Thursday, December 02, 2010

Level 2 Swimmer!

Being a parent is so wierd. You bring home this squishy little loaf and eventually, through some miracle (and a surprising amount of hard work), they grow into people. One of the things I'm always astounded by is when children have these breakthroughs. Mason struggled and struggled with learning to tie laces on shoes and then, this year, whammo! He figured it out. Also new this year: independent(ish) swimming. We signed him up for a Red Cross class, and this year, after starting with a six month old "waders" class, all of a sudden, it clicked for him.

I mean, you TELL them that with practice, they'll eventually learn, but it's still kind of surprising when it works!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010


In case someone out there wonders about the timing of book production. I got the cover art for ALMOST FINAL CURTAIN on Monday, and turned in the copy edits today. I often see cover art before the book is "done" (though never before I turn in the book.)

Next, I'll see the readers' proof, which may or may not become a galley/ARC, depending on how invested the publisher is in the book's success. And, yes, I have had books that have NOT had galleys made (which means no reviews from any print publication that needs a lead time of a couple of months or more, like Romantic Times, Library Journal, etc.)

All the while, I'm working on the next book in the series, which is due in April a month before ALMOST FINAL CURTAIN hits the stores.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

New Cover!

Here it is, the cover for Ana's second installment, called ALMOST FINAL CURTAIN, which I like to describe as Glee meets Vampire Diaries. It is due out in stores May 2011!

So.... what do you think??