New Title for Out of Focus? What’s the Scoop?

Hey Friends,
Here’s the scoop. You probably remember that I signed a 4 book deal with Amazon Publishing earlier this year for my Adams Grove series. My editors and I have been re-working/revising the first two books, Sweet Tea and Serets and Out of Focus. I’m really excited about them, and I can’t wait for the new versions to get into readers hands. Since book three is Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes we want to find Out of Focus a new name that fits the story and the series.

With your help, I know we can find the perfect match! So, let’s see what we can come up with.

This story, if you haven’t read the original version, is about a commercial photographer, Kasey Phillips, who thinks her biggest problem is deciding whether to photograph Cody Tuggle’s honky-tonkin’ tour, until an accident on Route 58 claims the life of her husband.

In a desperate race against time as a hurricane threatens the eastern seaboard, they search for her three-year-old son who is missing from the wreckage.

A community and friends rally to help, but someone knows more than they are telling.

  • Some of the suggestions we’ve received so far are:
    “Biscuits and Beaux” or “Biscuits and Bows”
    Cornbread and Comfort
    F-stops and heart drops
    Country Songs and Hurricane Gone
    Family Time and Country Line
    Photographs and Lies
    Mint Juleps and Justice
    Country Songs and Hope Belongs
    Camera Lens and Dead Ends
    Bread Pudding and Promise
    Porch Swings and Promises
    Honeysuckle and Heartache
    Pecan Pie and Alibis
  • Do any of those float your boat? Or can you do better?
    ________ AND _________.
    Leave a comment with your entry or vote. Whoever comes up with the winning title will get a $25 Amazon gift card.

    We brainstormed to help get you going.

    Thanks y'all!



    Filed under Adams Grove, contest, Event, Friends, Nancy Naigle, Out of Focus, Planning, release

    15 responses to “New Title for Out of Focus? What’s the Scoop?

    1. Elisabeth

      Sweet Tea and Photos!


    2. Amy R

      I liked Photographs and Lies but also like Heroes and Lies and Heroes and Deception. Cody was a Hero as a friend but so was Scott.


    3. “Hurricane and Photographs”
      sounds something I’d buy


    4. Perfect!! This is exactly the help I need. Keep ’em coming, y’all!


    5. Sweet Tea and Secrets has my vote :0)


    6. Full Spectrum and Hurricane Warning

      Reason why I said full spectrum: New technological trends in digital photography have opened a new direction in full spectrum photography, where careful filtering choices across the ultraviolet, visible and infrared lead to new artistic visions.

      Hurricane warning? As since this means hitting landfall in 24 hours, adds suspense and meaning not much time?


    7. I got all these suggestion in email!!!!

      Heartache and hissy fits
      Marigolds and mishaps
      Moon beams and mishaps
      Moon shine and mysteries
      Test shots and trouble
      Misfortune and magnolias
      Clean sweeps and crickets
      Scenery and speed bumps
      Dog days and daffodils
      Lost moments and lightening bugs
      Lighting strikes and ladybugs
      Lost keys and lightening strikes
      Heart ache and hammocks
      Pictures and pansies
      May flowers and mysteries
      hoot owls and homesteads
      Big Breaks and bends in the road
      Country life and curious curves
      Dark doors and Night lights



    8. Hi Nancy, you know I could not keep from adding to the fray…if you don’t name your next book ‘Porch Swings and Promises’ you are crazy!!!! Love it! But, it doesn’t fit Out of Focus really. I personally love the old name but your in the big time now! How about something to do with country or homesteads of course there is the death of our heroine’s husband. How about: City Lights and Country Nights OR Heartache and Photographs OR Love Lost and Hope Found. I think it’s really funny me helping with this when I can’t name my own WIP to save my soul!!!! Love you. Can’t wait for Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes!!!!


    9. Cathy Smith

      Hurricane and Hope


    10. another one via email from Tracy in Yorktown



    11. Blurry Eyes and Biscuits?


    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

    You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


    Connecting to %s