Do you know when you instantly like someone?  You feel comfortable, you laugh easily, you connect?   That is exactly how I felt meeting the wonderful people at Harvest House Publishers.  They treated me like family!  Pictured above is the superb marketing team.

VP LaRae Weikert picked me up from the airport.  LaRae is kind, fun, smart, and energetic.  I got to tell her I made her butternut soup recipe and made my kids eat it for lunch.  My son, stuck on hamburgers and mac and cheese, cried.  I’m the new soup nazi!

John Constance is the VP of Sales.  I’m so THRILLED to have him and his capable team representing 31 Days to a Younger You to buyers.

This was my first chance to ever sit at the head of a vast board room.  It was so funny to me – I kept thinking, “What am I doing here???”  Here’s where I pitched ideas for future books to the publishing committee.  They look happy right?

This is the president, Bob Hawkins Jr., who is incredibly gracious and loves to laugh.  He was a great encourager.  I felt honored to meet him and talk about his father Bob Hawkins Sr. who founded the company.

I’m in the lobby where the books are displayed.  Come January, my title will be there too!

My book will arrive in December to this warehouse where it will be in very good company with boxes and boxes and boxes of amazing titles!

At the left is my wonderful editor Rod Morris.  From the start, he believed in my writing and encouraged me to keep at it.  I am incredibly grateful for his strong advocacy.  Katie Lane is the Director of Marketing.  She is insightful, kind, and leads a great team of people.  Shane White is the National Trade Sales Manager and he’s a hoot.  Thanks to him my book will be listed in a future Christian Book Distributor catalog!

This is author liaison Peggy Wright and I will be ordering my first cases of books from her soon!  Wahoo!

Thank you Harvest House for the warm welcome.  I am so touched to be working with such a fine company!  Here’s to bringing a bestseller to market next year!

Arlene Pellicane

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