Happy August, Gentle Reader. It’s going to be a busy month ending with . . . da da da dum . . . the Blameless release. I don’t know how many of you are following me on Twitter or Facebook, but if you are, you can look forward to some fun tweets I have scheduled. Even though I’ll be cavorting about in Oz for half the month, my trained net gremlins will be dropping little Blameless teasers starting 2 weeks or so before the book launches. I do apologize that I can’t also set it up jive with the blog, but I need to leave certain vital information in place here once the time comes, including a fun little FAQ.
Gail’s Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
Your Tisane of Smart:
Your Writerly Tinctures:
Are eBooks Good for Authors? podcast from BEA.
SPOILER ALERT! Changeless blurb gives away ending of Soulless.
Out September 1, 2010! Even bigger SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first.
Heartless: Rough Draft done. First draft with first reader. Final draft due Nov 1.
Super Secret Project F: Under revision. Updated proposal delayed.
CAKE in Space: Trunked.
See table of contents here.
Short story turned in. The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2 available for preorder.
Quote of the Day:
“I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.”
~ Steve Martin
Character Study: Miss Ivy Hisselpenny
“Miss Hisselpenny was a long way away, but there was no doubt it was her – no one else would dare to sport such a hat. It was a mind-numbing purple, trimmed in bright green, with three high feathers emerging from what looked to be an entire fruit basket arranged about the crown. Fake grapes spilled down and over one side, dangling almost to Ivy’s pert little chin.” ~ Changeless
“Alexia Tarabotti Maccon, how could you behave so wickedly! I just read the morning paper. You had my heart in my chest, you really did! Of course, I should never have believed such a thing in all my born days! Never! In fact, I do not believe a word of it now.” ~ Ivy, writing to Alexia, in Blameless
Frivolous but lots of fun
Similar age to Alexia but still feels like she “has a chance” on the marriage mart
Family may or may not have been connected to trade some generations back
Mother is very quiet and knits a lot
Here is a collection of images that remind me of Ivy.
Ivy’s Hat: A Cocktail Invented for the Soulless Booklaunch Party
Blue Curacao & Grenadine & White Rum &
Soda & Lime & A Maraschino Cherry