Looking for Superman
Is it Wednesday already? The middle of the first week of April so soon? Nooooo!
Are any of you on friendly terms with Superman? Can you ask him to zip around the earth really fast, causing the planet to slow and maybe spin backward? He can do that, right? Buy me a few more days?
The Romantic Times Booklovers Convention is less than three weeks away. I'm not ready. I have all of my day-wear/biz-wear and evening costumes together, but I need to prepare my lectures for two workshops and gather my promo and all sorts of other stuff. I would say that I also have two scripts to memorize, but I have a feeling those are going to be handed to me on property and I'll be committing to memory as best I can late night in my hotel room. Did I tell you? I'm co-hosting the Mr. Romance Pageant with actor/model Bill Freda (woo-hoo!) and also co-starring in a Heather Graham mystery production. All I know is that I'm a vampire saloon girl. I actually had an appropriate costume in my closet. Can you believe it?
At any rate, preparing for RT took a backseat to preparing for the release of ALL ABOUT EVIE. Also about three weeks away! Yippee! I'm ready, but I'm not ready, if you know what I'm saying. I've already tackled quite a few promotional efforts. The past two days I've been creating an excerpt booklet, a newsletter, labeling envelopes, and sorting stacks of bookmarks for 100 readers groups. I'm still not done! Again, I ask... has anyone seen the hunky guy in tights who can work super fast and lift super heavy things? I don't think I'm asking too much. A few hours of a superhero's time. Jeesh.
In other news, I just learned that ALL ABOUT EVIE will be released as an e-book as well as in mass market paperback. That's super good news for readers who prefer to download and read their stories on those e-readers gadgets that are becoming so popular. Also good news for me because it means Evie will be avail in an additional format!
Lastly, I noticed an excerpt has been posted at Amazon.com for Evie. Harlequin must have done that. I'm not sure I've seen an actual except posted at Amazon before, but I think it's very cool. Kind of like when you're in the bookstore and you browse the first page to get a feel for the author's voice. Now when someone orders AAE, they'll have a real clue as to what kind of 'voice' they'll be getting.
OMG. Look at the time. So much to do. Where's Superman????