Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Biting Me Softly In Stores winner recap

As I prepare for a weekend of writing fun at the WisRWA conference, I'm taking time out to thank everybody who participated in my Biting Me Softly In Stores blog tour. Readers, blog hosts, commenters--you all made it so much fun!

Here's a recap of the winners:

May 27—Heroines with Hearts: The Cover, Your First 1000 Word—Harlie Reader
May 20—Ramblings by Amber: Crafting the First Line—Desi
May 19—The avid reader: Splashing Verbal Paint—Kat
May 11—Vivi Andrews: Meet Electricity—Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes
May 2—Star Shadow Blog: Contrast—throuthehaze
April 28—Amber Polo's Wordshaping: Why I Write Fantasy—Becky
April 27—Victoria Allen: As Simple as ABCBC—Renee
April 18—Shelley Munro's Taste of Kiwi: Finding the Friction—Tamsyn

BONUS GIVEAWAY
**I was totally tickled by the response this tour! For the next couple weeks I'm putting together the last touches on a couple novels, but as soon as that's done I'm going to pick a frequent commenter at random (who didn't win one of the giveaways) as a bonus giveaway winner!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Giveaway and Blog! Crafting the First Line at Ramblings by Amber

Second-last chance to enter! (Or, as Julian would say, your penultimate opportunity :) Visit me at Ramblings by Amber, where I talk about crafting that opening line. Comment there to enter the Biting Me Softly giveaway! Part of the In Stores blog tour, through May 22. See you there!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Giveaway and Blog! Splashing Verbal Paint at The avid reader

Only a couple stops left! Comment at The avid reader to enter the Biting Me Softly giveaway, part of the Softly In Stores blog tour. And while you're there, check out the delightful things A.L. had to say about Biting Me Softly!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Short visit to Alaska

I took a flying (heh) four-day trip to Anchorage recently. Here are some pics! Don't look too closely at the person holding the books, she was in planes and airports for a solid two of those four days, and it shows :)
Mary with Vivi Andrews's The Sexorcist
Anchorage Barnes & Noble






Road, water and mountains abut

Me and Biting Me Softly





That Ol' Boy-Meets-Girl Electricity

With giveaway! Join me at the incredible Vivi Andrews's blog for a short item on Meet Electricity.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Author signing Saturday!

May 7, 1-2:30 p.m. CST (Fireside Books, West Bend WI)—Signing and fundraiser for the Kettle Moraine Symphony. Special: Gregg & I are playing Irish duets

Monday, May 2, 2011

Contrast

Short blog on contrast at Star Shadow, today through May 4. Part of the Biting Me Softly In Stores tour. Please join me!