Archive for June, 2008
Had a babysitter for last night and we had planned on taking a long bike ride, that is until the mercury crept up to nearly 90 degrees. At that point, seven plus miles of pedaling lost its appeal. So we went and saw Wall-E instead.
While we missed last summer’s Ratatouille (which by the way, whoever in Marketing at Pixar and Disney that agreed that making a movie about a rat was a good idea, should be fired. I mean, a rat? One big Yuck and a double Shudder. Do you really want a rat in your Happy Meal toy? … Read more »
So this week has been filled with, like the title says, a little bit of everything. I usually am not huge on tooting my own horn, but I’ve gotten sent this from a bunch of people, so I thought I’d share, ’cause I’m sort of proud of it. This came through in the Romantic Times Newsletter:
Elizabeth Boyle is our lead Clubhouse for September. We were inspired by our senior historical romance reviewer, Kathe Robin, who read her latest book, TEMPTED BY THE NIGHT, and immediately called us to rave about it. We just love it when a book grabs
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Now I know you think I am going to share some wild and crazy thing I did last week, and you would be right. I am going to share. You see I did something many women don’t do and should do every year, which is see to their physical well-being. We make sure the kids get their annual visits in, get them to the dentist and ortho as scheduled, heck even the cats and dogs get more regular care than we give ourselves.
But when was the last time you had a mammogram? When was the last time you took … Read more »
Not that I would ever, ahem, talk trash about Rita Finalists, I am not above sharing some:
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Hilarious, eh?… Read more »
This week I’ve asked my dear friend, Diane O’Neal to blog about her life and experiences. She’s a regular reader here and posts quite often, so you might “know” her, but since she lives, what I humbly think of, a most extraordinary life, I wanted all of you to get to know her a little better. We went to Italy last week, now join me as we tour the world with Diane:
Hi, I’m Diane O’Neal and Elizabeth asked me to be a guest blogger and to tell you a little about my life. I’ve never blogged before, but I … Read more »
If there has to be a plus to the high price of gas these days, I think I’ve discovered it. Have you noticed how much friendlier folks are at the gas pump these days? Not the poor clerk behind the counter who is taking abuse over prices he has no control over, but your fellow gougee on the other side of the pump. Instead of pumping gas and not making eye contact with anyone, or just staring at the ground until it clicks off, people are talking. They are even laughing. Well, it’s that pained laugh you make when you … Read more »
My books often get published in other languages, and I have to admit that I love it when my books get published in Italian. The covers are fun, the readers from Italy have to be some of the nicest folks and if they write me in Italian, I actually have neighbors from Italy who are more than happy to translate for me. So it was great fun to get contacted by Elisa Rolle, who has an Italian blog for romance readers, Rosa is for Romance.
She interviews romance writers and translates it all into Italian and her interviews are … Read more »
I went down to Book Expo last week. Actually, I went to Disneyland with the kids and the DH and snuck out Sunday morning to do Book Expo. Book Expo is the publishing trade show where publishers, book folks, booksellers, librarians and all sorts of book related industries come together to sell, showcase and buy the next big hottest books. I was signing at the RWA booth with my former Avon buddy, Christie Ridgway, who has a new book out this week: How to Knit a Wild Bikini. You know me. It has “knit” in the title. … Read more »