Thursday, August 24, 2006

Just a random update

So a lot of things in my life are in the works. Many good and potentially good things, but until they are all finalized I cannot talk about them. Grrr... Sucks to have a blog and not be able to share everything. Oh well. Soon, soon.

Just finished writing A Hoboken Hipster in Sherwood Forest, the sequel to CT Fashionista. Going to pass it in on Monday. Very happy to be starting Girls that Growl, book 3 in the Boys that Bite series. Those books are just so fun and easy for me to write. The second I opened the blank word document, the story started just flowing out of me. I couldn't type fast enough to keep up with my ideas. Maybe it's cause I know the characters so well now and I love being in Rayne's head. She's such a great person to write. I feel almost as if she's real.

Started reading Diana Peterfreund's Secret Society Girl today. Got totally sucked in at the doctor's office and ended up reading 61 pages, which is a lot for me in one sitting. No wonder there was such interest in this book! I'm also reading The Winds of War, a world war two book, which is going to take a lot more time to finish, considering it's 1,050 pages and very small print. It's really interesting though--and I feel like I'm learning something about history. Plus the people seem very real.

BTW Dorchester finally posted pics from the National Conference. For once I'm not in half the shots, which is probably best. I like to think it means I behaved myself this year. ;-)

I have NOT yet seen Snakes on a Plane. Sooooo sad!!!


Monday, August 14, 2006

Prime Time

I'm so excited to post this! My longtime mentor/coworker/friend/critique partner Hank Phillippi Ryan, the investigative reporter at my tv station WHDH-TV just signed a two book deal with Harlequin for their NEXT line for her humorous reporter mystery series.

You can read more about it in today's Boston Herald.

It's a really fun book. Make sure you pick it up when it comes out.


Thursday, August 10, 2006

All About Romance

All About Romance website -- You know it, you love it, but you also know what a tough site it is for reviews. Unlike some reviewers, they sure don't just give away those good grades! So I was really excited to get this review for "What, No Roses?" Sure, a B- doesn't seem too high at first glance, but the reviewers on this site are TOUGH, so I take it as a huuuge compliment. :) Plus the review itself is great! I'm so glad she loved Ratty!! He's my favorite part of the book, too.

Anyway - just wanted to share!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Romantic Times Convention

Yes, it's only August, you've barely gotten your breath back from Nationals, but it's already time to start thinking of next year's Romantic Times Convention!! (I mean the costumes alone take a year to plan, right?)

I am pleased to announce I've been selected as the Captain of the Young Adult panel discussion for next year's RT. How fun is that? I'm thrilled and honored they want me! Now I just have to gather my panel members and decide on two sessions worth of topics. Any suggestions?

While I'm posting (I've been so lazy/busy!) here are a few more pics from Nationals.

Cindy Holby, Chris K, and I -- propping up the bar

Watch out - Serena Robar is braced 2 bite!

Bar Divas - always cute and fun and never drunk and annoying!

"No you can't take my Rita home with you!"

Have a great weekend! I'm off to get wine and sushi with my friend Mary. Yummm!!!