So, I had to have emergency surgery over this past weekend. Everything went well and I’m on the mend, but I’m behind in my reading and editing. As much as I know my body needed it, losing one day to the hospital and two days to sleep set me back. Oh well, life happens.
In other news, I got some great news from my pal Bill Talcott: he’s made me his official editor! I got the news this morning via Facebook that he has officially added me to the book. I’m thrilled! He writes a good story, and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next! And if you haven’t checked out The Mission yet, see my review (written before I was his editor) and then go get a copy! It’s a quick read with good characters and thrilling plot – easy enough reading for a nice sunny weekend.
And let’s face it, Bill breaks in here enough that I just might as well give him the key anyway. 🙂
I also just finished the (as of yet unreleased) sequel to Jim Galford‘s first book, In Wilder Lands: The Fall of Eldvar. This is one book I can’t WAIT til it comes out! (Officially, that is…) The cover art on the first book is being updated and the same guy, Darryl Taylor, is doing the second book’s cover – his work is awesome! The book itself, called Into the Desert Wilds, picks up where the first one left off (kinda) and follows the characters across new lands. There are some details on Jim’s website, but I’m not going to give much away (yet!) though Jim has given me permission to rave about his book, so there will be future posts about it, I’m sure!
Oh! I almost forgot! I got interviewed! You can find out a little more about me and the authors I’ve worked with here.
Holly over at Full Moon Bites nominated me for the Illuminating Blogger Award! Thanks Holly!
How it works:
1. The nominee should visit the award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/) and leave a comment indicating that they have been nominated and by whom. (This step is so important because it’s the only way that we can create a blogroll of award winners).
2. The nominee should thank the person that nominated them by posting & including a link to their blog.
3. Share one random thing about yourself in your blog post.
4. Select at least five other bloggers that you enjoy reading their illuminating, informative posts and nominate them for the award.
5. Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog, including a link to the award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/).
Random thing about me:
I read several books at once, and am rarely without a way to read.
The five blogs I nominate are:
1. Cambria Hebert
2. Indie Book Blog
4. Bill Talcott
5. Fighting the Good Fight
To all you mother’s out there, have a very special day. Becoming a mother has changed my life so much, and I can’t even imagine what it would be without my beautiful daughter.
So thank you for all your kindness,
Thank you for all your care,
Thanks for all the love you’ve shown,
And thanks for always being there.
Just a quick note today to let everyone know about this great new venture from IBC. This sounds like a great idea to get books into the hands of seniors! Here’s a little more info and some links. Please share with all your book-loving seniors!
The IBC has started a new venture – Novels for Seniors. I’m including a graphic and some links so that you can blog about it if you want.
The principle behind this site is that any senior who signs up on the site will be given one free kindle book each month (from Amazon). This is a book that they can keep, not a loaner. This website has a Facebook page and a Goodreads group that you can check out also!
Today’s new release is Serenya’s Song by Mysti Parker! If you haven’t heard of this wonderful lady, she writes an award-winning blog called Unwritten, and even let me come
play post on it this month!
In addition to this announcement, Mysti also hooked me up with an excerpt! Here she is to introduce us to her newest work!
Continue reading New Release: Serenya’s Song
Welcome to my read-along answers for Masquerade by Cambria Hebert! This week’s questions were provided by Veronica at Mostly Reviews. Can you believe this is the end?! It’s been a fun month answering questions, but all good things must end… Continue reading Masquerade (Heven and Hell #1) Read-Along Week 4
Welcome to my read-along answers for Masquerade by Cambria Hebert! This week’s questions were provided by Rainy Day Ramblings and next week’s questions will be at Veronica at Mostly Reviews .
Hope you enjoy! And if you haven’t read this book yet, what are you waiting for!? Continue reading Masquerade (Heven and Hell #1) Read-Along Week 3
Scott at Indie Book Blog was kind enough to let me do a guest post on his A-Z Challenge. Stop over and see my entry for the letter “N” – What’s in a Name?” and tell me how you come up with your character names! Do you roll dice? Consult baby books/websites? Stop over at Scott’s and leave a comment with your thoughts!
Welcome to my read-along answers for Masquerade by Cambria Hebert! This week’s questions were provided by Candace at Candace’s Book Blog and next week’s questions will be at Rainy Day Ramblings.
Hope you enjoy! And if you haven’t read this book yet, what are you waiting for!?
Week 2/ Chapters 8-16 Discussion Questions
1. Sam is admittedly drawn to Heven before they even meet. Why do you think this is?
Heven just seems like an innocent girl to me. She had this horrible thing happen to her and is scarred, but Sam can see/feel the goodness in her, the hope she still carries inside. Even disfigured, Sam knows she’s beautiful, inside and out, and is drawn to her because of it. Continue reading Masquerade (Heven and Hell #1) Read-Along Week 2
Mysti at Unwritten was kind enough to let me do a guest post on her A-Z Challenge. Stop over and see my entry for the letter “F” – The Finder. A little “scene” that has been playing out in my mind for a while now, The Finder introduces Frank, “Finder of Things Once Lost.”
Stop over at Mysti’s and leave a comment with your thoughts!