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January 4, 2012
On Sunday, January 1, I unveiled my newest goal: to transform from sweats-enthusiast to sweat-enthusiast (i.e. stop sitting around by the woodstove and start working out to get into shape for the August wedding of my one and only daughter…
for new readers, you can catch up on the Confessions of a Turtle Mom wedding saga in the Confessions of a Turtle Mom blog entry).
Here's my progress so far:
Weight loss: GRADE - Incomplete. Haven't weighed myself yet, or taken a baseline picture. Too...
January 1, 2012
Can you believe it? I'm actually putting up a new chapter! I know. I've been MIA for most of December. The holidays are like that for me. Too much to do, not enough time.
And then comes January 1st. A new year, a new set of resolutions. First one: finish up the The Ex-Files! I've learned a lot putting up my backlist books, and in order to have The Ex-Files on drafted, polished, edited, formatted and up for sale by August, I'm going to need to finish the draft in February (thank ...
December 21, 2011
Way too much.
But some of the stuff on the plate is ready for bragging rights: The 6th book in the Once Upon a Wedding series is revised, edited, formatted and uploaded!
Behold: The Impetuous Bride
Because I have the rights back to the last two books, and I only had 5 covers (the fabulous cakes, by a now retired cover artist), I had to get new covers designed.
So, behold the new covers for the books that have already been...
December 5, 2011
Today, Claude Nougat and I swap interviews to discuss: Pitfalls and Advantages of Indie Publishing. Claude has posted this interview on her website, too. We welcome comments on either blog.
Claude explains why this discussion got started: Authors are rushing to self-publish as the digital revolution has removed the stigma attached to self-publishing. These days the once flourishing vanity presses are notably by-passed. The routes to self-publishing are several: either accessing directly...
December 4, 2011
I'm participating in Jo Ramsey's Seasons of Reading Blog Hop this month. Several authors have each shared a book that changed our lives. We're also asking for you to share yours in the comments section.
I hope you'll check us all out as the month progresses (including comments!). Maybe you'll find a new book to add to your gift giving list — or to read for yourself.
Jo's challenge to write a post about a book that changed my life was difficult. There are so many, as I have been a voracious...
November 27, 2011
Technically, in the U.S., this is a holiday weekend (Thanksgiving was Thursday, then came Black Friday and next up is CyberMonday).
This is our kickoff to the major Christmas/New Year's sales gateway.
The lights are going up, and red green and gold are everywhere to be seen.Because of the holidays (which involve a lot of cooking and some shopping for me), there is no new chapter of The Ex-Files.
November 23, 2011
I've been hosting a lot of guest posts this month, mostly because I'm overwhelmed with work and trying to get a handle on what needs to get done in the next year (a lot, and I'll update about some exciting new projects on Friday, I hope).
But it is snowing this morning, and I couldn't go to the gym, so I thought I'd curl up in front of the woodstove, with a nice warm laptop and a hot cup of coffee — and talk about the results of my first Grand FREE Experiment.
There's a lot of debate about...
November 22, 2011
I'm hosting author KJ Steele one more time — I couldn't resist, since she had such an interesting question for everyone. Please leave a comment if you find the question interesting, too!
And the Question Is:Have you ever wondered if you can be born into the wrong life?It is a question I have occasionally asked myself, somewhat seriously, at various junctures in my own life. I suspect it is a question many people wonder about, even if the calling forth of the actual words seem too risky. It is ...
November 20, 2011
Time for another installment of The Ex-Files.
First, though, big news! The Fairy Tale Bride is FREE on Kindle and Nook. The price is raised at Smashwords and iTunes, but Amazon and B&N are still free, so check it out if you like historical romance. I'm happy to say that Miranda and Simon's story is in the Top 100 Kindle Free books. Very exciting!
In further Once Upon a Wedding series news, I'm delighted to announce that Kensington has reverted the rights to the last two books in the series...
November 18, 2011
Please welcome author KJ Steele to the blog.
No Story to Tell is a story about Victoria Lackey, a once promising dancer who now finds herself trapped in a passionless marriage, and arid existence. Upon meeting Elliot, a sensual artist who has recently moved into the remote, gritty town of Hinckly, life begins to get a bit complicated for Victoria. Elliot recognizes the dancer's spirit in Victoria, and encourages her to open a dance studio...