Monday, November 11, 2013

Wow... apologies for the four month gap!

I can't believe it has been four months since my last posting.  I tried thinking back to July and August to figure out what I was so busy with and I came up with nada.  My excuse is laziness and that I had nothing new to say.

I worked on this:

And I wrote some short stories and I worked on revising my manuscript (again).

And then I worked on this:

And I wrote some short stories and revised my manuscript some more.

Today we were driving along and I took this photo of downtown LA

Friday, July 5, 2013

Did you have a good 4th of July?

Fireworks at the bowl 

Fruit Bowl

Patriotic Fruit Tart

I spent today recovering from watermelon margaritas...

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sunlounger anthology on Amazon

Sunlounger ebook on Amazon

The above links to the Sunlounger e-book on Amazon.  My lovely crtique partner, Pernille Hughes, is one of the features authors!

I don't see a printed version for sale yet.  Will let you know if one comes available.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Can't Believe Someone Would Do This!

Have you read about the person who plagiarized Tammara Webber and Jamie McGuire?  This person, Jordin B Williams used passages from both Easy by Tammara Webber and Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire in 'her' manuscript and the book was ranked at #58 on Amazon's kindle list!

Easy is one of my favorite books and I've read it 3 or 4 times so I recognized the passage immediately. I'm sure there are plenty of people who feel the same about Beautiful Disaster.  How could this person think she was going to get away with it?

Here is a link to the DearAuthor blog - the person who initially called it out.  She's got the passages highlighted and then the text from the true authors' books.

Dear Author Blog Post

So I guess Amazon pulled it off their site and is refunding money to people who bought it.  Good for you, Dear Author, and good for you, Amazon!

Update for June

Apologies.  I've been absent for a bit. 

But with good reason.  I finally finished my latest revise.  It took three months!!!  Should it take this long? I don't think so...  Anyway, this is it.  No more.  It is either my shelf novel #1 or I'll self-publish, or maybe I'll work on a query and synposis.  I'm terrible at writing synposes and queries which is why I'm leaning towards self-publication.  And I want a say on the cute couple on the cover (I'm shallow that way)...

Just in time too.  Heat Wave hit and it is miserably hot today.

So what's next?

I've got a hundred pages of book #2 which I left it hanging for a month.  It is calling my name.

I'm still working on short stories every month with lovely CP.  No, I haven't finished my June story yet, but I still have three days!!! lol.  This month's prompt is to write something inspired by Lillian Gish, the silent movie actress. 

Oh, and lovely CP's Anthology is out on Monday.  I looked it up on Amazon.  It isn't listed yet...  I hopefully will be able to put up a link soon.