Now that I've got that out of the way, I actually have some real news to report!
(drum roll, please)
I will be a featured guest/author, along with my chef hubby, at Fall for the Book this September! For those of you unaware of this festival, it is a huge deal in the DC/Northern Virginia area. It is a week long festival that takes place throughout the DC/NOVA area and it is an honor to be invited to participate. Hubby and I will be participating as a team, with the hubby doing a culinary demo while I discuss how his cooking influences my writing/books.
Not only is the festival an opportunity to support children's education and allow readers to connect with authors, but this organization also awards/honors the best in the literary world for their contributions and achievements in literature: past recipients include Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Amy Tan, etc. (yes, they actually show up to receive their awards).
Once again, it's big honor to be invited to participate!
In other news, I just found out that one of the anthologies I am featured in, Let It Snow! Season's Readings for a Super Cool Yule, was just nominated for BEST ANTHOLOGY by eFestival of Words! Now, I'm absolutely certain my short story in no way helped in achieving this great honor, but I am humbled and honored to be in the same company with the amazing authors that no doubt contributed to the success of this collection.
If you haven't picked up your copy of Let It Snow! it's available on Amazon (0.99)! My short story, Old Mexia Christmas Brew, is set in the Travelers Series universe. So check it out and see what all the fuss it about!
That's it folks! I am going to go back to writing and hopefully get something productive accomplished so I can feel worthy of all this!