A Clue for Adrianna, recently released by Annie Acorn Publishing LLC, is the first novel in the contemporary romantic woman’s fiction series Captain’s Point Stories that I am writing in collaboration with writer and publisher, Annie Acorn under our pseudonym Charlotte Kent. The pseudonym celebrates our efforts and sets them apart from our individual work as Juliette Hill and Annie Acorn. Our collaboration has been smooth, exciting and rewarding, as well as lots and lots of fun!
It all began back in January when Annie and I were discussing upcoming WIPs for the year. She offered me the opportunity to work with her on a romance series that she had been thinking about writing for years, but was still fluid in her mind. I always intended to start a series of my own at some point. Who would have imagined that, in approximately 90 days, we would have written, edited and published our first full-length novel?
The process was amazing, as we’ve truly experienced two creative minds being better than one, melding our similar writing styles, voices, and visions. Our individual ideas about setting, characters and plot development wove seamlessly together, creating a romantic, suspenseful, contemporary, often humorous, women’s fiction novel. It’s our belief that readers will find themselves falling in love again as they follow our main character’s journey of personal growth and discovery of true love!
The fictitious town of Captain’s Point on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is the setting of our series. Living in Maryland as we do, Annie and I both have a soft place in our hearts for the Eastern Shore with the area’s deep roots in history, its picturesque towns and scenery, friendly residents and, of course, the close proximity of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. The commerce and lifestyle of the area blend with our storylines, enhancing their beautiful imagery and larger than life characters.
A strong cast of characters, who will grow and change depending upon whatever curve balls life throws at them, are introduced within the first book. Adrianna Montgomery, the series’ central character, is a modern young woman who meets a number of challenges that life throws at her. Doors close, and she embraces others as they open. As her character exploded onto the pages, Adrianna guided us through the episodes of her journey, dictating and influencing our approach to her interactions with the other main players.
The series, as it’s developing, proudly embraces our characters’ pasts and heritage while dealing with present day situations and issues. Storylines highlight Adrianna’s development of friendships and relationships with the residence of Captain’s Point and beyond. Serious writing has already been completed on the next three novels, within which the series merges our characters business lives with fun, romance, courtship, marriage, children, friendships, human failures and flaws as well as personal triumphs and successes.
A Man for Susan, the second novel in the series will be available August 1, 2013. The future for our readers is bright indeed as we explore the wonders of Captain’s Point together!
The first novel in the women’s fiction series Captain’s Point Stories, A Clue for Adrianna, written by multi-published, internationally known From Women’s Pens authors Annie Acorn and Juliette Hill under the pseudonym Charlotte Kent, offers the reader romance, mystery, humor, and adventure in a story of love and personal growth.
Forced to return to her ancestral home in Captain’s Point, a small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Adrianna Montgomery receives a shock and a challenge when the terms of her great-aunt’s will are read. Faced with a haughty attorney, a crumbling old house and a clue, she must draw upon the resources found in those around her as well as her own inner strengths in order to solve the riddle and secure her inheritance. Little understanding the adventure and danger she will encounter along the journey ahead, she accepts the challenge and ultimately learns who she is destined to be and discovers the meaning of true love.
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About the Authors:
Charlotte Kent is the pseudonym used by Annie Acorn and Juliette Hill when writing their collaborative romantic women’s fiction series Captain’s Point Stories.
Juliette Hill is the pseudonym for a creative writer who is passionate about all things vintage, traveling with her husband and exploring family history. She enjoys treasure hunting at local antique markets and estate sales, searching for her next great ‘find’ that will spark her imagination. Her desire to discover the story behind each treasure motivates the writer within. Juliette’s other interests include planning family gatherings, scrapbooking, cooking, shopping and dining out, to name a few. Her stories involve multi-dimensional characters and generational plots which bridge the gap between the past and present. She is currently working on several projects for Annie Acorn Publishing.
Annie Acorn is the pseudonym of a prolific, internationally published author, whose readership recognizes her mainly for her women’s fiction, cozy mysteries and richly woven stories with a warm southern flair. She is a founding member of From Women’s Pens – A Cooperative of Women Writers. Annie is the mother of two sons, one of whom is married to the best daughter-in-law in the world. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area, where she has done extensive technical writing as a contractor. She owned a tri-state medical outsourcing business for a number of years and was the Director of a behavioral healthcare firm. She once flipped a comic book and collectible retail company comprised of five stores, and she has managed cemeteries and funeral homes. She is the owner of Annie Acorn Publishing LLC. Ms. Acorn has published in The Inspirational Writer, and she edited an in-house publication for the State of Mississippi. She is a contributor of ezine articles. In her spare time, Ms. Acorn enjoys reading, writing mysteries, listening to classical music, playing cards, and spending time with her family and friends – often at a restaurant serving delicious food.
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