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The author of fourteen contemporary and historical novels, Melanie Dobson lives with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Her latest novels are Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor and Chateau of Secrets. More info at

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Going for Broke

Two boxes arrived at my doorstep this afternoon. I glimpsed at the return label, and my heart started racing. The Going for Broke books were finally here!

I told Karly that the boxes were full of Mommy's new book, and she helped me open the first one. But as I pulled out a crisp new copy, she ran to the kitchen in search of something more exciting (i.e. a cheese stick).

So I was left alone to celebrate, welcoming the quiet as I swept my hand over the cover and then cracked it open to read the first lines that I'd already read dozens of times.

After almost two years of writing, editing, and rewriting, Going for Broke is officially done! It's surreal to have the finished book in my hands, and I thank God for the blessing of being able to share another story.


Blogger Vennessa said...

Oh wow! Book two is finally out!

*throws a celebratory party*

I can't imagine what a thrill it must be. Congrates, Melanie.

*looks at memory stick, thinks about wip currently saved on it*

Hmmmm. Me thinks I need to go do some writing. You've encouraged me. :-)

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is great! I'm looking forward to reading it. =)

6:40 PM  
Blogger stolmit said...

I'm so happy for you, Melanie. You've worked hard. Reading this post I could sense what you felt at that moment holding "Going for Broke" in your hands. My hope is it will do the complete opposite of the title; "Going for Broke" will be for you personally "Getting It All". How's that?

So proud and happy for you. Congrats!

6:38 AM  
Anonymous chelsea Hudson said...

Congrats on the book!!! Good to find your blog and get caught up on your lives just a little. :) We are still in Berlin... enjoying the beautiful spring for sure. Blessings! Chelsea Hudson

6:06 AM  
Blogger Marylin's Mom said...

Woooo hooo! Congrats Mel!

12:11 PM  
Blogger stolmit said...

Did I mention I really like the design and functionality of your website? I do. Did you design it?

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Stephen Bly said...

Dear Melanie:
I could send you an attachment of a possible personal interview for your consideration that you're welcome to use for your blog. You may tweak it however you like to fit your format. Included is a picture of me and a cover copy of my new book, One Step Over The Border (Center Street/Hachette Book Group USA), to be released June 12, 2007. I can also attach a sample excerpt from the book.
It's a contemporary romp. A buddy road adventure. Some call it CowboyLit. Rodeo cowboy Hap Bowman's on a quest to find Juanita, a gal he hasn't seen in 18 years. But will she have the 'mark of God?' There's more details in the interview and at the official website . . . .
In addition, I'd be delighted to send you a comp copy of the book for your personal review, plus provide a freebie for your readers. Just send me your address and I'll get them to you ASAP.
Let me know if you have any questions or need more information. You can find out more about me and One Step Over The Border at and

On the trail,
Stephen Bly
Christy Award winning western author of 100 books, including Memories of a Dirt Road Town, The Mustang Breaker, Wish I'd Known You Tears Ago, Paperback Writer, and Fortunes of the Black Hills Series

2:26 PM  

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