Sunday, July 27, 2008

Print on Demand

I don't really know if this is great for the book industry or not, but it seems to me that being able to have a copy of a book regardless of whether it's still currently in print would be a very cool thing. I do think it makes more sense for hardback books or books that are hard to find but in great demand. I can't imagine it would be a cost-efficient way to sell small paperbacks that only cost $5 anyway.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My Day on the Intrigue Blog

It's my day to blog over on Intrigue Authors. My topic: book trailers. Drop by and comment! You could win a book.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Time for a Website Change

You know me, I can't stick with a design forever. I've redesigned my website, trimming it to the basics--home page, books, bio, pics, link to my blog, email link. I wanted to keep the black, but I felt that the all black was just a bit too much and kind of hard to read.

If you get a chance, take a look and let me know what you think.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Jayne Ann Krentz is a Sweetheart

Just wanted to say that aloud. Recently, I helped my friend Cissy Hartley at work on a book trailer for Jayne's new Jayne Castle futuristic, DARK LIGHT. It was a lot of fun to do, especially since her books are infused with humor, and in my line of writing, it's not always easy to play with humor. Writing the "script" for her book trailers is so much fun!

Anyway, Jayne was kind enough to mention and link me on the group blog Running with Quills, so I thought the least I could do, though it's hardly a fair exchange, was to do the same for her on my blog.

Jayne has been very sweet and very helpful since we "met" through Cissy. Gracious to the core. That's not always what you find with people as successful and busy as she is, so when you do, it leaves an impression.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Whew! Packaged Up, Ready to Go

I finished my two-book proposal! Finally! This one has kicked my tush, but the chapters are done and printed, the synopsis done and printed, and I think both stories will hold together well and be interesting, exciting stories.

So yay!

BTW, I forgot to mention I'll be taking part in Writerspace's 2008 Beach Party. I should be around from 8 pm to 9 pm Central Time in the chat room. I'll be giving away a copy of one of my backlist, so if there's a book of mine you don't have, this could be your chance to win a copy!

Sunday, July 13, 2008


I spent yesterday morning making a book trailer for another author, so I thought it would behoove me to expend a little of that creativity on my own career. So, here's my book trailer for COWBOY ALIBI.

Does it make you want to read more?

Strange Bedfellows

Or, I guess, bookfellows?

My fellow Intrigue author Patricia Rosemoor embarked not too long ago on an interesting project: to co-write a vampire novel with a horror writer. Now the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES has published a feature story on their collaboration.

Congratulations, Patricia!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

RIP Tony Snow (1955-2008)

I'm heartbroken. Tony Snow was probably my favorite news pundit of all time, just because he was unfailingly kind, straightforward and cheerful. I'm going to miss him so much.

Whatever your politics or philosphy, I hope you'll join me in keeping Tony's wife and children in your thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Enriched Edition eBooks

Gotta admit, this is pretty cool:

Harlequin Launches Enriched Edition eBooks

It made me wonder what sort of links I'd suggest for my own books.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Intrigue Authors Blog Blitz

Mark your calendars to take part in the Intrigue Authors Sizzling Summer Blog Blitz! July 1-July 31. Lots of authors. Lots of winners. New posts daily.

If you love Harlequin Intrigues, and free books, the Intrigue Author's Sizzling Summer Blog Blitz is the place to be.