…is still a plum. AKA, please help me title a book!
I have to tell you, I love the titles of my Farm Fresh Romance series. I may be biased (who, me???) but I think they’ve been getting better as the series moves along. But I am having a hard time coming up with The Perfect Title for Book 6.
What have we had so far?
Raspberries and Vinegar
Wild Mint Tea
Sweetened with Honey
Dandelions for Dinner
Plum Upside Down
What do all these titles have in common? There is a “food word” in every one, and the food is local to Northern Idaho. Each title has three words. And the last three titles in particular have played with the words just a little bit, making the reader do a slight double take.
You might ask what the unnamed sixth book is about, and here is my confession. I’ve written the last three Farm Fresh Romances TO their title. That is, the title came first, brought a story or theme to mind, and I was able to weave the title in seamlessly. Okay, *I* think it’s seamless. You may not agree!
So, here’s what I know about the sixth book. It is the story of Zach’s sister Liz (Steve and Rosemary’s youngest daughter), who has spent the last decade teaching ESL in Thailand. The hero of the story is Mason Waterman, dad of six-year-old twins, whom you met in Dandelions for Dinner as a friend of Allison’s at the beach. The story takes place in winter. All I’ve written so far is the first chapter, as it will go in the back of Plum Upside Down… preferably titled!
I’ve been tossing title ideas around for weeks (months?) with my cover designer (aka daughter), my editor, and a few friends who are probably tired of hearing about it. Nothing has gone BAM, THAT’s THE ONE! So, while I’ll put a few of our suggestions below to get your started, please feel free to jump away from those into new territory.
Food. Three words. Clean. Romancey. Go!
Chicory Chai Latte
Chicory on Ice
Cherry on Top
Lemongrass Fusion… ?
Cranberries and Cream
Chicory Snow Cones (yes, I’ve had chicory on the brain!)
Something with cherries. Something with ice. Something with frost. Something with blue potatoes.
Now you can see why I am coming to you, my dear readers, friends, and fans. You can see how desperately I need help! Please make any and all suggestions in comments. So long as it’s in good taste (haha) — even if you know it isn’t perfect — toss it into comments. Maybe we can riff off it and find a better combo.
Pretty please, with sugar on top? Thank you!