Sunday, April 17, 2011

Kentucky Writers Conference Presentation

Several people who attended my workshop at the Kentucky Writers Conference asked me to post my slides online. Click here to access my presentation.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

SOKY Book Fest

I will be speaking with Teresa Medeiros on the Romance and Soap Opera Panel, 1 p.m. Saturday at the SOKY Book Fest, Carroll Knicely Convention Center, Bowling Green, KY.
We'll be signing for most of the day there, as well, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Wolves come under fire in proposed Congressional budget bill

Sen. Jon Tester and Rep. Mike Simpson have announced wolves would be taken off the endangered list under the budget bill pending before Congress. According to a recent AP article, there is growing political pressure and potential Congressional action to reduce wolf numbers in Montana and other states due a gradual increase of wolf attacks on livestock and some big-game herds suffering declines. Several conservation groups attempted to enter into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that would have lifted endangered species protections for wolves in Montana and Idaho, hoping that the agreement would provide greater protection for wolves than lawmakers might provide. But that settlement was rejected.

Groups such as the Defenders of Wildlife and The World Wildlife Foundation are organizing campaigns asking legislators to continue government programs to protect the environment – including wolves – and promote scientific research. You can find information on those programs here:

Defenders of Wildlife


The WWF also has a neat Adopt A Gray Wolf program, which can be found here.

RT Booklovers Convention Wrap-Up

Hey All,

I'm back from the RT Convention in Los Angeles. I'm exhausted but happy. NICE GIRLS DON'T LIVE FOREVER won the Reviewer's Choice Award for Paranormal Fiction. I have no actual memory of my acceptance speech because halfway through, I realized people were looking at me, and lost control of all verbal functions.

I am told I thanked everybody I should, and that people laughed.

And then I met Catherine Coulter!! Squeal!!! (See, published authors still have embarrassing fangirl moments.) I think I told her that her Sherbrooke series was one of the first romance series I was allowed to read and she was a huge influence on my life... or I asked her where the bathroom was.

There were a lot of mental blackout moments for me at RT.

I met lots of lovely, down-to-Earth authors: Melissa Marr, Holly Black, Carrie Ryan, Jaye Wells, Nicole Peeler, LA Banks, Adrian Phoenix. It was crazy who you could meet just by walking into the elevator.

We all gathered at the Book Fair on Saturday, where this:

Was how it looked for three hours. It was crazy, but fun. Which is pretty much how one would sum up RT.

Monday, April 4, 2011

FAQs for the Naked Werewolf Books

Are the Naked Werewolf books set in the same world as the Jane Jameson books?

No. I needed the possibility of werewolves exisiting to be a foreign concept for Mo. I needed her disbelief. If she was aware of vampires existence, her disbelief in werewolves would be sort of silly. However, I did want to reward Jane fans, so I hid little Easter eggs in the Naked Werewolf books, referencing the Jane Jameson books. I don't want to tell you what they are, but you'll know them when you see them.

Will there be more than two books in the Naked Werewolf series?

I don't know. We're discussing the possibility of a third book with the publisher. I'll let you know as soon as I have an update.

Are the Naked Werewolf books narrated by the same actress who voiced the Jane Jameson Audiobooks?

Yes, all of my books have been read by Amanda Ronconi for I think she does a wonderful job.

Are the Naked Werewolf covers designed by the same artist who drew the cover for AND ONE LAST THING?

Yes, they were drawn by incredibly talented Renata DiBiase.

Will the Naked Werewolf books be translated into German, French, Spanish, Klingon, etc.?

At the moment, there are no agreements for foreign rights.


I've received several requests for the playlist I used while writing THE ART OF SEDUCING A NAKED WEREWOLF. You'll notice that I used a lot of the same music I used for HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF, because they were atmosphere-setters for my Alaskan story.

She Wolf - Shakira
OK, I have to explain this one. I don't think this song reflects Maggie's personality at all. But it came out right after I proposed the idea for Maggie's book to my agent, Stephany. When the video, including footage Shakira writhing around in a cage, came out, Stephany emailed me and said, "Wow, Maggie's got a lot to live up to!" So I played the song when I needed to remember not to take my job too seriously.

La Grange - ZZ TOP
Felt like a good fightin' song. Maggie gets into a lot of fights.

The Promise - Michael Nyman

Breathe Me - Sia

Strange and Beautiful - Aqualung
(This song worked for both Mo and Cooper and Nick and Maggie, because they were all dealing with strange cross-species dating issues.)

My Skin - Natalie Merchant

Running Up That Hill - Placebo

Time is Running Out - Muse

Unstoppable - ES Posthumus

Nara - ES Posthumus

The Bird and the Worm - The Used

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Hey All,

I'm starting a VYou account so I can answer reader questions. If you have a question about my writing habits, background or specific questions about any of my books, leave them here.


Friday, April 1, 2011

New "Flirty" Seminar

Are you bored with human men? Do you want to take a walk on the wild side of the dating world?

Register now for my signature seminar: “HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF”- a carefully researched, evidence-based system designed to attract the attention of the sexiest of all shape-shifters.

My easy, three-session course includes the following discussion topics:

Dressing to Appeal to the Alpha Male – How Low-Cut Is Too Low-Cut?

Food-Scented Perfumes: Friend or Foe?

Emergency Bear-Trap Removal

Sign up now and receive a free bonus session entitled, “THE ART OF SEDUCING A NAKED WEREWOLF.” This adults-only detailed, illustrated class outlines the methods and mechanics of keeping your favorite wolfman happy in the bedroom. Cameras and recording devices are prohibited.

Classes start June 23 at the Crescent Valley Community Center. Oh, and did I mention:


Sadly, there is no such thing as a scientific method to seducing a naked werewolf. But you may pick up some tips by reading HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF and THE ART OF SEDUCING A NAKED WEREWOLF.