Dawn Temple, a friend of mine, was a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist in 2005. The Golden Heart is a contest for unpublished writers. She subsequently sold her book.
Fast forward (fast? not really!) to September 2007. Her novel To Have And To Hold has been published by Silhouette Special Edition.
Drum roll please! The book is finally in the stores!
Two years, people. That's why we writers get frustrated and cranky, not to mention, starve!
Everyone, if you see Dawn's book, buy a copy!
Congratulations, Dawn, and thanks for providing a heartwarming novel for readers.