Jennifer Lyon

Monday, March 15th, 2010
Weekend Roundup

I had a great time on Saturday when I did a panel with Susan Squires and Maureen Child on New York Publishing. Maureen has written, I think, 114 books and Susan around 14 or 15.  My books currently published are 9 books and 2 anthologies,  I have one more anthology coming out this year and two more books next year. So between us we have a bit of experience.


Maureen is on the left, I’m in the middle and Susan is on the right.  I love semi-informal panels like this!


Here I am relieved  that Maureen is talking and not me!

Okay I’ll spare you from more pics! I put a quick recap on what we talked about at MurderSheWrites if you’re interested.

Over the weekend, I also read Kresley Cole’s PLEASURE OF A DARK PRINCE.  It wasn’t my favorite of her Immortals After Dark.

Your turn! How was your weekend?

12 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Dru
    March 15th, 2010 at 7:15 am · Link

    This weekend we had one of the worst rain/wind storms in recent years. When I walked outside, I saw downed trees, some coming out of its roots. One one block I saw that a tree fell on two cars. Branches, garbage and debri was all over the property.

    Other than that I’m working on my next quilt project. At least I got the fabric picked out.

    Have a good Monday.

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    March 15th, 2010 at 7:53 am · Link

    Editing, editing, editing. I swear, if I have to read chapter seven one more time, my head’ll explode. ;o)

    Other than that, I finished the diet book I was reading – Fat to Firm at Any Age – and I’ve been slowly implementing changes to my habits. Phyllis Whitney is making me fall asleep, so I may have to give up on that one. I bought a couple new vampire romances last week that are waiting to take its place.

    BTW, you look awesome. Now I’m off to MSW to see how the talk went. =o)

  3. Ashlynn Pearce
    March 15th, 2010 at 8:16 am · Link

    I had a great weekend! It was our chapter meeting Saturday and that is always so much fun!

    You look great, Jen! I bet the panel was awesome.

  4. Val
    March 15th, 2010 at 8:16 am · Link

    Had a fairly quite weekend. We had some wind too but not as bad as Dru, though my screendoor did get banged up pretty bad, sigh. There always seems to be something to fix.

    Decided not to procrastinate and got everything for all the Easter baskets I’m putting together on Sunday. I usually wait till the last minute then complain about the selection so I tried to be proactive, glad I did already the selection was getting slim.

    I popped over to Cecile’s on Friday for her talk with Joey Hill and was reminded “The Mermaids Ransom” was sitting on my TBR pile so started that, love her books don’t know why I waited so long to read it. Next I think will be Kresley Cole’s “Pleasure of a Dark Prince” , your mention of it not being as good perked my curiosity. Usually I really like her books.

  5. Erika
    March 15th, 2010 at 8:46 am · Link

    Easter is coming. I forgot. When is Easter this year?

    My weekend was fairly uneventful. Saturday morning my daughter and I went to a gift wrapping class and learned how to wrap gifts so they’re beautiful. It’s actually a lot of work. They taught us how to make three different bows, only one of which I like, and that double sided tape is always the best kind of tape for wrapping. It was fun. My friends all think I’m nuts.

    On Sunday we went and saw Dear John, if you want to see it, I’d wait for the DVD.

    Happy Monday witches! *grabs sneaky shoes and wand and sneaks off to the lair to find Julian and Linc*

  6. Jen Lyon
    March 15th, 2010 at 11:28 am · Link

    Dru, I heard about that storm on the news! It was horrible. I’m glad you’re all right. Can you imagine finding your car under a fallen tree? Poor people!

    Love your quilts!

  7. Jen Lyon
    March 15th, 2010 at 11:31 am · Link

    B.E., I feel for you on the editing!

    So the diet book has realistic practical tips? Sounds like it might!

    Aww, thanks on the pic, but that was just luck. I didn’t put up the shots that look bad. I’ll have to do a bloopers blog of bad shots one day :-)

  8. Jen Lyon
    March 15th, 2010 at 11:32 am · Link

    Ashlynn, I love my chapter meetings too! Aren’t they inspiring? Plus you have your sale to celebrate!

  9. Jen Lyon
    March 15th, 2010 at 11:35 am · Link

    Val, sorry about your screen door. It is always something. Wizard just fixed a wall thing that’d we’d been ignoring for a LONG time this weekend.

    I’m impressed that you did Easter Baskets already!! I should probably get my kids something or they whine even though they are adults.

    The book was good, it just wasn’t as good to me. I’d love to hear what you think!

  10. Jen Lyon
    March 15th, 2010 at 11:37 am · Link

    Erika, what? Wrapping class? Dang, I’m feeling insecure and inadequate now. I slap on any wrapping paper I can find, tie a scraggly ribbon around the gift and DARE anyone to say a word. They never do.

    You and your daughter are better women than me!

    Dear John didn’t catch my interest. So it wasn’t worth the price of a movie ticket?

    I thought I closed the lair so everyone can work!

  11. Silver James
    March 15th, 2010 at 12:09 pm · Link

    My chapter meeting is next week. We’re having an Organizing Guru(tm) coming in to get us all straightened out! Boy do I need that!

    The Only and I went shopping and found her some wonderful clothes. She graduates with her BA in May and is rolling straight over into her MA, but working on the campus as a TA. She needed things a bit more professional than the message tee shirts she favors. ;)

    I also continued work on the rewrite of an old WIP that is now a current WIP. :D I’m up around 20K words and almost to the point where I can stitch the new into the old and things will go much faster! I’ll go back and add some layers in then ship it off to my faithful and wonderful CP so she can rip it to shreds. ;)

    I finished Shiloh Walker’s BROKEN. It’s a good read. Next up is either Deirdre Knight’s BUTTERFLY TATTOO or JD Robb’s FANTASY IN DEATH. I haven’t decided yet. Happy Monday, witches! Y’all let the Wingslayers help Jen, hear? She’s got a book to write and needs all the help she can get!

  12. Jen Lyon
    March 15th, 2010 at 2:35 pm · Link

    Silver, you have to report back on how the organizing guru actually helped!

    Only is soooo amazing! You must be bursting with pride! She’s jumping right into her MA.

    And going from T-shirts to professional clothes is a big step :-) I’ve reverted back to t-shirts!

    Awesome news on your book. Keep going! Today, I am actually writing pages…hope that keeps happening.

    Oh and I need to read BROKEN!

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