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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Release Day!

It’s that time again…release day!!! WHEN SHE WASN’T LOOKING is available at B&N, Books-A-Million, Amazon, and about a billion other places. Feel free to buy 100 or so copies for all your friends.

No woman could deny the appeal of the sexy deputy sheriff Jonas Porter. But to Courtney Allen, Jonas has one major flaw—his badge. Years ago, Courtney’s father was wrongfully convicted of a crime and she vowed to never trust a cop again. But when Jonas becomes the only man to believe in her father’s innocence, Courtney begins seeing the brooding lawman in a whole new way.

Jonas knows in his gut that the real killer is still out there and determined to finish what he started long ago. To protect Courtney and bring the criminal to justice will require all the skills he can muster. And that means focusing on the job. Not the woman who makes him forget his troublesome past and arouses in him a passion that is anything but professional.

And for those of you who can’t get enough of book and author talk, I’ll be blogging at the following places about my new release, writing, reading and other miscellaneous goodness on this schedule:

May 1st — Romance Novel News
May 2nd — Books-n-Kisses
May 4th — RR@H Novel Thoughts
May 7th — Delighted Reader
May 8th — Lauren Dane’s blog
May 9th — Book Binge
May 15th — Book Reading Gals
May 17th — RRT Blog
May 22nd — The Good, The Bad & The Unread
May 28th — Writerspace

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

I’m at Genreality today talking about the best and worst writing advice I’ve ever gotten. Stop by and say hello.

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
At Genreality Today

I have the flu. Or malaria. Or some other hideous thing. Whatever it is came on fast Tuesday night and I can barely move off the couch. Lifting my head is nearly impossible. I have been online for exactly 5 minutes all day. I spent three of them putting up a blog at Genreality (and the rest posting this). Stop by and say hello.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
Genreality Blog

Over at Genreality today talking about my bad day on Tuesday. Stop by and day hello.

Thursday, March 15th, 2012
At Genreality

I’m over at Genreality talking about my reading tastes. Mine are all over the place and change as I read books I like in new-to-me genres. Stop by and say hello.

Thursday, March 8th, 2012
At Genreality

I’m blogging at Genreality today. Stop by and say hello.

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

I’m blogging at Genreality today about the fun part of writing. Stop by and say hello.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Conference Follow-Up

I attended a new event over the weekend – Passion & Prose. The target of this event is readers, which is the absolute best idea. There were opportunities for readers to chat with authors and get books signed, all in an informal atmosphere. I had a really good time and saw some online blogger friends and authors I only get to see in person a few times per year.

The speakers really added to the event. There was a YA author panel. The authors were at the end of a multi-city publicity tour. You could tell they were comfortable with each other and they did a great job selling their books by just being themselves. For me the highlight was Beth Revis. She wrote ACROSS THE UNIVERSE which I read months ago and thought was really good. It’s one of those plots where I heard it and thought, “well, why didn’t I think of that?” And when she said she writes scifi because she likes to blow things up, my heart melted. Loved that answer.

I’m not a big steampunk reader. I love the creativity of it, the covers and the look of the lifestyle. It’s just one of those genres I never think to pick up unless someone makes a recommendation.

Despite all that, Gail Carriger is an author name I hear all the time. Having heard her speak, I can see why. She has the look and her background as an archeologist and academic makes her even more interesting to listen to. I bought the first in her series, SOULLESS because she was so entertaining. She also shares my great love for tea.

Meg Cabot was the afternoon speaker. I’ve heard her talk before and she is always a joy. She’s funny and charming, much like her books.

My favorite series by her is the Heather Wells Mystery series (it’s an adult chick lit style mystery with a bit of romance). These books are on my keeper shelf. so imagine my joy when she said a new book is coming out this year. It’s called SIZE 12 AND READY TO ROCK. I am so excited for the July release.

Bottom line: well-run conference day, terrific speakers and a lot of fun. I really hope Mysterious Galaxy puts it on again next year.

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
Still Blogging

I’ve been a very bad blogger lately. I promise to be better. Until then, I am doing my usual Thursday blogging at Genreality today. Stop by and say hello.

Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Away From Home

Over at Genreality today talking about the tv show The Killing and putting emotion on the page. Come say hi!