Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Springing forward!

Oh, the post-holiday, after-Valentine's, not-quite-summer-reading time is upon us.
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.

(Actually, this is not me. My NE is named Lilia and I play on Garona. But this toon is pretty similar to mine.)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

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. ^_~

(You can't see it, but I am wearing pink fishnets under that black Victorian Gothilicious jacket!)

Happy Valentine's Day!