Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hello again!!

Here I am 15 hours from home!

I'm in beautiful Winnipeg Manitoba where the weather is hot and the trees are big! And no, if you're Canadian, there are NO mosquitoes!

My son and I drove out here last week and then I flew off to Anaheim for RWA! Romance Writers of America! The national conference! It was an amazing experience despite being on deadline for book#4 and having to spend time in my hotel room writing. Sall good!

No one can wear shoes and dress like the ladies from RWA! I ran into all sorts of writers and authors I knew and met some new ones as well! My lovely editor, Leah Hultenschmidt was also there and I got to have dinner with her and attend the RITA awards with her and my "date" Stina Lindenblatt.
All the Sourcebooks romance ladies are amazing and efficient and friendly and I truly love being a part of that "family."

Leah and me!
Stina and Me!
I'M NOT HER was nominated for Best First Book and Best YA and while I didn't pick up a Rita, it really was an honor to be among the amazing nominees.  Definitely an amazing and surreal experience. I even wore high heels and a long dress for the occasion.

Now I'm back to Winnipeg where superson stayed while I was away and we drive back to Calgary for the weekend. (only 15 hours to go)

Bruce and hubby will be happy to have us home!

Book #4 also known as HOW I LOST YOU has been sent to my editor, so for a couple weeks I am on holidays!!  There will be cottage going and reading and hanging out with Superson having fun!!

Tomorrow is the Young Adult Scavenger Hunt and then it's silent for a while until revisions and then wooooo hooooooo revving up for the release of WHO I KISSED!!

Monday, July 16, 2012


Oh my GOSH. I am under a tight deadline now, working on HOW I LOST YOU which is due in two weeks! Did I mention I've seen a cover comp and it is BEAUTIFUL. My fave one yet...so I hope it doesn't change!

I'm leaving this Saturday to drive 14 hours to Winnipeg with my son and then flying off to Anaheim for almost a week, so really my deadline is this FRIDAY. (But I will be working in California and on the plane, I already know that!) I'll do it, yes yes I will. Eat that deadline.

I'm going to the RWA conference (Romance Writers of America).  I'M NOT HER was nominated for a RITA for Best First Book and Best Young Adult Romance, which is a huge, huge honor and I fully expect not to win but am thrilled to get to meet some of the other authors who were also nominated in various categories.   It is going to be amazing, and we'll all pretend I haven't put on 20+ pounds since last summer. Um. Yeah. That. When I get home I am going on a fitness craze. I haven't been working out and it feels gross and yucky, so here's to an August health kick!!!

I have to wear a fancy dress and I'm taking my friend, Stina Lindenblatt along with me to the Rita awards dinner, with the promise that she is to tell me often how thin and beautiful I look. Ha ha. But true. Okay. Maybe not, but maybe. Okay. Yes. The price of admission. LOL.

Anyhow, wanted to pop in and leave an update, cause you know, I really am still here and alive and working and stuff and wooo hoooo and happy summer and on and on!!!
(can you tell I'm delirious?)