Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Please Welcome Donna Simonetta

Donna Simonetta, a fellow Wild Rose Press author, is my guest today. She's talking about changing careers to pursue writing full time, and giving us a preview of Angels Fly, currently on sale.
       Angels Fly holds a special place in my heart, as it’s the first book I had published. It’s actually the third book I wrote, but the first to appeal to a publisher and see the light of day. Its publication was an exciting, milestone moment in my life, and I am now celebrating another such moment. Up until now, I have been dividing my professional time between my writing and a part-time school librarian job. This juggling act has become increasingly difficult to manage, so I decided this school year would be my last one, and I’m going to devote myself to my writing on a full-time basis.
It feels like I’m stepping out of an airplane mid-air without a parachute. However, in addition to the blind terror, I also feel unbelievably fortunate to pursue work that I love so much, and that brings me as much joy as my writing does.
To celebrate this exciting time in my life, I decided to put Angels Fly, the book that started it all for me, on a limited time sale for .99 cents! If you’ve read it already–thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you have not, I’d be thrilled if you take advantage of this sale to give Angels Fly a try. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to jump out of an airplane!


Two years after her husband’s death, Kelly believes her romantic life is done. Until she reconnects with her girlhood crush on social media, and as fate would have it, he lives across the street.

James is over the whole true-love thing. His grasping ex-wife tore that belief out of him, when she left him for a rich, old man. Then he finds out his first love moved to San Diego too, and their attraction burns as hot as ever.

What they don’t know is that Fate didn’t bring them together – the Guardian Angel Corps did, led by two unlikely Cupids – Kelly’s late husband and Zane, a rough and tumble, 19th century cowboy. When a Fallen Angel decides to tear Kelly and James apart, cherubs and harps aren’t going to cut it, and Zane’s unique skills might be just what they need to get a second chance at their first love.


She flashed a bright smile at her old friend,  “I sent a friend request to Susie Davidson, and I want to see if she’s responded.”
“Susie Davidson,” Grace’s voice dripped with disdain, “we didn’t badger you into doing this so you could reconnect with Susie Davidson.”
“Hey, what’ve you got against old Susie? She was an integral part of our nerd squad in high school,” David said. “Right, Kel?” 
When she didn’t reply, he glanced over at his old friend to see her frozen at her computer, all the color drained from her face. “Kel, what’s wrong?”
“I didn’t hear from Susie, but I did get a message from James Flynn,” she whispered.
David jumped to his feet and peeked over her shoulder at the computer screen. “Yummy James Flynn from Rye?”
Grace snickered, “Sounds like a sandwich. I’ll have a Yummy James Flynn on rye. Hold the mayo.”
Kelly and David swung their heads in unison to stare at her.
“What? It’s not my fault you two come from a town named after a bread.”
David shook his head mournfully and intoned, “Californians.”
“Native, baby.”  The blonde woman grinned playfully, “And don’t you New England Yankees forget it.”
“What does he say, Kel?” David asked with interest.
Kelly gulped, “He wanted to get in touch and maybe meet for a drink.”  She twisted her head to look up at David, her eyes huge on her pale face, “He lives here, David. In San Diego.”

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My career has been a winding road. I worked in the business world for years, got my MLS and worked in a school library, and am now living my dream as an author. I love to read and write contemporary and fantasy romance. I live in Maryland, with my husband, who is my real-life romance hero. We both enjoy traveling to visit our far-flung family and friends, and spending time on the beach with an umbrella drink and a good book.

Want to talk to Donna?