Thursday, September 9, 2010

Exciting news!

I have big news! About two weeks ago, AmazonEncore approached me about acquiring the rights to Declaring Spinsterhood based on its sales and reviews. I can't begin to explain how excited I was, and it is now official. I am an AmazonEncore author!

So, what exactly does this mean? Declaring Spinsterhood will be relaunched by AmazonEncore in about six months with new cover, great marketing strategies, and a whole lot more. Don't worry! The first edition will remain on sale until the relaunch so feel free to head over to Amazon and grab one as a collector's item.

They've already mentioned a second novel, but I have no idea how I'm going to find the time to write it and have it ready for publication by next year with school, my job, catching up on The Office, etc. I know what you're thinking...write the book instead of watching Michael and the gang, but it's addicting. I'm at least two seasons behind already thanks to classes, and the new season starts in two weeks!! Okay, deep breath. I'll find some time to write even if it has to be on my BlackBerry.

Have a fantastic night!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

My favorite historical fiction author: Jean Plaidy

I have joined the 2010 Jean Plaidy Challenge hosted by Jean Plaidy's Royal Intrigue. I know it's a bit late in the year to start, but I love Jean Plaidy. She wrote under several pen names including Victoria Holt, a name many more of you may recognize and another favorite of mine.

I decided to begin my journey through Plaidy this year with the Tudor series. It seemed fitting considering The Tudors just wrapped on Showtime. I just finished Uneasy Lies the Head about Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. Next is Katharine of Aragon about the first wife of Henry VIII.

If you like historical ficition, you cannot go wrong with Jean Plaidy. She was very prolific and wrote very interesting novels about all the most important crowned heads of Europe. So, here's to happy reading until school starts again!