Showing posts from April, 2013

On the Piedmont Grill

I'm being served up on the grill today over at Anne Gallagher's Piedmont Writer  blog. Care to join us?

Liebster - German (noun). Sweetheart, beloved person, darling. Awww!

I was given the Liebster Award by the wonderful Cherie Colyer  (who was so sweet & braved the floody Chicago area to come to my book signing last week---and then stupid, dummy me didn't snap one single picture!). This award is given to bloggers by bloggers and gives glimpses into our lives. We give 11 fun facts about ourselves, answer 11 questions, pass the award on to 11 bloggers and then ask 11 new questions. Ready?  11 Fun Facts about Moi: 1. I have a scar on my forehead in the very same place as Harry Potter's! 2. I have a fear of fish (not eating them, swimming with them). 3. I can touch the tip of my nose with my tongue (go on...try to do it. You know you want to). 4. I'm a Midwest girl, but I was born in California. 5. My whole life I've been told I'm of German, Irish, and Belgian descent. 6. The French woman who gave me my last facial insists I've got Mediterranean blood in me. 7. I wholeheartedly believe her. 8. For my day

Unexpected 80s

You weren't expecting that , were you? Me neither. Muchos gracias to my sister across the pond, who regularly shares the best of the BBC with me. We're so booking these guys next time I visit her. Even though I'm not doing A to Z here, I managed to finagle a letter over at Bouquet of Books , so today you can read all about the O character I contributed to Jackie's A to Z characters theme . Also, for whoever had a Goodreads account and is in the mood for some mindless clicking, I would just lourve it if you'd go to this link and vote for Divine Temptation on any of those lists. Thank ya.

I Just Got Pinteresting

I don't expect to be a frequent Pinterester, but I've been interested in setting up an author account there, and yesterday I finally did---spurred on by my desire to share the mad crafting skillz that have become my latest obsession, that thing I shouldn't be doing that I'm spending way too much time on (but I've got a lovely group of people coming to my Wine & Sign Party next week and there's not a chance I'm letting any of them escape without a homemade bookmark). Now that my Pinterest page is set up, I see the real beauty in it. It's not promo, it's organization. It's one fabulous overview of the fun stuff I want to keep track of! If any of you are Pinterested, please come find me over there or leave a link to your page in the comments below. I want to see your fun stuff too. :) And now if you'll excuse me, I've got a lot more of these to make:  

Have Fun & Godspeed, A to Z-ers

*sigh* I'm not doing the A to Z Challenge this year---the timing is bad for me with too many April 2013 obligations in my hopper, but I refuse to miss out on all the fun, so you'll be seeing my face around your place at least once or twice this month. You can also catch a glimpse of me on D day at Michael Di Gesu's and on O day at Jackie Felger's Bouquet of Books . On  April 26 , Anne Gallagher at Piedmont Writer and I are planning a fun post---so I'm sorry to tell you that you're not entirely  rid of me for the month.  Since I'm here today, I suppose I could at least give you an A, eh?  A is for Angel With the release of Divine Temptation , angels are on my mind, and sometimes certain humans are very angel-like---my head editor, Kimberly Blythe, for example, who stepped into the process when I needed her most and amazed me with her objectivity and wisdom. Her wonderful suggestions allowed me to address publisher concerns while keeping intac