July is going to be crazy. so before I forget, some of my books are free at Smashwords this month so help yourself!
So, here’s my month.
First I have a book to deliver by the 31st. I’m half way through at the moment so doing pretty well but I’m not a fast writer so it’s a bit of hairy deadline. And talking of hairy, some of you may have seen the fun I had on Facebook this past week, looking for a rescue dog for my hero Kam Faulkner.
I had dozens of suggestions, lots of lovely pictures of FB followers’ dogs, but author Terri Nixon found this lovely guy and I knew he was the one the minute I set eyes on him (just like my ero). He’s a lurcher, a bit like the dog my hero had a boy,. He has a wonderful nature, is good with kids, intelligent, fast and (the one failing of this cross breed) lethal to cats. My heroine is allergic to cats so that’s okay. Probably.
Henry and Kam bonded with that first look, but as my hero is about to find out, his new best friend has one, rather serious, failing. You’ll have to read the book to find out what that is!
So that’s work sorted for this month.
Play is pretty serious, too. I’m off to Denver for the Romance Writers of America conference.
I haven’t been to RWA for a few years but this year, as I may have mentioned :), my Harlequin Romance, The Sheikh’s Convenient Princess, has been nominated for a Rita, the romance authors’ Oscar.
This is one I was awarded earlier.
I’m flying out on Monday. It’s nine and a bit hours in the air, time to get some words down. Once I arrive, I will be instantly launched into a round of
fun hard work.
Breakfast with my loopies – the writing sisters of my soul. Lunches with editors, authors and publishers. Afternoon tea at Browns Hotel with the lovely crowd from Tule.
There will be receptions, the Harlequin book signings, meeting the bloggers, hopefully managing to catch up with a few workshops, and the big keynote lunch. There will also be the Rita awards ceremony, on Thursday 19th July between 7-9pm which you can watch live online on the RWA website
If you’re in the area on Saturday, 21st July, you can catch up with me (and hundreds of other authors) in the Plaza Ballroom of the Sheraton Downtown hotel, where we will all be signing our books to raise money to help adult literacy.
I am going to need a week to get over this trip, but I have that book to deliver and, I will also – hopefully – be moving house around then. July is going to be crazy but August looks like being just as interesting!
Stay posted. 🙂