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Changing My Appearance

Due to various circumstances I won’t go into, I had to cancel my trip to ARC Phoenix this year. Boo! I hope all of those who go have a BLAST! Hopefully I can make it another year.

Ann Aguirre (left) and yours truly at the Beaverton Powell's book signing.
Ann Aguirre (left) and yours truly at the Beaverton Powell’s book signing.

Instead, I’ll be at the Greater Seattle RWA Writer’s Conference in Bellevue, Washington on October 17 – 19. I’m so excited! One of my favorite authors - Ann Aguirre – is the keynote speaker.

I got to meet Ann at a book signing here in Portland about a year ago. She’s such a genuine person.  I’d love to be her BFF and bake her cupcakes and talk books and hot boys, but that would be rather stalkerish, don’t you think? So instead I will simply go and clean whatever nuggets of wisdom I can from her talk.

I’ll also get to meet (and re-meet) my Montlake peeps. Hang out. Party. Etc.

Also, the party theme is Sexy Librarian. Urm…

Ed Harris vs. Aragorn

This week’s Writer Wednesday guest is another fabulous Montlake (and indie) author, Norah Wilson. But I didn’t meet her through Montlake. I met her over a year ago through an online writer group and we’ve been friends and super-fans of each other ever since! I asked Norah the question: Why do you love romance?

I am a life-long romance reader, having started reading my mother’s tame Harlequins long before I perhaps should have been. There was always something so comforting about them. No matter the challenges (or should I say the misunderstandings? I seem to remember a lot of them!), no matter how arrogant or bull-headed the hero (I remember a lot of them too!), the heroine always managed to set him straight, after which they got their happy ending. A lot has changed about romance since those days, including the level and nature of the conflict. Heck, these days, the H&h might not even be the same species. But much remains the same, including the work and/or sacrifice required for the couple to earn their happily ever after.
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Cupcakes, Kissing, and a Giveaway!

I know, I know. I’ve been woefully remiss in blogging lately. In my defense, I have a REALLY good excuse. Honest I do!

I’ve been up to my eyeballs in edits for Kissed by Smoke which is being republished by Montlake this December. I’ve added approximately 17k words so far. I’ve added action! Adventure! Romance! Terror! Oh, yes, this baby is gonna be GOOD. I’ve even changed the ending.

Muahaha!

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