I'm thrilled, delighted, flattered and nervous! I was invited to the Newport, RI Public Library on May 3 to be one of the authors at their "Festival of Five". I will be one of five women authors from New England to be on a sort of panel/round table to be interviewed and to answer questions from the audience. I have no idea right now who the other four will be, but I am excited to find out. I have never participated in anything like this but it sounds like a lot of fun! I think there will be some books for sale, which means I have an excuse to feed my book addiction. Right now this is pretty much all I know. Oh, right, the festival begins at 2 PM and it's open to the public, so stop by if you're in the neighborhood!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Amazon promotion is over. The results were great! There were free downloads in every country with an Amazon store, except Mexico and Spain. Hundreds of free kindle copies of "The Sword of the Land" were downloaded, and "Sword" hit number ten in the rankings for epic science fiction and fantasy and also for sword and sorcery (free listings). I hope people enjoy the book!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Presidents Day Freebie! If you haven't read "The Sword of the Land", it's a free Amazon kindle book for two days, starting on Monday, February 17 through Tuesday, February 18. So get it while it's hot! (Shameless promotion here.) Of course, if you have Amazon Prime, you can still borrow it for free. And for my cat-loving friends, yes, it has a big cat in it. Doesn't everything?
Thursday, January 30, 2014
I was recently asked why I'm not blogging. I have a blog, right, so why am I not using it? I could say that I'm suddenly teaching a course that I didn't really expect to have (true) and that, as usual, I have all sorts of "stuff" going on in my life (true). More important is the fact that I am in re-writes.
I hate re-writes. Well, okay, maybe I just dislike them. Nope. I think I hate them. They have to be done, though, so I'm doing them, and that takes a lot of work. And fidgeting. And grumbling. Much grumbling. On the plus side, it's means the book is much closer to being released. The book is "Burning Bright", the sequel to "Tiger Lily", for those of you who have been asking me.
So that's my excuse for not blogging. Blame it on the re-writes. And now, back to work. Stay tuned.
Friday, December 13, 2013
One of the best things about winter in a cold climate is the trees. I know people think I'm crazy for saying that. After all, it's cold, freezing, and the leaves have fallen. Except for the evergreens, of course, which have their own beauty, all year. The leaves are no longer green or even the colors of autumn's flames. They are brown, lying in untidy heaps. What is there to like? The trees are bare.
That is the beautiful part. Without their leaves, the trees show their lines, graceful against the winter skies. Standing alone at the edges of driveways or weaving their branches together in the woods, the trees are magical. I never tire of looking at them, striped with sunlight and shadow, or catching the snow in long branches. One of the best things about winter is the trees.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
It's November. In the northern hemisphere autumn is flaming out, with drifts of leaves and in some places, yes, the first snows. I love autumn, with its chilly nights and beautiful trees. I appreciate not shoveling snow. The holidays loom on the horizon like some vast planet toward which we hurtle.
Why am I telling you what you already know? Because a book of mine should be out in paperback in time for the holidays. The book is "February's Country", poetry, which is already available in kindle and ebook formats. I've always wanted to have my poetry in print, real print. This year I will have two poetry books, "Meow Cat Poems" and "February's Country" out in print! Holiday attractions!
And yes, I know that "Burning Bright", the sequel to "Tiger Lily", is very much over due. I am anxious to finish it and it will be finished soon. It's a just slightly later "coming attraction".