Irene France Olson – me! – has signed with a publisher!

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fullsizeoutput_31aI’ll let you collect yourself, calm down, and come down to earth before I go any further with my announcement …

Okay, that’s enough time. REQUIEM FOR THE STATUS QUO is slated to most likely be published by the end of 2017, thanks to Black Rose Writing. I submitted my novel to them in October 2016, and received an e-mail on Tuesday, February 14th, stating that they feel strongly that my project will make a successful addition to their publishing house. The owner of the company further stated, “I am excited about adding an author with such high potential to the Black Rose Writing family.”  I have been in contract talks with the independent publishing house the past several days, and I confidently signed with them this afternoon.

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REQUIEM FOR THE STATUS QUO is my first novel, inspired by the five years I spent as my father’s caregiver. Of my two completed novels, and one work-in-progress, this is the manuscript in which I have been most invested. I mean for gawd’s sake, REQUIEM is why I started on this anxiety-ridden writing journey back in December 2012.

All you writers out there know of which I speak when I say the road to publication is a pothole-filled one with Dangerous Curves, U-Turns, and Dead Ends that terminate many a writer’s quest to see their book in print.

I am pleased with all of my novels but late 2016 I recommitted myself – and redirected my energies – to getting REQUIEM published. I believe in the story and absolutely feel many current caregivers, and future caregivers, will discover themselves on the pages of the novel and realize their struggles are the struggles of many. They are not alone. Consequently they will find reason to hope, and even to laugh, when they read about Seattle, Washington’s fictional Patrick Quinn family.

So Don Patrick Desonier, this celebration centers around you, the father for whom I would embark on a caregiving journey all over again, just to have more time with you.


 Now, if you’ll excuse me, there’s a bottle of tequila that’s waiting to be opened and enjoyed … it’s not gonna do it all by itself, ya’ know. I may not be available for awhile.

8 thoughts on “Irene France Olson – me! – has signed with a publisher!

    Kindness Fridays « Living: the ultimate team sport said:
    February 24, 2017 at 7:30 am

    […] me from California, and with her visit coming on the heels of my publication contract, (see Irene Frances Olson – me! – has signed with a publisher) she wanted to take me out to lunch to celebrate. In between touring the Seattle Art Museum and […]


    Theresa Hupp said:
    February 22, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Congratulations, Irene! What exciting news.


      Irene Olson responded:
      February 22, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Thanks so much, Theresa. You certainly know the feeling, don’t you?

      Liked by 1 person

    Jill Weatherholt said:
    February 18, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Great news, Irene…congratulation!


      Irene Olson responded:
      February 18, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Thanks so much, Jill. But YOU! You’ve got a book that will be published and it’s right around the corner! I’m so pleased for you.

      Liked by 1 person

    jigsmoore said:
    February 18, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Well done Irene!xxxxx

    Liked by 1 person

      Irene Olson responded:
      February 18, 2017 at 7:34 am

      Thank you so much. I will be pleased to honor patients and families subjected to Alzheimer’s disease.


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