Tomorrow’s Special Feature
I’ll have a short review of Marvin D. Wilson’s new release, Beware the Devil’s Hug. Marvin is doing the Hugs Therapy Virtual Tour for the novel. Meanwhile, here’s the book trailer to whet your appetite (but beware, there’s a bit of adult material in here).
Where I’ll Be on Friday
I’ve written a guest post about the Northern Colorado Writers‘ Retreat for Stephen Tremp’s Breakthrough blog.
Where I’ll Be on Saturday
Along with Beth Groundwater and Ron Heimbecher (and panel moderator Mark Stevens), I’ll be talking about marketing books and e-books at the Arvada Public Library from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in Arvada, Colorado. The title of the presentation is From Real-World Bookstores To E-Book Promotion In The Virtual Universe: Strategic Marketing In 2010. For more information, visit the Events page at the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers website.
A Foodie Blog for Vegans
This blogger is a writer friend who also belongs to my critique group. She posted a great article and photos about the Northern Colorado Writers Retreat at her Epicurean Vegan blog. She’s called the post My (Vegan) Retreat: Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch. A couple of photos from our Friday night Bananagrams game are included in the post. I’m the one in the aqua shirt.
Small Batch Baking
Another blogger friend is Michelle Mach, jewelry designer and author. She posted a review of a new cookbook that really appeals to me, especially since I’m dieting again (yes, I’m a yo-yo). The book is Small-Batch Baking by Debby Maugans Nakos. To see what recipes Michelle tested so far, visit her post at Beads and Books.
Young Adult Novel Discover Contest
I spotted this one at C. Hope Clark’s blog. The Young Adult Novel Discover Contest is worth checking out if you have a completed manuscript, a partial manuscript, or just a great idea for a YA novel. All you need to enter is a great title and the first 250 words.
What I’m Reading
I’m still reading Betty Webb’s The Koala of Death because I’m spending most of my time clearing up my To Do List and getting organized. I’m moving into submission mode on one book and writing mode on a new manuscript. That first draft of the suspense novel, Dead Wrong, is sitting somewhere in this mess on my office floor, waiting for me to figure out what’s wrong with the plot. I’ve put my subconscious to work on that while I do other things.