Phew! I’m home again, after attending both Book Expo America in New York, and Lori Foster’s RAGT in West Chester Ohio. Although I was home for a few days in between, it feels as if I’ve been gone for ages. The garden has gone *boom* and the laundry has piled up. The best part is that I have lots of new ideas, and a new pair of shoes.
It was wonderful to meet so many of you, live and in person, and to talk about books – as well as a little bit about knitting. I met Eve Langlais, too, who is organizing the Ottawa readers’ conference next April.
Now I’m back at my desk until February with a To Do list to last well past that. Malcolm and Catriona have been impatiently awaiting my attention, and I have the scribbled notes to show for their determination that I get their story right. There are two new Goodreads contests coming up this month – the first one opens tomorrow – as well as the big Midsummer’s Dream Giveaway from fourteen historical romance authors this month. There’s a sale at the end of the month (starting the 25th) and my newsletter will go out on the 15th with more news.
Finally, I have a contemporary romance couple that just won’t leave me alone – I’d wanted them to wait until 2015, but they just might jump line. They’re pretty passionate and quite charming. I might not be able to resist them after Malcolm and Catriona are happily-ever-after. 🙂 Now, there’s work to be done! I hope you’ve all been good while I was away.