Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I'm not worthy!!

I know, I last posted almost a month ago (give or take a day), but yes, I really am up and about! I feel bad that I haven't been updated y'all with what's going on, but after these next couple of weeks (once I'm done giving final exams), I promise I'll be around more often! 

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! 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I'm Still Here!

Every once in awhile I go MIA and it's usually for a good reason. But even though I haven't posted in several weeks, it doesn't mean I haven't been working! As you can tell from the sidebar, I am almost 40% done (that's almost halfway, folks!!!) with DARKLY BEINGS, the first in a new series and while I am still in the early stages of getting PARAMETER written, I have finally figured out all the nitty gritty details and I expect to get rolling with that in the next couple of weeks.

So, anyway, things got a bit hectic in March, having to go to Texas twice for family reasons, doing some freelance editing projects for some local authors, and THEN I picked up a part-time job (I don't teach in the summer) at my most favorite store in the whole wide world (where all my royalties will go to), so I guess you can say I've been a bit swamped. But I hope to have more updates for you soon!

Okay, back to writing...