Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Book of the Day, Book Signings and more

January is flying by! In two days it will be February, and my medieval novel, Loyalty’s Web, will once again be “Book of the Day” on Author Island. If you still don't have a copy, check my book's spotlight on February 1st, for another excellent opportunity to win a free, autographed copy!

In additional news, I have several book signings coming up. First, I will be signing copies of Loyalty’s Web at the Ray Primary School in Kearny, AZ on February 14, 2008 from 4-6 PM. Location: 651 Senator Chastain Dr, Kearny, Arizona.

I will also be signing copies of Loyalty’s Web following the American Night Writers Association (ANWA) writing conference on March 1st, 2008, from 4:45-5:30 PM. Location: Eagle’s Aerie School in Gilbert, AZ; 17019 South Greenfield Road, Gilbert, Arizona (NE corner of Greenfield Rd/Santan village Parkway and Pecos Road.)

I will be in Sandy, Utah on March 22, to attend the Whitney Awards Gala. I’m in the process of setting up a book signing before and/or after the gala with the other finalists and winners. Details to follow.

Finally, for any hard-core history buffs or would-be writers out there, I am currently running a drawing on my Medieval Research blogsite for a research book: Medieval Wordbook, by Madeleine Pelner Cosman. If interested, go to my post at medieval research with joyce for more details about the book and how to enter.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

In the News: Loyalty's Web

I’d like to announce that Loyalty’s Web is a finalist for a 2007 Whitney Award in the Romance/Woman’s Fiction Category. My book is competing with national bestseller, Eclipse, by Stephanie Meyer, so I consider myself in good company. ☺ Winners will be announced March 22, 2008. Click on the banner below for more information.

I will also be holding my first book signing for Loyalty’s Web on February 14, from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Kearny Public School Library, in Kearny, Arizona. I’d love to see any Arizonans (or anyone else!) there!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Year! 2008

Happy New Year to you all!

Can you believe it's already 2008? I'm sure we're all still recovering from the holidays (at least, I know I am!), so I'll keep this short with just a couple of update announcements:

For those who are interested in a bit of historical trivia, I have updated the Clio's Corner feature on my website, with some information about the 12 Days of Christmas. (And you thought Christmas was over!)

My medieval research blog (medieval research with joyce) will be updated this Saturday--a delay from last Wednesday, for which I hope my readers will forgive me. The topic this week will be "poison", and it's a pretty good bet that cowbane will be making an appearance somewhere in my post.

And last, but never least, I'm holding a NEW DRAWING on my webpage. If you're interested in entering, go to my News & Contests page for the details. And please don't forget to include your mailing address with your entries!

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That's it for now. Short and sweet.

I wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!