Blow the horns and pound the drum!
Fio's time at last has come!
Yes, a story that she wrote a year a ago has been published in the March/April edition of New Love Stories Magazine. It's called "For the Love of Layla" and is about a young college teacher reconnecting with a guy who had a crush on her in high school. (The author is listed as "Eileen Nicholas," but you know who that really is.)
With memories of the sleazy romance magazines of years ago, Fio was a little nervous about what she had signed up for, but NLS seems perfectly respectable. Looks more like an RWA (Romance Writers of America) publication than anything else. Whew!
And Fio was happy with the accompanying $300 check too. May this be the first of many publications to come--novels next time, of course, with bigger paychecks.