Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

It's New Year's Eve and I'm excited. I'm really looking forward to 2009 for a lot of different reasons. Here are a few:

1)My debut book RESCUE ME will be released April 28. WooHoo! Then, RETURN TO ME will be released on May 19 and RUN TO ME on June 23. Triple yay!!!

2)I sold another trilogy in my Last Chance Rescue series, which means I'll be writing three books in 2009. Another triple yay!!!

3)I'm hopeful that the economy will turn around in 2009. This has been a tough year for so many people. Fingers crossed that the new year will bring stability and renewed optimism.

4)I love new beginnings. That's probably one of the reasons I so enjoy starting a new book. New beginnings are uncluttered by the past. That's what a new year is to me. Like a fresh fallen snow, it's pristine and sparkling bright, full of wonderful promise and hope for a better everything.

There are many more reasons I'm looking forward to the new year...too many to list. How about you? What are you looking forward to in 2009?

I wish everyone a peaceful, prosperous and happy new year. May all your dreams come true!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!

It's almost Christmas! Don't you just love seeing the happiness and excitement on everyone's face this time of year? People of every age turn into children. Ripping into presents, laughing at silly jokes and eating way too much. It's my favorite holiday.

Okay, yes, there are a few Grinchs out there, but even they can be softened up with a bright smile or a kind word. Things that don't cost a thing and can often make a big difference.

Even though these are tough economic times and many people are stressed and worried about the future, this is a wonderful time to sit back and count your blessings. I hope you're able to take some time and do that.

Also, in between the hustle and bustle of the busy season, I hope you have time to sit down and read a good book. There are lots of wonderful ones out there and this is the perfect weather to stay inside, drink a cup of hot tea or cocoa, curl up with your honey or your pets and enjoy a great read.

As for me...I received the galleys for RETURN TO ME. Yay! So red pen in hand, I'm going to curl up for a bit of revising and reading of my own.

Until next time, stay safe, keep warm and enjoy the beauty of the season!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

WooHoo! Exciting News!

I'm doing back flips and cartwheels. Yesterday I sold another back to back romantic suspense trilogy to Ballantine! Tentative release dates are July, August and September 2010.

I can't tell you how thrilled I am to continue my Last Chance Rescue series with three more books. Two LCR operatives introduced in the first trilogy will have their own stories. The third operative is just now introducing herself to me. That's one of the things I love most about writing. I get to meet these amazing people in my mind and they let me get acquainted with them a little at a time.

Galleys for RETURN TO ME will be arriving around December 22 and line and copy edits of RUN TO ME in early 2009. And in between that, I'm continuing to work on my new series.

I'm a little behind but I'm finally getting into the holiday spirit. Shopping is almost done, which I can barely believe since I'm the worst procrastinator on Christmas shopping. I think one of the reasons I'm so far ahead is because I made the decision that most of the gifts I'll give this year will be books. My small contribution to support the publishing industry. And since I love hanging out in bookstores, shopping has been a true pleasure.

There is one gift I didn't buy at a bookstore that I'm very excited about. I can't tell you what it is because my husband reads my blog and I don't want him to know what I got him. I usually have at least one gift like that each year. One that I'm so excited and anxious to give, I can barely wait for Christmas.

How about you? Do you have a gift you're excited about giving away this year? Go ahead and share. I won't tell!