Tuesday, December 18, 2007
On January 19th, I'm participating in a multi-author booksigning at the public library located in Manchester, TN. I'll be signing copies of my first novel, JANE MILLIONAIRE, and should have copies of my first Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical, THE DOCTOR'S PREGNANCY BOMBSHELL, too. One of the other authors participating is a friend who recently published his first book and amazingly asked me to give him a cover quote--how cool is that????
I've also been asked to do a booksigning in McMinnville, TN. I'm thinking that one will likely be scheduled for February. I held a signing here after Jane came out and sold out. It was a great signing so I look forward to going back. I'll post more information on that once details are arranged.
In April, I'll be signing books in Gulf Shores, Alabama and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In May, I'll be in Huntsville, Alabama.
In July, I'll be signing in San Francisco, California.
In October, in Newark, New Jersey.
In November, in Birmingham, Alabama at the Homewood Library.
For now, that's all that I'm aware of, but the life of a writer is a fluid thing and one must learn to go with the flow early on. I'll keep my blog updated of my schedule and any changes. If you live in or near these areas, be sure to pop in to say hi!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Gaston, Belle, & LeFou--they were awesome!
Be our Guest was a huge production & totally amazing...can you spot the really cute & talented knife???Dishes & Napkins and Mrs Potts to the far Are you happy here, Belle?
I'll post more soon...hopefully. :)
Monday, November 19, 2007
Check it out!
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Getting a cover is kind of like going on a blind date. You're always hoping for the best, but more worried that you're going to get dog ugly and no personality to boot. I love Jane Millionaire's cover. The Doctor's Pregnancy Bombshell's cover fits the book to a T and the heroine's smile makes me think of Cameron Diaz (who I adore in movies!). This third one is a gorgeous blond guy so no complaints. Well...maybe he's a bit young appearing to be a renowned heart surgeon and to have a fifteen year old son, but hey, this is fantasy. :) Actually, I'm quite pleased as he's a blond. I'd actually worried that if the cover included a hero, he'd be dark headed and Daniel is definitely a blond (and yes in case you are wondering I was inspired by Daniel Craig--remember, I blogged about this some time back and posted a couple sexy pics of the new James Bond.). I'm told it's rare to get a blond on the cover. Blond so works for me...after all, there is Daniel Craig, Matthew McConaughey, David Beckham, the list goes on and on... :)Dare I mention that my dearest pal and roommate this weekend labeled my hero as "Doogie"? Nah, better not mention that.
Friday, October 26, 2007
The Heart Surgeon's Secret Sonhttp://www.eruditor.com/books/item/9780263198317.html.en
Not sure if the link will work because y'all know how I am with computers, but OMG! My third book is actually up for sale in England. It's not released yet and won't be until December on the Hardback version and February on the paperback--but how cool that it's there!!!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
OK, so the rules of the tag game are:Players offer eight random habits/facts about themselves.If you’re tagged, write your own blog about your eight things and post these rules.At the end of your blog post, choose someone to tag (supposed to be eight but however many you can do is fine, no tag police will come get you) - and list their names.
1.) I can touch my tongue to the tip of my nose.
2.) I don't drink tea--can you believe I'm really from the South?????
3.) I don't drink coffee--the horror! ;)
4.) I've never smoked a cigarette, not even a puff without inhaling. ;) ((WHY DO I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD LAUNCH INTO A RENDITION OF SANDRA DEE RIGHT ABOUT NOW???))
5.) David Beckham makes watching pro soccer worthwhile in my humble opinion. :)
6.) In my next life Matthew McConnaughey is going to be madly in love with me (of course I have to come back as an exotic foreigner since his tastes so do not run to the freckle-faced redhead variety. C'est le vie--see, I'm already preparing to come back darkly, exotically foreign!)
7.) I've never broken a bone.
8.) I've wanted to write for Harlequin since I was twelve years old.
I'm going to tag Kath, Lisa, C.L., Debbie, Trish (have you been tagged on this yet?), Colleen, & Anna. Of course, if y'all have already been tagged, ignore. :)
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Kelley St. John attended the conference, too, and it was wonderful to see her! Kelley's on the RWA board this year and was so busy at Nationals I think I only saw her in a whirlwind that could easily have been mistaken for the Tasmanian Devil as she whipped from one place to the next. Kelley writes for Harlequin Blaze and has a wonderfully sexy ghost series. I bought the 3rd book of the series this weekend and had her autograph it and can't wait to read it!Friday evening I went out with my agent the fabuloso Deidre Knight & with some pals including Kristen Painter (who I hadn't seen since we did our horrendous 60 mile walk in Atlanta to raise money for breast cancer research). We went to Stoney River and the food was awesome. I got prime rib & potatoes & broccoli. Delicious. Oh, and the rolls tasted like doughnuts. Yes, I ate one. Just one, but I would have liked to have devoured the entire basket. :)
I got back to my hotel room after ten and pulled out the ole laptop and got a bit of writing done prior to my roommate arriving back from dinner with her agent. For me, the best part of the entire weekend was getting to see my roommate, Kathleen Long (yes, the fabulously famous Harlequin Intrigue author and the romantic comedy author of Get Bunny Love & Cherry on Top!!!). Kathleen and I really hit the conferences regularly prior to our selling, but the past two years we've slowed down on our traveling due to family commitments, writing deadlines, etc. Unbelievably 11 months had gone by since I last saw her. :( There are problems with your closest pals living thousands of miles away. :( Anyway, getting to hang out with her really brightened my weekend. :) We sat up chatting way, way too late that night.
The next morning was more workshops, a luncheon where the one and only Linda Howard spoke--yes, she really is awesome!! And then there was a multi-author booksigning. My Wet Noodle Posse pal (and recently sold young adult author & American Title finalist for this year!) Trish Milburn is in line to buy C.L. Wilson's book & I got to catch up with her some this weekend, too. It was also very cool to get to see my playpal C.L. Wilson signing Lord of the Fading Lands (if you haven't read this book you absolutely MUST read it--it's that good). I bought an autographed copy to keep on my keeper shelf of my Writers Playground playpals books.That night was the Maggie Award ceremony, but I was bad and skipped it. Okay, so I was having dinner with Kathleen, Terry McLaughlin (of the SUPER-de-duper Harlequin Super romances), C.L. Wilson, Delores Fossen (Harlequin Intrigue), and a couple of authors I met for the first time this weekend. After dinner, Kathleen and I retired to our room and plotted on how to commit murder. Okay, so you have to remember that she writes romantic suspenses and, well, uhm, yeah, moving on... ;) Actually, it was great fun because it's so different from what I write (fun and sassy contemporaries and high drama, emotional medicals) and she has this most amazing story idea. I don't foresee myself ever having a career writing suspenses, but I have to admit I did enjoy myself as I listened to her plot--I think that book comes out in October of 2008, so look for it. :)
Today, Kathleen and I slept late then checked out of the hotel. I drove her to the airport and then headed home. Being around other writers always leaves me feeling refreshed, makes me want to dig in and start the next book. I'm off to do just that...
Monday, September 10, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
My pals Kimmi & Angi--two of my writer playmates. Oh yeah, we have fun. :)
Two of my favorite people in the whole wide world--Keith & Anna
Two more totally fabulous folks that I adore--Marlene & Carla
Marlene & ICarla, Anna, Beth, Sheila, & LindseyThat fabulous Golden Heart WINNER and new Super auther Beth Burgoon & the fabulous Tammy.Captain America & his hot date (aka Terri Garey of the fabulous Dead Girls are Easy). :)
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Beth (a new Super's author!!), James, & Tawny getting into the limo.
Stacey Kayne & I inside the limo taking a shot of ourselves .The Harlequin party in full swing. Lots of fun!!! We stayed until the very end.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
My oldest son was in charge of his raft and they named themselves The Black Squirrel. While in the gift shop, I ran across this doggie kerchief and couldn't resist. We all thought it too funny. :)
Copy edits. I got the copy of The Doctor's Meant-To-Be Marriage and went through it over the past several days. Last night I turned in my copy edits. Nothing major, just a few typos here and there. I'm always so paranoid I'll miss something, though, and it'll end up in every book and be one of those typos that makes everybody snicker or roll their eyes, ya know?
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
So, this is my release line up as of right now...
The Doctor's Pregnancy Bombshell Hardback 9/07 Paperback 11/07
The Heart Surgeon's Secret Son Hardback 12/07 Paperback 2/08
The Doctor's Meant to be Marriage Hardback 3/08 Paperback 5/08
And...I've also sold two single title books to a different publisher, but until the contract is signed, I'm leery to say anything...still....WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! :)
Now, if I can ever get the boxes that are EVERYWHERE unpacked so that I can have time to write....
Friday, July 27, 2007
And just so that you know why I'm so missing in action, here's a few pictures of the new house. I'll post more and pictures of RWA National conference in Dallas when I can grab a few minutes to upload them. I'm on satellite internet now instead of DSL and I'm not a happy internet user. It's no where near as fast and I'm paying lots more for the premium package in hopes it would speed things up. Unfortunately, it's still way to reminiscent of dial-up days. :(
Saturday, June 30, 2007
WOW! It won't be too long before I have my first Harlequin cover! How cool is that?????
I know I've said it before, but dream big & work hard, because DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE!!!!!
Friday, June 29, 2007
I'm working on revisions for my third medical romance. Have I mentioned how much I adore my editor at Mills & Boon? She's so great and really focuses in on ways to make the story better. I should finish the revisions this weekend and have them turned in by Monday morning. Before the moving starts--yea!
On July 10th, I go to Dallas for a week. Yes, this is when my family is moving. Going to be very interesting to come home and it be a different home. We've been in our current house for fifteen years and my children haven't known anywhere else. Lots of happy and sad emotions go into leaving our current home. Anyway, Dallas. :) It's time for the RWA National conference which means I'll get to hang out with lots of really cool romance authors and industry professionals. AND I GET TO SEE MY FRIENDS. Most of my bestest friends in the world are romance authors. Unfortunately most of us live in different states and only see each other in person a few times a year. On the 10th I get to see my buds and I'm soooo looking forward to seeing them.
I've sold my fifth book since my last post. :) I'm not sure of release dates and such, but I'm really excited at the prospect of having another book come out during the next year . The Doctor's Pregnancy Bombshell comes out in November and I'll likely have a cover within the next month or so. Waiting for a cover is like wondering what your kids are going to look like because each and every story an author writes is a 'baby'.
It's late and I'm rambling on, but I wanted to try to ketch-up a little and to let my pals who read my blog in on what's going on in my life, basically, the moving bug. :)
Saturday, June 23, 2007
I think as someone who aspires to achieve my dreams (hey, NY Times bestseller list, here I come!), to watch someone so REAL step up to his dream so amazingly is...humbling. I'll admit I'm a total sap & cried during his performance. I didn't mean to. It just happened as he's that moving.
If you've ever had a dream and wondered if it could come true...
Here's his final performance after winning.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
He’s never touched her but he’s made love to her.
He doesn’t know her, but he has to find her…
Before a killer does.
Gage Vicknair has been dreaming—incredible erotic visions—about a mysterious brown-eyed beauty.
Makayla Sparks has been dreaming about a strong, sexy man who keeps her safe-- and very, very satisfied.
When a spirit from beyond tells Gage he needs to rescue a stranger named Makayla, he never expects that stranger to be the same sensuous woman he’s enjoyed so thoroughly in his nightly fantasies. But Makayla is very real—and she’s living a nightmare. A vengeful murderer is determined to get her. And Gage is equally determined to save her.
Because the only way he and Makayla can have the love they’ve dreamed of is if they’re still around to live it…
Friday, May 25, 2007
I'm really psyched. I bought my formal gown for the RWA National convention. It's a really, really gorgeous dress and I'll post pictures of it after the convention in July. :) Got to find some really cool shoes to go with it still though.
And, drum roll please, I bought my first Prada purse. Yes, I paid way too much for it and probably should have spent my money on better things, but I decided just this once to splurge on myself and now I'm all giggles. :() ) I'll post a picture of it soon. Okay, so maybe I'll post a picture of me carrying my purse.
We've got lots of Memorial day stuff going on this weekend, with multiple cook-outs. Which probably means blowing our diet, but hey, I'm 11-12 pounds down, so I might splurge a little and not feel too guilty. Of course, I might find those lost pounds in the process.
GOT to finish up my article that I sold to the RWR magazine. My deadline's still over a month away, but I don't like rushing things so I plan to have it done within the next week. Wish me luck.
Jessie went to his first television show audition this week. He's really excited. Although the liklihood of landing a show on the first audition is next to nil, auditioning was really good experience for him. And you have to start somewhere, right? Anyway, the show is on the Discovery Channel, which he thinks is the coolest anyway. Guess we'll know within a couple of weeks if he's made it to the next round--or however that works. I'm still learning.
We'd planned to go to see PotC tonight, but plans changed and we're relaxing at home, instead, and looking at houses on the internet. Unfortunately the house we put a bid in on didn't go through. :( We really like it, but it's just out of our price range so we're back to looking.
Well, I suppose I have procrastinated from writing about as long as I can justify for one night. Off to write, write, write. Y'all have a great weekend. Oh, and yes, that is yummy Matthew McConaughey below. (Thank you, Tawny--what would I ever do without my friends sending me distracting eye candy???? Oh baby!)
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
On the night of the chat, no password will be required. Just put in the name you want to be known as, and you're in. :)
May 17 from 9PM EST
Featuring, Harlequin Blaze author, TAWNY WEBER!
The chat is being moderated by...guess who?--okay, so it's me. :) Janice Lynn --and will last
approximately one hour.
There will be really cool prizes given away during the chat so be sure to be
A bit about Tawny:
Tawny Weber has always loved romance - all the way back to when she
was checking out couple stories in the grade school library. Despite
her family's warnings, all that romance stuff didn't warp her (too
much). What's more rewarding than reading about the crazy twists
and turns to happy ever after, and even better... steamy hot love
scenes? Nothing - those are the good things in life. Add to that a
lifelong wish to write and a nudge from her husband to pursue her
dreams. She took the leap. The result? Three Golden Heart
nominations and a Harlequin Blaze contest win on the way to her
coveted first sale to Blaze.
Tawny's usually found dreaming up stories in her Northern California
home, surrounded by dogs, cats and kids. When she's not writing hot,
spicy stories, she's testing her latest margarita recipe, shopping
for the perfect pair of boots or drooling over Johnny Depp pictures
(when her husband isn't looking, of course). Her alter ego, MOM,
also spends a lot of time scrapbooking and playing in the garden.
Please visit Tawny at her home on the web www.TawnyWeber.com . She'd
love to hear from readers.
So, like I said, drop everything and be there! It's going to be a blast!
Sunday, May 13, 2007
have the pictures, too. Picture? What pictures? And did he mention he needed to enter the data in my computer to make graphs???? Imagine this mother banging her head against the wall, the floor, anything close. At least I asked him first thing this morning rather than tonight. Thank goodness as getting it all together really did take over 5 hours. NOT how I intended to spend my mother's day. But everyone is healthy and that's what's important.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Writing wise...well, I've been playing with pen names. I think if I ever write under a pen name I should use JANICE McCONAUGHEY. Several of my friends have vetoed this emphatically as they say no one can spell Matthew's last name. So, I thought maybe I'd go with JANICE MATTHEWS. ;) Unfortunately that was shot down too. Such picky friends I have. vbg.
Oh! And if you haven't picked up a copy of Tawny Weber's DOUBLE DARE--do so now! It's currently in stores. :) It was such a cool thing to walk into Wal-mart and see her book on the shelf!!! And her cover is really fab, too! If you like fun, sassy, sexy reads, this book is for you!!!
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Happy bidding! for a great cause.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
|You Are a Bad Girl|
You are 30% Good and 70% Bad
You're a total bad girl, from your wild hair to tattooed toes.
But you're too badass to even care if you're labeled "bad"!
My friend Tawny is always getting me into trouble. She sent this link to test to see if you're a bad girl or not. I'm thinking I'm not quite as bad as what the above says because I'm cringing at the thought of having a curse word on my blog and there isn't a tatoo anywhere on my body. Too funny that it rated me as 70% bad though. And I did answer the questions completely honestly--although it's been quite a while on some of my responses.