Yeah, it took me that long to get past an abusive publishing relationship and a few life events, so that I could feel light and hopeful again.
I planned to write Hidden Charm as soon as I finished Charming Blue in 2011. Instead, I found myself fighting my publishing company, demanding that they release me from my contract because the editor who handled my work was so verbally abusive that a single phone call would reduce me to tears. After wrangling, the company and I parted ways. The editor is (unbelievably) still employed, and still abusing writers terribly.
I tell that story and a few others in the introduction and accompanying essays in The Charming Trilogy Volume 2. That book contains the Author Preferred Editions of Charming Blue and Wickedly Charming, as well as Hidden Charm. So if you want all three books and some writerly insider stuff, pick up the The Charming Trilogy Volume 2. It’s cheaper than buying just one of the Kindle editions of the volumes that the evil editor messed with—and you get all kinds of fun extras as well as the related short story (which is one of my favorites), “Standing Up For Grace.”
Hidden Charm features a romance between Rapunzel and one of my favorite Princes Charming. Or rather, two of them, because one is a major hero (who will get his own book soon) and the other is a hapless hero (which I seem to enjoy writing about).
I hope you Grayson fans are as excited about the new book as I am, and I hope you all enjoy it greatly! I had so much fun writing it. It’s nice to be back writing Grayson again. I missed her…