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A Very Special Dedication

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My friend and author, Lisa Sanchez, is celebrating the move to her author blog, http://www.lisasanchezromanceauthor.com/ and has invited me to guest post on her site today as part of her Sizzlin’ Summer Author Extravaganza. She and I are both contributors to the Summer Lovin’ Anthology:Heat Wave, and that got me thinking.

Contributing to the Summer Lovin’ Anthologies has been a lot of fun. But there’s a very serious side to the project, namely raising money to stamp out cancer. When I submitted my story, I thought about who I might dedicate the story to, and one person immediately came to mind. Someone I love, and whose strength continues to awe me.

To find out who, please head over to Lisa’s blog at http://www.lisasanchezromanceauthor.com/

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RT Day One

The first day of the RT Booklovers conference was great! Books, goodies, workshops, parties…where should I start? How about the business end first…workshops.

RT features a ton of workshops. At any given time there’s usually 15 different ones to choose from, everything from querying agents, to editing, to publisher spotlights, to marketing, to name a few. My first day consisted mostly of specialty workshops in the writer track: Understanding the Science of Crime (Dr. D. P. Lyle is fabulous and funny), and The Care and Feeding of a Paranormal Series. Geared toward writers, these workshops focused on research and longevity of writing a series.

The third workshop I attended was in the reader track, Sex in the Gritty or the Ugly Truth. An odd name for a very fun panel. Authors Barry Eisler and Jennifer St. Giles read sex scenes from various books and the audience had to vote on whether a man or woman wrote them. They even read a quote from Dark Lover, one of my favorite books. How they did it without blushing or giggling, I’ll never know, but the panelists were excellent.

Before the workshops started, the book haul began. We started at registration with the bag all the attendees got…it had two books in it. Then we (me, Killian, and Lisa) took a pass through the “Goody Room” where we were allowed to pick 9 free books from probably a couple hundred titles. Killian scored another half dozen at the historical panel she attended…and this is just the first day! Add to that all the bubbles, rulers, bookmarks, bandaid holders, chapstick, mirrors, sticky notes, trading cards, and other goodies that are everywhere, and we are loaded!

The day ended with the Bollywood party hosted by Ellora’s Cave. We got even more goodies and then there was dancing. Lisa and Killian ripped up the dance floor while I worked on keeping time clapping :-).

It was a long, fun day! On to the next…and 5 Times a Night!

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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? 

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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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