I have a new trilogy coming out beginning this fall. It is a contemporary, small town romance series involving veterans of the Iraqi war who face difficult challenges as they reintegrate into society while coping with PTSD. It’s mostly about the journey they take toward healing, and the love they find while on that road to recovery.
I recently got an e-mail from my editor, who asked me if I’d given any thought to an over-arching brand title for the series. Normally, a trilogy like this would be named after the town where the story takes place, but in this case, it sounds a bit presumptuous. “A Perfect Novel.” It would read like this:
Far From Perfect: A Perfect Novel
The Difference a Day Makes: A Perfect Novel
Next to Nothing: A Perfect Novel
(OR… Far From Perfect: A Perfect Novel, The Difference a Day Makes: Another Perfect Novel, and Next to Nothing: The Last Perfect Novel?) Ha! Just kidding. A writer can dream, though.
Now, I kind of like that sound of the above, and I suggested we use A Perfect Novel. My editor just laughed. I think she thought I was kidding.
I’ve been tossing ideas around in this salad bowl of a brain of mine, and here’s what I’ve come up with so far:
A Love in the Heartland Novel -or- A Love From the Heartland Novel
A Hearts in Indiana Novel
A Love in Perfect Novel
A Perfect, Indiana Novel
And a friend suggested: A Hoosier Hearts Novel
I’m interested to hear what the rest of you think. Somehow, I accidentally deleted my previous post, and “A Love in Perfect Novel” has already gotten one vote. Leave a comment and let me know which you find the most appealing.