Sunday, November 30, 2008

Book Contract News - EARTH

Posting early this week, because I can't keep it in anymore. As I mentioned on my main homepage, my paranormal romance, EARTH, has been accepted for publication by The Wild Rose Press! I'm so thrilled, and I hope this will be the first of many book contracts (cross your fingers)!

EARTH is the first book in my Elemental series, and it takes place on a ranch in Montana. In spite of the setting and certain elements, this book is firmly planted in the realm of the paranormal. The hero, Kincade Murphy, is desperate to regain his lost Earth Elemental power before it's too late to save his failing ranch. When he goes against his better judgment and enlists the help of botanist Allyson Hamilton, he finds himself in a heady dance between desire for her, and the need to keep her from learning his paranormal secret. But neither of them counts on a discovered plot to force Kincade and his family off their beloved ranch, and suddenly they're thrust into danger. Now, Kincade must choose between protecting his secret or protecting Allyson, and the wrong decision could cost him everything.

Look for updates and news on this and my other books, and stay tuned for release information as it becomes available. I got what I wanted from Santa this year. Let's hope you get your holiday wish. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a short note wishing those of you who celebrate a safe, happy, and yummy Thanksgiving. Let the feasting and football begin!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Just Add Men

Well, it's snowing here in Central NY.

My mother's house is on a nice, big patch of land with a large pond and pretty evergreens in the back. It was snowing over the weekend, and we were looking out the windows at it--gorgeous fluffy flakes of the stuff falling softly over the pond and blanketing the trees. And Mom asked, "What could be better than that?"

So I thought for a moment and said, "Watching Hugh Jackman and Carter Oosterhouse have a snowball fight."

She agreed, of course. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I Won A Contest!

I'm proud to announce that my short story, FINDING HOME, won first place in the 2008 Rebecca Eddy Memorial Writing Contest! This contest is put on yearly by the Canastota Public Library, and honors the memory of Rebecca Eddy, an avid writer and reader. I'm thrilled to have won this award, and I want to thank all the judges who believed in this story! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ya Better Shop Around

Well, the final draft of GEMINI is out the door and making the rounds in New York prior to their usual holiday slow-down, and I am so excited. In the meantime, The Wild Rose Press still has my full manuscript of EARTH. Santa, if you're listening, all I want for Christmas is a book contract! :)

Meanwhile, I'm plugging away through my current book in the GIFTED series. Once I'm done with that, if things pan out with EARTH, I will probably turn my attention to the next book in that series, WATER. I won't be posting excerpts on that one for quite a while, but stay tuned to the blog and I will keep you updated with tidbits and news.

Lastly, I want to say a belated THANK YOU to all U.S. Armed Forces veterans for their service to the country. You keep us safe and free. This one's for you!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

EARTH Completed and Submitted!

Good grief, time does fly. It's Wednesday again, and I blinked and (almost) missed it.

I have finished the manuscript for EARTH and sent that in to The Wild Rose Press for consideration in their light paranormal line, Faery Rose. I should hear back from that quite soon, and I'm waiting with bated breath!

Meanwhile, my agent has the final draft of GEMINI and will be contacting me by the end of the week with her thoughts, as well as (I hope) a plan of action for submitting it to the editors in New York.

I have a couple of author manuscripts on my desk at the moment for The Wild Rose Press too. And since I don't feel productive unless I am running around at mach two, I am also writing feverishly to try and make a year-long goal of finishing another of my own manuscripts. That may not happen, realistically, but it seems like I get more done when I feel I'm under the gun. So I should probably go write.