Thursday, November 29, 2007

Two more days

Two more days for the Oldies for Newbies contest!!! See the post below--the drawing will be December 1. (I think--need to check with Bonnie on that, but I'm pretty sure). :-)

Back to work I go.....

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Now we come to my favorite day

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday of the year. It doesn't have the stress of Christmas--no gifts, tree, lights, decorations, etc etc etc. It's not a religious holiday so everyone celebrates without feeling left out.

It's family and friends over for good food and drink, a four-day weekend, football, a nice breather before the madness of Christmas descends. What's not to love?

In my family I'm always in charge of desserts and breads. Today (Wednesday) is the day I drag out my Julia Child cookbooks and make pie dough, pumpkin pie, pudding for my dh and anyone else who loathes pumpkin, and homemade applesauce.

I cook it all from scratch, which means the house smells wonderful all day long. While this slow cooking is going on, I write. Thanksgiving cooking gives me this wonderful burst of creativity, and I bang out stories like I'm on fire. For some reason I'm more creative these upcoming 4-5 days than any other time of the year.

I intend to bask in it! I love Thanksgiving. Even with all the dirty dishes that go with it.

BTW, our contest (see previous post) is still going on. We'll finish on the 30th and draw the winner on Dec. 1. Bonnie and I both have books due Dec. 1, so we'll be extra excited if we get them done!


Sunday, November 04, 2007

Oldies for Newbies Contest

Enter our Oldies for Newbies blog contest!

Five years ago this month, Jennifer Ashley and Bonnie Vanak both published their first romance novels with Dorchester (Perils of the Heart for Jennifer and The Falcon and the Dove for Bonnie). To celebrate and help out debut Dorchester romance authors, we're running a special blog contest.

All you have to do is name the heroines in each of the following debut Dorchester author's books:
Forecast by Jana Tara
Grace by Deneane Clark
Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious by Christie Craig
Star Crash by Elyssa Hendricks

Post the answers in the comments section of this post on either Bonnie Vanak's blog or Jennifer Ashley's blog.

To give you a hint, here's a link to Dorchester's new releases page.

One lucky winner will receive one free book from both Jennifer’s and Bonnie's backlists. As a bonus, author Colleen Thompson has offered to throw in one of her backlist books as well. Book lists can be found at;; and

Contest ends November 30.

(PS: If you have trouble posting to comments or don't want to, email me at through my website: ... click "E-mail" on the menu and send the answers.)


Friday, November 02, 2007

Two things

Highlander Ever After is up for preorder at Amazon. Yay!

I forgot what the second thing was. Oh well, if it's important it will come back to me.

(Don't forget--check back Monday for info on winning free books!)