Man, what a brutal two weeks this has been! Thanks to the guest authors who’ve pitched in while I was buried…sorry I had a no-show author-who-shall-not-be-named on Friday.
What have I been up to? Well, I had a 30-day online workshop I was teaching on plotting. After the first of the year, once I (I hope) migrate to my new website, I’ll be offering periodic workshops on my site as soon as I can figure out how to set up a private “room” for them. There will eventually be sessions for both writers and readers….eventually 🙂
I completed and turned in the manuscript for Allegiance, the fourth book in my paranormal romance series as Susannah Sandlin. Oh boy, was it a fun one to write! I’ll be working on revisions this week with my editor and hope to have some cover art to show you after the first of the year. Susannah has a few bits of news on “her” site today. Yeah….I kind of have a split personality.
Finally, the real killer for me this past week was the day job. We had the winter issue of my magazine due at the printer on Wednesday and it was several 16-hour workdays to get it there. If you have any vague interest in seeing what the mag looks like you can find free back issues here. We’re also having a membership competition at work, so if anyone would like to join the Auburn Alumni Association for a year at half price ($25) and get the magazine in your mailbox, let me know. I’ll earn brownie points :-). You don’t have to be an alum of Auburn; I’m not.
So….did you win a book this week or last week? Here are the winners. I’m currently looking for a local assistant who can handle mailings for me so that I can get caught up. If you see your name please email me HERE with the relevant info.
If you haven’t yet entered Nancy Lee Badger’s huge giveaway (eight books!) there’s still time before Nancy pulls a winner–scroll on down and go for it!
ERIN won e-copies of Amber Beldene’s Blood Vine and Blood Entangled. Let me know your preferred email and format.
BARB P won a choice of e-book from Linda Thomas-Sundstrom’s backlist on Amazon.
BREANA M. won this week’s Reader’s Choice contest and selected Gail Carriger’s new book, Curtsies and Conspiracies. Please specify choice of digital or print.
MIKI won a copy of Michelle Diener’s Banquet of Lies or a book from her backlist–your choice.
MEGAN won a $15 Amazon gift card from Rebecca Thomas and Melinda B. Pierce for commenting on their fun Halloween post.
SANDY G won a copy of Siren’s Secret, first in the new series by Debbie Herbert. Please specify print or digital preference.
BARBARA E won a $5 Amazon or B-and-N gift card (your choice) for commenting on Ally Broadfield’s post about author voice.
CHRISTINA KIT. won last week’s Reader’s Choice contest, and selected Iron Traitor.
Thanks for all the entries! I’m doing some MAJOR office reorganizing this week, which means I’m going to be unloading a lot of books. I mean a LOT of books. So stay tuned…it’s going to be a very jolly November and December!