Friday, August 07, 2009

Friday Fun Facts

This week's fun facts: since I'm going to my (gulp) 20-year class reunion this weekend, I thought it would be neat to look back in time at what was big (hair, of course) in 1989...

Like a Prayer
Rockin' In the Free World
Free Fallin'
Love Shack
Bust a Move

Look Who's Talking
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
The Little Mermaid
Driving Miss Daisy

Major News Events
Berlin Wall Falls
Exxon Valdez Spills Oil in Alaska
Ring Around Neptune Discovered
Chinese Students Killed in Tiananmen Square
Ayatollah Khomeini Dies

Clear and Present Danger (Tom Clancy)
The Dark Half (Stephen King)
Daddy (Danielle Steel)
Caribbean (James Michener)
The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)

And, since I'm a child of the 80s, I was brought up on John Hughes' brilliant adolescent-angst movies, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Some Kind of Wonderful among them. Very sad that he's passed away.

What about you? Remember where you were/what you were doing 2 decades ago?

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Writers' Wednesday: A Peek at Carly Phillips

Welcome to Writers' Wednesday! While I'm in the process of dusting off and updating my blog this week, I don't have a "live" author interview today. Instead, though, I'll point you in the direction of the featured author interview up on my local RWA chapter site, with Carly Phillips. Carly is the author of best-selling novels Lucky Streak and The Bachelor, among many others. While she's usually busy traveling/writing/juggling promotional events, she does still take the time to stay in touch with the members of our group, where she started all those years ago.

So...take a visit to our site and read up on the latest Carly news. Then, come on back here and leave a comment telling me which piece of info you liked the best, or found most interesting. Hey, remember it'll put you in the running for my August giveaway contest!

Hope you enjoy the interview!!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Monday Mentionables

"Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world." ~Ada Louise Huxtable

Welcome to the first day of my "revised" blog...where I'll only be posting 3x/each week -- but I will be offering a giveaway to one lucky commenter each month! What's August's prize? Your choice of either a download of Diane Craver's brand new release Whitney in Charge, a download of my newest release One Night in Napa, or a print copy of The Write Ingredients, a cookbook of yummy recipes collected and organized by Lori Foster and featuring Samhain authors.


Worth mentioning this week:

I'll be signing copies of One Night in Napa at the Waldenbooks in the Oakdale Mall in Binghamton, NY on Saturday, August 29, from 1 - 4 pm.

I'll also be at the Monroe Cheese Festival in Monroe, NY, on Saturday, September 12, from 1 - 4 pm and the Pine Bush Harvest Festival in Pine Bush, NY, on Saturday, September 19, from 10 am - 4 pm.

Finally, my local RWA chapter is holding a luncheon workshop on Saturday, September 12 to welcome potential new members and have an informal meet and greet of its published authors. You can find more information here.


Finished my edits for Summer's Song yesterday, and for the first time I don't have a book under contract to think about! That's both good and I have to figure out what direction I want to go next, and which project I should focus on. Ah, decisions, decisions!