Sunday, March 19, 2006

2005 RIO Finalist!

I just received word that HEART OF THE FLAME, my March 2005 release, is a Finalist for the Reviewers International Organization's annual RIO award!

I'm nominated in the Paranormal category, along with Sherrilyn Kenyon, Shana Abe, Robin Owens, Cheyenne McCray, and several other wonderful authors--which means I don't stand a chance of winning!--but hey, it's really nice to be included in the same category as so many of my favorite paranormal romance authors!

Thank you, RIO members!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Getting back in the groove

Last night John and I went to see the Celtic Woman concert in Manchester, NH. It was wonderful! My God, those girls can sing. And the fiddle player was this adorable bundle of spritely blond energy that lit up the stage every time she hopped out of the wings with her bare feet, flying skirts and flippy hair. We had such fun! It's been a long time since we've gone to see a live performance of any kind, and we figured we were due. So much the better when the concert benefits NH public television.

Speaking of live performances, on Thursday March 24th, I will be speaking as part of a romance panel at the Public Library Association's national conference in Boston. Our topic is the appeal of romance fiction. If you've got an opinion on why you love romance novels, please post your thoughts down in the comments section of this blog entry.

Meanwhile, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

She's baaaack!

Well . . . been a long time since I stopped in over here with an update. For those of you still checking in at nhnovelist periodically, sorry for the lengthy radio silence. Quite a lot has happened since my last post, both on the writing front and at home. I'm hoping to be present here on the blog more regularly now, so watch for updates.

Meanwhile, I'm excited to report that translation rights for several of my books have been sold! German editions of HEART OF THE HUNTER and HEART OF THE FLAME are on the way, and a Czech edition of WHITE LION'S LADY is also in the works.

More news to come . . . .