Tuesday, November 27, 2007
You can join me in an Authors' Chat for the upcoming e-anthology from Circle Dark Publishing, Twilight and Thorns on Friday November 30th at 7pm CST. Click here for the direct Java-enabled chat room link. Or find the "CDP Chat" link at the bottom of their homepage!
Not only is this Circle Dark's debut work...it is my first foray into the world of e-books! Let's make it a good one!
Books may be ordered at the website or by emailing the wonderful ladies of the Circle Dark at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
It is a double-edged sword as my current publishing situation is finished, but that means I can move onto other things. Sadly, my publisher ran into some major financial issues that turned into a 6 month struggle between them and us authors. But we have won the day and are free to take our publication rights back and move onto new venues. I have some great leads, so fret not, dear readers, I will be back before you know it!
For now, I am relieved and optimistic.
Books continue to be available on Amazon's marketplace and on ebay...at a STEAL, too!
Also, I was also awarded custody of the remainder of the stock. So I have a few at my disposal. Let me know if you want a signed copy!
Thanks for everything! We'll meet again soon, I know it!
But keep an eye out here and on my website for all the latest developments.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Also, the cottage is officially named The Cottage Caravansarai ( or The Cottage Caravansary, depending on your spelling preference!). It is still really not in any reasonable order, so pictures will have to wait just a little while longer.
...that is all.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
I have been busting my chops working for my non-fiction publisher, Greenwood Publishing. I had to do an emergency fix in their 19th century chapter. I cranked out 51,000 words in 10 days. Yeeeaaaahhhhh....I now have the flabbiest butt in Nashville. But a good friend and yoga diva and I are working out a exercise routine.
I am also working on a fabulous sewing project for Catherynne M. Valente's novel Orphan's Tales. Pictures to follow, I promise!
And the biggest news of all...I am getting married! Matt proposed on August the 11th at Pi-Con and we are planning to tie the knot in September 2008!
And there are new shiny bits on my website, updates and excerpts! Go check it out!
And now to go enjoy the weather...it is finally not 100+ degrees. ^_^
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
- Lacis- The quintessential destination for any historical costumer! No TV special or website does it justice. They feature a fantastic book selection, hard-to-find patterns, boning, grommets, hat blanks, millinery supplies, and an entire museum of antique through vintage through retro items for sale.
- Stone Mountain and Daughter- Not too far from Lacis, Stone Mountain and Daughter is a GREAT resource for wools, brocades, velvets, and whatever else they find to sell at low-low prices!
- Dark Garden Corsets- If you are going to be across the Bay in San Francisco, visit Dark Garden for a fun afternoon of corsetry and coquetry!
- BustleDress- A St. Helena vintage costumer's paradise! They are an online establishment, but if you are bringing a group, I would recommend giving a call and seeing if you can arrange a tour!
- A listing from Sewing San Jose!
- Aladdin's Lamp- A theatrical costume supply store. Make-up, masks, fun stuff!
And don't you DARE leave San Jose without seeing:
Drop me a line if you want more information! I am still investigating my ability to go to the Con, and I will happily lead tours to various adventurous locales!!
Friday, June 15, 2007
Hello chaps and chapesses!
This weekend is Hypericon here in Nashville. The full schedule can be found here!
My personal schedule is here:
- Friday: 9pm Dialogue: This Is How People Really Talk
- Saturday: Noon Costuming - It's In The Details
- Saturday: 1pm SIGNING
- Saturday: 4pm READING
- Saturday: 8pm Making The Unbelievable Believable (Yes, this is opposite the Masquerade. Please come see me for a little while at least??)
- Sunday: 11am History of Lingerie (Me and the decadent ladies of Big City Burlesque in vintage undies. NOT TO BE MISSED! And you might learn something too!)
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
There have been a lot of changes in my small literary world, and I should be able to explain all of it in the next week or two. Somethings are legal matters and must remain under wraps for the time being. Others are just too new to comment upon and when I know something, you'll know something.
Until then, take care 'til I come back... and don't burn the internet down!
Sunday, May 06, 2007
I look back and realize that I haven't posted since March! Mercy!
There, unfortunately, is very little to report at this time. I have been busy in the world of non-fiction and equally busy dealing with a whole slew of issues with my novel, none of which I am at liberty to talk about here.
I was also very, very ill...but I am doing much better now. Better living through science and all.
There should be some news forthcoming, but for now, good readers, I will remind you that my next event/appearance will be the BookExpo America in NYC over the first week of June.
I will be hanging out in the city a few days prior to the event, so drop me a line and we can have a coffee at Veselka's!
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Good friend and fellow writer Elizabeth Donald was honored with the Darrell Award for her short story "Wonderland" at this year's Mid-South Convention in Memphis, TN.
"Wonderland" comes from her short story collection, Setting Suns published by New Babel Books.
Recently, I had Jeri Smith-Ready's book, Eyes of Crow recommended to me by a friend and fan of my work. I confess that I haven't gotten to read it yet, but I have it on order from Amazon and am eagerly anticipating it.
Imagine my surprise that this debut novel of hers has shown up as a RITA finalist for Best First Novel! (the RITA Award is the big award for Romance writing and is given out annually by the Romance Writers of America in a variety of categories.)
I have some more congratulations to give out for another friend and another award, but that deserves a post all its own!
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
The time when almost all authors look at their flagging sales and sigh.
But, I am not going to be downhearted about the relative flatline of this time of year. Instead, I think I may go work on some on my upcoming fiction and slip you good readers a little teaser...or two.
The first is that Seven Times a Woman, my fantastical pseudo-myth set in almost-Japan is being officially considered by the firm my publisher works with that distributes mass market books to CVS Pharmacies, but also Ekerd's and Rite Aid (yes, Rite Aid! Hear that West Coasters??). No further news beyond that, but it is a good start. It went to them with the highest recommendations from my beloved editor.
The second is that I have gotten permission to reference Loreena McKennitt and some of her lyrics in my current novel, To Shining Sea, about a Selkie girl who plays in an Irish band.
Lastly, please stop by my website. It is all shiny and new (with some updates that still need to happen)! Please remember to update your bookmarks/favorites. The /mambo on the end of the URL will lead you to a 404 NOT FOUND message.
And in these website updates, I am still on the hunt for fan art, so if my writing has inspired you and you would like to share that with the world, please send me an email!
Sunday, February 25, 2007
I have surfaced for air from my latest costume history textbook project.
And now, I shall play some WoW to decompress and then go head off to the Centennial Sportsplex and see if I can't join the Women's Hockey League here in Nashville.
But don't despair, fair readers, I shall be far more attentive to you now!
I have news for you....but that's for tomorrow. Because after five weeks of hellbent writing to get this project in on time...I am damn tired of typing.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Great big hugs and kisses with all sorts of frilly hearts and everything that sparkles to my family, friends, and fans!
I am also sending out vibes for some black leather and spikes for those of you who'd prefer not to have anything frilly. ^_~
Monday, January 29, 2007
Premium Press America will be holding a signing featuring me and two other authors!
I will be signing copies of A Year and A Day at the Barnes & Noble in Cool Springs this Saturday!
Consider yourself INVITED!
A large turnout is my aim, here. And for two very good reasons:
- I would love to see you! And it would be awfully shiny to have fans there, otherwise we will all look pretty silly.
- A gaggle of Sara Harvey fans clamoring for my autograph will also make a stellar impression to the good people of PPA. Not only will this make the people who sign my checks very happy, it will also look good to any potential agents and larger publishers.
The pertinent details are as follows:
- WHAT: A Valentine's Day themed book signing featuring yours truly!
- WHERE: The Barnes & Noble in Cool Springs, Brentwood, TN (Brentwood is about 20 minutes south of downtown Nashville). Please call 615-377-9799 for details!
- WHEN: Saturday, February 3rd at 1pm(CST)
Cool Springs is a huge shopping and eating district and I plan to go have some sushi or cheesecake or something else celebratory after the event. I would be glad of your company if you are so inclined as to come along!
Oh and *mumblemumblerumormumblebuzzSevenTimesaWomanmumblebuzzmumble*
(Intelligible details to follow in a soonish fashion, I promise!)
Hope to see you on Saturday!
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
12-14 January~ Arisia Convention~ Cambridge, MA
26-28 January~ Chattacon Convention~ Chattanooga, TN
3 February~ "A Little Romance" Signing at Barnes & Noble, Cool Springs~ Franklin, TN
My FIRST OFFICIAL PUBLISHER SIGNING!!!
If you are in the vicinity of Nashville at all, please come out and show your support! Details on the time on Saturday2/3 will be forthcoming!