Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Cover!

I'm so excited! My new cover is up on the website!

The site will soon under go a revamp to showcase the cover and series theme, so please check back. But for now, I have cover!

Friday, August 6, 2010


Wow. Last week was one crazy week! We arrived on Tues and planned to go to Animal Kingdom. But it was very hot and we were tired, so we just hung out around the hotel. Wed, I had a meeting with my agent. We talked business and other stuff. She is awesome! That night was the literacy signing and BBA (our local chapter contest). It was our first actual party and the food and turnout were excellent! I hated to leave early, but had to run over to the Beau Monde party. Sadly, I didn't stay long there either. I was exhausted from the busy day!

Thurs, I met with my editor. We talked for just over an hour. She's great! It was a good chance for us to get to know each other. I should be getting my revisions for the first book this month. Hopefully, a cover too! I can't wait for that! After was lunch (Nora Roberts was the speaker and we all laughed our fanny's off!) and workshops followed. I attended the Hearts AGM later that night. My friend Heather took some awards (congrats Heather!) and it was cool to see some male writers make contest final's in a mostly female dominated genre!

Friday was more workshops and lunch. I made sure I went to the Berkley book signing to meet some of my fellow authors. Everyone was so nice! Later I went to my agent's party and then the Berkley party. Both were fun! I don't have enough room here to give all the scoop, but let's just say, at the Berkley party, I somehow ended up at a table with some very cool people and was just loving it! It was great! And very surreal!

Sat was the workshop I'd been looking forward to most. It was about costuming. Awesome presentation. It's nice to see historical clothing up close. Took lots of pictures! Later I took some time off to go back to the room to read and rest. My brain needed a break! That night was the dinner and Rita/GH awards. I met a really nice fellow author in line, Roberta, and we sat (and laughed) together at dinner. Laura Griffin took a Rita (her books are fabulous) and I dragged off to bed about 10:45. Sadly, we had a 3:40 am shuttle pick-up the next morning. Ugh!

Got home, slept 3 hours and woke up with a head cold. But the week was a blast!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Crazy July

Have you ever had one of those months where everything happens all at once? We have so many things going on in July that my head is spinning! The big thing, of course, is the RWA national convention. This will be the first time I get to visit with my editor now that she is my editor. I met her very briefly last year, but only for a minute or two. Not long enough to make a lasting impression!

I know RWA is still weeks away. However, as I worry about forgetting anything, I've already started a list of what to pack. Since it costs a small fortune for extra luggage, I hope to get it all into one carry-on bag. Sure. Thankfully it's summer and clothing is thinner and smaller. I'll employ the rolling clothes up method and make sure whatever I take matches two or three pairs of shoes. My talented sister made me a tote bag for my birthday so I'll use that for my purse to hold any little stuff that doesn't fit in the suitcase. I sure miss the days of three bags per passenger!

Well, I'm off for now to plan ways to get through next month. See ya soon!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

5k and book covers

Good morning. Good news. I should be getting my first cover very soon! Yeah! As soon as I get a copy, I'll be sure to post it on my website. For now, I'm doing a proof of my second book and cutting out excess prose. Who me? Excess prose? Don't readers want to read 47 pages about a heroine's cute shoes? Odd. *g*

It's about a year until my first release so I'll be looking into promo. My editor has awesome ideas for my website and a contest. That will be coming up in the next few months. I have a Facebook page but am not exactly updating daily. Not sure what to do with it, but I'll get that all figured out eventually!

Today myself and my daughter (and fellow former couch potato) are jogging a 5k. We started training a couple of months ago and are geeked! No, we will not be signing up for the Boston marathon anytime soon. We just wanted to amp up our fitness level and it gives us some mother-daughter alone time to talk. If I survive the 3+ miles without keeling over, I'll post about it tomorrow!

See ya!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spring Fling

Hi everyone. Yes I am the worst blogger ever! 5-ish months since my last post! But I do need to keep up on this and set up a Facebook too. Geez. The busy life of a writer.

Well, I just got back from the Chicago North Spring Fling. It was great. The workshops were informative, the Hyatt was really nice, and it was good to see people I haven't seen in awhile. My friend Patti and I shared a room and hung out. Good times!

I met Heather Snow last year in D.C. while we were in line for check in and she is very nice. We ran into each other last weekend in the hotel lobby. Neither of us knew the other was going. She is a Golden Heart finalist and won her category in the Fire and Ice contest Sat. night. WTG Heather! I'll be in the audience in Nashville cheering her on!

I just finished some revisions of Matching the Courtesans (working title) and sent them off to my editor. I can't wait to see what she thinks! It is scheduled for release in June 2011 with the second book coming out Sept of 2011. I can't wait for covers! As soon as they come out, I'll get them posted on my website.

That's all for now. See ya!