Wow, how about American Idol last night, huh? In a way it was a shocker that Kris Allen won (Congrats, Kris!) and in a way it wasn’t. I didn’t think he could pull it off. Kris has done a great job, getting stronger and stronger each week in the competition. But Adam was strong from day one to the bitter end.
I think they’re both terrific and will have successful careers. As for winning the show, I think Adam was just a little too flamboyant for mainstream America and Kris, with his “aw shucks” attitude and baby-face grin appealed to a wider slice of the population. I guess it pays to be inconspicuous sometimes.
Finally, some official release news. My next Silhouette Romantic Suspense novel has been re-titled to THE DOCTOR’S WATCH. No, it has nothing to do with doc being able to tell time. It’s watch as in “That’s not going to happen on my watch!” It will be releaseed January, 2010 (which means it’ll probably actually show up on shelves anywhere between December 21 and…never…depending if the stores are able to get it out admidst the holiday rush).
THE DOCTOR’S WATCH is a story I’ve wanted to write for a long time. It is based on the “what if” premise: What if someone was trying to kill you, but no one would believe you?
Two years ago, deep in a depression caused by the loss of her husband and parents, Mia Serrat tried to commit suicide. Afterward, she spent several months in a mental health facility. She worked hard to reclaim her life and her health and finally she has succeeded. Her future is bright…until someone tries to kill her and both her remaining family and the authorities suspect she is the one doing harm to herself. Can she convince the young psychiatric resident assigned to evaluate her in time, or will the would-be murderer get to her on THE DOCTOR’S WATCH?
Find out in January, 2010.