The best part about having author friends is getting to read their books before they are actually books. Another best part (yes, there are multiple best parts) is having people around who understand what you mean when you say stuff like “I’m joining the CIA so I don’t have to turn this book into my editor.” A third best part? Getting to see your friends’ book covers months and months before the rest of the world.
But the worst part? Keeping your mouth shut about how awesome their covers are until the cloak of secrecy is lifted. And guys, I’ve been keeping my mouth shut on this one for a long time.
Which has been hard, because LOOK:
The colors! The newsprint. All of it. It’s official: I’m in love.
A popular, young royal couple can’t produce an heir? INCONCEIVABLE!
When Ozarks native Hatty goes “whole hog” during karaoke, she catches the eye of
Prince John. He isn’t what she expects the heir to a small European nation to be: he’s
affable, witty, and isn’t put off by her tell-it-like-it-is demeanor. Their flirtation should be
short lived, but a force stronger than fate—Hatty’s newspaper editor—assigns her to
cover the royals. After spending time together, she and John soon begin dating, and
Hatty finds herself making headlines instead of writing them.
But challenges loom that are even more complicated than figuring out how to mesh
Hatty’s journalism career with life at Belvoir Palace. Hatty and John soon find
themselves embroiled in an unusual sex scandal: they can’t produce an heir. Tabloids
dub Hatty a “Barren-ess,” and the royals become irate. Hatty politely tells them to shove
it. But beneath her confident exterior, she struggles to cope with a heartbreak that
invades her most intimate moments with John. Pressured to choose between invasive
medical procedures and abandoning John’s claim to the throne, the couple feels
trapped until a trip to Ethiopia shows them happy endings sometimes arrive long after
saying “I do.”
Want more Inconceivable?
The best compliment Tegan Wren ever received came from her sixth grade teacher:
Guided by her love of the creative process, Tegan grew up acting in theatre productions
and writing poetry, short stories, and plays. She turned her eye to writing about real life
when she worked as a journalist, producing reports for various radio and television
stations in medium and large markets in the Midwest and also filing some stories for a
major national news network. Wren has both a Bachelor’s of Journalism and a Master
of Arts in Communications. After completing her graduate degree, Tegan had the
opportunity to teach journalism courses at a major state university. She absolutely loved
training the next generation of journalists.
Tegan’s thankful that she’s had the opportunity to travel overseas, and uses those
adventures to inform her writing. She also draws inspiration from her own struggles,
joys, and life experiences. Tegan and her husband, Patrick, experienced infertility for
five years before becoming parents through adoption.