I want to thank
April Gardner for the following two blogs (the first one which we
authored together to compare and contrast our novels and the other a
blog which she graciously let me know about so that we could share
both our books at the same place on the same day.)
These blogs are:
http://www.wewriteromance.com/blog (posted February 10h)
www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com (posted February 14th)
Constance is being published by Vintage Reflections Publishing
(formerly known as Vintage Romance Publishing) on July 31st. The
following are some confirmed book talks about this new novel:
September 11th, 1 pm Taneytown Library (Maryland) and September 26th
at 2 pm at The Public Library for Union County (Lewisburg, PA). Both
talks will feature some advice for aspiring writers and have a
drawing for a gift basket containing Courting Constance, an Amazon
or BN gift card and other goodies. Hope to see you there!
Here’s a lineup of a Blog Tour Extravaganza that I am privileged to
be a part of:
Starting August 4/5…Romantic Times Book Reviews at
August 5…”We Write Romance” at
August 6…The Author’s Lounge at
Between August 7-11…RL Taylor—Author of The Last Ms. Understanding
August 10…BookLand Heights at
had a great time with various book talks at churches and libraries
the last few months. Thank you Simpson Library, Lohr’s UMC, Grace
UMC and VA Festival of the Book for my recent visits and wonderful
Constance has been accepted by Vintage Romance Publishing! More
latest book talk will be at the Windy Hill Senior Center, Spring
Grove on December 17th at noon. Stay tuned for more
signing news coming in January.
like Spring Grove will be my next book talk—details firmed up and
November, I will again take part in the “National Novel Writing
Month” contest, that is, 50,000 words in 30 days. Contact me if you
want to join in or want to see where to check my daily word count
progress from November 1-30. My project this year is a mystery
inside a fake reality show—supposed to be dark, funny and a satire
of our current economy. Excerpts coming soon to this site and to my
sort of a Myspace for writers and readers, come check out this new
site. Also, please check the Links page for new connections with
other authors I’ve recently made.
newest play about the Last Supper will be published for 2009. It
combines the four times Jesus showed or told us to serve during the
Last Supper with the four emotions shown by the disciples in Da
Vinci’s Last Supper picture. Still waiting to see which title,
“Upper Room Service” or “Living the Last Supper”, will be the one
chosen by the editor, so you’ll see the Books section under “Plays”
updated when the decision is finally made.
How grateful I am to
the Women’s Reading Group in Baltimore for my invitation to speak in
September. It was so cool! I had such a special time and learned
so much about what you read into my book. Thank you for letting me
come and be a part of a great talk!
Great News! Barnes and Noble has started to
carry A Sensible Match in some of their stores—please help me
acknowledge their support by patronizing their stores and website
when you purchase A Sensible Match. Thank you!
to the dear ladies of the Inspirational Group at Barnes and Noble
for your warm and wonderful welcome in August. I had a great time
and enjoyed meeting you! Also, a big thank you to Meredith Rogers
for organizing this talk for me.
tuned for details of my early September book talk in Baltimore—I
can’t wait to share my book there!)
for Christmas early? I have joined
provide personalized, autographed books. Of course if you already
have a copy, please contact me directly for the various means
available to get the novel signed.
another FYI: I’ve joined LinkedIn and Facebook for some new friends
and links! I have enjoyed learning some new applications and
looking up old friends too.
have some fun, homemade commercial on YouTube!
Check out the author profile started on Amazon
including a blog, advice on overcoming writer’s block and some
additions to Listmania!
The recent book talks have
been a wonderful blessing--it's been great to share my experiences!
My next book talk in January will feature sales and autograph
sessions for the hot off the presses first editions of A Sensible
Match. Stay tuned for more details!
I am pleased to announce
Contemporary Drama Service has published Good Friday Grace
and it will be available at
and stay tuned for my very first podcast
interview from the University of Texas.
A Sensible Match
now has a companion study guide for reading groups to use in
the EXTRAS (formerly GAMES) section. NOTE: Do not view guide until
after reading the book if you want to avoid "spoilers".
The Great American Pitchfest was a wonderful
meeting place for writers, producers and agents. I highly recommend
this event for anyone interested in movies or tv writing. The free
workshops on Saturday were extremely educational and helpful, I wish
I could have taken them all. I feel fortunate to have at least
gotten some requests for scripts from producers. While this all may
be a long shot, it was well worth the effort to "shoot for the