No stranger to the publishing industry thanks to her two prolific blogs, Novel Journey and Novel Reviews, Gina Holmes now has the opportunity to be in the other side of the interview platform as a published writer. Her debut novel, Crossing Oceans, contracted through Tyndale House, is scheduled for distribution June, 2010.Crossing Oceans is the story of a young woman’s return home to face the ghosts of her past, and to tell the man she left behind that he’s inheriting a daughter he didn’t know existed.“‘The call’ for me was a long, drawn out sort of deal, rather than that one surprise phone call I’d always dreamed of,” Gina said. She met with the editors from Tyndale House at the 2007 ACFW conference to discuss Crossing Oceans, which was a work-in-process at the time. During the 2008 conference, Gina met with Karen Watson, Tyndale’s senior editor, and learned she loved Crossing Oceans.Guarded from previous rejections, Gina suspected a sale could happen, but didn’t get her hopes up. Click here to read more.