Friday, April 03, 2009

Reviews Rollin' In

The reviewers have discovered DEAD IF I DO...

Alternative Worlds (Harriet Klausner)

And a late, breaking one for Tall, Dark and Dead at Bitten By Books.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Birthday Report

Shawn kept telling me she had one of the best birthdays ever yesterday, and I think it had a lot to do with the fact that she got well wishes via Facebook. How the times have changed, eh?

But I was pretty pleased with the presents I gave her as well. Thanks to the economy her "to-be read" shelf is actually empty. I was thinking about snapping a photo of it, because it's such a rare (and forelorn) sight. Anyway, she was complaining about having to re-read books she bought decades ago just to have something to read. So I bought her a $50 gift certificate to Uncle Hugo's/Uncle Edgars. Plus, when I stopped in to purchase it, Don, the owner, informed me that thy were out of some of my alter ego's out-of-print books... could I bring some in for trade credit? Heck ya! I just doubled Shawn's buying power.

The plan is that in a couple of hours I'm going to pick Shawn up early from work and we're going book shopping!! I'm telling you... it's the gift that keeps giving.

Plus, I bought her some "bling" (earrings) and a gift certificate for a couples hot rock massage. Nice, eh?

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

They Liked Me!

I just got 4 Stars from Romantic Times Bookreviews!!

Here's what Jill M. Smith has to say about DEAD IF I DO:

"Nothing in the life of Hallaway's heroine every goes exactly as planned, which generally leads to madcap mayhem. This chapter in the first-person series is packed with humor, wackiness and a touch of pathos. It's a genuinely heartwarming treat for fans!

Go me.

Happy Birthday, Shawn

No, it's not an April Fool's day joke. Today my beloved turns 42! Hooray!

In fact, in a few minutes I'm off to go shopping and then to bake a cake. I've got the babysitter lined up for tonight and, fingers crossed, all should go well with much Margaritas!.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

How Many Books Do You Read (at Once)?

Currently, I'm reading about three books.

This seems to be a condition of the fact that I'm reading more non-fiction than I used to. When I'm reading fiction I tend to stick to one book at a time. But, I get more bored with non-fiction, so I have several I carry around and read whichever one I'm in the mood for.

Currently, I'm reading Mysteries of the Dark Moon: The Healing Powers of the Dark Goddess by Demetra George, and Chiron and the Healing Journey: An Astrological and Psychological Perspective by Melanie Reinhart. Plus, I'm still working on the Goddess image evolution book I mentioned last time...which is hard to carry around because it weighs a ton.

I keep thinking it should be time for some fiction, but I just don't quite seem in the mood for it. I wonder if that's because I have so many of my own books to write right now.

How about you?

Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday, Monday....

Spend this morning running around replacing cards and ID and such lost when my wallet was stolen over the weekend. I feel awfully stupid about it, because the whole mess could have been avoided if I'd just bought a lock at the community pool that Mason and I went to for a friend's birthday party.

I'm too trusting, is the problem.

Normally, despite living in the "inner city," I rarely lock my car (although after this last weekend I have been.) I tend to leave the door to the house open when I'm home... and all sorts of things smarter people would never consider.

It bums me out when I'm confronted with the fact that there are people out there who don't have my best interests at heart. (No, I'm not REALLY this naive, but I WISH I could be, you know?)

So that's my day so far. Now I'm off to have a Mai-Mai burger and start working on the revision of HONEYMOON OF THE DEAD.