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On Tour

I’m giggling at myself for the title of this post. I always wanted to be a musician with gigs all over the country, unfortunately, I’m not terribly musically inclined. Instead, I save my creativity for writing but that doesn’t mean I can’t have a tour!

My erotic paranormal, Ruby: Uncut and on the Loose will be released a week from tomorrow. It’s so exciting! And sickening. The sickening thing will probably grow worse as the release date creeps closer. I’ll probably stop eating, or if I do eat, everything will come back up (you wanted to know that I’m sure). The thing is, when I get nervous, I tend to get sick to my stomach. It could help me lose weight, but I don’t think that’s a good way to do it. Hm.

Anyway! The tour. That’s what I was talking about (forget about my sensitive stomach for the moment). Several lovely people have expressed interest in having moi on their blogs and I’m so happy (and nervous). Again with the stomach. So here’s the list of where I’ll be:

January 29, 2011 – Southern Sizzle Romance for Badurday. I’ll be talking about bad boys, villains, and have a little excerpt from the book. Giveaway!

February 5, 2011 – Falyn Donaldson is having me over on her blog for a special edition of Teaser…er, well it isn’t Tuesday, so let’s call it “Sneak Peek Saturday”. I’ll have an excerpt up and yet another giveaway!

February 7, 2011 – Nikki Brandyberry is interviewed me. Let me just mention that I labored and edited and labored some more over my answers. Oh, and we’re having a giveaway!

February 10, 2011 – Rachel Firasek will have me over on her blog for another interview and yet another giveaway!

February 15, 2011 – Jillian Chantal is interviewing me as well and you guessed it, another giveaway! (Do you see a theme here?)

February 17, 2011 – Avril Ashton, one of my critique partners and wicked good author is having me over for an interview and a giveaway. Also, she’ll be stopping by here on Friday January 28, 2011 for me to pick her brain (be sure to stop by as she’s having an ARC contest of her soon-to-be released romance, A Wicked Ride).

That’s all for right now, but I think that’s plenty. On top of all the tour dates and giveaways, next week I’ll be joining several other wonderful writer type peeps on a group blog called Four Foxes One Hound. I’ll be joined by Jillian Chantal, Daisy Harris, Lynn Rush, and the lone hound, Jeff Salter. We’ll talk about anything and everything to do with life, romance, and writing. Be sure to visit us!

I’m probably leaving out a date, but as soon as I figure out which one it is, I’ll let you know!

P.S. Be sure to check out Allison Pang’s debut release, A Brush of Darkness. She’s a snarky, brilliant lady!

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5 Things I’ve Learned

Last week I was tagged in a post by the lovely Angela Addams. The post was about the five things I’ve learned this year. Wow, could we possibly expand that to maybe 100 things I’ve learned? It seems crazy to me that it’s already the middle of August when it feels like it’s still May or June.

So to my five things:

1. I’ve learned that being quiet and unobtrusive only makes me appear standoffish and arrogant. I really worried about the conference, thinking I wouldn’t be able to break through my defensive walls and talk to people. Boy, was I surprised! I became a social butterfly (who went to bed early every night). I discovered a new confidence in myself and it stuck with me even after my plane landed in New Orleans.

2. I’ve learned the harsh lesson of putting all your eggs in one basket. The agent SNAFU has taught me that no matter how concrete things may appear to be, you still have to protect yourself by not pinning all your hopes on one other person. Your writing career is valuable. People will want to read your stuff and though it’s a heady feeling to have someone say they love your work, you have to use common sense. Don’t burn bridges before you’ve made certain the bridge you’re about to cross is rock solid.

3. Sometimes you need a break. Writing is fun, it’s supposed to be fun, but when it starts to feel like a chore, you need to back away from it for a little while. No,  you don’t need to shave your head and join a spiritual commune, but you do need to recharge your batteries. Get away from the computer. Leave Twitter, Facebook, and your writing groups alone for a little while. Leave your heroine hanging from a cliff. Go for a walk, go away for a short weekend, go shopping, or get your nails done. Do something to give your body and your brain a much needed break.

4. I’ve learned that coffee is my friend. As the year has steadily trudged on, I’ve become more and more dependent on it. Almost more so than chocolate. How do I know this? I drank sludge during the conference with a smile on my face. This was the kind of coffee that puts hair on your chest, but I braved it because I needed that caffeine. There was a time when I wouldn’t have dreamed of drinking coffee but once every few months. It wasn’t my thing. Now, I can’t live without it. I’m already planning to bring my own coffee to New York next year. I have to have my Community dark roast. No more sludge for me!

5. Finally, I’ve learned that there are friends to be made from every genre of writing. It’s been nearly a full year since I started taking my on-line presence more seriously and I’ve met some wonderful people. I’ve grown my network of friends, some of whom I had the honor of meeting in person, some I’m still on virtual terms with, but I couldn’t imagine continuing on this journey without them. You’re all the best!

Now it’s time for me to pass the buck. Are you ready? Three lucky people will get the chance to share their learning experiences with the rest of us. I’ve chosen: Lynn Rush, Daisy Harris, and Silvia Arada. What have you learned so far this year?

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The Versatile Blogger Award

To my  surprise, I was given another blogging award, this time by Marsha A. Moore. Thanks for thinking of me! I feel special (and I don’t have to worry about what to blog about this morning!!).

Now, here are the rules:

1. Thank those who loved me enough to bestow this gift.
2. Share seven things about myself.
3. Bestow this honor onto 15 newly discovered or followed bloggers–in no particular order–who are fantastic in some way.
4. Drop by and let my fifteen new friends know I love them.
Sooooo….seven things about myself. Where do I begin?? (you know how much I love talking about myself!)
1. I talk to my animals like they can understand me and will talk back…if they ever did, I’m afraid I’d have a heart attack.
2. When I was 10 years old, my brother broke the middle finger of my left hand. Yes, my middle finger, which meant that I wore a splint that looked like I was flipping the bird to everyone. It was awesome.
3. My mom says I used to know the words to all the songs on the radio (as well as most of the commercials) when I was about 3. It annoyed them to no end.
4. I hate…hate…HATE…to dust. I have dust bunnies the size of boulders under my bed.
5. I can only take so much “girl talk”. I think 30 minutes is my limit. After that I’m looking for the nearest exit.
6. If I could get away with wearing sneakers or flip-flops for all events, I would. (I carry slippers with me when I’m forced to wear heels.)
7. I’m afraid I might be going through a “nesting” phase…God forbid I’m becoming domesticated! *shudder*
So now I get to pick people to share this award with. Yay! Without further ado:
Romancemama – She covers the 3 S’s of blogging: sweet, sassy, and Southern. Need I say more?
Daisy Harris – Insightful blogger with a twist of snark.
Allison Pang – Hello Kitty and bacon fanatic with lots of snark. (Not sure how she’d feel about a bacon wrapped Hello Kitty…best of both worlds?)
Tawna Fenske – Hilarious blogger…please, please check her out!
KAK – Constantly cracks me up with her comments.
Stacy McKitrick – Always happy to share embarrassing moments with me (she never leaves me hanging by myself!)
Lynn Rush – Sweet lady with a regimented blog (Throwback Thursdays are my favorite!)
Tammy Gallant – Busy lady with a blog that asks those important questions…like, what would you Karaoke to?
Naked Heroes – Yes, I said NAKED HEROES…’nuff said!
Angela Addams – Sweet lady who lets me rant at/with her!
Stacey Espino – Spicy bloggess…seriously spicy!
Jeffe Kennedy – I’m new to her blog, but she takes wonderful pictures of her desert home (from a soggy south Louisiana perspective, they’re awesome!)
Jillian Chantal – Adding her to my blog now that I know she has one, but I already know she’s an awesome lady!
Jus Accardo – She’s fabu with a lazy…I mean, a sleepy dog who provides me endless amusement.
Eden Glenn – She has wonderful Fantasy Man Mondays…which is a great way to start the week, you know? Between her fantasy guys on Monday and my fantasy guys on Friday. Like a sandwich…
So, that’s all 15 of the blogs I follow. I hope you’ll give them all a look-see to find out for yourself how awesome they are! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to look for this week’s Fantasy Man. *sigh* My work is never done!

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