Sunday, April 28, 2013

This and That!

I believe spring may finally be here in southeastern South Dakota! We had a snow storm last Monday and by Friday is was over 70 degrees!

I keep busy working on my contracted manuscript and brain storming for the second book I'll be writing this year, in addition to all the marketing/promo that goes with the life of a writer!

Yesterday, I had new head shots taken for a couple of reasons. First, I'm a huge believer that your picture should look like you. How disappointing is it to walk into a book signing and you don't the author you can to 'visit'? Then you realized the author is using a fifteen year old picture! So when I let my hair go 'au natural'-which really means let the gray(and there is LOTS of it) show-I needed new pictures! Second, Harlequin's UK branch is updating their author's webpage and requested 'current' pictures. Out of over 100 shots, I've narrowed it down to six. Hopefully by the end of the week, I'll be able to share one or two with you!

I'm part of a Mother's Day fund raiser featuring the arts that the local Goodwill is sponsering on May 11th. It will be an afternoon of fun and a chance to read an excerpt of my new release, Wedding on the Rocks. This fund raiser comes at a wonderful time for me because that book will just be releasing, and is easier to purchase than my last two.

I'm a guest blogger on www.seekerville.blogspot.com on May 2nd. Please stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Wedding on the Rocks. I'll be blogging about recycling in my post, Writer Go Green.

The group blog that I'm a part of is celebrating Lorna Seilstad's new release, When Love Calls, by blogging about sisters. Stop over and leave a comment on anyone's blog and you'll be entered to win a copy of Lorna's book. This contest ends, on Friday, May 3rd. We'll be celebrating my book as well with a giveaway in May. Here's the blog address: www.inkspirationalmessages.com.

I think that's it for now.

Friday, April 19, 2013

2014 = 3 Books!

I received word last Friday that Barbour will be publishing my quilt series as a 3 in 1 book in late 2014!

I'm very excited with this news because I love the 3 in 1 books and novella anthologies that Barbour publishes.

What is a 3 in 1? It will be all three of my books, Lily of the Field, Job's Tears and Rose of Sharon published under the same cover. The new book will be re-titled to include the theme (quilting) and location (South Dakota) of the books.

I'll keep you posted with any updates!

Monday, April 8, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers...

But for me, it just brings pollen and then I feel miserable. Which is the reason I didn't get a post up last week. My allergies had me down for the count! I managed to get to and from the day job but spent most evenings laying down and feeling sorry for myself!

I'm hoping to have a couple of guest bloggers in the coming weeks since I have friends who have spring releases.

So readers are you looking for good spring/summer reading. A book to read while spending a lazy day in the shade, at the beach, floating on a lake.

Where is your favorite place to escape and read?