I’d intended to send a Questions & Answers email to my How to Write a Novel launch list, but that’s going to have to wait.Instead, I did THIS. Closed my “Move out of Florida while writing fiction” fundraiser. Here’s why — it’s this clause in the Patreon Legal Agreement https://www.patreon.com/legal By posting content to Patreon you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, sublicensable, … Continue reading →
I finished the following covers for my upcoming novels today: Midnight Rain I See You Last Girl Dancing Night Echoes Because of a bit of a financial bump, I’m pushing hard to get all the backlist up in the next couple of months. To my amazement (because I thought exactly the opposite), I think the suspense novels are going to … Continue reading →
Lots of my novels for free if you’ll pay the postage.
Got the neatest news today. I sold (or, rather, Penguin Putnam sold) Bulgarian translation rights to MIDNIGHT RAIN; the book should be available in Bulgaria and wherever else the purchasing publisher distributes sometime this month. Bulgarian rights. So cool. … Continue reading →
While I’m damned wary about hoping too much, considering the way these things have gone the past eleven times … well, I’m an optimist. And I really like this project. It brings in Brig from MIDNIGHT RAIN as the hero, and an EMT-Paramedic named Dia as the heroine, and a gift-leaving stalker, and alligators in a canal in dicy, grim … Continue reading →
Hot damn — a couple of the weird little pictures from yesterday’s brainstorming session just clicked in a very big way, and words are flying. I’m finding Dia’s stalker fascinating — he’s a product of his times, his education, and his passions, and he has some weird damned quirks … but they aren’t weird for him. For him, they make … Continue reading →
Quote from Twain. Some numbers from Midnight Rain. ‘Cause you know I was to the point of reinventing myself because of my fear of the numbers on Midnight Rain, and the fact that I’d heard it hadn’t done as well as everyone hoped. How well did it do? In its first reporting period, it earned out its own $25,000 advance … Continue reading →
Fascinating discussion here about the difference between Amazon numbers and WalMart numbers. Link via Alison Kent As someone who, for the first time in my career, has (with my debut into suspense) landed a couple of titles on WalMart shelves, I’m more than a bit interested in what effect this will really have on my sales. Won’t see even first … Continue reading →
Heard from Claire that Rhapsody Book Club picked up book club rights for MIDNIGHT RAIN. This is a big deal for me because I’ve never had any of by books picked up by a book club before. Tentative pub date, Nov. 2005. Firsts matter.
MIDNIGHT RAIN has been nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Romantic Intrigue. I’m delighted and honored to have been nominated — I’m in very good company. For more information, go to Romantic Times, scroll down to the “RT Awards” link, click that link, then choose Reviewers’ Choice 2004 Nominees. (Not Lifetime Achievement, which I accidentally clicked … Continue reading →