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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blatant Self Promotion........

The latest Romantic Times magazine arrived's the September issue, so the review of my September Desire, CONQUERING KING'S HEART was in there.

They gave the book 4 1/2 stars and named it a Top Pick! (Which is RT's way of saying the book is really good!)

Here's the review...

....Nobody creates flawed, colorful, and genuine characters, plops them into delightfully plausible situations and then watches the fireworks go off like Maureen Child. This latest is no exception.........

Gotta love it! So thanks RT! And if you want to get the jump on having your very own copy of CONQUERING KING'S HEART, you can preorder it and make your local writer very happy............

Monday, July 27, 2009

History Day............

History Day is back!!

Today in 1909, Orville Wright set a record for the longest plane flight. (Not that he had a lot of competition!) But his flight, testing the Army's first airplane, lasted 1 hour, 12 minutes and 40 seconds. Unfortunately, he was so tired from the experience, he crash landed. But Orville was ok....(wonder what he'd think of the space shuttle???)

In other news..............

1775, Benjamin Church began his service as the first Surgeon General of the Continental Army

1947, the World Water Ski Organization was founded in Geneva Switzerland. (who knew??)

1953, the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War was signed today in Panmunjon. The war lasted 3 years, 32 days. The peace talks that led to the armistice lasted 2 years, 17 days,. (tough crowd)

1973, Secretariat broke two records while PRACTICING at Sarasota Springs, NY

1974, John Denver's biggest hit Annie's Song, reached the top of the Billboard charts.

1976, John Lennon's request to become a permanent resident of the US was approved. (I can't help wishing it had been denied. Maybe then, he'd still be alive and making music........)

1987, freeway shooting incidents were the talk of L.A. Since June 18th, there had been 9 incidents -- two people were shot to death and four others injured. Road rage was blamed and authorities warned us all to be nice to our fellow drivers and stop flipping them the bird--just in case that bad driver was armed.

1995, the Korean War Memorial was opened in DC on the 42nd anniversary of the armistice. (And on a personal note, if you've never seen this memorial, make it a point to do so. It is without a doubt, the most beautiful, heart wrenching thing I've ever seen...

That's what I've about you?? Been saving up??

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Just one little picture here to show you what it's like at the Harlequin party during the national RWA conference.

Imagine the ballroom at the Ritz, completely decked out with gorgeous decorations and incredible dessert stations. Don't forget the bartenders preparing classic drinks like Singapore Slings and Harvey Wallbangers. Now imagine the walls alive with a slide show of book covers from Harlequin's past.

Then add a really fun DJ playing great dance music from the last three decades and finally, add about 1000 writers, editors and agents dancing like crazy on a completely crowded dance floor.

And if you can do all that, you'll know why the Harlequin party is THE place to be at conference! So thanks, Harlequin, for always letting your writers know they matter...............

Friday, July 24, 2009

Post Conference Napping...........

So, this about sums up how the last few days have gone for me...

RWA conference is an amazing experience, but let me just say that when 2000 writers get together, there's a lot of activity happening!

And let's remember, we make a living sitting down in front of a activity hits us pretty hard!!

I'll be back with History Day on Monday though....and then I'll post a couple of conference pictures...(once I've inspected and approved them!)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

History day pre-empted............

Pre-empted by the National conference of RWA.

Yep, it's that time of year again and the Romance Writers of America are gathering. Soon, I'll be talking with 2,000 of my closest publishing friends....

So get ready to play the history game again once I've recovered............

Until then, be safe and keep reading!

Monday, July 06, 2009

History Day...........

Welcome to History Day!! First up today....

1905, John Walker's fingerprints were the first ones to be exhanged between police officals in Europe and the U.S. Law enforcement units in London and St. Louis, MO completed the exchange--(much to every criminal's dismay)


1699, Pirate Captain William Kidd was captured in Boston and deported back to England

1885, Louis Pasteur, famous for pasteurizing milk, made history today by accomplishing the first effective antirabies innoculation (on a boy bitten by a rabid dog) Lucky kid. Wonder what he grew up to do??

1912, Jim Thorpe, a full blooded American Indian became known as the 'world's greatest athlete' at the Olympics held in Stockholm, Sweden

1933, Baseball's first All Star game was held at Comiskey Park in Chicago. (American League won, 4-2 as Babe Ruth connected for the first All Star Game home run)

1957, Althea Gibson won the Wimbleton women's singles tennis championship. She was the first black tennis star to win the prestigious event

1994, fourteen firefighters were killed in Colorado, battling a days old blaze on Storm King Mountain

2000, Venus Williams beat her sister Serena at Wimbledon--Bet Althea Gibson would have loved watching that match!

Let's hear from you guys this week!! What've you got?

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!

Happy 4th of July!

And while you're out there, enjoying a barbecue, watching the fireworks, and having a great time with your family....

Give a thought to those who bought us our freedoms at great cost to themselves.

Remember those who stand in danger right now--those who risk all so that we can live free and in safety.

The next time you see someone in uniform, don't be shy. Go up to them. Say thank you. Tell them that their service to us and their country is appreciated.

And when you say your prayers--remember the soldier standing on a line protecting us all.

Happy 4th of July!!