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Justine Davis is a WILLA Award Winner and Jane Porter is a Finalist!

Big congratulations to Justine Davis whose novel A Texas Christmas Miracle is the winner of the 2022 WILLA Award in the Romance category!

And shout out to Jane Porter whose Montana Cowboy Miracle is a finalist for the same category! So much Tule book love!

The WILLA Literary Awards, named in honor of Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Willa Cather, recognizes the best in literature, featuring women’s or girls’ stories set in the North American West that are published each year. View the full list of winners and finalists here.

Jane Porter’s Ten Keys to Success & Survival

Tule Publishing founder and bestselling author Jane Porter recently spoke at RWA and led a workshop on how to succeed and survive in the publishing world. Check out her tips!

 

View the full write-up by Kay Freeman here 

 

  1. Set personal goals and revisit them. Be clear and specific with what you want.
  2. Don’t measure yourself against other people’s dreams and success.
  3. Know how you’re different. What can you offer your reader?
  4. Don’t look at the sales of one book. Realize you’re in writing for the long haul.
  5. Pick a lane. Do you need to write every kind of romance?
  6. A stand-alone is hard to sell. Are there characters you can pull from this story? Think series.
  7. Never burn a bridge. Try to get along with people.
  8. Get real. Have your own attitude. Don’t be a diva but have a positive outlook.
  9. Be proactive. Ask questions. You don’t understand what you don’t understand.
  10. Hang with others who are resilient, who will build you up, and won’t tear you down. Be likewise for them.

Publishers Weekly Reviews The Texas Cowboy’s Proposal!

Publishers Weekly reviewed Debra Holt’s The Texas Cowboy’s Proposal, book 1 in her new Texas Heritage series!

From Publishers Weekly: “Holt’s skillful plotting and gift for creating charming, down-to-earth characters will immediately ensnare fans of western romance. Beaudry’s eight-year-old daughter, Lacy, steals every scene she’s in, and Holt skillfully teases future installments with hints of a love connection between Sammi Jo’s sister and Beaudry’s brother. Readers will look forward to their next visit to this quaint Texas town.”

Check out the full Publishers Weekly review here!

The Texas Cowboy’s Proposal by Debra Holt is out on September 1st! Pre-order your copy here!

Library Journal Reviews Coming Home to You

Library Journal reviewed Rebecca Crowley’s Coming Home to You, book 3 in her Orchard Hill series!

VERDICT Second chances, new beginnings, and meaningful forgiveness bring long-estranged exes back together in this compelling holiday romance, which is being published just in time for Rosh Hashanah.

Check out the full Library Journal review here!

Coming Home to You by Rebecca Crowley is out on September 19, 2022 — Pre-order now!

Eyeful is a 2022 Maggie Award Finalist!

Congratulations to C.R. Grissom whose novel Eyeful is finalist in the 2022 Maggie Award Contest in the New Adult Romance category!

Good luck to C.R. Grissom! Get your copy of Eyeful here and check out the full list of finalists here.