At long last, my hockey romance, the first in the IN THE ZONE series, has a title!
It refers to the ice, it refers to the core issues my characters face in the book, and I can’t wait to see it on a book cover.
So it is with great joy and relief that I announce the new title of the book due to be published by Carina Press on April 21, 2014.
ON THE SURFACE
Photo by wacky badger (cc)
Dangle – (n.) a sick, usually offensive, move in hockey.
Dangles are so cool. If you watch a player execute a dangle, you just have to gape in awe. How is that even humanly possible? In the video, there’s this goal where the puck somehow stuck to the blade, allowing him to just pop it into the net.
Here’s a video of some terrific dangles. Sorry about the ad.
Over the past few months, I’ve been casually informing John Hoven of MayorsManor.com, an LA Kings blog, when I saw typos in his articles. As you know, I love the Kings, and I often turn to Hoven’s site for great interviews and such.
Hoven has been grateful for my help in proofreading. As any writer knows, it’s difficult to proof your own writing, and I’ve been doing it because I would want someone to do the same thing if I had typos on my website.
Anyway, a couple of days ago, he tweeted jokingly, Need you to just start transcribing quotes after the game and I’ll really be dialed in!!! I asked him if he was serious and he was. So, last night, I transcribed two interviews he conducted, one with Colin Fraser and the other with Jeff Schultz. It was more time consuming than I’d anticipated! Sometimes the players don’t speak clearly and I had to rewind four, sometimes five times. But it was still fun.
I’m hoping that in return, since I’ve volunteered to do this free of charge, that someday in the future, he’ll see fit to introduce me to some of the guys on the team and/or give me a little tour of the player areas. That would be SO AWESOME for my research.
But I’m just keeping my head down right now, doing the job and getting him all beholden and stuff. Heh heh.
Would you work for free in order to meet someone famous? Who would it be?