Jennifer Lyon

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Monday, July 11th, 2011
Weekend Roundup

I had a good weekend. I went to my local RWA chapter meeting, and I did Ask An Author. That’s one of my favorite things to do. Basically, for an hour before the meeting, I sit at a table where anyone can join in and ask questions.  It’s very casual and fluid–if other authors are there, they also join in with their experience and knowledge.  The reason I like these kinds of events is that I really feel like I can help people individually.

It’s no surprise that most of the questions were centered around the digital/electronic market.

So that was fun. Plus I got to hang out with friends!

Yesterday (which is today, when I’m actually writing this blog)  I woke up cranky with a stiff neck. I’m hoping that goes away, I probably just slept wrong.  But after breakfast, Wizard escaped to the gym, and then found things to do in the garage. I suspect my crankiness chased him out of the house. The wuss :-)

I am loving my new project! It’s slow going as I build the world and get to know the characters, but of course, I won’t know until the entire proposal is done and my agent gets a look at it. I count on her honesty and she never lets me down.

But not a day goes by that I don’t think about the Wing Slayer Hunters.

So that’s my weekend, how was yours?

Thursday, July 7th, 2011
Last Time You Were Surprised?

When was the last time a book or movie surprised you?

I just read a book that surprised me. It’s CHASIN’ EIGHT By Lorelei James. Loris one of my blog mates over at Murder She Writes.  I’ve read a four or five of her books and like her writing.  You know how it is, some books work better for me than others.

But this book took an unexpected turn and I can’t stop thinking about it.  In my opinion, this should be her breakout book.  The book was all fun and sexy, super enjoyable and then it was like being slammed between the eyes by a dose or reality that took these characters from fun and sexy to unforgettable. And by the way, she set it up very well,  and in retrospect, I should have seen it coming. I keep thinking about two scenes in there that just had a real impact on me.

Even the title holds a deeper meaning that I ever expected.

So for me, that last book or movie that surprised me is CHASIN’ EIGHT.  What about you?

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