Friday, February 20, 2009

Wow, it's been over two weeks since I posted. Time is flying by and I'm dancing (figuratively) as fast as I can. My new series is coming along very well. I hope to be through with the first draft of my new book by the end of February. Fingers crossed!

In between writing a new book, I've completed the copy edits for RUN TO ME. Galleys should be coming soon. I've also done a couple of magazine interviews. One for Loveletter Magazine, a German in print romance magazine which reaches readers, booksellers and editors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They review US releases and I was interviewed for their newcomer section. Since I just sold in Germany, it'll be cool that readers will be aware of my upcoming releases there, which I believe are scheduled for 2010.

Also, I'm in the process of doing an interview for Romantic Times magazine for an article on my debut trilogy. I believe it will run in their May issue.

I'm very excited about these interviews and the wonderful promotion opportunities they give. I feel so fortunate to have been asked and look forward to seeing the articles.

Guest blogs are next on my agenda. I'm in the midst of setting up several of them and will post dates and locations as soon as they're set. If you're interested in a guest blogger in the next few months, let me know!

Another exciting event: I received the contract for my new trilogy. Yay! Super excited about that!

Aside from those things, it's been relatively quiet in the Reece household. Chilly temperatures have kept me and the furkids inside for much of the winter. I'm really looking forward to warmer weather. I have a tendency to be lazy during winter months when it comes to physical activity. Come March, I plan to get outside for much needed walking and brainstorming. I've found that there's nothing like getting the blood pumping and adrenaline going for new ideas to shoot through my mind.

Till next time, stay warm, dream of spring and read a wonderful romance. The happy-ever-after will bring joy to your heart and a smile to your face.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

25 Random Things You Probably Don't Want to Know

I've been tagged on Facebook's '25 Random Things About Myself' numerous times and feel quite guilty for not responding to each one. Therefore, in an effort to fulfill one part of that obligation, I'm posting those things here. The other part...the one where I'm supposed to tag 25 more people...won't get done. Mostly because the ones I would have tagged have already tagged me. However, if you read this post and feel that you've been 'tagged', feel free to list 25 random things about yourself!

Here goes:

1. I've lived in four different states.
2. I would love to vacation in Maine.
3. The scariest thing I've ever done was submit a manuscript.
4. The second scariest thing I've ever done was skydive. (Submitting is scarier than skydiving!)
5. The first person I called after my first sale was my husband, followed by my mom.
6. I prefer strawberry preserves on my pb&j sandwiches.
7. Last summer a lizard came to live in my office for a week and I named her Okra.
8. I am addicted to Friends' reruns.
9. I miss the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series so very much.
10. If given a choice, I prefer my popcorn with butter.
11. I would love to live on a farm with every kind of animal as a pet.
12. My favorite book of all time is The Rolling Years by Agnes Sligh Turnbull
13. I have numerous favorite numbers but 7 & 13 are my absolute favs.
14. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a psychiatrist.
15. I love hot, humid southern summers.
16. My dream vacation is a trip to Scotland and Ireland.
17. For my birthday one year, I ran a half-marathon.
18. If given a choice of switching my life with anyone else I wouldn't.
19. I love Edy's Chocolate and Blue Belle Homemade Vanilla ice creams.
20. My Mom is my role model.
21. My husband is my best friend and love of my life.
22. The weeping willow is my favorite tree.
23. I'm allergic to the weeping willow tree.
24. Worst rejection--a post card of reasons I might have been rejected, but nothing checked off.
25. Hardest thing about writing a book? The very first word.