Wednesday, January 5, 2011

We're Movin' On Up

do to another episode of short term memory loss, or forgetting to write down the password for this blog in enough readily-available places, we now have a new and dramatically improved blog page.

As of December 15, 2010 we can now be found at:

we hope you'll stop by and maybe leave a comment.
Until then,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The List is moving along the line toward release

The date slowly moves closer. Release will not occur until the last of February or March--as planned between my editor and the head of production. Copy edits have been completed; the changes they recommended, I am very relieved to say, are appropriate. I hope the cover art is as classy as some of the other covers.
When I have a cover, I'll post it, along with the blurb and perhaps the excerpt.

Monday, October 4, 2010

New And Wonderful Things are Happening

I have learned several important things over the past month. 
The most important is to be grateful for the use of all four extremities, preferably at the same time. the loss of one limb, even temporary, can be devastating. 
I have not had full use of my right, dominant, arm since September 24th. Until that date I never appreciated all I was able to accomplish BECAUSE I had the use of both hands/arms. Take one away and I have not been a happy camper.

I do hope I've said thank you and please at the appropriate times.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Posting to blogs, entering contests, the whole nine yards

A blog sponsored by a group of romance authors, Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers, has invited the authors of the Class of '85 stories to come visit their blog site during the month of September. The invitation comes from a member of the Clo85 loop who is a member of the FPS blog. They are offering us many days/nights throughout the month!!!
A very, very generous act of kindness. On top of that, September is Last Rose of Summer month so the Class is being mentioned in the WRP newsletter.
Hopefully this will bring more business to the Class, WRP and FPS.
And then, out of the blue, I was given info so I could enter the cover for Those Who Wait in a contest. 
Hot dog!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

He is here! He is up! [on the DP website]. And for sale!!

Gee, I meant the title to infer Keenan is up on the DP website, capable of being purchased. Nothing sordid, though according to him . . . "at fifty, he's doing just fine, thank you very much. . ."
I have joined several author related blogspots and am in the process of lining up interviews.
This author promo stuff is hard.
Talk to you soon.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Update on The List

14,000 words. All came within a span of 4-5 days. Incredible. 
My trick: Every night, I fell asleep while meditating over how to make it better. In the morning I opened the file and made changes I'd not consciously considered. No new scenes were created, but they were enhanced. What a blast this has been.
For one scene I brought in 4 characters from two other Class of '85 stories. I had fun; I think they did, also. 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The List

While waiting for the DP editor to ask for edits on Those Who Wait, I wanted to create a story for the Class of '85,  a series published by The Wild Rose Press featuring heroes and heroines who return to their 25th high school reunion.

Of all the stories submitted to the series, and there are some beauties, but none have featured revenge. That's when The List was conceived.

Fiona Agatha Thorpe, once known as Fat Aggie and Thunder Thighs, was tormented during her entire school life, K thru 12, because of her size--300+ pounds. Now more than half her former size and a successful modeling agent, Fee attends the reunion, list of names in hand, with two goals in mind: exact revenge on those who tormented her and perhaps find a few new models for her stable of large size and mature models, male and female.

Within hours three names are crossed off the piece of paper. By the end of the evening it is whittled down to one: Mick Dineen, ring leader of the gang who ran her favorite Miss Piggy nightie up the flag pole in front of school, casting a shadow--literally and figuratively--over Moving Up Day ceremonies.

Imagine Fee's surprise when she turns to the handsome man sitting beside her at an awards banquet, about to offer him a modeling contract, but he tells her needs to make amends first. Mickey Dineen, model gorgeous, modern day Paladin, fighting the good battle for those who lose to school yard bullies.

Who can take revenge against someone like this?
Read The List to find out!