Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Busy, busy...but no longer sick!

This week has been incredibly busy and I still feel like I'm mostly in boxes. But the new place is great! I can't wait til I have a moment or two to enjoy it. Maybe this weekend...

Last night I met up with Ron Hogan of GalleyCat, Leanna Heiber, and Melissa Walker for a drink at Carnegie Club. Melissa had some great news, but I'm not sure if it's public yet so I won't spill. And Leanna had a copy of her upcoming book cover. (Her first book is out in September from Dorchester!) The book's called The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker and is a Victorian ghost fantasy romance. I can't wait to read it!

I actually got the brand new covers of The Blood Coven Vampire series from my editor this week as well, though I'm not allowed to post them yet, until they're finalized. But I can tell you - they are soooo beautiful! I love them to death. I think they might be my favorite covers ever. They're dark and sexy and moody. And so in tune with other big paranormal covers out there right now.

I've been mostly lucky with covers, with a couple exceptions. But these just blow me away with their beauty. Can't wait to show them off. They're such a different style than the originals, that's for sure!

Today I did an online interview (using a microphone in a chat room, something I'd never done before) with OPAL - a collaborative program that provides web-based programs and training tolibrary users and library staff members. It was an hour long live interview that will also be archived on the website. I'll let you know when it's up, in case you want to take a listen. The moderator, Tom Peters, did a fantastic job interviewing me - and asked a lot of unusual questions that I don't normally get. You could tell he read the book and really thought about it, which I love.

Lastly, I have been watching the first season Mad Men. LOVE IT! What a great show!!! Oh and Lost's on tonight! Yay!

Marianne

2 comments:

Megan Frampton said...

We just started watching the first season of Mad Men, too. Even if the story and acting weren't awesome, it'd be worth watching for the clothes. I yearn for those clothes.

Marianne Mancusi said...

Oh I agree!!! The clothes are amazing. And I love how it shows all the walks of life - from the hipsters to the secretaries to the suburban wives.

Such a good show!