Saturday, October 27, 2007


I'm chatting over at Ebooklove today with the rest of my Novelty Girls. Reading excerpts and giving away prizes!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I'd Like To Thank the Academy

I'm blogging over at The Novelty Girls today discussing a potentially humiliating truth about my youthful claim to fame. Come over and check it out!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thirteen Reasons Why I Don't Care if Mercury's in Retrograde

Great News to Celebrate-What has happened this past month?
1. In the past month I have had three books accepted. Regina in the Sun by Samhain, Who Wants to Date a Superhero? {a novella for the Jewels of the Nile series}by Ellora's Cave, and Piercing the Veil {book two of my series to be named later lol}also by EC

2. My friend Crystal Jordan-on top of her previous sale to Kensington for a Sexy Beast Anthology, was offered a two book deal by the same pub-one of them sight unseen!

3. Another friend, Eden Bradley just sold again-this time to Harlequin Spice. YAY!

4. My husband got the highest review possible by the head honchos at work. I didnt doubt it for a minute. :)

5. Lillian Feisty-aside from being a fantastic author-has started Dear Feisty on her blog every Monday. Go ask a sex question-she'll answer-and one of you will get a fantastic t-shirt. I want one.

6. I was made paranormal co-liaison for romance divas. I'm excited to be able to give a little back to the community that has given me so much.

7. Babe King sold a short story to Adam's Media publishing-"Pearls, Geeks and Kings" Her titles always make me smile :)

8. Sharon Cullen sold her romantic suspense Deception to Samhain

9. Robin L. Rotham has been kicking butt on Amazon with Alien Overnight. And even better, rumor has it she is working on the sequel Enemy Overnight as we speak! I cannot wait!

10. Gwen Hayes, a fellow diva, is having a great month. She sold her first novella to Freya's Bower, won a Feisty t-shirt with an interesting ball question LOL, AND she won Crystal Jordan's blog contest and a free copy of her book Open Season. Go Gwen!

11. Crystal helped change my book section on my website. I dont know what I would do without her techy skills. :)

12. It's finally Fall. I love this time of year. Less humidity, the holidays, the Ren Fest...

13. I get to hear about all the good news I may have missed on this list. Hint Hint. Share your good news with me.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Come See About Me

I'm talking about my disappearing social skills over at The Novelty Girls today.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Swan Time/Monday Train

A little musical representation today :) This song helped a very awkward, overweight frizzy headed child through a lot. With my recent sales, a wonderful husband and the good things going my way, I feel a little like a very late blooming swan. Hope it makes you smile!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

You have to come check this out!

Writing Out of this World Romance with Some of The Hottest Authors in the Science Fiction and Futuristic Genres

October 12th, 13th, and 14th at Romance Divas


Susan Grant

Patti O’Shea

Linnea Sinclair

Robin D. Owens

Gena Showalter

Want to know how to write out of this world romance? Romance Divas is hosting a 3-day workshop with some of the hottest names in the Science Fiction and Futuristic genres. It will take place at the Romance Diva Forum. All are welcome. To get access to the forum you will need to register.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Happy Thoughts

I have a family hospital day-so no poetry train. Just think of a wonderful thought.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Cookie Day

October 6th, 32 years ago, my husband Cookie, the main man of the Smutketeers and head of his very own Diva harem, was born.
Poor guy, for the last two years our friends have decided that the perfect date to get married was his birthday. So after he goes to work, we are headed off to the reception. Nice for our friends-bad for Cookie. And next weekend-when we scheduled his party-his grandfather's party was planned as well. So next Saturday will be busy-and poor baby doesnt get his own special day.
So I am declaring it official Cookie Day on my blog. Show him some birthday lurve!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Monday Train/Diva Love

Romance Divas Anniversary Essay Contest Oct 1st-Nov 1st
My entry- It's very easy to give love to such a great community. :)

It was an accident.

One of those random searches for information that leads you somewhere, a place you didn’t even know existed. I had written this story. Written The End for the first time in my life and I wanted to submit it. But I had no idea how to write a synopsis, a query, an email. None of it. So I searched.

I found articles by Kristen Painter and Gina Welborn on some site called Romance Divas. They were clever and informative. And they had a forum! Surely there would be someone who knew more than I did. Not that it would have been hard. So I joined.

How do I describe the year that’s followed? How stumbling on this site has changed my world so drastically? And yet, it has. I had written a story, but the divas helped to make me a writer.

I am loathe to admit all I didn’t know when I decided to chuck it all and follow my dream. I joined the RWA, learned about head hopping, got a blog and a website. All with the information and patient help offered on the forum.

And the people. Diva Sienna helped me with my very first questions about submitting. Diva Cia showed a welcome, open kindness that I have rarely witnessed before or since. Diva Sherice allowed me the joy of sharing the Christmas spirit with all by making me an honorary elf.

I’ve found kindred spirits, honest readers, two amazingly talented critique partners that I’m hoping will rub off on me—friends. Those kinds of friends you are lucky to count on one hand, the kind that you know you’ll have for the rest of your life.

There have been obstacles in my path, my own impatience and insecurity chief among them. I can’t fathom where I would have been if I didn’t have the support of this haven, this home.

Based on my previous life choices, I may have given up, allowed the doubting voice in my head to convince me to stop reaching for the stars and start filling out applications for a “real job”. Always wondering what could have been instead of creating my own path.

But I was blessed with a group of women, and a smattering of men, who wouldn’t let me falter. They were my cheering section, my whip wielders, the people who snapped me out of my self-sabotaging ways. And one short story and 4 book acceptances later, I know I will never be able to thank them enough.

It was an accident. If you believe in accidents. But I don’t. So all I can do is count my blessings or whatever good karma I had accrued that brought me there that fateful September day.

Maybe I would have gotten here eventually on my own. But success would not have been as sweet, my days as full of laughter and friendship, my continued growth as assured...if I hadn’t found my Divas.

Thank you.