Jennifer Lyon

Friday, July 31st, 2015
Happy Friday!

So I asked Wizard, “Can you take some pictures of me signing books for my Brazil Publisher, Editora Charme?”

“Sure. What do you have in mind?”

So I showed him my corner office. “I don’t want to make a big deal out of this.” Shhh…don’t tell Wizard but sometimes he’s makes things INTO A FREAKING PRODUCTION. But he does take really good pictures so I’m trying to get what I want with the least amount of work.

“Hmm. What do you have in mind?”

So I showed him and the picture turn out like this:

Boring and cluttered. Crap. “Uhh…” Is all I can say. I mean I look okay for me…but the whole setting looks bland, fake and like I might be in prison.

Wizard does the big man sigh. “Going to listen to me now? Let me make a little bit of a production out of this?”

I’m backed in a corner because once again, Wizard is right, damn it. But I smiled and did what he told me because I already embarrassed myself.

And this is what we ended up with after Wizard did his magic, and then Veronica at the publisher did hers:

Promo modified to post


The moral of this story is…I got the last word in right here:


Sure I look fairly serious but I was saying something so wildly inappropriate Wizard almost dropped his camera laughing. Thankfully he wasn’t running the video or he’d have some wicked blackmail material to hold over me forever!

So this weekend — work, cleaning and on Sunday all the kids and their awesome girls are coming out. Even better, they are bringing dinner! Wizard and the girls (and Middle Son was very instrumental in this too!) arranged all this while I was in NY for my birthday, and I’m so touched and thrilled. It’ll be a fun pool day with margaritas, carne asada tacos, fruit, snacks and all the people I love so much including Bailey Dog! Plus I’ll make a cake but it may be plain old chocolate which is fine with me. And on the cake, someone else would make it or buy it if I asked, but I truly don’t mind. It’s super easy.

Oh and today, Biker Witch (my sister) and I are meeting for lunch just to catch up on each other’s lives.

So what are you all doing?

6 comments to “Happy Friday!”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    July 31st, 2015 at 8:05 am · Link

    Yep, sometimes you have to let Wizard have his way because he knows what he’s doing – even if it feels like a big production. The pics turned out great. I mean, the first one wasn’t bad, per se, but it was bland. And your books totally aren’t bland.

    Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a blast with the family and that your cake turns out extra-yummy.

    I feel like I’m in a holding pattern until my edits come back. Sure there are things I should be doing, but that’s how I feel right now. This weekend – good lord willin’ n the creek don’t rise – I will be addressing edit notes so I can get Wish in One Hand done and ready for pre-order. Other than that? Weeding. It’s one of those never-ending jobs.

  2. Silver James
    July 31st, 2015 at 10:11 am · Link

    Awwwww. I <3 you guys so much. You have an awesome weekend lined up! I'll be head-banging over the current book. It's moving forward but oh-so-slowly. *headdesk*

    Was so awesome to see and hang with you in NYC, Jen! And you looked gorgeous at the RITAs. I was hiding back in the corner because I was cutting out as soon as your category and Charles’ was announced.

    I’m taking the family out to dinner at some point, my treat. I got notice today of an HQ royalty check, which means I sold through at least one of my advances, if not both. Color me happy! And more determined to get this next book conquered. And it means I have money to re-buy all the Wingslayer books as you get them updated and for sale. Yayayayayayay!

    Okay. Back to work! Happy Friday!!! :-D

  3. Jenn
    July 31st, 2015 at 11:14 am · Link

    B.e., I’d rather edit that weed :-) Hope your edits come back soon and they are light. I get that feeling of knowing there are things you should be doing, but the waiting is taking up too much brain space. I’ve gotten a smidge better at it just because of time constraints.

    Of course Wizard’s right, but now he’s all smug and stuff :-)

    Thanks on my birthday. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone and hanging with Bailey, although I’ll miss the other two pups, Cookie and Corky.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Jenn
    July 31st, 2015 at 11:20 am · Link

    Silver, I know that book is taking it’s sweet time getting written and frustrating you. So sorry! But YAY on selling through!! That’s BIG! Not many books actually sell through so you’re are totally rocking and I hope you treat yourself and your family to lovely, well-deserved dinner!

    It was great to see you and hang out. I wondered where you were in the RITA’s but with that crush of people, you were smart to stay in the back and slip out early. It was crazy packed trying to get out.

    Hope you get a lot done this weekend and enjoy your celebration dinner!

  5. Viki S.
    July 31st, 2015 at 3:28 pm · Link

    When I saw the photos yesterday on FB I thought they looked fantastic. Wizard really does take great photos. Your backstory to the photos is great! You two are just too much. We can all just imagine what you were saying :).

    I hope you and Biker Witch had a great time today.

    Have a really HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Having the entire family together including Bailey Dog will be so nice. It makes sense why you were asking for really great chocolate cake recipes now ;).

    Happy Birthday!

  6. Jenn
    July 31st, 2015 at 5:31 pm · Link

    Viki thank you for the birthday wishes and on the pics. That’s all Wizard’s doing, and Veronica (in Brazil) for designing the promo. I sent her a half dozen pics to chose from and she used them all, LOL.

    Wizard and I probably shouldn’t be left unsupervised :-)

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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