Friday, January 28, 2011

UK Blog tour

Yes, I know - you haven't heard from me in a few weeks.  I was at Seton Hill teaching for a week and then my family went on a Caribbean Cruise for a week, and I was banned from using the computer (me?  addicted?  obviously not since I went a whole week without logging on to anything! **shuddering at the memory**).

I spent all this week updating portions of my website, and writing my bi-monthly (yeah, right, more like tri-monthly) email newsletter.  If you are not a subscriber you are missing out.  I'm sending a short story about Yelena and Valek that only my newsletter subscribers can read.  If you like to subscribe go here:  Then fill out the form all the way down to the bottom of the page.  When you get the “confirmation” email – please click on the link provided to complete the process, then let me know and I'll send you the latest issue.

As part of my newsletter, I promised links to the big blog tour the UK office did to promote INSIDE OUT, which came out this month.

As promised, here are the links: 

So Little Time For Books: Review 

Nayu’s Reading Corner: Blog tour and review  

Magic Bean Review: Blog tour  

YA Book Reads: Review, interview

Fluttering Butterflies: Blog tour

Portrait of a Woman: Blog tour  review 

Girls Without a Bookshelf: Review

Literary Enchantment: Blog tour and review

Bookbag: Review

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!  It's the start of a new year and I already said back in December I would blog more as a resolution.  Well 6 days into 2011 and I already messed up! 

Here are the excuses :) In the last two weeks, I...
- wrote a 7,500 word short story titled, The Coldest Game for the Bewere the Night anthology coming out in May!
- wrote 10,000 words in the new healer fantasy novel (still no official title), but the book is due early March - yikes!
- prepared for three classes that I'm teaching for Seton Hill University's MFA writing program (leaving tomorrow - and side note to all aspiring authors out there - the Seton Hill Program is the best - just saying ;>)
- went skiing two nights (my legs are like jelly right now!)
- And did the whole holiday thing, shopped, wrapped presents, cooked, baked, entertained, you know...

If you've been looking forward to my next newsletter, you'll have to wait another week (see list of excuses above) Sorry!  But for all those who bet I wouldn't meet my self imposed deadline for the next issue (end of December) - you were right - feel free to gloat ;>

In the meantime - below is a link to an interview I did.  Yes, I'm all over the web and you've read dozens of interviews, right?  Right?  Come on....someone?....hello?....anyone there????   :)

However what makes this interview/contest different and unique is we are giving away a SET OF STUDY BOOKS and not the US covers or the UK covers, but the new AUSTRALIAN covers!!  My Australian publisher sent me a bunch of extra books and I'm going to be giving these babies away (and the Glass books, too), throughout the year!!!

Here's the link: