Found out today I'm a finalist for the RITA award for my story The Wrong Brother in last December's UNDER THE MILLIONAIRE'S MISTLETOE!
The RITA award is like the Oscars for romance writers, so it actually is an honor to be nominated!
The RITA will be presented this July at our national conference. To be honest, there are some fabulous writers in my category...not to mention, the wonderful Sandra Hyatt who was in this anthology with me is also nominated...so I'm not really expecting to win.
But, boy it's nice to have something you worked so hard on noticed by your peers.
Winter Southern California style
Of course, it's not winter NOW. Not technically anyway. But these flowers have been blooming since last month!
It's like a tiny miracle. Apparently all the rain we've had has made them hardy enough to withstand my lack of gardening skills.
Sniffle. I'm so proud.
I love the rain.
Mostly because, living in Southern CA, I almost NEVER see actual weather. Honestly, to my friends, I'm known as a weather free zone. Whenever I travel, wherever I happen to be is suddenly hit with blue skies and sunshine. No clouds. No rain. No nada.
So imagine my pleasure at having an actual storm here again! This winter's been a very wet one, and I'm loving it--in spite of the lake that seems to form between our house and the neighbors. I'm sure it's all their fault.
Today, I'm polishing a synopsis, making some changes for my editor, and then making a big pot of soup--we have weather soup--very exciting. What's up for you>
A little shameless self promotion never hurt anybody, right? So here's mine.
This is my next release...due out in May. KING'S MILLION DOLLAR SECRET
Lots of people ask me where I get my ideas. This one was born in my kitchen. While it was being gutted...... sigh. Yes, it's a kitchen makeover book! And most of what happens to that poor kitchen happened in mine! LOL
Just got back from plot group, with Susan Mallery, Kate Carlisle, Christine Rimmer and Teresa Southwick. We spent five days plotting ten books and came home victorious and exhausted.
How about you? What's new? What's going on??