Last week I sent the fifth book in the Anna Strong chronicles off to the publisher.
I’m now experiencing what I call postpartum depression. It happens every time I finish a book. So I have a ritual—clean house, organize my desk, catch up expense reports, get back to the gym, etc etc.
Only this time nothing is working. I’m still depressed. I pretend that I’m not. I’m sure no one I met last night at Janet Lane’
s signing for her new Five Star release, Emerald Silk, had a clue. I’m very good at hiding my feelings. Have been since I was a kid.
Now I know next to earthquakes in China and cyclones in Myanmar, my angst is a pimple on a gnat’s ass. I shouldn’t even be mentioning it. But hey, we’re friends, here, aren’t we?
So, now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, let’s get on with some fun stuff.
Besides the aforementioned Emerald Silk, Jeri Smith-Ready’s
Wicked Game was released this week. Check it out, too.
The newest author authorized (no pun intended) by the estate of Ian Fleming to continue the James Bond saga is Sebastian Faulks
. His novel, Devil May Care
, will be released
the end of this month to mark the centenary of Ian Fleming's birth.
Buffy in Skin Games: Follow the link
to choose your favorite of 21 Examples of Gratuitous Sex in TV—of course, any love scene between Buffy and Spike is listed… but what’s gratuitous about sex between Buffy and Spike? In fact, the hope that there would be MORE sex scenes between Buffy and Spike kept me coming (no pun intended) back.
One last note—Mario and I have both been nominated for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' Writer of the Year. Here’s your assignment—come up with ways for me to make Mario NOT appear to be the good guy he really is so people will vote for me… The best suggestion wins a devil duck… Beat you to it, Mario… heh-heh-heh
Wow-- being evil makes me feel better.