Sunday, May 30, 2010

This week's stops on the "I Must Be Nuts" blog tour

Today, my interview with the Nashua NH Telegraph will be in their Sunday Edition!

Monday was never confirmed, so it's an unexpected day of rest. (Thank you, universe!)

Tuesday 6/1 Fresh Fiction
Family party. Restaurant of my choice. (Hmmm...who has the best Champagne? Caviar?)

Wednesday 6/2 Love Romances Cafe (Dawn's Reading Nook)
Also, visit my publisher's authors' blog for my Launch Party!

Thursday 6/3 Smexy Book and TRS (click on blog) (party, join their yahoo group)

Then on Friday, I fly to Ohio and spend the weekend with 300 or so authors and readers at an event hosted by Lori Foster. I'll be signing Strange Neighbors at the Cincinnati Marriott on Saturday!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tomorrow's stop on the blog tour

Fang-tastic Books! What a fun name!


Today's links!

5/26, the "I Must be Nuts" blog tour will be stopping by four places:

Here's the nutty schedule for today:

An interview at: (This is the correct url for Book Junkie's. My apologies to Book Junkies and anyone who tried the wrong one.)

Blurb and excerpt at both of Amber Skyz blogs: and

Regular blog at Casablanca publisher's blog. It's about motherhood/authorhood.



Monday, May 17, 2010

The "I Must Be Nuts" Blog Tour!

Strange Neighbors--my first mass market paperback releases June 1st! Yes, I want to shout it from the rooftops, but blogging is so much more practical. my enthusiasm, I managed to commit myself to 22 blogs and 5 book signings! I may need to be committed to a psych ward after that!

Anyway, here's my ridiculous schedule. If you have a free moment, please check in on me and make sure I haven't gone around the bend and over the edge!

Week one:
May 25, Night Owl Romance blog
May 26, a) Book Junkies and b) The Sourcebooks Casablanca blog
May 27, Fang-tastic Books blog
May 29, Naughty Author Chicks blog
May 30, Interview to appear in the Sunday Nashua Telegraph

Week two:
May 31, Emma Peterson's blog
June 1, Fresh Fiction blog
June 2, Dawn's Reading Nook
June 3, Smexy Books blog
and on the weekend...I'll be at Lori Foster's Reader/Author Get Together. Signing Strange Neighbors Sat. June 5th 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cincinnati Marriott North, West Chester, OH

Week three:
June 7, League of Amazing Authors blog
June 8, Love Romance Passion blog
June 10, Psychotic State blog - (let's hope that's not an omen)
June 11, Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell blog
and on the weekend...I'll be signing all my trade paperbacks and Strange Neighbors Sat. June 12 from noon to 3 at Well Read Books, 37 Plaistow Rd, Elm Plaza, Rt. 125, Plaistow, NH

Week four:
June 14, Anna's Book Blog
June 15, Thoughts in Progress blog
June 16, Romance Readers at Heart's Novel Thoughts Blog
June 17, Adele Dubois's blog
and on the weekend...I'll be signing Strange Neighbors at Barnes & Noble Sat. June 19 6:30 p.m., 1741 S. Willow St, Manchester, NH

Week five...wait a minute, there's a week five?
Oh yes.
June 21, Deb's Book Blog
June 22, Literary Escapism
June 23, Wendy's Minding Spot
June 24, Thurs book signing at Barnes & Noble 7 p.m., 235 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua NH
and on the weekend...I'll be signing my trade paperbacks and Strange Neighbors June 26 at Ancient Moon noon to 3, W. Pearl Street, Nashua, NH

That's it, right? Five weeks and I'm done? No?
Oh no!
June 29, My Reading Room blog
June 30, Luxury

All of July, sleep late and recover!
Then look forward to the sequel in Feb 2011

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mothers...Cats are kids too

I have one human child. Bill Cosby said, "Anyone who has an only child doesn't have kids." It's true. You don't have one daring the other to jump off the roof into the fluffy snow, (like my brother did to me. Yup, I jumped. Got the wind knocked out of me and my back hurt for a couple of days.) You don't have one telling the other that Vanilla not only smells delicious, but it taste yummy too and gets you to take a big gulp, (Yup my brother did that to me too. It burned all the way down...and back up again.) I don't know how my mother stood us. She must have had amazing patience, but I remember my brother and I testing that theory. A lot.

They say, you only get what you can handle. As a single mom for several years, I wasn't able to handle much. Memories of those years make me wonder how I managed to raise such a well-adjusted kid. As a nurse, I sometimes worked double shifts to make ends meet. When I had a date, I had to hope my ex-husband didn't find out and do something jerky. Sigh. But somehow, we made it through. As a mother, you just do what you have to do. By the time I remarried, my daughter was thirteen and my baby days were over. So one is all I got.

Now, because my daughter has grown up and moved into her own condo, I don't have kid or kids. I have a cat. He can be just as funny as a kid sometimes, but again...he's an only cat. I think when he leaves us (and we are SO not looking forward to that day) we'll get two. Maybe a brother and sister. My mom would be proud.

Mother's Day--Cats are kids too