Whew! Just finished my interview with Jeanette Cezanne, aka Dr. J, at the World of Publishing. What fun. I probably rambled on too much, but that’s a given with me. I can relax a little and enjoy what’s left of my Monday. I always obsess too much before an interview and don’t get much creative work done. Now I’m free to decompress until Saturday when I will be involved in a workshop at the Union Twp. Civic Center in Cincinnati, OH. Check it out if you’re in the area. There will be six of us Ohio authors discussing the romance of writing. Here’s the link for more info.
But for now, here’s a huge thanks to Dr. J for a fun interview. I hope listeners had as much fun as I did. I was especially excited to hear Dr. J’s glowing endorsement of my latest book, The Ultimate Guide to Darcy Carter. If you haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, run don’t walk to your local independent bookseller or go to my website to find out how to order it.
Have a great night!
I knew I was in trouble when I spent $44 on yarn Friday at Hobby Lobby. I start every week with big plans on what I’m going to accomplish by week’s end. This one started unraveling on Thursday and went straight down the tubes on Friday.
It isn’t all my fault. It’s hard to concentrate on writing related activities when the view outside my front window resembles a Christmas card. We’ve been getting lots of snow here in southern Ohio…weather that makes me want to sit in front of a roaring fire and crochet. And that’s exactly what I did all weekend.
I’m in the process of researching and outlining a new novel–a short contemporary that will be included in a book with romance author Molly Noble Bull. I’m approaching this story differently, with plans to go into it fully outlined and in order. This is in hopes of avoiding problems and extensive rewrites down the road. I’ll let you know how it works out.
What about the rest of you? Do you meticulously map out your story before jumping in with both feet the way I normally do, or are you a seat of your pants writer? Let’s hear it. How do you get started on a new project? Do you have a course of action or is each work different? How do you even decide on which story idea is going to be your next great masterpiece? Personally, choosing is often the most enjoyable part of the process for me.
Don’t forget to tune in to The World of Publishing Monday nite 8:00p.m. EST. I’ll try to sound articulate and knowledgable, but I’m not making any guarantees.
Have a blessed and productive week.
Next Monday night at 8:00 EST, I’m the featured guest on The World of Publishing Interview and Talk Show hosted by Jeannette Cezanne, aka Dr. J.
Since the publication of my first book in 2004, I have done lots of interviews and author discussions. Still, I get nervous ahead of time, regardless of how much I’m looking forward to doing it. This will be my first online radio interview, so something new for me. I hope you get a chance to tune it. For more info check out http://www.worldwideartist.net/
A special thanks to Jeannette for inviting me to participate. Talk to you on Monday.
Thought I’d pass along this wonderful new site I’m a part of called the Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog Tour. Tina, Becky, and the host of others that are making this “Christian worldview of fiction” a huge success deserve much praise. I’m thoroughly impressed by their heart for networking the Body of Christ in the realm of modern-day parables. Please check out these fantastic authors at your leisure.
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It’s with extreme pleasure that I announce the winners of the “Be A Character” contest! There was a complete split decision of all the judges (for 1st, 2nd and 3rd!), so we brought in a tie-breaker judge at the last minute.
So without further ado:
1st Place – Abel J. Larkin
2nd Place – Mandee W.
3rd Place – Christopher Losinger
Abel wins the character role for Book III, due out June of 2008, an autographed first edition of the final work, as well as a rare autographed Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) of Book II, The Lion Vrie (released nationwide June 2007); Mandee will receive an autographed ARC of Book II; and Christopher will receive an autographed poster.
Thanks to all those who participated! Please stay tuned for the next great contest for The White Lion Chronicles!
This is your last day to be a part of the “Be A Character” contest. All reviews must be entered by midnight tonight, Saturday February 11th. Many thanks to those who have posted!
Today is the second to last day to enter the “Be A Character” Contest. If you haven’t yet written a review to be posted on both Amazon.com and tsabahouseauthors.wordpress.com, you have less than 36 hours remaining to do so!
Congratulations to Vicki Gaines, winner of my book review contest that ran throughout the month of January. Vicki’s name was chosen through the scientific process of putting the entrants names in a mixing bowl and drawing one. I had a wonderful time running the contest and hearing from all of you. Thanks for coming to my “party”. Hope you had a great time.
To learn more about Vicki, visit her website at www.victoriagaines.com
Dear Readers: If you have a topic you would like for the Tsaba House authors to discuss, let us know. We are five authors with five unique perspectives on writing and publication. Each of us have different experiences and journeys that brought us to this point in our career. Among our ranks you will find a singer and musician, an attorney, a financial wizard, a preschool teacher, a geneologist, and an Emmy award winning actress.
Okay, one of those things isn’t true. But wasn’t your interest piqued after reading the list.
Again, congratulations to Vicki. Please email me privately with your info so I can get your copy of The Ultimate Guide to Darcy Carter in the mail.
Go to teresaslack.com to read my latest review from Booklist Magazine.
My long historical, The Winter Pearl, is coming out today in mass market paperback from Steeple Hill, and it should be available in just a few days at Barnes and Noble, Borders, Wal Mart and a lot of other places. But as most of you know, a mass market paperback novel has a short shelf life. Around the first of March, The Winter Pearl will be removed from shelves to make room for newer novels. However, it can still be ordered from book stores and from Amazon.
Please continue reading. Two book reviews come next. Then Christopher Hopper will tell you about an exciting contest you can enter.
Molly Noble Bull