Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I wanted to stop by and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

I'm going to drag my butt out of bed and hit the stores about 6:30 or 7:00 am tomorrow. That way I'll be finished before 10:30 or 11:00 when the crowds come out.

We've been watching the Seahawks get clobbered by Dallas this afternoon. Sigh. Not a good year for Washington sports. At least it can't get any worse. :)

I'm having a great time writing my football hero romance, working title Fourth and Goal. I have about 3 or 4 chapters left on the rough draft.

Stay safe and have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Flatscreen Diet

If you know me, you know I don't like to cook unless it's for a lot of people. I guess you could say that I'm an event cook. It's not that I can't cook, I actually am a good cook, but I'd rather go out to eat. Someone else can do the work and clean up the mess. In the past two years I've put on twenty pounds. I'm certain I can attribute a lot of that to eating out.

Last weekend hubby and I bought a 52-inch Sony flatscreen. Okay, we're doing our part for the economy. :) Plus, hubby had saved his umpire wages all summer to buy one. We're not big movie wachers, but we do love to watch sports. This TV is as good as anything in a sports bar.

As a result, we've been staying home, and I've been--yup, it's true--cooking. I've already lost 2 pounds in four days. Even better, we've saved quite bit of money. So I'm calling this the flatscreen diet. I'll keep you posted as to the long-term effects.

On another note, stay tuned. I'm teaming up with Allie K. Adams and Wendi Darlin to do a free read featuring secondary characters from our books. We think you'll enjoy it.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Husbands that Write

I recently bought a new laptop and gave my old one to my husband. As a result, my technophobe hubby has become obsessed. He's writing a non-fiction book, and it's really good. I think he has a great hook, too, so we'll see where it goes.

It's fun to see him so excited about his new project. It's all about how a Green Beret becomes a baseball umpire, the path he took to get there, and how his background actually helped him become a better umpire.

So keep your eyes open for updates on his newest venture. I'll let you know how it goes.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

We're Back!!!

My husband and I made a last-minute trip to the San Juans this weekend. We have a four-day weekend and what better way to spend it. Since Rosario is closed, we decided to try a new place. I found a great deal on a third-floor suite at Ferry Landing Suites in Friday Harbor. We caught the early ferry, and here we are. It's sunny, about 60, and windy, but really pretty pleasant considering the mainland is having rain, rain, and more rain.

So hubby is watching football, and I'm working on my book. We did a little Christmas shopping and will do more before we leave on Tuesday. Here are some pictures taken from our balcony. You can see why it's called Ferry Landing Suites.

Our room is on the top floor of ths buildng. You can see my husband standing on the balcony.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I've been Nominated for the Rookie of the Year

I just found out that I was nominated for Rookie Author of the Year with the Romance Erotica Connection in the Interracial/Multicultural category. I had no idea. I'm not even sure how a person gets nominated, but I'm pretty happy about it.

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Erotic Romance - Interracial/Multicultural ROOKIE OF THE YEAR