Friday, September 26, 2008

3,2,1... PAR-TAY!!!!!


We are down to the wire now. The Wild Sight will be released next Wednesday!

After all these long months of waiting, I can hardly believe it is true. I'm currently in the midst of a blog tour with more than a dozen stops scheduled so far, and I'll be giving away free books at every blog I visit. I hope you can pop by and join me at a few of my stops.
  • Sept. 29th I'm being interviewed at Romance Writers On The Journey
  • Sept. 30th we're having a Launch Party on Casablanca Authors Blog
  • Oct. 1st is my Launch Party on Romance Bandits
  • Oct. 6th is yet another Launch Party! This one on Yankee Romance Reviewers
  • Oct. 10th I'm doing a guest blog on Bitten by Books (who just gave The Wild Sight a terrific review!)
...and that's just in the next two weeks! The rest of the month is equally busy with appearances on Jennifer's Random Musings, Enchanted Reviews, Much Cheaper than Therary, and Long and Short of It Reviews.

WHEW! My head is spinning! Meanwhile, I still haven't seen The Wild Sight in a store yet. (Aunty does a major pout!) If you have, or if you've received your copy from an online order, please take a picture and send me a copy. PRETTY PLEASE?!?! There's a chocolate reward if you are the first!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Don't see that every day

Guest blog by Trish Milburn

Aunty Cindy is off on another cruise, no doubt enjoying herself immensely. I should have had this blog up earlier today, but I was in the car driving part of the way home from my trip to the D.C. area to do book-related things since my debut book, A Firefighter in the Family, is out in stores this month.

Part of my day was spent driving the Skyline Drive from one end of Shenandoah National Park to the other. I'm a huge fan of national parks, and I visit as many as possible. In addition to having my first book out this month, I experienced two more firsts today -- I took a few steps on the Appalachian Trail, which I want to hike in its entirety someday, and I saw a black bear in the wild. Unfortunately, he about gave me a heart attack. I was rounding a curve when he jumped off an embankment right in front of my car. I had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting him. Silly bear.

So, some questions for you out there in blogland:

1. What animal have you seen in the wild that made you think, "Cool!"? (That's not exactly the four-letter word that came out of my mouth when I about hit the bear today, but since we want to keep this a PG blog, I won't repeat it.)

2. What's the longest trail you've hiked?

3. Does hiking the more than 2,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail sound neat to you, or do you think I've lost my mind? :)

4. What's your favorite national park?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gone Again!

Yes, Aunty is about to embark on yet another high seas adventure!

After all, with the exception of a couple of wee little jaunts to San Francisco, Aunty has been at home all summer! The DH has broken out in too-much-time-at-home hives! Trust me, it is not a pretty sight!

Of course the only remedy is get outta town, so we are leaving on our 12th cruise this Saturday. Drastic you say? Perhaps, but no sacrifice is too great for yer olde Aunty! Besides, I need to celebrate my One Year Anniversary of getting THE CALL, which happens this Sunday, Sept. 14th. PAR-TAY!

Don't worry, while I will miss everyone, I've once again asked my good friend and Bandita Trish Milburn to fill in with a post or two until I return. Trish's debut novel A Firefighter In the Family was just released this week from Harlequin American! I'm sure she will have some things to say about that and much more.

Try not to miss me too much!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Hello? Hollywood???

All right, I can't keep this to myself any longer.

Remember that starred review I got from Publishers Weekly? Well, somebody besides us insecure and slightly paranoid writers must read those. Somebody in Hollywood, maybe?

They must because a few days ago, I received an inquiry from Creative Artists Agency, who happen to be one of THE BIGGEST talent agencies in Hollywood (I know because I googled them). They asked me about the film and TV rights for The Wild Sight! Don't know where else they could have heard of me except for Publishers Weekly.

Yes, my feet have not touched the floor since then. I know this is a looong way from seeing my book on either the small or the big screen. Or even selling the options. But it IS a step! A step I could not have even imagined myself taking!