Monthly Archives: May 2009

If You Had To Pick One

Looking at all the heroines you’ve written, who’s your favorite?  And why?

If you want to share more than one, that’s cool too.  🙂



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A walk with words

Want to take multiple journeys and never leave your house or pay a dime?


START HERE on a Summer Reading Trail.

Follow this trail and discover great new writers this summer. These free reads include short stories, serial installments, deleted scenes and book excerpts from published and unpublished authors. This trail will run from the beginning of June through the end of September, and stops will be updated on the first of every month, so you can enjoy a summer of reading.  You are encouraged to explore authors’ websites and blogs, to take a moment to leave them a comment and to bookmark sites and visit often.

Thanks to the following authors for their participation in the 2009 Summer Reading Trail.

YA and Middle School Authors

Heather S. Ingemar – The Wolf’s Kiss
Deb Logan – Deirdre’s Dragon

Non-Romantic and Sweets

Jodi Henley – Kill Velocity
AJ O’Donovan – Figments
Grace Draven – A Darkness of Gods
Voirey Linger – Her Little Boy

Sexy Romance

Inez Kelley – Jinxed
Moriah Jovan – Beltane
Barbara Romo – Undercover Alien

Erotic and Adult Content

Alina Morgan – Severed Spirits Rising, Part 1
Joely Sue Burkhart – The Shadowed Blood
Emily Ryan-Davis and Elise Logan – GMS: MERCY

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Writing Paranormal YA

Writing Paranormal Young Adult Fiction

with Some of The Hottest Authors in the Genre

May 28th-30th at Romance Divas


Rachel Caine

Cassandra Clare

Lucienne Diver

Christopher Golden

Jeff Mariotte

Alyson Noel

Rosemary Clement-Moore

This workshop will take place at the Romance Diva Forum. All are welcome. To get access to the forum you will need to register.

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Plot Boards

I’m still alive, despite the impression likely given by my missed three weeks of Tuesdays. Forgive me a bit longer, as I’m in the process of moving, working, writing books, and fighting against the summer fever that drives me away from the computer and Internet.

As mentioned, I HAVE still been writing. I finished a revision, then finished a re-revision, am juggling crits, as well as a new live-and-in-person writing buddy.

The live-and-in-person writing buddy (Hi Kai!) came over Sunday night and taught me how to plot board. I’m in love with heart-shaped sticky notes, little squares of paper, scotch tape, Sharpies and all things plot-boardy. I have pictures but due to that moving thing? Cannot find the USB cable to pull them off my camera. Some day I’m going to have a blog entry full of all the pictures I’ve promised and not delivered.

The plot boarding, though – it’s fun, it’s visual, it’s too big for me to lose, everything’s on one page instead of scattered across different notebook pages and Word documents. If you haven’t tried your hand at the exercise, I wholeheartedly recommend you do.

Over at, Diane Peterfreund presented an Author of the Month workshop on the topic, and it’s terrific. If you’re interested, join up and search the Author of the Month archives. Her workshop was presented in June ’08.

If you HAVE tried it, do you have any links to share?

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Senior Superlatives

In high school, what would your heroine and hero been voted mostly likely to do?


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Thursday 13: Everything but the kitchen sink

I just emptied and cleaned out my huge ass purse.No wonder it was getting heavy. There are more than 13 things but I picked the 13 most unusual, at least, I think so.


1- $5.12 in change
2- 13 ink pens
3- 3 pairs sunglasses (two are the boys)
4- one magnifying glass
5- one Blackberry frost nail polish
6- 4 Dum dum lollipops
7- 3 flashdrives

8- one pocket vibrator in carry pouch
9- one box crayons

10- One Chinese take out menu

11- 7 ponytail holders

12 – a scarecrow doll

13- a bra

Things not counted include the normal wallet, keys, lip balm, travel wipes, note book, various business cards, cell phone, etc. but seriously, no wonder I was walking like the Hunchback of whatadame!


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Sale & Membership

First up–a bit of good news: I sold The Silver Casket to Freya’s Bower!

Yay!! Hooray!! Let there be dancing in the streets!!


I can hardly wait to see my cover art *shiver*

Next, I took a big step this week. I joined SCBWI, the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. It struck me that if I’m going to be a writer of Young Adult fiction, I should find out what their professional organization is all about. I’m still in the discovery phase. I’ll let you know how beneficial I find it.

Along the same lines, I was a member of RWA for several years, but I finally decided that the aggravation of that particular organization outweighed the benefits for this particular writer. That could change of course, but for the moment I find that Romance Divas keeps me cognizant of the issues in the world of romance publishing.

What about you? What groups, forums, or professional organizations do you belong to? Do they benefit your writing life? I hope so!

Happy Wednesday, Critters!

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