Monday, April 18, 2011

Greetings from Jerusalem!  It took me a moment to find the settings to change this to English since any Hebrew blogging I'd do would have been very short and likely incoherent.

I'm here on holiday and visiting my son.  Last night I had an amazing experience.  We went to supper at Tmol Shilshom, a bookstore cafe in Nahalat Shiva.  That was lovely, but the amazing part was afterward when we strolled around the streets and my son, who is most definitely his mother's child, ducked into a used bookstore.  He called out, "Ema! (Mom!) come here!"

So I go into the store, looking at all the English language bestsellers along with the Hebrew, French and Russian books there.  He says, "No, come over here.  Now, look at the shelf."

I did, and sitting there amongst the bestsellers were a used copy of Pirate's Price and one of Captain Sinister's Lady.  I confess, I squeed with delight.  The clerk, who spoke English, was thrilled to meet me (No, I'm not making that part up!) and I gave her my bookmark with the ISBN's for my other books.  I'm planning on going back during the week with a camera to get photographic evidence.  Now I can put on my resume I lectured at Harvard and my books are enjoyed by readers around the world--and I've got the proof!

I don't know if our next hotel will have free wifi, so if I don't blog again until I return to the US, I hope everyone has a lovely spring holiday (or autumn festival for my friends Down Under).

Monday, April 04, 2011

SEA CHANGE by Darlene Marshall--Summer, 2011

David Fletcher needs a surgeon, stat!  But when he captures a British merchantman in the Caribbean what he gets is Charley Alcott, an apprentice physician barely old enough to shave.  Needs must, and Captain Fletcher takes the prisoner back aboard his ship with orders to do his best, or he'll be walking the plank.

Charley Alcott's limited medical skills are being put to the test in a life-or-death situation, Charley's life as well as the patient's. Even if Charley can save the captain's brother there will still be hell to pay--and maybe a plank to walk--when Captain Fletcher learns Charley is really Charlotte Alcott.

Historical Romance coming this summer from Amber Quill Press.
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So there's the official announcement.  I'd toyed with the idea of calling this one "The Privateer's Purloined Paramour", but wiser heads prevailed.  Now I start the process of editing and revision, but this novel's been simmering for a while and I'm glad it's going to go to print.  More details will follow as they're available.