A young woman wearing a tight black skirt and holding a tablet in her hand poked her head into Nora Bella’s office. “Pendleton Books called while you were at lunch. They want a change in Dane Slegers contract,” she cleared her throat, “they want us to take a smaller cut.”
Nora Bella continued looking into the compact mirror and finished applying her red-wine lipstick. Then she checked her teeth, looking for pieces of parsley that may have lodged themselves in crevices, from the pasta she had at the deli. “Thanks, Yani.”
She blew out a breath of frustration and began looking through her overflowing inbox of mail. She noticed Maggie’s letter and picked it up, taking note that it was too thin for a manuscript. Its contents felt to be only a single sheet of paper.
“Maggie, is this your letter of resignation from the Raven Ridge series?” she murmured to herself as she tossed it aside. “I can’t deal with this right now. I’ll read you later.”