My Novel Available in Kindle and Paperback!

I pleased to announce that my romance novel, The Doctor’s Dilemma, has been released in paperback and in eBook format on October 16, 2012!  Previously only available in hardcover, this is quite an exciting step.  I am hopeful that these additional formats will allow the book to reach more readers.  Montlake Romance, an imprint of Amazon, is publishing the paperback.  While I’m a bit nostalgic that family-owned Avalon Books (the original publisher) decided to sell the company to Amazon, I am pleased that the shift means The Doctor’s Dilemma has gained new life.

The Doctors Dilemma, romance by Victoria M. Johnson

You might remember that The Doctor’s Dilemma was a finalist in the 2012 Booksellers’ Best Award.  It finaled in two categories, Best Traditional Romance and Best First Book!  The Doctor’s Dilemma, set in rural Mexico, tells the story of a doctor and nurse who work at La Clínica Pediátrica, and the villagers whose lives they touch.  The lead characters have their own personal issues to resolve but they are forever changed by their time in this small village.  I hope you’ll check it out.

The Doctor’s Dilemma is a Finalist!

The Doctor's Dilemma romance novel I am pleased to announce that my novel and fiction debut, The Doctor’s Dilemma, is a finalist in the 2012 Booksellers’ Best Award. (A Published Author’s Contest for books published in 2011 sponsored by the Greater Detroit RWA)

It finaled in two categories, Best Traditional Romance and Best First Book!  I am thrilled to share this exciting news with you.  The Doctor’s Dilemma, set in rural Mexico, is truly a book of my heart.  It tells the story of a doctor and nurse who work at La Clinica Pediatrica, and the villagers whose lives they touch.  The lead characters have their own personal issues to resolve but they are forever changed by their time in this small village.  I’ll anxiously await hearing the results.

One Novel, Thirteen Authors!

One Novel, Thirteen Authors by Victoria M. Johnson I’m participating in a group novel written by several Avalon Books authors. Each of us is writing one chapter and I think it’s off to a great start.  I was assigned Chapter six and my chapter was posted this week.  Here’s the link to read it.  The idea behind the novel, ALONG FOR THE RIDE, was that each of the thirteen authors would write their chapter after having received the previous chapter.  In other words, a pre-arranged plot did not exist and we had no rules to follow.  Each author is in control of where she takes the story.

 

I thought it would be a fun and challenging project, so I signed up.  Little did I know what I was in for.  First of all, the Chapter One author, Beate Boeker created great characters, provided an interesting backdrop, and set-up suspense.  The next authors set the tone for a fast-paced romantic suspense story.  As I read each chapter, I gulped.  I expected impressive writing since these were all multi-published authors, but the cliffhangers were getting more and more complicated as the story led to my chapter.  And the style of each author made each chapter wonderfully unique while still maintaining cohesiveness.

 

Then came Chapter Five by Elisabeth Rose.  Holy, moly can that girl write!  She really stepped up the stakes and I was so pleased to have followed this chapter.  Well, at first I may have said, “No way, how could she do that to me?”  But I gathered my decorum and got to work.  In addition to the creative aspects of the story, I had to deal with the technical elements.  I didn’t want to forget clues that were previously planted, but I obviously couldn’t address all of them in my one chapter.  I had to choose which elements of the story felt right to act upon and which to leave for the next author.  I can honestly say that I enjoyed participating in this project and I look forward to reading the upcoming chapters.

 You can read all the chapters at this link.

Exciting Announcement!

I’m thrilled to announce that I sold my first romance novel! After many years of writing, and many more years of reading, I finally sold a romance story, The Doctor’s Dilemma, to Avalon Books. I traveled to New York and met my remarkable editor, Lia Brown, and Avalon Books publisher, Ellen Mickelson, and all the staff at Avalon Books. They warmly welcomed me into the Avalon family and I toured the Avalon offices. It was a memorable day.

Editor Lia Brown & Victoria at Avalon Offices

The Doctor’s Dilemma is a contemporary romance set in a remote village in Mexico. Being a romance novel, we of course know that the dilemma the doctor faces has something to do with his nurse. You can safely assume that romance is the last thing either the hero or heroine want at this point in their lives and that they’ll do everything to resist their attraction to the other. And rest assured there are surprising twists and turns in the story to make it a satisfying read. The book is my fiction debut.

Pre-order the book today at Barnes and Noble. Don’t wait!