Friday Stuff

Though it has that, “could be any day of the week because your life is crazy busy and you don’t know what day it is” feel too.

Here’s a little something for the writers reading today:
Call for goodies!

A great self-promotion opportunity

** Please forward **

The Emerald City Writer’s Conference in Seattle, Washington is hosting it annual conference Friday, October 1st through Sunday October 3rd. This is the largest romance conference on the West Coast. Our featured guest speakers this year are Alyssa Day, Brenda Novak and Barbara Vey, with special guest Cherry Adair. With such great speakers and approximately 250 attendees, the conference is great
exposure for participating authors. We’d love to have your donations!

Send as much or as little as you like. We would be grateful for whatever materials you would like to send. In addition to books and traditional promotional items, we also welcome gift baskets and/or gift items that can be given away as door prizes or used in our raffles. Items need to be received by September 22nd.

Please email the Goody Bag Chairs, Debby Lee and Elizabeth Darvill at for more information or visit the Emerald City Writer’s Conference website at

This is a great regional conference. I’ll be there in October along with many others. The booksigning is free and open to the public as well.

Let’s see, I’m nearly finished with Believe, a holiday novella that follows some months after the end of Second Chances. Second Chances will be out October 25 and for those who aren’t familiar with it, it’s a book originally published in 2005 and I got the rights back two years later and have been meaning to revise and expand it since then. Earlier this year I sent it to Angela James at Carina, who contracted it and then cracked the whip. I’m really proud of the results and I’ve always loved this book and so I’m excited that it’s going to have new life.

I won’t go into detail too much about how Believe fits since Second Chances has some twists, but it’s got some scenes in it that made me blush when I wrote them so YAY!

Believe will be out in December, though I have no idea of the date yet (I could, you know, ask, but I figure I’ll get this done first)

My kids go back to school next week which *hopefully* means more concentrated work time. Next up on the writing plate is Goddess With A Blade, an urban fantasy with romantic elements, also for Carina. This one is NOT a romance, or rather it has a romantic sub plot, but it’s about Rowan Summerwaite, who is, among other things, a vessel for the goddess Brigid. Oh and she’s an assassin. It was to be out in March, but we shifted it to June for scheduling purposes and time to edit among my other releases. Just one of the myriad reasons I love working with Angie.

Then straight to the first Bound By Magic book, which still has no official title. I sent several lists some time back so I’m hoping to hear soon. I’m odd (yes we know this) but I can’t write a book without a title. It disturbs me and I don’t feel like I can settle in until I know it.

Um, oh, I did manage to get some reading in while on vacation. I devoured Jordan Castillo Price’s Psycop series and really did enjoy them. Also caught up with my Carrie Vaughn, Kitty backlog. Finished House of Horrors and now I’m working on Goes to War. Love the books. Love that Kitty has grown over the course of the series. It’s hard to do that, but Vaughn does it and even makes it look easy.

That’s about it for today. Oh! Wanna see the cover for Second Chances? Carina has it up at their Facebook page (my copy will come next week and I’ll post it here and at my website, but it’s very pretty so if you want to take a look see at it – click here to go to the page

4 comments to “Friday Stuff”

  1. Estella
    August 27th, 2010 at 2:04 pm · Link

    The Second Chances cover is awesome!

  2. Diane Sadler
    August 27th, 2010 at 3:43 pm · Link

    I loved the cover!

  3. Rory G
    August 27th, 2010 at 6:07 pm · Link

    I find your covers are always beautiful to look at. I am glad to hear that I can look forward to lots of new books and some new characters from you. Can’t wait!

  4. Collette
    August 28th, 2010 at 9:33 am · Link

    I loved that book. In fact, it’s one of my top 3 Lauren books. I can’t wait to get the revised version!