Monday, June 30, 2014

An ultra-nerdy paranormal genre map: Where do your favorite books fall on the axes of sex & death?

Today, I'm over at Paranormal Unbound sharing my ultra-nerdy genre map for paranormal fiction. How much sex and death do you like in your paranormal romance and urban fantasy? (Not-so-spoilery-spoiler alert: I often find myself in the upper right hand corner.) Stop by and tell me where your favorite books live!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Meet Me at the RT Booklovers Convention!

As I write this, I'm sitting in the San Francisco airport with a large coffee and way too much luggage. I'm on my way to my very first Romantic Times Booklovers Convention, and I'd love to see you there.

RT is being held in New Orleans this year, and it just so happens that my first novel, which is set in New Orleans, came out a month ago. How could I resist going? I'm heading down early to spend a few days with my family and some close friends who still live in the area, and I'll head to the Marriott on Canal Street on Wednesday.

If you're in the New Orleans area, I'd love to see you! Here's where you can find me (besides at the bar) if you're going to the convention:

Tuesday (5/13), 8:30am: Radio Interview on Tangi 96.5
(This is my first radio interview! I'm super nervous.)
Thursday (5/15), 4-5pm: Panel on Southern Urban Fantasy
Friday (5/16), 1:30-2pm: Club RT
(A casual place to chat and pick up free stuff)
Saturday (5/17), 11am-2pm: Giant Book Fair

The Giant Book Fair is open to the public, and tickets are $5 at the door. There will be over 700 authors there signing books and giving away boatloads of free swag, so if you like romance and urban fantasy, it's well worth a trip. (Did I mention I'll be giving away my own boatload of swag?)

I'm also very excited to be participating in a pilot program through Harlequin and Autography that allows me to digitally sign ebooks. I just participated in the training for this technology, and it's a lot of fun. I can snap a picture and electronically sign an ebook right there at the event, and send the book to the reader right away. The picture and signature stay with the book in whatever e-reading device you have. It's a lot of fun, and I'm really looking forward to testing it out.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

On Here be Magic: Writing, Biology and the Value of Failure

I'm on Here Be Magic today, talking about how a career in biology helped prepare me for publishing by teaching me the value of failure. Lots and lots of failure. Stop by and tell me what you think the value of failure is.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

One Chance to Win an Advance Copy of Twisted Miracles!

I'm giving away an advance e-copy of Twisted Miracles to one lucky reader over at Here Be Magic. Want a chance to win? Stop by and fill out the Rafflecopter form! Only two days left to enter.

Monday, March 17, 2014

What Revising is Made Of

This is what I'm doing when I'm revising. I didn't include "wasting time on twitter," because that would've been too embarrassing.

(I might've underestimated the panicking.)