Christmas in July


Life has been good yet busy, between pursuing the writing career and day job demands. I always enjoy chatting with so many of you on Facebook and Twitter, but am excited to be back here on the blogosphere. Hope you’re having a wonderful summer so far–happy and healthy.

Christmas in July?

Yes, it is in my little world. Three of my closest writer girl friends and I proposed a holiday series to TULE Publishing. I’m so excited to share that we’ve signed our contracts for the four-book series called Christmas in New York.

An Adirondack Christmas

An Adirondack Christmas

Here’s the line-up:

Four life-long best friends find love through unexpected reunions at Christmas time in New York…

Single mom Sabrina, who never left her coastal Long Island hometown, reunites with her son’s father–the hockey player who broke her heart. THIS CHRISTMAS by Jeannie Moon, author of The Temporary Wife and the upcoming Second-Chance Hero (Intermix).

Adirondack girl-in-transition Jade returns home to her lakeside village to discover the boy next door is all grown up. A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW by Jolyse Barnett, author of the upcoming One More Sunset (Entangled).

New York City academic Cassandra finds magic once again with an Irish musician–the first love she never forgot. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS by Jennifer Gracen, author of Autumn Getaway and the just-released Winter Hopes (Booktrope).

Restless Elena reconnects with the kind-hearted stranger who gave her a glimmer of light during her darkest days. GOODNESS AND LIGHT by Patty Blount, author of young adult novels Send and the upcoming Some Boys (Sourcebooks Fire).

Christmas is July is pretty cool. I’m having so much fun writing this book, and having three plotting pals to share the journey is all the better.

I can’t wait for our readers to unwrap our stories 11.11.14!

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. PJ Sharon
    Jul 02, 2014 @ 20:07:57

    Congrats on all your great news, Jolyse! You and the “girls” make an awesome team!

  2. davidprosser
    Jul 02, 2014 @ 22:13:29

    Congratulations Jolyse, another book sold is wonderful. So nice to have you back again.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    • Jolyse Barnett
      Jul 02, 2014 @ 22:27:07

      Thanks, David. It’s been quite a ride recently. I’ve missed the blogosphere and all my blogger friends like you. Hope you’re doing well and look forward to catching up soon between writing sessions. Much love! ❤

  3. Julie Glover
    Jul 02, 2014 @ 22:36:51

    Marvelous! Glad to hear your wonderful news — all over the place. Have a terrific week!

    • Jolyse Barnett
      Jul 02, 2014 @ 22:43:45

      Thanks, Julie! Lots going on, but all good. Enjoying the week in central Florida on vacation with the family. Hot and sunny…just like I love it. Flip flop lovers unite. 🙂

  4. jeffjesszach
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 08:20:44

    congrats! so happy for you and your husband. Great to see a career of hard work paid off with both contracts and retirement.

    • Jolyse Barnett
      Jul 03, 2014 @ 08:46:58

      Thanks, Jeff! Hope you’re enjoying your summer with the family, and thanks so much for your kind wishes and positive thoughts these many months. It has made all the difference. 🙂

  5. Jill Weatherholt
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 10:22:27

    Wow! This post is just exploding with good news. I’m so happy for you, Jolyse!
    I can’t wait to read your books! I’m currently reading Jeannie’s book, The Temporary Wife and loving it. I love her writing style.
    Congratulations to your husband on his recent retirement. I hope he continues to feel good! xoxo

  6. Jill Weatherholt
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 10:24:10

    Oh gosh and a big congratulations to Rylie! I know you’re proud! xo

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