered around a staff member from The Timeless Manor. This will allow my reigning heroine and hero to pop in now and again with bite sized updates. I’m excited to see where this new book takes me but would love to hear perspectives on sequels from other authors and readers.
Hair stylist Scarlett Kerrigan lost her job and her apartment. To alleviate a touch of self-pity, she succumbs to her stepmom’s pressure to attend a wedding in the New Hampshire White Mountains. Unfortunately, she runs into the vacation fling who promised the moon but disappeared without an explanation. Months have passed, but she is not ready to forgive and forget.
After a chaotic year, executive Wes Harley settles into his family’s event venue, The Timeless Manor. His carefully structured world is shaken to its core when Scarlett arrives for the Victorian Christmas wedding weekend. The feelings he never quite erased flood to the surface.
When secrets are revealed, will a magical chateau and a sprinkle of tinsel be enough to charm Scarlett?
Author Jill Piscitello
Jill Piscitello is a teacher, author, and an avid fan of multiple literary genres. Although she divides her reading hours among several books at a time, a lighthearted story offering an escape from the real world can always be found on her nightstand.
A native of New England, Jill lives with her family and three well-loved cats. When not planning lessons or reading and writing, she can be found spending time with her family, trying out new restaurants, traveling, and going on light hikes.