July 29, 2009 at 3:22 pm | Category: blog
In my other life, I moderate book clubs at Barnes & Noble’s website, BN.com. I will be moderating Suzanne Brockmann’s visit to B&N’s CENTER STAGE next week, and today a lot of us are taking advantage of her live visit to Barnes & Noble’s Facebook page. Here are the details:
Tuesday, July 28 was the release day for Suzanne Brockmann’s 15th Navy SEALs Troubleshooters book, HOT PURSUIT. It brings back Alyssa and Sam, two favorites from this series, and gives Alyssa a starring role.
Hot Pursuit (Troubleshooters Series #15)
I’ve been a Brockmann fan since these books first came out — before that, in fact, since I also liked her earlier series. I was thrilled to meet Suzanne Brockmann in Washington, DC a few weeks ago, and I’m excited to moderate her visit to Center Stage the first week of August.
In something entirely new, Barnes & Noble is hosting a visit with Suzanne Brockmann on their Facebook page. Post your questions or comments and she will respond to them throughout the day. Now, she isn’t going to be sitting at her computer every minute, but she will be “live” on and off all day today — Wednesday, July 29.
July 23, 2009 at 9:44 am | Category: blog
I’m very excited that my tagline made the cut in Dawn Halliday’s contest: http://www.dawnhalliday.com/extras/ttt-contest-finalist-list/
Dawn is the author of HIGHLAND OBSESSION and her alter ego is Jennifer Haymore, author of book I recently read and loved called A HINT OF WICKED.
This means I’ll get to submit the title, genre and word count in next week’s contest. If my title makes the cut, the following week I’ll get to submit the first five lines of the story, and so on. Barbara Poelle of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency will critique partials of the two winners’ stories. Since I’m hunting for an agent, this is fabulous news!
Update, August 2: Made it to the next round. Here’s the finalists (so far):
July 20, 2009 at 6:38 pm | Category: blog
My critique partner gets down in the dumps occasionally, as all writers do. Imposter Syndrome hits us all from time to time. When Rosie gets depressed, I know just how to cheer her up — I email her a Chest of the Day. Now, we are happily married women, but we aren’t blind. A lot of our friends have heard about the Chest Collection and asked us to share it. Being generous souls, we agreed. You can find a selection of the collection (hey — I’m a poet) on my Links page. If you would like to recommend a chest for our collection (we mainly stick to book covers, but we are easily tempted), post a link in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to stress that I am only posting these to relieve the stress of Imposter Syndrome, taking pity on other writers out there. I realize it’s not all about chests — sometimes it’s backs. Or arms. Or hands. And, in Rosie’s case, it’s usually about kilts, too. So for all the Rosie’s out there, here’s another link:
Also, I have about 150 pictures from RWA National — way too many to post here. You can view the rest on my Facebook page. Friend me!
July 20, 2009 at 4:57 pm | Category: blog
July 20, 2009 at 11:04 am | Category: blog
I just got back from my first national conference of Romance Writers, and I’m still trying to take it all in. I’ll write more about this when my brain is functioning again, but in the meantime, here are a few pictures. You can see all 150+ in the photo section of my Facebook page. I’m listed as Becke Martin — friend me!