Come see me at RWA in San Diego!

Hey, my lovelies, I’m San Diego bound!

CalumMe_600As I prepare for the release of Calum Me Maybe, I’ll be hanging out with thousands of fellow romance writers at the annual RWA conference. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been a member for only three years. So much has happened in that short time. In the last eighteen months, I released a novella, two novels, and a short story.

This spring, I signed with the Lori Perkins Agency, repped by the lovely Latoya Smith. Me, with an agent. Can you believe it? So many words to write, but I am enjoying every minute of it. 🙂

But back to RWA and sunny Southern California.

Wednesday night, hundreds of authors – including myself – will sign books at the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing. Check it out!

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Romance Writer’s Weekly – What’s In Your Purse?

Welcome to another installment of Romance Writer’s Weekly where we give you a glimpse behind the curtain of our lives as romance authors. This week, Brenda Margriet (author of the lovely When Time Falls Still) wants to know what we carry in our purses.

This question made me chuckle. If you’re hopping over to me from Steven Mitchell‘s blog, you’ll understand why. Never mind the fact that the word purse makes me think of my grandmother for some reason, I can’t wait to see what Steven posts. By the way, be sure to check out his brand new release, Daughter of Darkness!

I used to be a backpack girl, and then I switched over to messenger bags. I still have a few of those and I use them when I go to concerts and festivals, etc. It wasn’t until about ten years ago that I started carrying (and collecting) purses, or handbags. Almost all of them are black and leather, and mostly small. But I change them as often as the occasion calls for it. I have a lot of errands to run this week, so here is today’s handbag. [Read More…]

FoX Friday with Nikki Lynn Barrett

Happy June, my lovelies! It’s time for FoX Friday and today’s FoX is Nikki Lynn Barrett. Nikki is here with her latest releases, Offbeat and Queen of  My Heart. First, let’s get to know Nikki a bit.

Nikki Lynn Barrett is an avid lover of books. She’s been writing as far back as she can remember, completing her first “book” by fifth grade in one of those one subject spiral notebooks. She has a passion for music, photography, jewelry and all things creative. Nikki lives in Arizona with her husband and son, but dreams of being somewhere much colder and stormier. For now, she’ll have to live that life through her characters and stick it out with the summer heat.
4437_1090856669700_2534921_nHow do you celebrate when you finish a manuscript?

You know, I don’t do a lot of celebrating as much any more. I do post the news in my groups and page, because I know my readers anticipate that moment, and I might take the rest of the day off, but by the next one, I’m back at it with a new work-in-progress. I have too many ideas roaming around in my head and am pretty eager to get to the next one.

What advice would you give to another author who’s just starting out?

If this is your dream, don’t give up. Keep learning and growing every chance you can. It’s not a race to get to the top, it’s a slow, bumpy ride. Oh, and a big one? You’re not going to please everyone, so don’t even worry about trying.

That’s fantastic advice. 🙂 What inspired your latest releases? [Read More…]

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