Sunday, March 27, 2011

Helping out

I'd like to draw (what little attention I get here) to a fellow author's worthy attempts to raise money for Japan. Please, take the time to check out her story.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

warning label

Over the last week or so, I've been getting hit with a lot of requests on my "LinkedIn" account from other authors and publishers and editors. All good, don't get me wrong and it's funny that it's the LinkedIn account that's getting all these hits, I just wish they were my LJ, blog and Facebook accounts instead. I am accepting these, after all, I got build a base somewhere, right?

But in doing so, I find myself replying with a note stating that I'm an author of military romances. About men.
I feel like I need to apologize for that. All. The. Time.

But I'm sensitive to the fact that this is, (sadly) a hot button issue.

I've been toying with the idea of going over to the nearby used bookstore with a stack of bookmarks and postcards with the cover of Lost and Found on them. I've got a really sexy cover for Lost and Found, bodice ripper worthy but for the fact it's two yummy guys instead. My concern is that if I ask, I'll get told to bug off because of, well, it's just that- two guys. I'm struggling for a presence- to get my name out there. If I could get some used bookshops to shove free bookmarks and/or postcards into their bags, it would be grand. But I don't want to offend anyone either.

Not sure if any of this makes sense, just wanted to ramble here since I've got nothing else to ramble about lately.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

getting back on track

I was supposed to go to Japan next Saturday for a trip I had planned with a friend for almost three years. An earthquake and tsunami sort of put a wrench in those plans. Add to it an airline that is just being a real pain and well- what was to be a trip of a lifetime has turned into a lot of disappointment and headaches. Oh well.

While this back and forth has been going on this past week, I've been totally derailed on any writing. Yesterday, I pulled out Then and Now- the sequel to Lost and Found. I have two different beginnings to that one and so started to take parts from one and marry it to the other. Not a good idea when you have a nasty headache. Today we'll see if we can fix the mess and move forward. I'll put Firebase October up on the screen as well and see what I can do with that. I'm still aiming for a late summer, early fall deadline on one of these two.

I wasn't supposed to get my first edits on VN2 until after I got back from Japan in April. Not sure if this will change my editor's schedule but we'll see. I've got paperwork to Breathless I need to finish up including an updated author's bio.

With the trip cancelled, I may take a long weekend here and bury myself in one of the manuscripts. Maybe even treat myself to a hotel room so I can relax and not worry about anything but the writing. It's a thought.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Today fiind my interview with the vixens of Wickedly Sexy Writers. :) You might be surprised to find out somehting about me.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Wickedly Sexy Writers

I'm now the featured author this week at Wickedly Sexy Writers. :) As mentioned before, there will be excerpts from my current release- Lost and Found, a blog entry explaining how I find and manage my time to write and news about my new upcoming release- VN2. So please, come on over and check it out.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Featured author

I will be the featured author all week at Wickedly Sexy Writers starting on Monday! I'll post more about it but I can say that there is an interview, excerpts from Lost and Found, news about my new upcoming novel- VN2, and some other fun things. Hope everyone drops by to say hello.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Release date for VN2

We're going to be moving fast on VN2 with a release date of July 1st! That means a lot of work in a relatively short amount of time. I excited as I thought (and hoped) for maybe a fall release date. But this is, of course, much better if a bit daunting to get a 94K word count novel ready in such a short time span.

Also I'm going to be the featured author at Wickedly Sexy Writers next week.