Friday, December 12, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
By Leisa Zegers (Oregon City, Oregon)
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Happy Holidays to you! I'm taking part in an awesome giveaway this month. Thirty two (yes, you read that right - 32!) authors have come together to offer an incredible variety of prizes. But more about that in a minute.Now is a great time remind everyone that books make a wonderful holiday gift. In a bookstore you'll find something for everyone, from teenagers to grandmothers, doctors to the girl next door. Paperbacks make a great stocking stuffer. So keep that in mind this holiday season.Now, back to the giveaway! Visit this page to learn more about the participating authors, the prizes and enter. Good luck!---32 authors + dozens of prizes = One Very Happy Holidays Contest
Amanda McIntyre Personalized, autographed copy of Debut erotic historical, DAIRY OF COZETTE(Harlequin Spice Oct. '08)
Bess McBride Download from my backlist!
Caitlyn Hunter Willow Tree "Thank You" Angel figurine and a copy of my December ebook release, "Unwilling Angel"
Cheryl St.John Four autographed copies of my December book HER MONTANA MAN
Cindy K. Green a pdf copy of The Spirit of Christmasa pdf copy of Winter Wondersto one lucky winner
CJ England A free download of The Mylari Chronicles: Eyes of FirePLUSA free Download of Cowboy Up (my December 26th release)PLUS (if in the USA--can't be shipped overseas)A package of Ghirardelli Chocolates to sweeten the deal
Cricket Sawyer A Download copy of Lavender Lust
Elaine Charton PDF download of EZ Lovin'
Eliza Gayle eBook copy of Her Surrender & Vampire Oracle: Awaken
Kari Thomas Winner's choice of COPY of:TEMPTATION UNLEASHEDorHUNTED MATE
L.M. Gonzalez print copy of TOO LATE FOR ROMANCE?Bookmarks
Leigh Ellwood A signed copy of More, More, More, a print anthology of sensual romance featuring a story by Leigh Ellwood.
Leila Brown A copy of Stolen: Stealing the Show
Lesley-Anne McLeod A CD of Regency romance "Carolina's Walking Tour" along with a fan (a necessity for Regency ladies) and a booklet of Regency facts and fiction.
Linda Conrad autographed copy of THE SHERIFF'S AMNESIAC BRIDE and a taste of Godiva chocolates
Livia Dare Tote bag and T-shirt from Lora Leigh's Reader Appreciation Weekend.
Madison Chase A copy of Power of Seduction.
Mandy M Roth $10.00 Amazon Gift Card
Marilyn Lee $10.00 paypal payment.
Meg Allison A $10 gift card from Barnes&Noble.com
Michelle M. Pillow An autographed print copy of my Nov 2008 release from Random House/Virgin Books, Degrees of Passion.
Minnette Meador (2) eBook copies of The Centurion & The Queen(2) eBook copies of The Ege of Honor(1) Autographed copy of The Edge of Honor (mid-December release date)(1) Autographed copy of The Centurion & The Queen
Nell Dixon Signed print copy of Blue Remebered Heels
Nicola Marsh Signed copy of each of my recent releases:'Hot Nights with a Playboy' (Harlequin Modern Heat)'The Desert Prince's Proposal' (Harlequin Romance)
Rae Lori A goodie basket consisting of : Scented CandlesBefore Dawn Breaks Book (Printed Review copy)BookmarksBDB Mug & Gourmet Hot Cocoa
S.J. Day Advance Reading Copy of EVE OF DARKNESS (04.28.09) and two MARKED series coffee mugs.
Selena Blake A copy of Stolen: The Wine Tasting
Shelley Munro a download of Fringe Benefits by Shelley Munro
susan meier Mills and Boon Hardcover copies of Daycare Dads series. Baby on Board, The Tycoons Double Trouble and the Nanny Solution.
Susanne Saville Trade Paperback of The Secret Hunter
Sylvia Day Autographed collection of the Georgian series -- ASK FOR IT, PASSION FOR THE GAME, A PASSION FOR HIM, DON'T TEMPT ME.
Tawny Weber An autographed copy of Risque Business. Participating Authors:Amanda McIntyreBess McBrideCaitlyn HunterCheryl St.JohnCindy K. GreenCJ EnglandCricket SawyerElaine ChartonEliza GayleKari ThomasL.M. GonzalezLeigh EllwoodLeila BrownLesley-Anne McLeodLinda ConradLivia DareMadison ChaseMandy M RothMarilyn LeeMeg AllisonMichelle M. PillowMinnette MeadorNell DixonNicola MarshRae LoriS.J. DaySelena BlakeShelley Munrosusan meierSusanne SavilleSylvia DayTawny Weber
Friday, November 21, 2008
In The Goddess Book of Psalms, the reader will find over 200 chapters of praise, petitions and incantations, which can be read as part of daily personal devotions, for guidance or inspiration, and in meditation.
This is a beautifully written and deeply inspirational book.I can assure you that it will enrich your devotion and love for the Goddess manifold. A true treasure!
Buy The Goddess Book of Psalms
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
In 1972 Martin County Deputy Gerard Schaefer was arrested for the aggravated assault of two young women by the name of Nancy Trotter and Pamela Wells.
They were the lucky ones. They got away.
April 1,1973 the bodies of two more young women named . Georgia Jessup and Susan Place were found on South Hutchinson Island.They had been there for several months.
Until this crime Florida had never experienced anything like what is now known as serial killings.Gerard Schaefer was considered the first perpetrator of this type of crime.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Hope to see you there! Minnette :)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
NCPA Best Juvenile Fiction COVR Visionary Fiction Finalist
GreeHee has never flown beyond his mountain. He's never seen a fairy or a wizard before, and never known a giant. All GreeHee knows is a lonely life living with his cruel father who calls him a sniveling runt, and who often abandons him for months at a time. He never knew his mother and has never had a friend. He spends his days practicing the dragon-art, hoping someday to make his father proud.
But all that is about to change when a little fairy stumbles into his world activating an ancient prophecy and he begins a journey unlike anything he could have imagined.Now he will not only make friends and experience astonishing magic at every turn, but a glorious destiny awaits him...if GreeHee can survive the traps and withstand the evil.
"I wrote this book to give you a place to visit and escape from the pressures of daily life. In Tamoor you can reawaken wonder, refresh your energy, and realize that a divine hand weaves all your imperfections into a magnificent tapestry.Each of us needs to learn the lesson that GreeHee learns here - to love yourself and in so doing - to follow your heart."
Visit Michele Avanti's Website
Buy GreeHee The Journey of Five - Tales of Tamoor Book One
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The more you read, the deeper it gets, while remaining light hearted and fun.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
The winners will be contacted and announced sometime the week of the 3rd. You will have to give us some time to sort through all of the hundreds of entries. Thanks for your patience on this.
Keep checking back here, because the list will GROW eerily larger as more companies join in on the Haunted Blog Carnival fun! If you would like to contribute a prize and promote your books or business, please email us through our CONTACT FORM.
Readers, here’s how to enter the contest. You can do ONE OR ALL of these things, and each one will give an additional entry and thus MORE chances to win. Check next to each contributors page to see if there are MORE ways you can get chances win.
Be sure to mention that you are friending us for this contest so we know to enter you!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Mistresses, Queens and WitchesWriting Historical Romance
A week with three historical romance writers; Lyn Armstrong (The Last Celtic Witch, The Celtic Witch & The Sorcerer, Heart of a Warlock), Delilah Marvelle (Mistress of Pleasure), and Minnette Meador (The Centurion & The Queen, The Edge of Honor), plus other writers who will share their experience. Everything you wanted to know about historicals, but were afraid to ask.
- How to make research fun & fast - Creating Worlds, Both Historical & Fantasy: Are horses faster than unicorns? - Tips and Tricks on Writing Historical Romance - Making history come alive on the page: How to make your reader’s heart race!- Historical Hunks & Kick-Ass Heroines: Characterization in Historicals - Sex Through the Centuries: Making ancient love sizzle - Plus much, much more
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
A new historical romance
By Minnette Meador
NOW AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FROM RESPLENDENCE PUBLISHING!
The Boudicca revolt has been squelched, the tribes of the Iceni and the Trinovantes have been exterminated by the Roman Governor of Britannia, Suetonius. He has sworn his revenge on the remaining tribes for the Celtic insolence. Marius and Delia are now King and Queen of a broken Celtic tribe, and Marius has to use all his skill and cunning to help his hunted people as they flee before General Suetonius' sword. Reluctantly donning the mask of the liberatio mysticus, the “phantom” that hides the scattered tribes, the couple recruits Marius' ex-Roman century and what few Celtic warriors that remain to face the deadly Roman machine. They struggle to keep their people together and prevent the rest of a nation from fading into history. But they are threatened by secret plots, jealousy, and a new enemy that hammers a wedge between them, a wedge that even an unborn child may not be able to dislodge when Marius falls under the charms of Delia's sworn enemy. Sacrifices will have to be made to save their people, to keep the nation together, to survive the Roman rage. In the end, it may be more than their love or their lives they lose.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
In other news, we figured out what that fellow was arrested for last week (the one standing outside my house). Apparently, it was burglary. We're very glad they got the guy.
Because of that incident, DH and I have been having long discussions about moving. We've been in our current house for 13 years, which is a long time for us. Now, we're contemplating a move to get a little further out of the city. Beaverton used to be so safe, but, with urban sprawl and all, we're thinking it's time for a move. An opportunity has opened up and we may be pushing along soon.
Fellow Stonegarden author Bob Morgan and I did a signing at the Tacoma Borders Books last Saturday and it was a resounding success! I sold about 12-13 books (all Starsight - they couldn't get Centurion in on time) and I think Bob sold about 10-12 (maybe more). I'm going back up there this Saturday to do a signing for the Cup of Comfort series with fellow "cupper" Maureen, who has a fabulous contribution in the Cup of Comfort for Horse Lovers. I'm really looking forward to that. In addition, Borders has invited me back to do a signing in September with my Rose City Romance Writers authors and in December when Starsight II and The Edge of Honor both come out. Jesse up there is a real sweetheart and their crew is wonderful.
I'm also working with Erika over at Barnes & Noble Lloyd Center to possibly do a series of book fairs for two high schools. This will be a great way for the schools to make some money and gives me an opportunity to work with the kids. I'm very excited about this!
I'm planning a new event over at Coffee Time Romance for mid-September which should be a blast. It will be all about historical romance, how to write it, how to research it, and how to make it come alive on the page. More about that later this month.
I've also been invited to participate on a panel at Romantic Times BOOKreviews' Booklovers Conference in April. The panel is called "Multiple Names, Mulitple Genres Or Will The Real Author Please Stand Up?" We will be discussing what it is like to write across genres. I'm so excited to have been invited and am really looking forward to it!
Having finished four books this year, this is the first time I'm actually "between books" since January of 2007. Yep, I've been on a deadline for over a year and a half now. Man! It's a little weird actually having some time to myself...I actually watched a little TV last night (ok, Nova Science Now, but I like that program!). I'm a bit at a cross roads right now. I've got several project to work on, but don't know which one I'm going to do next. Here's the lineup: The Gladiator Prince (another historical in the Centurion series), Keenan's Dilema (erotic comedy/paranormal), Lord Bennett’s Inn (ghost story), The God Wars (prequel to Starsight series), The Restless Seed (sequel to Starsight series), or Arpeggios In The Dark (YA (maybe) Sci-Fi). It's so hard sometimes to know which way to go. I know some writers would kill to have so many choices...this can be a double edged sword, especially when you get more ideas that pop up. Another project I'm contempating is based off a wonderful article sent to me by one of my new author friends, Margaret Donsbach called The Scholar's Supernova about the supernova of 1006 (link below). If you get a change, take a look. This is such a fascinating idea for a book, I'm finding myself unable to resist, so we'll see. ~LOL~
Otherwise, just plugging away...Have a great week! Minnette :)
My worlds...real or imagined...
Minnette's 2008 Releases: Starsight, Vol. I, The Centurion & The Queen, The Edge of Honor (August 26, 2008), Starsight Vol. II (November 8, 2008), A Cup of Comfort for Single Mothers "Sunday Breakfast"
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
2. Get yourself a critiquing partner and a set of beta readers (family does nicely, especially if you have older kids...they do owe you; friends and co-worker are always good). LISTEN to what they have to say and be prepared for criticism. That’s what you don’t pay them for. A critiquing partner is absolutely an imperative and there are lots of groups out there that can help you find one...http://www.critters.org/ comes readily to mind, but there are many out there. Check in your genre. Or join a writing class in your community...that’s where my fabulous, wonderful, adorable partner came from.
3. Take classes, join associations, join groups, get involved in the writer's community (it's huge) and contribute to it. Harder to do than you think, believe me.
4. Be prepared to spend every waking hour on your dream and even some of your sleeping ones. The muse doesn't rest...at least until you need her, which leads me to...
5. DON'T RELY ON THE MUSE TO HELP YOU. (S)he will always let you down when you need her/him most. Being a published writer does not take inspiration, it takes dedication. You cannot wait until the art moves you...art is a lazy, drunken sod sometimes and it’s up to you to move it along. Hardest thing to do as a writer is to keep going. There are lots of tips on how to break writer’s block out there. The best advice I ever received? Get off your ass and hit those keys (or move that pen, if you’re a purest) - who cares what you write, just write.
6. Be kind, be loving, live well, and treat others well. When you critique someone or even give them an opinion of their work, keep in mind yours is (or will be) in another's hands one day. Creation is a fragile thing and easily destroyed...look at an egg sometime. I know; I shelved writing for twenty years because of a criticism. I regret it to this day.
7. You must develop a thick skin for this business...the whole “slings & arrows” thing. Not everyone is going to like your work....not everyone appreciates the hours that went into its creation...not everyone is kind. A gentle grace is needed to be a writer, I think...swear and punch through walls when you get home, but keep in mind it’s only one person’s opinion. You can choose to agree...or not. Did I mention this profession takes a bit of ego, as well?
8. There is no reward without sacrifice. When you see your name in print, the paperback crushed in your trembling hands, I promise, it will be worth all the pain. All you have to do then is write the next one...
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
WEEK ENDING JULY 20TH
I am working on final edits for Starsight II (coming out in November) this week. This book is so much better than the first one...it is darker and deals with Joshan, Sirdar, and the nature of darkness and light. It also introduces the "gods," who will become more prevalent in later books. Trenara the Starguider is magnificent, plus I found out with this book that I write a decent battle scene...four, actually. Who knew? Must be those past lives impinging on present time...~GRIN~ Derrick Freeland is working on the cover and it promises to be even more spectacular than the last one (I'll post sketches as we go along)...I'm so excited about the release from Stonegarden in November!
Breton & General (out in eBook August 26th & print in November from Resplendence) will be coming back from my wonderful editor Tuesday or Wednesday with the first round of edits. I am contemplating a name change for the book and have been smacking my brain around about it. Best I can come up with so far is Marius & Delia. ~Yawn~ But I'll keep plugging away at it. Any ideas will be appreciated. Breton deals with themes like betrayal, allegiances, and impossible odds (of course), but also with the nature of courage. Just as a point of interest, this book sparked a new character and a new sequel that I'm very excited about; Thane is a Trinovantes Prince who is captured after the Boudicca revolt and forced to be a gladiator. He actually fights Marius in the arena in Breton. He is a wonderful character and the new book will be about his escape and search for his daughters who are taken to Rome as slaves, and a female slaver (maybe) who helps him find them. It will probably be called The Gladiator Prince, but I won’t be able to work on it until I get a couple other projects done (more to come on those).
Oh, I've updated my website this week to make it look more "professional". Take a look and let me know what you think: Minnette's Website. This was a lot of fun to do, but really digs into my time, so I've got to be careful; I get absolutely sucked into these things!
Otherwise, I'm doing a chat 7/15 on Enduring Romance with some other lovely Resplendence writers, which should be a blast, having lunch with a researcher on Thursday (I LOVE my researchers - they make me almost legitimate), and have a book signing at the Tacoma Borders on Saturday (7/19) with Bob Morgan (wonderful urban dark fantasy writer and fellow Stonegarden Author). I'm also organizing a couple of signings with the Rose City Romance Writers, which I am excited about. The first one I'm organizing is on Saturday, August 9th at the Lincoln City book fair.
I have a new fan site over at Facebook for anyone interested. If you would like to become a fan and/or have a fan site yourself, let me know!
Personally, I've become thoroughly addicted to my fairy on Facebook this week...and that's about all the time I've had for a personal life, oh, except Nova on Tuesday night...my little addiction.
Have a great week! Minnette :)
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
a historical romance by Minnette Meador
all rights reserved
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I’ll see you at Sensual!
Monday, April 28, 2008
by Sheila Deeth
April 23, 2008
I wanted to read my big brother's books - real books the same shape and size as grown-up ones, with lots of words and no pictures. But my brother said I had to prove I was serious first. He told me to read the Snow Queen, but I loathed it so much I volunteered to clean his room instead. That way, I could read chapters from his bookshelf once a week without anyone knowing.
They read Alice in Wonderland to me in grade school. I tried to cover my ears. And in junior high I had to listen to the Hobbit. I couldn't understand the attraction at all, and deduced that fantasy really wasn't my thing.
©Sheila Deeth, April 2008
by A. F. Stewart
April 14, 2008
Here's my review:
Starsight is a superior, old-fashioned, epic tale of wizardry, evil and empires.
The book tells the tale of Trenara, Joshan and their allies, as they battle the Machiavellian schemes of Sirdar, and it weaves an intriguing, complex journey for the reader.
The world inside the pages comes alive fully, unfolding with a vibrant energy, and wholly realized characters. From the first page to the last word, I was captivated and entertained. The author creates an inventive outlook on the world of wizards, kings, and magic, giving us characters to care about as they slowly deal with the expanding threat, amidst their secrets, flaws and decency.
Starsight is available through online retailers and Stonegarden.net
Tia Fanning "Fanning the Flames of Romance" (Fantasy, Illinois) - See all my reviews
Friday, April 18, 2008
Derrick is the talented artist who did the Starsight bookcover for me. He is a gifted illustrator with a style all his own and I have been very pleased. What I love about Derrick's work is that he produces images that are similar to the older styles of book cover art done in the forties, fifties, and sixties. It's not just a collection of geometric designs or computer generated composites, but real hand-drawn art. His colors are vivid, his subject matter intense, and it definitely catches the eyes.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Two pieces of music inspired me most. The first was a medley called “Haunted Kenbane.” Haunting and soul-wrenching, every time I listened to it I could picture a devastated Irish village, a valiant band of survivors of famine and tyranny, and a bold hero arriving to bring that village back to life. Those pictures became my first novel, In Sunshine or in Shadow, released by Highland Press in December of 2006.
The second piece, “The Irish Brigade,” was equally inspirational for the sequel to In Sunshine or in Shadow, in which the hero is a veteran of Thomas Francis Meagher’s Irish Brigade, which fought so bravely during the American Civil War. This particular medley ends with a rousing version of Ashokan Farewell, the theme music for Ken Burns’ wonderful series of the Civil War, played mostly on the fiddle and tin whistle.
There’s nothing like Irish music to inspire tales of glory and great love.
Actually, I was lucky enough to be able to contact Mr. Miller, who kindly granted me permission to use part of “Haunted Kenbane” for the video trailer of In Sunshine or in Shadow. You can listen to the wonderful music and view the trailer at:
Thanks for the opportunity to share my muse.
Historical Romances with passion, history and soul
In Sunshine or in Shadow
Available Now From Highland Press
Monday, April 14, 2008
It was, in fact, an act of fate, that brought me to this young man's music. Through the miracle that is the internet* and a certain type of electronic magic*, I heard haunting stanzas that drifted unencumbered into my soul, enchanting me, and forcing the Muse to dance, again, for my pleasure. She was stiff, but the whip put bounce back into her step. It had been a very long time.
To catch the genie in the bottle, I created another piece of mambo magic...a video.It is a frail vessle for this splendor and will not hold the music long, I fear, but perhaps long enough for friends, and famlies, and strangers, to glimpse a piece, however small, of magnificence.
Please join me in celebrating a series of article that I hope will feature an Artist bringing the gift of another Artist for the rest of us to see. If you know of a human beings whose work cannot be witheld from us any longer, then please bring them forward and tell us their tale as only the voice of art can do. I challenge my fellow authors to find me those souls who scream to inspire. You may introduce them here.
Below is the recent Centurion video with a scrap of music (it was all I had the heart for in one sitting). Perhaps it will inspire you to bring the igniter of your own Muse along and introduce them to us all. Please enjoy our first concert0 by my dear friend Stephan Carroll...and please also visit his home. It is only now growing. www.stephancarroll.com
Monday, April 7, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Ok, a week late, but here it is...
Bandon, Oregon is one of the coolest towns in the world and I should know; I lived there for twelve years long ago. It is where a lot of very artistic people moved when they wanted to leave the social termoil behind. The resulting population is a combination of cranberry farmers, artists, muscians, writers...and now, golfers. It is home to the Bandon Dunes Golf Course (if you are a golfer, you would know what that means)and one of the most beautiful spots you'll find anywhere.
A wonderful lady name Johnna invited me to do a signing at her beautiful book store Winter River Books and it went very well. Most of the people who came in were from out of town (this is a resort town on the southern coat of Oregon). They were very friendly and I had some stimulating conversations. Some of my old friends stopped by as well, so that was fun, too!
Anyway, I'm going back in June with my romance and looking forward to it. Thanks go to Mark and Victoria Tierney for putting up with me for the weekend and allowing me to disrupt their lives and to all the fabulous people from Winter River Books!
Friday, April 4, 2008
Just received a wonderful review from Nightowl Romance (one of my favorite sites for reviews & book talk) for The Centurion & The Queen - they gave me four hearts! I am absolutely thrilled. Check it out...and check out their great website. This really is a great site! M:)
Centurion Review by Nightowl
Thursday, March 27, 2008
So in celebration, I'm giving away another Centurion Helmet thimble AND a gladius key chain (see pictures below) along with three copies of the e-book version of The Centurion & The Queen. All you have to do is go to www.minnettemeador.com and sign up for my mailing list.
Yikeee!!! I'm so excited about my very first romance I'm going to be doing the hoochie dance all day long - ~hoochie~ ~hoochie~ ~hoochie~
Monday, March 24, 2008
THE CENTURION & THE QUEEN
Marius has been stationed on the island of 60AD Britannia for sixteen years, his demotion from the famous Praetorian Guard to Centurion brought about when he was suspected of involvement in the assassination of Caligula. Once a celebrated Roman hero, Marius still clings to the old traditions as a fair but tough leader to his men.
Delia is sister to an indolent Breton king, but that role has turned to nothing more than another surrender. All she can do now is help her people survive the gradual conquest by Rome and their suicidal pride as so many throw themselves against the unstoppable Roman machine.
Just as they are discovering an impossible love, they are forced apart, and thrown into the clash between an Iceni queen and a clever Roman general. Marius and Delia have their lives, their beliefs, and their roles turned inside out as they find themselves fighting on opposing sides, in love, and unable to change the future. The revolution would spark their desire, but nearly destroy them both.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
THE BRETON and THE GENERAL
By Minnette Meador
(Sequel to The Centurion & The Queen)
The Boudicca revolt has been squelched, the tribes of the Iceni and the Trinovantes exterminated by the Roman Governor of Britannia, Suetonius. He has sworn his revenge on the remaining tribes for the Celtic insolence.
Marius and Delia are now King and Queen of a broken Celtic tribe. Using his twenty-five years as a Roman Centurion, Marius has to use all his skill and cunning to help his hunted people as they flee before General Suetonius' sword. Reluctantly donning the mask of the liberatio mysticus, the “phantom” that hides the scattered tribes, the couple recruits Marius' ex-Roman century and what few Celtic warriors that remain to face the deadly Roman machine. They struggle to keep their people together and the rest of a nation from fading into history.
Marius and Delia are threatened by secret plots, jealousy, and a new enemy that hammers a wedge between them, which even an unborn child may not be able to dislodge when Marius falls under the charms of Delia's sworn enemy. Sacrifices will have to be made to save their people, to keep the nation together, to survive the Roman rage. In the end, it may be more than their love or their lives they lose.
Friday, March 21, 2008
You will be missed, gentle soul.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Anyway, getting ready for my next one on the south coast at Winter River Books in Bandon, Oregon (one of the most enchanted places in the world!) on March 29th.
~Exhausted, dreaming, and sighing at the moon~ Thank you Books by The Bay...you made my weekend spectacular! Minnette :)
Friday, March 14, 2008
A Cup of Comfort for Single Moms, edited by Colleen Sell and published by Adams Media, has been released and is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and other fine book stores. I was very fortunate to get invited to contribute to this wonderful look at the women who do it all. Here is a small excerpt...book signings are coming up in the Oregon area and I will annouce those separately.
"To this day, I couldn’t tell you what woke me that Sunday morning. Despite claims to the contrary in studies and countless books on child development, the thing that frightens parents most—more than midnight calls from the hospital, swan dives from the roofs of pickup trucks, or locked bathroom doors—is the sound of absolute silence wherever one or more children are near but out of sight. I knew instantly something was terribly wrong as my parental extra-sense went into overdrive.
“Boys?” I called tentatively, my heart racing and the silence making my ears ache. It’s amazing how quickly adrenaline can get you going in the morning; coffee is a weak second-rater, if you ask me.
I got out of bed, grabbed my robe, stubbed my foot on the nightstand just for laughs, and then knocked over the double-crossing baby monitor. That’ll teach ya!"
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Please see the note from Barb Vey at Publisher's Weekly about her celebration. Barb has been a friend to authors worldwide and she needs our support. Thanks! Minnette :)
To all the wonderful people I've met in the past year....
Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of writing my Beyond Her Book blog. I know, I can't believe it's been a year already. So, I'm planning an online party to include lots of giveaways.
In a couple of weeks I'll be in New York talking to the bigwigs at PW about my "success" online and I'd like to blow them away with numbers. So I'm asking everyone I know to send out messages to have everyone and their uncles to read and/or post a comment to the blog on Friday (tomorrow) to try and hit record numbers. Anything you can do to help would be much appreciated.
I'd really like to send the message that a place is needed and wanted to talk about all kinds of books in general and romance specifically.
With my undying gratitude,
Beyond Her Book blog