Wednesday, June 15, 2011

PATHS TO PUBLICATION: Kaye Dacus

PATHS TO PUBLICATION

As part of the virtual book tour for Many Genres, One Craft, I have more contributor interviews this week: C. Coco DeYoung, Crystal B. Bright, Kaye Dacus, and John DeChancie.

Find out how Kaye got published:

My debut novel, Stand-In Groom, was my thesis novel. Writing it was a four-year journey—and I didn’t realize that many of the contacts I was making during that time would turn out to be important. Since 2001, I’ve been actively involved in American Christian Fiction Writers. Through my work as Vice President in 2005, I met Chip MacGregor, who became my agent in 2007. Also, through attending the national conference every year as well as working with her on projects like contests, I’ve known my editor, Rebecca Germany of Barbour Publications, for many years.

--Kaye Dacus

Humor, Hope, and Happily Ever Afters! Kaye Dacus is the author of humorous, hope-filled contemporary and historical romances in the Christian publishing market. She holds an M. A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, is a former Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers, and currently serves as President of Middle Tennessee Christian Writers. She loves action movies and British costume dramas. When she's not writing, she enjoys knitting scarves and "lap blankets" (she's a master of the straight-line knit and purl stitches!). Kaye lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and even though she writes romance novels, she is not afraid to admit that she's never been kissed. Visit her at http://kayedacus.com.

Kaye is a contributor to Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction, a writing guide edited by Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller and based on the Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction graduate program.

4 comments:

  1. You never knew where that opportunity will come from, Kaye.

    Thanks for stopping by,
    Heidi

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  2. Believe me---that journey taught me the importance of networking and recognizing opportunities!

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  3. One of the best lessons my mother taught me was to never burn your bridges because you never know when those past connections might be important. Congratulations on your success, Kaye!

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  4. So true, Darcia!

    We should always listen to our mothers. ;)

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