Wednesday, February 24, 2010

This Actually Makes Me Sort of Sad

In my former life as an intrepid beat reporter, part of my duties included covering school board meetings. One of the highlights of the year was after elections, when new board members were sworn in using the Kentucky oath of public office. One of the promises you had to make as a public servant was swearing that you'd never participated in a duel with deadly weapons.

I would have to bite my lip so I wouldn't giggle as little old ladies and pillars of the community swore they'd never gone after someone with pistols at dawn. No one could ever really explain to me why this part of the oath was necessary. And I could only guess that my forefathers were trying to keep those crazy Hatfields and McCoys out of the Governor's mansion.

So imagine my surprise when my agent sent me this link

Apparently, no one takes that part of the oath seriously, so a state representative wants to eliminate it. I would be really sad if the next generation of reporters didn't have the same distractions to entertain them during those long, long public meetings.

But it would make us seem a little less rednecky.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Stick it in your ear, part deux!

NICE GIRLS DON'T DATE DEAD MEN is now available on Audiobook!

Click here to order.

I'm loving this Audiobook thing. I can listen to Jane anywhere.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Paducah Booksigning

DON'T FORGET!

I'll be signing at my favorite hometown bookstore, BOOKSAMILLION, in Paducah, KY. Noon, Saturday, Feb. 20. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stick It In Your Ear!

When I first realized I actually had a publishing contract, one of my first thoughts beyond "Omygod, omygod, omygod!" was wondering whether Jane would ever make it onto Audiobook. And now she did!

NICE GIRLS DON'T LIVE FOREVER is now available on Audiobook from Audible.com. You can download it from Audible here. Or go to iTunes!

Jane is voiced by the wonderful Amanda Ronconi. I am so excited!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Interview at Book Chick City




The lovely Carolyn at Book Chick City posted an interview about my writing ritual here.