We are very sad at the Hogan house. After a thankfully short but very unexpected illness, our beloved, naughty Weasel died yesterday morning.
We buried him in one of his favorite places, in the the garden near the raspberry bushes, with his favorite toy, some Greenies, and of course, some catnip.We miss him already.
There is a kitty-shaped hole in our hearts.
Today at the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood, I talk about what’s been up with me – or with my writing, at any rate.
The takeaway from this post? My work in progess, ENTHRALL ME, clattered off-track, pushing its publication date back to early 2015.
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I recently blogged at The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood on the intersection of art, music, and emotion – and what it takes to make me, a stoic Scandinavian, cry.
TEMPT ME has been named a finalist in the paranormal category of Greater Detroit RWA’s 2014 Booksellers Best Contest! This contest is judged by booksellers and librarians, so it’s a different type of meaningful.
Winners will be named at the Bookseller’s Best Awards Banquet in San Antonio, TX during the Romance Writers of America’s National conference in July.
My 2013 release, TEMPT ME, has been named a finalist in the published paranormal category of the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense! *squee*
Being TEMPT ME is a self-published book, this nomination is especially meaningful to me. Congratulations to all the finalists. I’m in fine company indeed.
Daphne winners will be named at the Death By Chocolate Awards Gala in San Antonio, TX during the Romance Writers of America’s National conference in July.
Touch base with Tamara at the RT Booklovers Convention! (May 13-18, 2014 in New Orleans)
Are you going to RT? I am, and I’d love to meet you! My scheduled events are:
Thurs. May 15, 8:30 a.m. – The Cajun Queen Riverboat Casino Morning Mixer
Thurs. May 15, 2:45 p.m. – What to Expect When You’re Expecting Your First (or 50th) Indie Book
Friday May 16, 1:30 p.m. – The Ruby Slipper Burlesque Revue!
Saturday May 17, 11:00 a.m. – The Giant Book Fair!
My next public appearance is at the Bloomington Writers Festival and Book Fair on March 22, 2014. (Directions to the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center.)
I’ll be reading from my latest paranormal romance release, TEMPT ME, and also presenting a workshop on developing compelling villains with my friend, author Susan Sey. The one-hour workshop, Superbad: How Creating an Over-the-Top Villain Can Unlock Your Story, requires pre-registration. REGISTER HERE, and we hope to see you there!
Also, stop by my table to chat! I’ll be giving away chocolate (of course) and download codes for free ebooks.
While you’re there, learn about the work Social Media for the Social Good (SMSG13) is doing to stop sexual trafficking. According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year. More than 70% are female and half are children.