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Monday, February 28, 2011

Texas Authors Book Sale and Signing.....

A huge 'Thank You' to everyone who came out to the Writer's Guild's Author Book sale and signing event. We had a great turnout and I got to meet some very interesting Authors. My good friend, Sandy Park, was their with her book Annie's Creek as well as many authors that I met for the first time! It was really nice to be able to learn from people who have been going to these a lot. I was excited to see so many of our local Authors as well as some from other parts of Texas. Many people from our community came out to support the authors and that was refreshing to see as well. I am excited to announce that the Madisonville Meteor is going to be doing an interview on my book! I don't know when it will be out but I will keep you guys posted!!
I will also be announcing the winners to my drawing for a free signed copy of my book from the book signing tomorrow!
Thanks again everyone!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hello Readers.....

What a beautiful sunshiney day here in Madisonville, Texas!! Spring is in the air and I am excited for the warmer weather. I am posting this blog to let you all know that I've been asked to speak on the "Tough Talk with Tony Gambone" Radio show on Blogtalkradio.com. It will be live on April 15th at 3:30 pm (central). I have no idea yet what he will be asking me but I am pretty excited for my first speaking engagement!! I will post a link to the recorded show on this blog and also on my website so that anyone who wants to check out the interview can!
Here is the link to the show if you want to check out some of the other interviews that he has done.

Thank you again for all of your support and encouragement!
Just a reminder....
Madison County Writer's Guild
Texas Author Book Sale and Signing
February 26th 10am-2pm

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I've joined the Writer's Guild!

I was very excited to attend my first meeting at the Madison County Writer's Guild last night. To be honest I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, I kind of had an image of a bunch of Ernest Hemingway's and Charlotte Bronte's. You know.... really professional and no-nonsense!! Boy, was I wrong!! Don't get me wrong, I could tell right away that there is a lot of talent in that group, their short stories and biographies, and dialog, and prose let me know right away that I will be challenged as a writer to keep up with such talent. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they critique each other's work, not so much for content or concept, but more for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. I did not read anything last night as I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, but I am excited to get something together to read next meeting. I haven't decided if I should take an excerpt from The Eye of the Storm, or if I should bring something that doesn't have anything to do with my novels...maybe I'll try my hand at poetry...who knows!!
So, I joined the Writer's Guild and I really look forward to expanding my writing abilities through this new challenge!
On a side note.....
The Madison County Writer's Guild is holding their annual Texas Authors Book Sale and Signing at the Truman Kimbro Center on February 26th from 10am to 2pm. If anyone is interested, please join us there. I will have a table there and I look forward to meeting everyone and checking out the other authors that will be there. I will also be having a drawing for a free signed copy of my book and there will be plate lunches available for sale!

Friday, February 11, 2011

My first book signing event....

I am excited to tell everyone that my first book signing event will be at the Truman Kimbro Center on Saturday February 26th. The Madison County Writer's Guild will be sponsoring the Authors Book Sale and Signing. I am pretty excited about this opportunity. I will have copies of my book there, available for purchase. I welcome you to come and see me as well as the other authors that will be there. It is going to be fun meeting some of our local authors and seeing all the talent that Madison County has to offer! I'll keep you posted in the next few days on what time it starts.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Eye of the Storm

I am so excited! I have just received an email from Donna Chumley in the acquisitions department of Tate Publishing and they have offered me a contract for the sequel to Footprints in the Sand. The title to the second book will be The Eye of the Storm. Those of you who have read Footprints in the Sand will be glad to know that Mark and Callie will be appearing in the second book, as will some of the other characters. It will be a new adventure for Dawn as she takes off to Mexico for a photo shoot, gets caught in one of the worst hurricanes in fifty years and finds refuge with someone she never thought she would see again. If she survives the hurricane and the devastation afterward, can she survive losing her heart? You will have to stay posted to find out! As I finish writing the story I will post excerpts here to give you a glimpse into The Eye of the Storm!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Overwhelming Response!

I have heard so many wonderful things from everyone on my website and through my emails. I am very excited to hear what readers have to say about my book. I really hope that you like the story. Stay posted to my blog because I will be providing sample chapters and also a little insight into what the characters are going to be up to in the sequel.
On a side note I am also starting a book set back in the early 19th century. That was such an exciting time to live in London, England. Carriages and ball gowns and London Society, trips to Bath for relaxation. I am looking forward to finding out what Julia and Lucas have in store for their adventure.

SO..... I pose a question to you, readers...... If you could live during any time period in history, or in the present, when would you choose? What would your situation have been?

It is so hard for me to pick but if I had to say just one I would be the daughter of nobility at my first Season in London, early 1800's!