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Crazy Days

It’s been a wild and crazy month – not just here, but all around the world. And as much as I’d like to complain about all the goings-on here that take up my time, it’s nothing compared to what others have to deal with. Consider this latest video of the Japanese tsunami:

Kind of shrinks my gripes down to nothing. So rather than complain, I’d rather say thank you. Thank you for laughing, crying, listening, and yes, even ignoring me. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and have a great Monday!

Gearing up for the RT Booklovers Convention

I’m so excited to be heading to L.A. next week to the RT Booklovers Convention. I’ve filled my days with all kinds of seminars and classes on everything from writing to marketing to criminal investigation!  And of course, there’s a few parties thrown in for fun! If you’d like to see where I’ll be, you can check out my schedule by searching for my profile (Robin DeJarnett) HERE.

In addition to all the note-taking and fun, I’ll also be participating in the RT Expo on Friday, April 8th, from 4-6pm.  The Expo is open to the public for a modest $5 entrance fee, so if you’re anywhere in the area, please come by and see me!  You can bring your copy of Whirlwind for me to sign, or I’ll have both hard copies and ebooks for sale and signing at the event.  But the best thing? 

Kobo eReader

Image by I am I.A.M. via Flickr

YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN A KOBO.

My California cohorts: Killian McRae and Lisa Sanchez, are hosting a little scavenger hunt during the Expo. All you have to do is visit each of our tables, get your entry card punched, and then drop it in one of our baskets to be entered. Of course, you’ll also get goodies from each of us too!

Did I mention the Kobo will be loaded with all of our ebooks?  And since it uses the very popular epub format, you’ll be able to load tons of books from all over the internet.

So if you’re in the Southern California area next Friday, or are attending RT, I look forward to meeting you!

One More Day to Enter to Win at LibraryThing

Don’t forget to ENTER TO WIN an autographed copy of Whirlwind on LibraryThing.  The odds are pretty good, so why not throw in your name?

Meet an Author Monday

Whether your a reader or a writer, there’s a lot of great information and fun on the Hop. Check it out!

Meet an Author Monday

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An Amazing Night

To say our release party was a success is a HUGE understatement!

Over 70 people came to the Sonoma Chicken Coop in Campbell, CA to celebrate the release of my book, Whirlwind, and Killian McRae’s novel, 12.21.12 on Thursday.  We were shocked, amazed, and supremely humbled at the turnout!

Friends, family, teachers, coworkers, neighbors, and online friends started arriving at 6 until the room we’d reserved was filled beyond capacity.  The room was buzzing with happy conversation and soft music, played by my daughter, Megan.


The biggest surprise was the cake that Killian brought. She and her daughters made the cake from the cover of Whirlwind!  And it tasted SO GOOD!

Cake made by Killian McRae

By the time Killian and I started our presentation, it was standing room only. We spoke about our books, our upcoming projects (yes, the sequel to Whirlwind is in the works), and the publishing process. Knowing so many had come to support us chased away the nervous jitters, and I managed to read a short excerpt from Whirlwind without stumbling over my words too many times.

Photo by Lisa Langdale

Killian also read from 12.12.12 before we sat down to sign books.  Thank you to everyone for being so patient!  By the end of the night, all the books we’d brought were gone. Don’t worry, we have more on order to deliver to those who didn’t get one or couldn’t make it.

Thank you so much to everyone who came.  Be sure and check out RobinDeJarnettFans for even more photos, and if you have some, I’d love to see them!

This event wouldn’t have been possible without the help of dear friends Raquel Cochran and Julie Bounds, and my family, especially daughter and musician Megan and the love of my life, my husband Steve.

I am blessed to call Killian McRae as friend.  She’s an amazing writer, full of humor, generosity, and compassion.  Please check out her book, 12.21.12, and her website, killianmcrae.com.

WOW!!!

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