I just heard from my publisher that they've chosen a new title for my book that will be released in May. I entitled the manuscript One On One. The story is about Cara Jones and Mick Webber who are co-hosts of a local college basketball news show entitled One on One with Webber and Jones. There is some internal rivalry between Cara and Mick, which quickly develops to an attraction they both are determined to deny. During the course of the book, they do engage in a game of one-on-one basketball. I won't tell you who wins. So, that is where my title came from.
The publisher thought the title was too common a term and wanted a more original title. I put my brain to work and sent them a list of other titles. From the list, they chose the title Pick-up Games which is now my new title. I like this title a lot as well because it has that double meaning-- a pick-up game of basketball and picking up dates.
I'm happy with this new title and am excited to see what they will come up with for the cover in a few months. I guess I've been pretty lucky with titles. I was allowed to keep my original titles for both Star Shining Brightly and Reasonable Doubt. There had been some talk about changing Reasonable Doubt, but in the end they let me keep the title, and I was so glad about that.
Now, I'm just looking forward to May when Pick-up Games will be released.