The random—and not so random—musings of a quirky Regency romance writer.
No one with that many people in her head can possibly be normal...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Caption Contest on Facebook

I'm having a caption contest on my facebook author page to celebrate having 200 "likers." Stop by to add your quippy line to the funny photo. The winner gets to choose which one of my 6 paperbacks they want. This contest is open to all so it's worth a try! Entries must be in by Nov 4 and must be in English. :o) 

Happy reading, writing, and blogging!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

We Have a Winner!!

I've drawn the winner for my Random Book Giveaway. The winner is....drumroll...


Congrats, Tifferz! You'll be getting an email from me soon. I hope you enjoy your prize!

Thank you to all who entered and a special thank you to those who opted to follow my blog. I really appreciate your support. :o)

Happy reading, writing, and blogging, everyone!

*Winner was chosen using

Monday, October 18, 2010

National Novel Writing Month 2010

Are you ready for NaNoWriMo? I'm not. At all. I'm so distracted by all these other things that I haven't had a moment to think about it other than to sign up. Oh yes, I'm all signed up but I have no outline and no clear idea what I'm going to write. 

Last year I wrote my first fantasy novel, The Dragon Curse. It was an odd thing for me to write but I really enjoyed it. By the time November '09 was over, I had over 55,000 words but the novel was far from finished. I completed it three months later with an ending count of 110,000+ words. A novel that long was a first for me too.

This year, I am considering writing the sequel to Dragon Curse. However, there is also a Regency or two that could stand to be written. I'm torn, again, by all my options. Heck, maybe I'll write that Gothic romance I started years ago. The first chapter needs rewritten anyway.

So, what are your plans? If you've already signed up, add me as a buddy.

As usual, happy reading, writing, and blogging!! 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Random Book Giveaway (US only, sorry)

I have a ton of books I'll never read for whatever reason. I may have read them already or the storyline just didn't appeal to me or they're duplicates...Whatever the reason, they need a home. 

So, here's the deal. If you live in the US (or have a US mailing address), comment on this post and you're entered to win. It's that simple. Follow this blog (or not, but I'd love it if you did), comment, and you're done. How cool is that? 

But what is the prize? Obviously, I'm not shipping out a ton of books. That's just not practical. I will, however, send one winner nine (9) random books from my excess collection. 

A few random facts about the selection: 
  1. None of the writers are bestselling authors. (...that I know of.)
  2. All nine books are romance. (C'mon, did you really expect they wouldn't be?)
  3. Most are traditional Regencies. (I write Regency and buy a LOT of it...)
  4. The oldest book was published in 1979. (The year I was born. How apropos.)
  5. The word Gothic can be applied to more than one. (My other favorite "genre.")
  6. There's a castle, a brooch, a lady's name, a dalliance, a goodbye (or a hello), a cousin, a husband, a gambit, and a proposal.
  7. There's a Bella but she doesn't love a vampire. (...that I know of.)
  8. Almost half boast the word "Zebra" on their covers.
OK, I think that's enough info. Are you intrigued? Then click the little "comment" link so you can tell me that you wanna win. Oh, and tell me which of these reasons tipped the scales. I'm just curious. I'll need your email address as well, to contact you if you win. (Post it this way: "yourname [at] server [dot] com" to evade detection by the spambots.)

The drawing will take place...hmmm...Saturday, I think, October 23. That means you have until Midnight (Eastern time), Friday, October 22, to get your entry in. 

Happy reading, writing, and blogging!!


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