Friday, June 04, 2010

Friday Fun Facts: Win a Print Copy of One Night in Napa!

OK folks, just for kicks (and to reward my faithful blog readers), I'm giving away a signed print copy of my latest release, One Night in Napa. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on yesterday's guest blog post over at Eclectic Writer. Janet Lane Walters is a fellow member of my local RWA chapter, and she was kind enough to host me, so I'm showing the love by encouraging you all to hop on over and check her (and me) out!

I'll let this contest run through Sunday at midnight, so comment away! The winner will be announced back here on Monday! (US only please, since shipping outside the US gets pricey...sorry...)

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Writers' Wednesday: An Invitation to the Ladies' Literary Society

“What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote.” ~E. M. Forster

Today I'm in for an interesting experience: I'm a guest at the Ladies Literary Society in the town where I grew up. Sounds like I should be wearing gloves and a hat, right? Actually, it's a book club that's been around for 100+ years, so that notion isn't far off. I didn't know much about it until one of the members asked me to attend as her guest. Their theme this year is "Author Author" and each member chooses an author to read and discuss each month. While I think their tastes usually run to the classic literature end of the spectrum, I'm looking forward to sharing some info about the romance genre and what makes it so appealing, so commercially successful, etc. Yes, I brought books and bookmarks and business cards and a lot of stats on recent market sales, famous romance authors they may or may not know, and more :)

So...I'm off to prepare. I'll be back with a full report on Friday - and always remember, fellow authors, what I say about taking the opportunity to get your name out there!