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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What Strikes Your Muse?

I'm blogging today at ADR3NALIN3 about what strikes my muse. I hope you'll hop over and leave a comment! Tell me what inspires you.

While you're there,  check out the ADR3NALIN3 group blog if you haven't already. A great group of YA authors blogging almost daily over there. I'm in very good company.


Sunday, January 08, 2012

What's Old is New Again

I'm excited to report that Samhain Publishing will be re-releasing my romance novel back list soon in ebook format under their new Retro Romance Imprint! First out will be ONCE UPON A DREAM, which was originally published in 2001. This was such a fun book to write. I skimmed through it recently and thought to myself, "Wow, I used to be funny! What happened???" Somehow, my writing has gravitated from humorous to dark. It's true that ONCE UPON A DREAM contains a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor, but it is also emotional. I think that's the consistent element in all of my work -- emotion -- whether the book is a romance, women's mainstream fiction, or young adult.

This is the original cover of ONCE UPON A DREAM. It's funny -- this is the classic historical romance novel "clench," however ONCE UPON A DREAM isn't an historical romance! It's set in 2001. The old West look was used because Alex and Robin, the hero and heroine of the story, share the same dreams which take place during the late 1800's in the Texas Panhandle. 

I'm supposed to see the new cover next week! Can't wait to share.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

ADR3NALIN3

Happy 2012 everyone! I started off the New Year by joining a great group of authors who write dark YA in a new blog called ADR3NALIN3! I'll be posting every other Wednesday and my first post went up today! I hope you'll check it out here. It's about "vomit" first drafts and finding the writing process that's right for YOU.

Also take a minute to look around the ADR3NALIN3 site at the fantastic authors who, each day, will be sharing their insights with you about books and the writing life. And check out their book covers. Some good stuff here!

So far 2012 is off to a great start for me. How about you? What new thing(s) are you going to do in 2012?