Monday, January 8, 2018

Help me title my next novella!

I'm currently at work on my next Forget Me Not Romances novella. This next story will be part of the Four-Legged Love collection, stories that include dogs as a part of the plot.
I initially thought I'd write about West Highland White Terriers since I have two and love them dearly...
Willabea and Archie, my Westies... Click here for Willabea's story.

But then I had another thought... My little Colorado community is home to a world-renowned event that revolves around some incredible dogs and their handlers: the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials. Sheepdog trials take place all over the world, and they are amazing to watch.

Caitlin Walker Photo ©2017

My 11th novella, due out in April 2018, connects sheepdog handler Donovan Drake and photojournalist Rebecca Madison. Donovan is a former war correspondent who was seriously injured on the job and commended for his bravery under fire, but who has since become a virtual recluse outside of his blog. Returning to his grandparents' home to work with sheepdogs is therapy for him. Rebecca was bitten by a dog as a child and the experience has made her phobic. This particular assignment, given by her boss and sometimes boyfriend, will test more than her photography skills.

I'm in the process of walking through Donovan and Rebecca's story. As usual, I have little to no idea how it will turn out in the end, except there will be a happy ending or I'll rewrite the whole thing... (writers' prerogative). Meanwhile, I'm looking for title help! Submit your title idea in the comments. If I choose one of your titles, I'll send you an ebook copy of the novella when it's released.

Niki Turner is a novelist, journalist, blogger, and the co-owner and editor for the Rio Blanco Herald Times weekly newspaper in northwest Colorado. Niki is also the current president of the ACFW CO-Western Slope chapter. 
Married 27 years to her high school sweetheart, she is the mother of 4 adult children and "Mimi" to 4 grandchildren. She currently has 10 published novellas, all available in collections or individually on Connect with me at:


  1. Your two are too distracting... too cute! They make me miss my morkie.

    Your H/h are both journalists or 'correspondents' and dealing with some memories of trauma that might be holding them back. I got nuttin but I'm looking forward to seeing some reader ideas!~

  2. Replies
    1. I like that! I wonder how I can pull the dog in...

  3. Such a cute idea! I'm horrible at titles, but maybe you could look at the type of work (or the qualities) that apply to this kind of dog and relate that to romance. You know, "Fetching Hearts" or something.


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