As I sit and contemplate on the last 44 trips around the sun, I realize how fortunate I have been to have had the experiences that have shaped the person I am today and all the people who have come in and out of my life. I especially appreciate the friends that have stuck around. I’m humbled by the love I’ve been shown throughout my life.
As I embark upon my 45th voyage around our blazing star, I anticipate a great year. I plan to release two books; Lip Smacked, the sequel to Pucker Up, and the still yet untitled Laney and Kody story set after the events of The Tenth Life of Mr Whiskers. I’m in revisions for both so be on the lookout for the release dates. I may even have What the Fae? close to release. I depends on how fast and if I can recover the document from my dead laptop. Let this be a lesson to you – always backup your work every time!
I also plan to attend a couple writing conferences to hone my craft, including RT2017 in Atlanta, GA. So if you’re going to be in the area the beginning of May, stop by and say hi. I’d love to meet you.
So in celebration of the anniversary of my birth, I’m dropping the price of Pucker Up to $0.99 for the rest of June at Amazon and Smashwords. Yay! Tell your friends.
Have a fabulous summer and happy reading!
I hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving. We stuffed ourselves with turkey and then played a hilarious game of Uno. I won, of course, but learned that my sister’s boyfriend has a bit of a vindictive streak. I won’t sit next to him next time.
Tonight, my teenage daughter and I decided to watch another Alan Rickman film because…well, because he’s Alan Rickman. The movie of choice was Mesmer. Not one of his better movies. Not because of his performance, mind you, but because the plot was a bit confusing and very little was explained. And I don’t know if it was just my computer, but it was hard to hear a lot of the dialogue. Rickman’s voice is naturally low and smooth but when he whispers, you can’t hear a thing. The main reason I kept watching was because Rickman was at his peak of hotness. I was so jealous of the actress during the kiss scene, you have no idea. Then, they end the film without telling you what was to become of him and Maria. They’re just sitting alone in a room while revolutionaries (I think. It wasn’t explained) mob the streets. Overall, the movie was forgetful, but Rickman was not.
And don’t forget to enter my Pucker Up giveaway on Goodreads. It ends this Friday and I hope to have at least 700 entries by the end, but let’s push for 800. Just think of what a wonderful Christmas gift it would make for your teenage reader.
For the entire month of November, you can enter to win 1 of 3 signed, paperback copies of Pucker Up. Go to Goodreads to enter. Of course, if you don’t want to wait that long to read it—and really, who could blame you—it’s available at Amazon.
On a more personal note, I’ve checked off another Alan Rickman movie from my list. My wonderful friend, Karen, and I watched Sense and Sensibility this weekend. Lovely movie and I was so glad he didn’t die at the end. Although, I still don’t think Marianne is good enough for Col. Brandon. But, I could be biased. I mean, how could anyone not fall in love at the first sight of him, the first sound of his voice? I’m sure all you Rickman fans agree with me. Other than that, it was a very entertaining film. Now I only have 16 movies to see before the end of the year to reach my goal of seeing all of his films by the end of the year. I think I need to hurry up.