Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday Fun Facts: The Last One!

It's the last Friday of 2012! Can't believe it....what a whirlwind year in many respects. FYI, I'll be changing up my blog and my Friday Fun Facts a little bit in 2013....tune in next week to see exactly what those changes will include.

For now, thought I'd share a few famous "Fridays" in honor of ushering this last one out of the year. Happy almost-2013!!

  • TGI Fridays: restaurant chain
  • Good Friday religious holiday
  • Friday’s: comedy variety show on ABC back in the early 1980s.
  • Friday: fictional character from the book/movie Robinson Crusoe
  • Friday Harbor, Washington, in the lovely San Juan Islands
  • His Girl Friday: motion picture starring Cary Grant from 1940
  • Friday the 13th: movie series
  • Black Friday for the busy shopping day after Thanksgiving
  • Casual Friday at the workplace
  • Freaky Friday: motion picture from 1976 and remake in 2003
  • Friday: 1995 motion picture
  • Friday Night Lights: television show and term for high school football
  • “Friday, I’m in Love”: song by The Cure. 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Writers' Wednesday: Links for Authors

Happy day after Christmas! Hope you had a wonderful day, if you celebrate it, and a wonderful day anyway, even if you don't :)

Here for writers are a couple links worth checking out, especially if you're looking for ways to promote your work in the New Year (and who isn't??)

The Romance Studio is having a blow-out advertising sale, with deals on individual ads as well as a Crazy Christmas Package Deal of ad combinations worth over $500..for only $125!! (or $100 if you're already a TRS member...even better!)

Goddess Fish Promotions has some great package deals on Virtual Book Tours for anyone who's looking for a lot of online exposure for a new release (or hey, even a not-so-new one). They're updating their prices as of January 1, so take a look now if you're interested.

And for anyone who's been playing around with a Young Adult manuscript that really isn't so Young (because your main characters aren't teenagers, but instead college-age young men and women negotiating that tricky time between adolescence and adulthood), Entangled Publishing is currently accepting submissions for their "New Adult" line, getting ready to launch in Summer 2013. Click here to find out more.

Happy writing!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Monday Mentionables: My First Time on the Radio!

Happy Christmas Eve to everyone who celebrates it! Is your shopping done? Your wrapping? Will you be celebrating with friends and family tonight or tomorrow? Attending a Christmas Eve service at your local church? (I love those most of all...the carols, the candles, the camaraderie of the congregation sharing the moment)

In the meantime, if you have a few free minutes, give a listen to my radio interview right here. This past Saturday, Bernadette Walsh interviewed me for her Blog Talk Radio show Nice Girls Reading Naughty Books, and I really had a ball! Very low-key (just a phone call from your own landline), great questions,a  fun way to talk about my writing as well as my upcoming release. And I was happy to hear, listening to the playback, that I sounded okay and not like a stuttering idiot LOL.

Have a great holiday, all :)