♥ Sold! My paranormal romance series Viking Warriors will be published by Sourcebooks. The first book releases November 15 this year, title still to be decided. I’m super excited to be working with editor Cat Clyne and send a huge thank you to my agent Sarah E. Younger of the Nancy Yost Literary Agency for her role in making it all happen.
♥ Conference Time! My local Inland Empire Chapter of RWA is putting on the fabulous Power of the Pen conference on March 7th in Spokane, WA. Join other writers and publishing professionals for great workshops and networking opportunities. I’m conducting the Pitching Your Masterpiece & Crafting Stellar Query Letters workshop and will be on the Selling Your First Book: Q&A with Three Debut Authors panel.
♥ Get Lit! My favorite time in Spokane is April, not so much because spring is finally on its way, but because that is when our fair city is invaded by authors and literary fans of all types. This year I’ll be on a panel with New York Times bestselling authors Rebecca Zanetti and Joanna Wylde, discussing Romance Novels, Alpha Males, and Feminism. Join us on Saturday April 26, 12-1:30 pm at the Spokane Convention Center.
♥ Buy the gift that keeps on giving! My essay “Thanksgiving: A Different Perspective” is included in the Three River Press collection Female Nomad and Friends: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World, edited by Rita Golden Gelman.
The authors of this book are donating the royalties to fund scholarships for Delhi slum kids who graduate from high school but don’t have the means to continue their education. The Rotary club in Delhi (via a Rotary Club in Maryland) are administrating the funds, as well as vetting and mentoring the young men and women who qualify. Read the intro to the book, which includes a fabulous recipe for Curried Carrot Soup, on Random House’s website. Purchase a copy now from your favorite store: