Monday, August 21, 2006

Just a reminder that I'm off to Worldcon--If you're there, say "hi!"

My Program Schedule
:
Panel 1:  Thu 8/24  2:30 PM, 60-90 minutes.
Title: GUILTY PLEASURES
Participants: Fiona Avery,Eric L. Hoffman,Darlene Marshall(M)
Precis: Here are activities that give us great personal pleasure
but somehow, down deep inside, we're just a bit ashamed to
admit that we like the Smurfs... or bowling... or mud
wrestling. Hear people reveal their Guilty Pleasures and
why they indulge.

Panel 2: Thu 8/24 5:30 PM, 60-90 minutes.
Title: PARANORMAL ROMANCES
Participants: Paula Guran, Barbara Hambly,Nancy Holder,Darlene Marshall(M),Sharon Shinn
Precis: It used to be easy. This book was in that genre; this book
was in this other genre. Now the lines aren't so clear.
There seems to be a boom in romance novels and stories
involving the paranormal, fantasy, and SF. Why is this area
booming? Are romance readers looking for more? Or are the
SF fans looking for romance? Or are the readers coming
equally from all camps? And what does it take to make one
of these work? Hear all about it from some of the people
writing them.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Best fan letter ever about Smuggler's Bride:

"...
In fact, I'm reading about Rand and Julia now. Just before bed last night I got to the scene where they do it for the first time and she pukes. That was awesome!"

Hey, I know what the readers want!



Friday, August 11, 2006

Pirate's Price continues to climb the charts

It's now at #5 at Fictionwise, and I thank all of you who take the time to rate the ebooks you read. It means a lot to authors, and we appreciate it.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Pirate's Price scores high

When I was cruising through Fictionwise today I found Pirate's Price at #9 on their "highest rated ebooks--recent" list. Seeing the caliber of authors in the top 20, I was pleased and humbled to be in their group.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

YOU ARE A PHOENIX

You Are a Phoenix

Driven and ambitious, you tend to acquire material success easily.
You have grand schemes - both for your own life and for changing the whole world.
You are a great leader, and you have no problem taking the reigns.
However, you aren't all business. You also have great talents for performing and visual arts.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

My Worldcon Program Schedule

Panel 1:  Thu 8/24  2:30 PM, 60-90 minutes.
Title: GUILTY PLEASURES
Participants: Fiona Avery,Eric L. Hoffman,Darlene Marshall(M),Fiona Patton
Precis: Here are activities that give us great personal pleasure
but somehow, down deep inside, we're just a bit ashamed to
admit that we like the Smurfs... or bowling... or mud
wrestling. Hear people reveal their Guilty Pleasures and
why they indulge.

Panel 2: Thu 8/24 5:30 PM, 60-90 minutes.
Title: PARANORMAL ROMANCES
Participants: Paula Guran, Barbara Hambly,Nancy Holder,Darlene Marshall(M),Sharon Shinn
Precis: It used to be easy. This book was in that genre; this book
was in this other genre. Now the lines aren't so clear.
There seems to be a boom in romance novels and stories
involving the paranormal, fantasy, and SF. Why is this area
booming? Are romance readers looking for more? Or are the
SF fans looking for romance? Or are the readers coming
equally from all camps? And what does it take to make one
of these work? Hear all about it from some of the people
writing them.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

And now, for something different...

JMCarr wrote a review of Smuggler's Bride. I can tell it's a good review, 'cause she gave it a B+. However, the review is in Spanish. I'm struggling along trying to call on my minimal Spanish from 40 years ago to decipher it, which was kind of a fun exercise.

If your Spanish is better than mine (and almost everyone's is), please check it out.