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Monday, October 14th, 2013
Weekend Roundup

Oh before I forget, the OBSESSION blog tour starts today.  I’ll be Book Monster Reviews Blog. The tour schedule should be on my home page.

The weekend was fun! I was at the Orange County Chapter of RWA Birthday Bash and had the chance to visit with lot of friends I haven’t seen in a while.  Victoria Dahl was an interesting speaker, discussing the Unsympathetic Heroine. She’s very passionate about writing heroines that are more realistic and pushing the envelope.

Her opening joke had us all laughing and I’ll share it here even though it’s wildly in appropriate :-)

What does a Scotsmen wear under his kilt?

On a good day…lipstick.

Yep, I laughed!

I didn’t get as much time as I hoped to visit though. I holed up in my room trying to work out some characterization issues.  I don’t know if I’m making progress.

Friday night I had dinner with BLB (youngest son). We were chatting away and didn’t even notice our dinner was delayed until the manager came up and said they’d sent BLB’s dinner back because “it didn’t look right.”   Both BLB and I said no problem and thanked them for letting us know.  Eventually they brought our dinners and all was well. BUT the restaurant insisted on offering us free dessert anyway.  Both BLB and I were surprised. We really weren’t upset or even inconvenienced. But it was lovely of them, so I’ll just say here, Thank You Cheesecake Factory. That was classy.

Saturday night I met CPA Boy for dinner. Special K was going to a concert with her sister, so it was just the two of us. What was nice for me is I was staying across the street from the mall, so I just walked over.  I wound my way through the mall and found the restaurant. We had fun, and then I was ready to walk back.

CPA Boy insisted that he had to walk me back. This meant he was going to cross the entire mall twice for him.  But he refused to be reasonable and walked with me. I pointed out that I travel all over and always manage to arrive safely.

However, as I turned the wrong way in the mall, he said,  “With your sense of direction, that’s a miracle.”

That’ s sadly true. Shhh…don’t tell Wizard or CPA Boy, but I lost the car in the small two-level parking garage on Friday night, but I found it…eventually.

Now I’m home and banging my head on my desk trying to write this book. How was our weekend?

Friday, October 11th, 2013
Happy Friday!

Another week gone! How does that happen? Insane!

This weekend, I’m escaping to a hotel for a weekend with my laptop.  Saturday I’m going to the Orange County Chapter of RWA Birthday Bash where Victoria Dahl is a speaker and I’m looking forward to that. I’m going to hang out with friends and then work, work, work.  I absolutely have to get a crap-ton of pages written.  I can do it, even on my laptop.  I don’t know how good my internet access will be.

Much to my amusement, Wizard has 110% supported this idea.  It’s like he’s trying to get rid of me or something, LOL!

Oh and I went back to the gym twice this week, yay! I’m going very slow and careful with my Achilles, but it is seriously doing great now.

OBSESSION is continuing to stay up on the charts and rankings.  I know I keep saying it, but thank you all so much! I love Kat and Sloane (and Drake). They came to me when I was in a difficult place, showing me how love, a sense of humor and patience can heal.  Now I get to share them with the world, and it’s an amazing experience.

Enough of that! Tell me what you’re doing this weekend! I always want to know :-)

 

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Wednesday Worthy

 

This is wild. We haven’t even started out official promo of OBSESSION yet (Carla and I are both a little frazzled right now) and the book just took off.  Here’s what I know — there’s just no predicting what will happen with a book.

Readers are in control.

And these days with self publishing, I think readers have even more say in what takes off and what doesn’t. It used to be we (readers)  were at the mercy of what the publishers and book buyers in the bookstores decided to put out for the public to see.

But now readers can find any book they want to online. That gives them more power than ever. As a reader, I really love that!

But enough of my rambling :-)  Just to let you all know, I think the official blog tour starts on the 14th. I’ll get that info up soon. Now let’s move on!

 

Here’s our Wednesday Worthy candidate that I snagged from Twitter.  Say hello to Hugh Jackman:

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What do you guys think? Is he worthy?

Monday, October 7th, 2013
Weekend Roundup

It was a crazy weekend! OBSESSION is live at all the vendors except iTunes (it takes longer there), and it absolutely stunned me with how well it’s doing.  Thank you all so much! I couldn’t do this without you guys!

Then Saturday I went to the mall and lunch with Biker Witch. We were celebrating her birthday and just having a fun day. Oddly enough we didn’t get into any trouble. We’ve stayed out of trouble for something like a year now, which is a major record for us.  Trouble tends to follow Biker Witch around, that’s all I’m saying :-)  The day was awesome! And FYI to Biker Witch, you still owe me a coffee!

Then Sunday Wizard and I went to CPA Boy and Special K’s house, then we all went to Middle Son and Girlfriend’s place at the beach. Girlfriend made us a delicious dinner and I quickly realized she’s a better cook than me. I mean much better! I love that. Pesto pasta and chicken–it was fabulous.

But you know what the best part was? SEEING BAILEY DOG!! He’s doing great! We were all hanging out with Bailey.

Here are buy links for OBSESSION for anyone who wants them Kindle / Nook / Kobo

How was your weekend?

 

Friday, October 4th, 2013
Happy Friday!

I got most of the formatted files back for  OBSESSION last night and have started the process of setting those up to publish.   I ran into a problem with Kobo and will try to solve that today.  There’s always something. Could just be a glitch too.

I”m not even going to talk about how writing is going. Let’s just say I really need a day off! Which is good timing  because Biker Witch (my sister) and I are going  out tomorrow to find some trouble…or at least some cake!

So what are you all doing this weekend?

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
News and Wednesday Worthy

I’ve been holding off on announcing this, but since we’re working on the contract now, I guess it’s “safe” to announce.  I’ve sold the German rights to The Plus One Chronicles to Egmont LYX, the same German publisher that publishes Maya Banks, Lisa Renee Jones, and many others.

I am thrilled! I never imagined I’d sell foreign rights like this.  They contacted me, asking to read THE PROPOSITION  and POSSESSION.  I was so busy writing the third book and oldest son’s wedding that I didn’t think about it too much…until the editorial director contacted me.  I gave them a synopsis of OBSESSION and they made an offer.

Oh, and the German editor has read OBSESSION and likes it! Yay! She read it as soon as I got it to her last weekend, LOL!

Quick Reminder: OBSESSION should be up at most venders around Oct. 10th.  I’m just waiting on the formatter now!

So that’s my news. Now lets switch to Wednesday Worthy. This is one of our “old friends”:


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So do we still think he’s worthy?

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