Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Party Time!

Today's my feature day over at Marie Treanor's Steampunk Theme Party! Please hop over and join the fun. Talking about my upcoming steampunk romances, THE GLORIOUS VICTORIOUS DARCYS, plus steampunk movies, PLUS I'm giving a way a copy of the super cool book The Steampunk Bible!


See you there!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Time to Party Steampunk Style!

Greetings all!

As most of you know I'm presently working on to very different series. The Cupake Club (Contemporary Romance--St. Martins Press) and The Glorious Victorious Darcys (Steampunk Romance--NAL).

A few weeks ago, author Marie Treanor invited me to participate in a Steampunk Theme Party on her blog. I was flattered and thrilled, because, hey, what a line up! This from Marie...

Look out your corsets and goggles, crank up the old steam-driven computer and get ready to join us for a fabulous week of steampunk romance with some of the genre's finest authors!


On Monday 25th, Meljean Brook is our guest of honour,
On Tuesday 26th, Beth Ciotta,
Wednesday 27th, Gail Carriger,
Thursday 28th, Kady Cross, and
Friday 29th, Theresa Meyers

Hope to see you on Monday and all next week! Steampunk chat, excerpts and prizes - REALLY looking forward to this party - it should be a blast!

If you love Steampunk, stop by each day. If you're curious about Steampunk... stop by each day. (Especially stop by Tuesday, my day!) Fun and prizes to be had! See you there!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Interview and Giveaway!

Greetings all! Please join me over at Alyson Reuben's Blog. She interviewed me (fun!) ad we're giving away two of my books (more fun!) Click here and chime in for a chance to win!

Happy Saturday!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

For the Wounded Writer

Home from the RWA Conference and revved to write more than ever. Although the business side of publishing is more daunting than ever these days, creatively I am more inspired than ever. I'll be posting a bit about the conference, sharing some tips, stories, and photos sometime this week. Meanwhile I wanted to share a link to a blog article I read this morning.

As most writers, pubbed and yet-to-be-pubbed, know... the publishing business is extremely difficult just now. It can be especially depressing for published writers who once thrived, or who were building and who now, for various reasons are crashing. It's natural to think that one is alone in their suffering. That it's somehow our fault. Or maybe it's not our fault but the universe has conspired against us for whatever reason. One thing I learned at the conference is that I am not the only one who's suffered from disappointments in my career. I AM NOT ALONE. It's important that every writer understands that. Essential for the creative ego.  Quoting from the blog article I read this morning...

"It’s not you. You’re fine. Your writing is as good as ever. The business is changing and you’re caught in the crossfire. It’s not personal, even though it feels personal. You are caught in the middle of a nightmare. The rules are changing, and no one knows where any of this is headed. Talk to other writers. You’ll see. It’s happening to all of us."

Now go and read this fabulous piece by Kristine Kathryn Rusch . . . The Business Rusch: You Are Not Alone  ... and breathe.