Tuesday, July 28, 2009

WHAT?...!! It's not "THE END"?

Last weekend I read a book. After being 39th in line on the waiting list at the library for this particular book, my turn had come! Friday evening, barely before closing time, I checked the book out and that night I began to read. I was hooked from the start. It was a pleasure to read such a well-written book. My life for the next 24 hours revolved around this book. I raced to the end...how would it all be resolved? I had to know. As the pages became fewer and fewer, I wondered, how is the author going to be able to do it? How can she tie up all these loose ends to my satisfaction? What can she do in so few pages? She must be a genius.

Well, she is a genius in a way, and only following a general trend in publishing of leading into the all-mighty SEQUEL!

AHHHHHH! I was so angry. I got to the last page and instead of "THE END," it said "END OF BOOK ONE." What??????? No closure? Now I can only HUNGER for more?

The title of the book is fitting...

[Originally posted at anwafounder.blogspot.com]

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Debbie West Coon

Another contest to promote! This time the winner receives this beautiful CD. How can I say it's beautiful when I haven't heard it before? Because I have her first CD, that's how. It's one of my favorites for Sunday listening. At the Not Entirely British blog you can listen to a sample and enter the contest. That's what I'm doing. Wish me luck! ;)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Rubbing Shoulders at the Writer's Retreat

Last week it was my privilige to attend the annual writer's retreat of The American Night Writer's Association. We wrote, ate chocolate, attended workshops, chatted about writing and everything else all day long, and stayed up late chatting and eating chocolate, oh... and writing some more.

The authors of these books were there...

Joyce DiPastena

Cindy R. Williams

Marsha Ward

Tina Scott

Donna Hatch

Sarah M. Eden

Janette Rallison

Pretty cool! Maybe some of their book-writing-and-publishing smarts will rub off on me...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I want to win this, don't you?

But don't enter here because it affects my chances. You can also click on the snazzy pink and blue button that you'll find as you scroll down my sidebar. But again don't do it. (Just kidding, Danyelle--I really am promoting your blog contest--wink, wink)

The author of Agent in Old Lace, Tristi Pinkston, is such a crazy, fun person that if even just a pinky-full of her personality is in this book, it's gotta be a great read. I'll win it, you go buy it. Deal? I'm sure you can go here and find out where to purchase it.
See. I'm nice. I share information.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Story of a Homecoming

Waiting, waiting...

Where is he?

I see him! It's him! It's him!

There he is! (no, not the guy with the baby)

Mom gets the first hug...

Together again!

Home at last!

Stay tuned for the second installment coming August '09 when another cute Elder Ipson returns from Italy!


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