Happy 2010

January 5, 2010 at 6:47 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

The other day I found out that Flame Seeker is a Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews. Before that, there was a review at Dear Author that called Flame Seeker “over is a really well drawn high fantasy romance.” What a great start to the new year! Here’s hoping 2010 is a wonderful year for all of us!


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Running way behind

November 28, 2009 at 8:29 am (Books) ()

Just a quick note to say I’m still alive. Flame Seeker will be out next week and I finally—finally!—have chapter one up. It’s from the page proofs, so that’s not quite the final version. But if you’re willing to overlook some errors, you can read it here.

Thanks to Kellie, for lighting a fire under me! Otherwise, I probably would have put it off again.

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Full speed ahead

June 12, 2009 at 7:51 pm (Books, writing) (, )

Copy edits are done and turned in. I’m back to working on my next book. And the best news: the proposal was accepted! Full speed ahead! So I’m now immersing myself in angst and FTL drives and alien races.

Currently the working title for this manuscript is Djinn, but that’s almost guaranteed to change. Yup, I’m mixing magic and spacecraft.

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Shifting gears

May 22, 2009 at 9:15 am (Books) (, , )

Time to shift gears on the writing. I’ve been making some headway with my djinn hero, but have to set him aside for the moment. Copy edits for Flame Seeker arrived and I’m fumbling my way through the electronic process. This is the first time I’m not seeing copy edits on paper. It sure is different; the text looks more like a book and less like a manuscript.

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Grins all around

April 22, 2009 at 8:51 am (Books) (, , )

My editor read the sexier revised Flame Seeker and approved! That’s such a relief. Yay, me! I think Alithia, Taith and Phelan’s story now lives up to that gorgeous cover. 😀

Now I can concentrate on Djinn. The proposal’s gone out. Here’s hoping it’s good. In the meantime, I’m trying to put my own spin on FTL drives and interstellar communications. Ta!

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March 20, 2009 at 11:18 am (Books) (, , , )

Coming up for air. Wow, is that sunlight? I’ve been under a rock for weeks!

Anyhow, the sexier, spiffier version of Flame Seeker is off to my editor. Now the nail biting starts. Neurotic writer time. Does she agree? ::jitters start:: I’ll need some coffee to calm down. It’ll probably be weeks till I hear back.

In the meantime, I have a djinn to get to know. Tall, Buff and Handsome’s been waiting for his turn for a while now. Have to reward some of that patience. Ta!

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Nip and tuck

February 27, 2009 at 5:36 am (Books) (, , )

Revisions have arrived! Time to perform some surgery on the manuscript, a little nip and tuck to make it sexier. Got to make sure it lives up to that gorgeous cover, right? 😉 The long and short of it is Flame Seeker has good bones and and a great body, but it has the potential to be so much more.

So I’ll be lurking a bit for a while. Ta!

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Cover art

February 25, 2009 at 3:32 pm (Books) (, )


I love it! I hadn’t expected anything this gorgeous.

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First sighting on Amazon

February 25, 2009 at 7:33 am (Books) ()

I have to confess to haunting Amazon since it’s usually the first among the online bookstores to put up new book info. But normally I go looking for other authors’ books. Today, however, I stumbled upon the book page for Flame Seeker! Wheeee!

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A little more

February 21, 2009 at 12:11 pm (Books) ()

I guess that last post might have been a bit cryptic. Flame Seeker is my first book for Berkley, which will be out (drumroll, please) in December 2009! Okay, maybe it’s nuts to be excited when it’s still nine months away, but as they say, “Celebrate the successes!”

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