Saturday, December 3, 2011

Buried Deception by Gina Conroy

Today we welcome Gina Conroy to Writers in Business. She is president and founder of Writer...Interrupted where she mentors busy writers. Knowing how difficult it is to raise a family as well as a career, she also blogs at Defying Gravity where she chronicles her triumphs and trials hoping to encourage those on a similar path. She is here to announce her new release.

Welcome Gina. Tell us about your first novella.

My first novella is titled, Buried Deception and it is part of the Cherry Blossom Capers Collection. It will be released from Barbour Publishing in January 2012. This 352 page book includes three other novellas - State Secrets by Lynette Sowell, Dying for Love by Cara C. Putnam and Coffee, Tea and Danger by Frances Devine.

You must be very excited! Can you tell us about your story?

Mount Vernon archaeology intern and widow Samantha Steele wants to provide for her children without assistance from anyone. Security guard and ex-cop Nick Porter is haunted by his past and keeps his heart guarded. But when they discover an artifact at Mount Vernon is a fake, Nick and Samantha need to work together, set aside their stubbornness, and rely on each other or the results could be deadly. Will Samantha relinquish her control to a man she hardly knows? Can Nick learn to trust again? And will they both allow God to excavate their hearts so they can find new love?

How can readers order Buried Deception?

It can be preordered at Buried Deception.

Do you have an agent?

Yes, I’m represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary

Can you share a writing tip based on your experience?

Yes, I've learned to write really bad. I used to have a problem with editing every little thing I wrote and taking forever to get to the end. Then a writer friend gave me permission to write bad and now I do! Then, of course, I go back and fix it!

I’ve run into the same roadblock in my writing and have learned it’s better for me to ignore the rules on the first draft and just let the words flow out of me. I spent some time visiting your blogs and web site. They are all very well designed and informative. I understand you offer a monthly newsletter with updates.

Yes, readers can subscribe to the Newsletter on my web site.

Gina, I wish you all the best with your new release. How can my readers learn more about your writing?

I love to connect with readers. There are Contact pages on my blogs, you can follow me at Twitter and friend me on Facebook. My new website will be live in January 2012.


  1. Its great to meet you Gina. Best wishes to you and your book Buried Deception.

  2. Sounds like an interesting story!

  3. Awesome writing tip! Glad I'm not the only one who gets stuck on those little things.

  4. Have you found working with an agent to be helpful in your quest for publication?

  5. Stephen, thanks for the well wishes!

    Emily, it was really fun to write! Hope you enjoy it!

    Susan, writing bad is really so freeing! It's hard to do at first, but I'm getting really good at it! ;)

  6. Timplus3@nr, my agent has been a huge encouragement to me, though this project was in the works before I signed with him. I've only submitted one full manuscript to him, the one he signed me with, but that didn't sell. Having an agent won't guarantee you a sale, but it does guarantee there's someone fighting for you to succeed! And that mean A LOT in this business! He's shopping around another proposal for me and he's very hopeful it'll sell. Even if it doesn't, his direction and advice has been invaluable!

  7. Wanted to let everyone know I'm giving away a book on December 16th at Make sure you stop by and comment on the post about the arrival of my Cherry Blossom Capers author copies!



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