Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Brenda Novak's Diabetes Auction

Four years ago my husband went to Iraq. When he came back, he was a diabetic. You see, he was hit by a roadside bomb. The concussion damaged his pancreas. So one minute it worked and the next it didn't. He was luckier than a lot of soldiers, at least he had his life, all of his limbs, and everything else was in good working order. Worst of all for him was that they medically discharged him from the Army. He didn't want to leave his troops over there without him, but he didn't get a choice.

Still, it was very hard for him to adjust. He didn't want to have this problem, and he fought it for a very long time. He has to take insulin and watch what he eats. He has to monitor his blood sugar and make sure he doesn't go too high or too low. It's been a very educational experience for both of us. I knew nothing about diabetes before I met him.

That's why I want to do my little part in advertising Brenda Novak's auction for diabetes research. I hope you'll take the time to stop by Brenda's website and bid on something. The bidding starts tomorrow (May 1) and runs through May 31.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?

My New Video Trailer for "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?"

Sunday, April 27, 2008

I've been tagged

I was wondering what to blog about when Samantha Lucas tagged me. That took care of that.

The rules:

Tell seven random and/or interesting things about myself. Get five blog buddies to play, too and link to their blogs. Don't forget to post the rules.

Kate Davies
Allie K. Adams
Phoebe Matthews
Destiny Blaine
Audrey Godwin

1. I have no children of my own, but I have four stepchildren and a few of the four-legged kind.
2. My day job is with politicians.
3. I once was a high school business teacher.
4. I can resist chocolate but not BBQ potato chips.
5. The only foreign country I've ever been to is Canada.
6. I've experienced a blackout caused by volcanic ash and still have little containers of ash that I collected from the 8 inches that accumulated on the balcony of my apartment.
7. I love football. I'll watch it 24X7.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Everybody Needs One of These

My good friend and author, Wendi Darlin sent this to me:

Cleaning Hunk

I had Brian cleaning my bathroom to Latin music and dressed as a construction worker. Is this cool or what? I want one for every room.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Anniversary Vacation

My hubby and I are off for a one-night trip to the San Juans for our anniversary. We missed the organ/piano concert at Rosario last time so we're going back for that. We're taking some friends with us. Unfortunately, we can only stay Saturday night. We'd love to stay longer.

I'm going to be picking some items for the giveaways I have planned for the month between my two releases. Since both books are set in the San Juans, I'll be doing a San Juan prize package once a week from the release date of my first book (June 12) to the release date of my second.

I'll be posting more details once I have them ironed out.

Please have a wonderful and pleasant weekend

Friday, April 11, 2008

Another Step in the Publishing Process

In my last blog, I mentioned that "Who's" has a release date. Now I have a ISBN # and an actual book page on Siren's website.

Check it out:

Sometime in the future, I'll have an excerpt or two, and eventually an ebook then a book. I am so enjoying doing all of this for the first time. No matter how many times I'll have other published books (and I hope there'll be many), nothing will equal the feeling of excitement of going through the process for the first time.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

I have a release date!!!

My first ever published book, "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?" will be released on June 12 in electronic format by Siren Publishing, the print version will follow.

I'm very excited!

This book is the first of two set in the San Juan Islands, one of my favorite places in the world, which you already know if you've been reading my blog.

Have a great weekend!!