Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

You may be surpised to hear this, but Halloween is not my favorite holiday. As someone who dresses up at various events all year long, it sort of seems like amateur hour. Nothing against it, mind you, it's just I like to save my truly unique, creative costumes for bigger events like DragonCon or ComicCon, where people take costuming seriously.

In any case, I pulled this costume off, last minute, with things I already owned. (I have a bit suitcase full of costume items at my apartment.) In case you can't tell, I'm supposed to be a Catholic School Girl cat. ^_^ Figured it was kind of mangaesque.

Sadly, in this photo, you can't see my tail. But check out my Skelanimals skirt! I LOVE the skelanimals!! The hat is something I bought handmade from last year's New York Comic Con. Label says "Boshi-Basiik". It's sooo cute, huh? The shirt belongs to Jacob, as do the rosary beads, from his days in Catholic school.

What did you guys dress up as?

Happy Halloween!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Weekend Update!

This weekend, YA writer bud Serena Robar and her cool videogame designer husband Jason were visiting from Seattle and so a bunch of us headed out to Madame X to show her how we New Yorkers had a good time! It was great to see her!

And Jason had a whole harem at his beck and call!

We even celebrated some hopefully soon-to-be good news with foreshadowing champagne! Actually Serena already had some good news for us - her awesome vampire books, also published by Berkley like mine, are being re-released, too!

On Sunday, Jacob and I headed into town to go shopping for a jacket for him to wear to the wedding. Something a little better than your average boring tux. We found him a nice slim fitting matte black jacket at DKNY. Exactly what we were looking for.

We also watched the Leo DiCaprio/Claire Danes Romeo and Julliet - in a Shakespeare mood after seeing Hamlet on Thursday. It's done by the makers of Moulin Rouge and I love the futuristic setting. I'd love to do a post-apocalyptic R&J someday!

Meanwhile, Molly spent the weekend as she does best:

And that's about all. Hopefully going to go see Zombieland tonight! I heard it's really good!!


Saturday, October 17, 2009

New Blood Coven Website

If you have a second, check this out! In preparation for the November Blood Coven re-releases and the release of BAD BLOOD in January, I had a new Blood Coven website designed. It's got excerpts and widgets and downloadable wallpaper and AIM icons, etc. etc. AND you can even apply to join the Blood Coven. :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Jude Law - Hamlet

So as many of you probably know Jude Law is probably one of my favorite actors of all time. But mostly this is, I must admit, cause he's so darn good looking! But now I can say, without a doubt, he's also an AMAZING actor.

Last night, Jacob and I went to see him play Hamlet in a limited 12 week Broadway production of the Shakespeare play. He was amazing. So talented. You would have thought he was a regular on the Shakespearian circuit. I was very impressed. He was passionate, funny, and his movements were almost poetic. Oh - and he's also a great fencer, too. Some critics say he was too passionate and too literal in his movements, but they can all bite me.

Another note - Hamlet is definitely the original Emo boy, that's for sure. Truthfully, the play would make a great YA book, if not for the downer of an ending.

In any case, two thumbs, way up! Go see it if you're in NYC within the next few months!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Life continues to be busy, busy, busy! But at least I'm never bored. Two weekends ago I went to the NINC (Novelists Inc) conference in Saint Louis. It's a published author conference and the workshops were great. I gave one, too, on getting media coverage for your book. Mostly I hung around with Diana Peterfreund and Julie Leto. I discovered Julie and I are pretty much twins, separated from birth - at least when it comes to Disney and Arthurian legend!!

Then this past weekend Jacob and I spent twenty-four hours in Lardeo, Texas - literally! We flew out at 6am and arrived at 11am and then left at 11am the next day to fly back home. What a whirlwind! We did it to go to Jacob's family reunion. The reunion was a very nice event - and I got to meet a ton of Jacob's huge family. No, I don't remember everyone's name!!! :) But they announced our engagement to everyone which was very sweet.

This week we're trying to lay as low as possible, though we are going to go to see Jude Law in Hamlet tomorrow night. That should be awesome. Hamlet is my favorite Shakespeare play and I think you all know my feelings for Jude. :) We don't have the best seats ever, but it should still be good.

This weekend my author friend Serena Robar is coming to town from Seattle so we're going to throw her a little night out on Saturday. Will be great to see her! And Jacob and I swore we'd go registry shopping and look for his wedding attire as well.

The registry shopping has been a bit more difficult than I anticipated because we've already been living together and are both in our thirties so we already have a lot of the kitchen stuff you normally get at a wedding. However, I do want to at least pick out a china pattern as I think once we're all settled someday in a house we'll want to have formal dinners and it would be good to have some nice stuff to set the table with instead of our current mismatched dollar store and Target plates. :) That and I want one of those single serve coffee makers. Those are awesome.

Speaking of wedding - I think I found the perfect dress! It's so beautiful - very princessy. I decided I just could NOT go casual - even though maybe it's more venue appropriate. I think later on I'd just be disapointed if I did. After all, this is my one and only chance to be a princess!

Anyway, that's all the update I have for now! I'll try to update more regularly in the future!


Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Lady Jane's Salon

Did a reading Monday night at the fabulous Lady Jane's Salon. For those of you who don't know, it's a monthly reading night for romance authors held at Madame X in Greenwich Village. Founded by Galley Cat's Ron Hogan, Leanna Renee Hieber, Hope Tarr and Maya Rodale it's gaining quite a following! The place was packed with people who came to socialize with other readers/authors, drink cocktails, and hear me read a selection from Boys that Bite.

I wrote a little wrap-up of the event here if you want to check it out!