The Stars and Moon
When I was a little girl, a much older cousin was pictured in a layout for Pan Am airlines in a prominent fashion magazine. She was a stewardess (yes, that was the PC term back then). She got to wear a fashionable uniform, including a chic hat. Oh and, bonus, travel the world. I thought her life was glamorous and being featured in a magazine was just about the most exciting thing ever! I admired her, slept with the magazine under my pillow for weeks, thinking I should be so lucky.
I must have wished upon a star or something. I am that lucky. Because of my profession(s) I do get to wear fashionable clothes. I travel extensively due to business and pleasure. Because I have been involved in so many RT conventions, my picture has appeared many times in the Romantic Times magazine. It's always an honor and a thrill. Last spring, SEDUCED was featured on the cover of Affaire de Coeur magazine. I walked on air for weeks thinking this is what my cousin felt like, this is the most exciting thing ever!
Two days ago a package arrived in the mail from my publisher containing the February 2006 issue of Affaire de Coure. The issue pictured here. I was stunned. This made the second time in less than a year that one of my books made the cover of a magazine. To make the thrill even sweeter, the review of LASSO THE MOON was displayed in a special box as 'Reviewers Pick'!
"Witty dialogue puts the story on a fast pace and will have you smiling if not laughing out loud. A great combination of romance, laughter, mystery and triumph." -- Five Stars! Affaire de Coeur
I know it sounds shallow to think that being featured in a magazine is the most exciting thing ever! But it's not really about the magazine. It's about a little girl realizing a childhood dream. It's about the adult woman realizing a mid-life dream. Sometimes, most of the time, it doesn't seem real.