Saturday, November 15, 2008
And although it was The Emperor's New Clothes this afternoon, it's Honky Tonk Angels tonight. He worked the stage lights--which he now has a new respect for. Honky Tonk Angels is the first play he's done where he's not on the stage and it's been a great learning experience for him.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
In this picture he's playing defensively and is tied up with 8, but I believe is looking at the kid running the ball (10 on the Cowboys). I really have lots of fun watching him play (also a few nerve wrecking moments at the hits & falls). His team hasn't done so well this year--they've only won one game--but he's had lots of fun!
On Friday, my daughter had to give a speech at school while dressed as the person she was giving the speech on. She was Ruth Bader Ginsberg. :) I was so proud of her!!
I mentioned my Fall fun/Halloween party over at www.writersatplay.com/wordpress, and thought I'd post a few pictures from that night. I remembered to take pictures right as people were starting to arrive and right as everyone was leaving. Brilliant. I know. :)
Just getting started...My favorite Geisha girl!
The 80s chicks!
My grandparents (who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on 10/30!) take it easy & stay warm. :)
Oh, and I have to share my good news! I've sold 5 books in the past week & a half. 4 to Harlequin & 1 to another publisher. Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm psyched!!!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Well, I'm not really going to catch up. I never do. Fall is such a busy time of year for me and my family. Currently we are in the midst of soccer season for 2 kids, football for 1 kid, 2 plays for 1 kid, basketball for 1 kid, and then all the normal stuff--karate, boy scouts, clubs, etc. My daughter isn't taking piano right now due to her sports' stuff interfering with times. Plus there's all that back to school stuff that goes on. Are you tired yet? No? Well, let me keep going. ;)
I'm currently revising two medical romances. I think one will be a late 2009 release and the other an early 2010 release. I'm working on a single title project, also. And my agent is gearing up to shop a different single title project later this year. Did I mention that I also work full time?
I also had my 20 year high school reunion last month. So difficult to believe that 20 years have passed since graduation. I mean, I still feel like a teenager, why isn't my body behaving and looking like one???? ;) It was great seeing old friends who I rarely get to see, particularly my pal Tori. :)
Anyway, life is good. Everyone is healthy and busy. But I'm not making it over here as often as I'd like. The important thing is that I am writing on my books though. That's what most of you are most interested in based on fan mail--when's the next book? And to answer that question--the hardback of Surgeon Boss, Surprise Dad comes out in December & the paperback version will be released in February. :) Yea! That book is one that's very dear to my heart. Yes, I know, they all are, but some more so than others. Of my Medicals, The Heart Surgeon's Secret Son and Surgeon Boss, Surprise Dad are my two favorites. Probably because of the emotion in those books. That said, I think y'all will enjoy The Nurse's Baby Miracle, too. It'll be out in late spring 2009. :) That one is set at a 3 day breast cancer walk. Yes, I did draw upon that horrendous (but also good) experience I went through in 2006 when I did the 3 day walk with my fab-o agent, Deidre Knight. I like that book because of the setting--and the characters.
For those of you who have emailed asking about the puppies--they are fabulous. We only kept one of them, but our next door neighbor also kept one, so really we get to see & play with 2 of them. The kids LOVE our puppy. They named him TROUBLE. For those of you who know me, we had a Jack Russell named Trouble who died the week after we moved into our new house last summer. I had mixed feelings on naming the puppy after him, but all 4 kids agreed on the name and it's so rare for all 4 to agree, well, you understand. :) So, our new Trouble is half Jack Russell, half Chuawawa (I have no idea how to spell that, but sound it out please). Surprisingly, he's cute. ;)
Hopefully it won't be a month before my next post, but priorities are priorities and the kiddos come first and when it comes to computer time, well, the writing comes first. I do tend to pop in frequently at my group blog though. My bestest pals are there and we have lots of fun with our playtime. :) www.writersatplay.com/wordpress We also do some fab give-aways. :)
Until next time...
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
This is the US cover:
This is the UK cover:
I thought I had the French cover scanned in, but if so I've deleted it. It's actually a different cover than the one above.
With me is the gorgeous Harlequin Mills & Boon editor, Lucy Gilmour. Me with the award. My dear friend Kathleen Long says it looks like a tombstone...sort of does, actually. This is the lovely Harlequin Mills & Boon editor Sally Williamson, me, and my editor Lucy Gilmour at the Harlequin party.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
That Sci-fi gal Lisa Spindler & Leslie Dicken!
Carla Capshaw got booted!!!!!
Way over due but the fantabulous Trish Milburn also got booted cuz she sold, she sold! Beth Andrews also got booted, but somehow I don't have a pic of that! Ack! So here's to Beth, too!!! Yea! So proud of you all for selling your books!!
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Kathleen Long and Tawny Weber at Mel's Diner Terri Garey (can you say RITA winner???), Beth Andrews, & moi. :)Wednesday afternoon was the Heartbeat RWA chapter's luncheon. It was so fabulous to meet so many of the Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical authors!
These lovely three ladies are editors at Mills & Boon. :)
Janice & Lucy. :)The literacy signing at RWA is always fabulous. It's so difficult to describe. Just imagine all your favorite authors in one room. I stood up in my chair (yes, my momma would be so proud!) at my signing area and took pictures from every angle.The Literacy signing was Beth Andrews first booksigning. Beth's first book Not Without Her Family is fabulous!!!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Jessie & Captain Jack had a lot to talk about...particularly pirate booty, pirate booty, and more pirate booty. Although Jack did keep bring up this Sultry Beauty, but Jessie didn't have a clue what he meant...
Meow! Enough said.
Riddle me this. Riddle me that. Jessie might be the Bat. ;)
I have no idea what he's saying to Britany. As his Mom I hope it's STAY AWAY.
And my personal favorite & the inspiration for the blog title...