Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Random Info and Thoughts...

Nothing exciting... Just some random Marianne stuff today... Sorry!

1) My Romantic Times (RT) review is out! I got 4 stars! Woot! And the review is really great, too. I can't wait to get a copy of the actual magazine. They did a little article about me as well for the Clubhouse section. I've pestered my agent to fax me a copy cause I am way impatient to see it.

2) I found out that Sk8er Boy is coming out in October, not November as I originally thought. Still waiting to see the cover. As soon as I have it, I'm going to post the cover and first chapter on my website, which is in sore need of update'age. My second YA, The Camelot Code, is tentatively scheduled for April or May of 2006. Scary, considering I haven't started writing it yet! :-) Still have no idea when Boys that Bite will be released, but I'm nearing the end of writing it.

3) Anyone going to the New England RWA conference this weekend? I am and can't wait! It's always a fun conference and this year Deb Dixon's doing her famous GMC workshop! Cool, cool. I myself am giving two sessions - one on pitching to an agent/editor on Friday and one on "Romancing the Media" on Saturday. If you're attending the conference, please make sure you say hi!!!

Okay, enough about me. Too much, probably, but hey - it's my blog!!

Good Read Alert - I got an advanced copy of Michelle Cunnah's latest: "Confessions of a Serial Dater." It is GREAT so far. As good, if not better, than her previous titles. I love that British sense of humor. I think it officially comes out in July or August - so definitely something to check out.

And lastly - a shout out to my local Au Bon Pain cashier, Maureen. She wakes up each morning at 4am, travels by bus from Medford to Boston to be at work for 6am. She then works in the busy bakery until 2pm. And every lunchtime when I come in for my salad, Maureen has a big smile on her face. When some business man commented on her early hours, she just grinned and said, "Ah, I don't mind." Her cheerful attitude is really an inspiration and I feel a lot of us could take a lesson from her.

Okay, I feel I've fulfilled my bloggerly duties of the day.


1 comment:

Cherlyn Michaels said...

Congratulations on your RT review. Sounds like its a great read!