In June 2014, Pepper signed representation with Julie Gwinn of Seymour Literary Agency. The beautiful addition to this story is that Pepper and Julie met at an ACFW conference in 2011 and began a friendship over time. Within only a few months of signing with Julie, Pepper had her first book offer, signed in September 2014 with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.
By November, she had two more contracts. One write-for-hire and one 3-book historical series contract with Vinspire Publishing! The Thorn Bearer is the first book in the Penned in Time Series.