Sunday, November 27, 2005

lifting my head

Lifting my head from my busy life to post. Yesterday I wrote down my list of releases and my deadlines from now until next fall. OMG! I'm one busy lady.

A Body in Berkeley Square, by Ashley Gardner
Christmas Cowboy, by Allyson James

A Lady Raised High (Anne Boleyn) by Laurien Gardner
Dragonmagic, by Allyson James (story in anthology)

Penelope and Prince Charming, by Jennifer Ashley

A Covent Gardern Mystery, by Ashley Gardner
Double Trouble, by Allyson James

I have another Allyson James book that will be out next spring, but no pub. date yet.

My deadlines for 2006 are: Jan. 1, Jan. 1 (that's not a typo, I really have two), Feb. 15, March 1, June 1, Sep. 1, and Oct. 1. Hmm, time to get off the Internet. :)

Take care,

Monday, November 14, 2005

Back to work!!

My vacation was wonderful, but it took some time to recover from it (like getting over being sick and catching up on sleep.) Now it's back to work. I have to do the following:

1. Read page proofs of Penelope and Prince Charming (done!)
2. Read page proofs of A Lady Raised High (Anne Boleyn)
3. Finish writing a short Christmas story by Nov. 21.
4. Teach online class on crime in the Regency (I lost all my materials for this class and have to reproduce them from scratch, so had to beg for an extra week, ack!)
5. Lest I forget, a ms. due to Dorchester on Jan 1
6. Lest I forget, a ms. due to Berkley on Jan 1

Hmm, Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up, too, aren't they? Afraid I'll have to skip them this year too, I guess.

On the other hand, Hawaii was wonderful. I did a little bit of writing and a lot of reading. That hot rock massage was pretty darned good, too!

Thursday, November 10, 2005


Hello, I'm back! Maui was wonderful, as I suspected. I stay in West Maui along the coast overlooking Lania and Molokai, and I have to say it's a great place to decompress and de-stress. I was a wound up, insane fool when I left, now I'm all mellow.

And sick. I don't know if it's flu bug (but I don't have a fever, so maybe not), or food poisoning. My dh and I ate mostly the same food (we like to split entrees at restaurants because portions are huge), although I probably had a few things he didn't. Anyway, let's just say I'll be in the bathroom a lot today. Sigh.

Still, Maui is a sensual place, relaxing, and rejuvinating. The hot rock massage I got didn't hurt either (warm, smooth rocks rubbed over your body and placed along certain points. 60 minutes of bliss).

I'm working my way through a ton of email, and my spam washer at some of it :-(. If you sent me a fan mail in the last week, and I don't reply, you can send me another letter if you want to bother, and I'll get right back to you. I was reading mail off the server and saw that a couple of people really enjoyed Confessions, but when I processed the mail when I got home, it was lost somewhere. Sorry! But thank you for writing!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


I won't be posting for a while, so here are some pretty pictures for your viewing pleasure.

First one is Molokai, viewed from Maui. Next, Lanai, viewed from Maui.