Sunday, May 31, 2009

Taking a break

Sorry for the posting hiatus. My family went to Florida this week for a little fun in the sun. The kids had a great time. I went from my normal skin tone - pasty - to more of an eggshell color. And the kids' afternoon naptimes allowed me to do some editing on the werewolf project I'm working on. (That's me, listening to the waves while I savage the page with my vicious red pen.)

Also, I wanted to announce tentatively that I'll be appearing on June 20 at the Metropolis Public Library in Metropolis, IL, and at the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library on September 12. I'll announce times whent they are confirmed.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Interview with WPSDTV

Well, trust me to show up on the 6 O'Clock News barefoot.

I did a fun interview with WPSDTV reporter Johnette Worak last week. They asked if they could shoot me in my "writing space" and I pointed to the couch. "This is it," I told them.

Johnette looked incredulous, "Really?"

So I did what I do every night. I got out my laptop and propped my feet up. And because my Mama raised me better to put my shoes on the furniture, I took off my shoes. I was unaware my giant hobbit feet would end up in the shot.

Nonetheless, the interview came out nicely.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Review I'd Been Waiting For... From My Husband

When my husband, David, and I first got married, I was a scribbler. I scribbled ideas for books in legal pads, notebooks, three-ring binders. I had outlines and chapters and a few completed manuscripts saved on a huge stack of diskettes with carefully coded titles. And they were all ... well, terrible. (I've had about 10 years, my ideas have improved since then.)

My husband wasn't allowed to read any of it. Hence the coded titles. I was afraid he'd think he'd married a delusional lunatic. Or that I wasn't happy with him because I spent my free time creating these perfect, sexy paperback heroes. And still, every time we moved, he dutifully hauled my big box of notebooks and diskettes from house to house without complaint.

When NICE GIRLS DON'T HAVE FANGS sold, David asked, "NOW, will you let me read somethiing you wrote?" I asked him to wait until it was in final edits, so he'd see the best possible version. And by the time the book came out in April, David been involved in a masters course and was up to his eyeballs in criminology textbooks.

So he was finally able to start reading the book late last night. He got through the first chapter, in which Jane is fired from her job as a children's librarian, gets mistaken for a deer on her way home, is shot and left for dead, then gets turned into a vampire.

I sat next to him, trying not to twitch as he read. Every time he laughed out loud was a huge thrill. And when he was done with the chapter, he looked up at said, "It's funny. And it sounds just like you talking to me."

Sounds like a I'm a hit.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New Cover Art!

This is the cover art for Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men. I love it. I'm so happy they put a cardigan on Jane. She's so much more demure and bookish this time! I even love the bat jewelry!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Several people have requested t-shirts with "She's a Librarian with a Really Long Shelf Life" on them. If you look to the right, there's a link to get them through in a variety of styles. Also, you can get tote bags with the book cover on them. (I have one and love it. I carry it to all of my signings.)

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Hey Everybody,

Just wanted to remind you I'll be having a signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9 at Market Square Coffee in downtown Paducah. (Next door to Kirchoff's, follow the smell of unfairly delicious cookies.)

As door prizes, I'll be raffling off three tote bags customized with the Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs cover. The goodie bags include a voucher for a free copy of Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men, promotional bookmarks, a signed cover flat, and of course, RCs and Moon Pies.

See you there!