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A Hidden Gem!

Monday, December 12th, 2011

For those of you who don’t get the Carina Press newsletter, I thought I’d let you know some fun news!

Lovely is listed as a Hidden Gem and is currently 40% off, so if you haven’t had a chance to read it now is a great time. Perhaps you still need to buy a Christmas gift for someone special?

Here’s the link to the page. I don’t know how long this discount will last, so go! Run now! Quickly! :)

Reading, Writing And ‘Rithmetic

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Tuesday morning is back to school for us in this part of Northern Canuckland, and I know I’m ready for it. Thankfully, so is the Offspring. She’s quite excited about seeing her friends again, and I think she’s ready for the challenge of learning and homework.

Our temperature really dipped here today, so it felt like autumn. So much so that I had long sleeves and long pants on. Brr! At least the weather is supposed to warm back up this week, so it won’t be *quite* jackets and socks time yet!

I think I like autumn the best. Thick sweaters, crunchy leaves, crisp air, the scent of woodsmoke, warm apple pie. Mmm. While spring is also nice, it does tend to be wet and muddy. Summer is great, but I hate bugs and can’t handle humidity. And we’re not even going to talk about winter. Yuck.

September feels more to me like a time of “starting fresh” than January does, frankly. New school years, new routines, new extracurricular activities and classes. Things get busy again, but it’s a good busy, don’t you think? Of course, pretty soon we’ll be thinking about Christmas (eek!) — or, at least, I will, because I want to make a bunch of my gifts this year, so I’ll need to figure out who’s getting what and get cracking. (Yeehaw!)

Anyway. I suppose this is me feeling somewhat nostalgic or somethin’. All this to say that I really like this time of year. It’s goal-setting time, and time for new stuff to happen. So here goes nothin’, huh? :) For those of you heading back to those hallowed halls of learning, good luck! And for those parents who aren’t — congrats on surviving another summer!! ;)

Coming Soon To Headphones Near You!

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Well! Isn’t this just the most exciting news?? Lovely is going to be released as an audiobook from Audible.com on October 15th! There are a number of Carina Press titles being released that same day, so if you feel inclined you can certainly stock up!

Unfortunately, I don’t really know any other details about it — I’ll know as much as you do when the book goes live on the 15th — so I can’t wait to check it out, myself.

If you’re on Twitter, you can check out the new hashtag that’s been claimed for these CP audiobooks — #sexyvoices — and get updates on what’s going on. The last discussion revolved around which celebrity voices would sound best as readers of our books. The sad part is, even if it could be Sean Connery, Alan Rickman or Keifer Sutherland doing the reading, they wouldn’t be for mine — Lovely’s protagonist is female, and the story’s written in first person.

Of course, having it read by a guy would put a whole new spin on it, wouldn’t it…??

Anyway. Stay tuned (or keep checking Audible directly) and I’ll let you know as soon as the book is available! (As of this posting, the book wasn’t even anywhere on Audible’s site yet.)

Wilkommen, And Bienvenue!

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Howdy, there!

If you’re new ’round these parts, you’re probably following links from Carina Press’ Blog. If you’re not new, you might want to click that link anyway and see all about my upcoming CP launch title, Lovely.

There isn’t always a lot going on around here, but you’re more than welcome to pop by at any time. And if you’re really feeling brave, sign up for my so-rare-it’s-almost-non-existent newsletter (in the box to the right of your screen). I haven’t finalized the details yet, but there will also be a contest held by yours truly once launch time comes around, and newsletter subscribers will definitely receive special treatment!

Lovely isn’t available from Carina until June 21 (and boy howdy, I’ll remind you of that fact!), I’m afraid, so I’ll have to ask you to be patient. (If you think it’s hard for *you*, imagine what it’s like for *me*!)

Finally, be aware that all day today, anyone who comments on the CP blog posts that feature Lovely, the CP Twitter feed, or CP’s Facebook page has a chance to win a copy of the book. So go ahead and tell us what you think!

Thanks again for stopping by, and I hope you’ll swing by again!

I Has A…

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

…sewing machine!

*rubs hands together gleefully*

Okay, it’s not mine — it’s on loan from the Mater — but I can use it indefinitely, as she has no long-term plans to do any sewing.

Yes, I realize this is making me far too giddy than it probably should, but what the hey. :) I have a whole whack of projects that I want to tackle, including sewing some safer “bumper pads” for the cradle and crib. (Who knew that traditional bumper pads are now no longer considered safe?!? I didn’t…) Anyway…none of my projects are huge, time-intensive ones, so I should be able to get a few things done fairly quickly. Hey — I like near-instant gratification!

So, in between other chores today, you’ll likely find me hunched over the machine — hopefully not sewing my fingers together, or anything ridiculous like that…! (Don’t laugh…similar things have been known to happen… :P )

If This Doesn’t Make You Want To Drink Iced Tea, I Don’t Know What Will…

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Is there anything Hugh Jackman can’t do??


Thanks to the Smart Bitches for sharing this with the world. :D

Sale! Sale! Sale!

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Yeah!!!

GREAT news, gang!

I’ve just had an offer of publication for another book! The fabulous Ellora’s Cave has bought Higher Learning — the one I’ve been waiting to hear back on. No other details as of yet, but I will certainly keep you posted as events warrant! Stay tuned!

This brings my total sales up to FIVE! Yeah!!!

*wiggle*

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

The library finally has their copies of the next Dresden Files book, Changes. And what’s more, the website shows that my copy is in transit to my local branch.

Whee! Tomorrow or Friday I shall be nose-deep into Harry’s next adventure… I can’t wait!

Ze Book, She Eez Coming!

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

AUGUST 12, 2009!

Mark your calendars and make room on your credit cards, folks! Sweet Tart will be available for download on that day from Ellora’s Cave!

I also have my cover image which I shall post before long — and man, is it cool! :D I am one happy camper, boys and girls!

ps. In the meantime, however, I can’t figure out why I have this non-erotic vampire/urban fantasy story idea floating around in my head. I don’t mean to be on the coattails of Twilight, et al, but I just can’t seem to help it. I’ll have to sit down and put together a proper outline one of these days, I think.

Canadian Pride, Eh?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

To all my Canuck buds, we *know* just how great this country is, don’t we?

But to everyone else living in other parts of the world…we know you want to be Canadian (or you will, after watching this!) ;)


Have a great Canada Day, everyone!