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Monday, December 17, 2007

Jayne Ann Krentz and Me


Lost and Found by Jayne Ann Krentz and Pamela Clare (Kindle Edition - Mar 3, 2007) - Kindle Book


It's every author's dream. You open your browser, go to Amazon.com, and there on the screen is your book! You stare at it, thinking, "Wow! I wrote that. I wrote that!" Ah, yes. Such a special feeling.

And then there are those rare times you log on and see your name and think, "I wrote that?"

Such was my experience today when I went to Amazon to see if the cover of Unlawful Contact was up and discovered that I had co-written a book with none other than Jayne Ann Krentz! The title of the book was Lost and Found, which seemed to be very appropriate because I'd lost any memory of ever having worked with Ms. Krentz and had only just now found the story.

Imagine my swelling sense of pride. Me and New York Times bestseller Jayne Ann Krentz writing together. Any author would be proud to be part of such a partnership. I found myself full of questions: Did Jayne and I work well together? Were our styles compatible? Which one of us wrote the sex scenes? Who handled characterization best? When is our next co-authored book coming out? And why if I co-authored that book is my name not on the cover?!?

The most amazing thing about this novel is that I wrote it with zero stress. None at all. No long hours agonizing over which word comes next. No brainstorming character. No research. I would love to write more books in this fashion.

The first thing I need to do is find out how to contact Jayne and find out if she'd like to continue this partnership. But just between you all and me, I'm guessing she thinks she did more of the work and considers me a freeloader. Well, she may have something there.... Hmmm...

Seriously, it's a funny mistake. I'm not sure how the folks at Amazon accomplished this, but it made me laugh. I suppose in their rush to "kindle-ize" her book, someone got a wee bit confused. Now I can only hope that having my name in close proximity to Ms. Krentz will result in magic author fairy dust rubbing off on me so that I can find my way on the New York Times bestseller list, too, one day.

Thanks, Jayne. :-)

9 comments:

Debbie H said...

LOL! I bet that was a bit of rush seeing your name beside hers. Then the panic sets in, When, Where, How? Man that was easy. Maybe I did it in my sleep? I hope lots of author fairy dust settles on your head, you deserve it.

Merry Christmas!

Libby Loo said...

That is fricking hilarious! And what a funny coincidence with the title. I'm LMAO right now!

XOXOXO

JennJ said...

LOL!!!!! Oh man that is to funny. Congrats! Now that's the way to write stress free!!! Hahahahaha. In all seriousness now tho you deserve much more recognition than you get hon and I hope that changes very soon. Your one of the best and deserve the credit hon. I have read Jayne before and tho she is a good author I think her books pale in comparison to yours truly. So here is to the magic fairy dust that it might bless you as you so deserve very soon.

Hugs

Ronlyn said...

LOL...oh dear! I should have thought of adding my name to other's term papers in college! ;)

Traci said...

I've read a few of J.K.'s books and I like your style much better. Don't worry, you're going to make the NY Times BS List on your own! HA! Look who's blogging now!

Cheryle said...

Well I guess I must live under a rock because I have never heard of her. Oh well!

You will be on the NY Times Bestseller soon!

Bo said...

*deep breaths here* You had me in a panic for minute there-I was thinking there was something you wrote which I did not have,LOL.

What a kooky mistake! I've seen Amazon mess things up before,though.

I've got to agree w/jennj,her books DO pale compared to yours,and she was one of the first romance authors I read.She's good,but she doesn't blow me away like you do.

Thanks everyone for sharing this funny author moment with me. And thanks for your sweet words.

I first read JAK's book — under the pen name Amanda Quick — when I was in college, and I loved them. It's always fun, having been an avid romance reader, to find one's self in the company of authors one has admired — even if it's only because Amazon screwed up.

I don't know if anyone noticed, but there is now a Kindle versin of Extreme Exposure. :-)

Sue Z said...

Maybe you better think real hard about how much you drink at your little "book conventions", sista. I am glad that this new book was so stress free for you.

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