Monday, May 28, 2007
If you haven't entered my latest contest, hurry on over before Thursday. I'm giving away signed coverflats and will select ten names to be entered into the grand prize drawing: a signed ARC of Switchcraft that the lucky winner will receive a month before the official release!
What else? Oh yeah, if you're down in San Diego and have nothing to do Friday night, come on down to Bay Books in Coronado where I'll be reading from and signing copies of Names I Call My Sister. All the details are here.
Signing out till next time ...
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
I finally caught my segment on SiTv and dude! My boobs upstaged me!
I had a great weekend. I'd venture to say it was a perfect weekend. Friday night was girls' night and I caught up with good friends I hadn't seen in a long time. We capped it off with milkshakes and fries from In-n-Out. Saturday, Latitude 33 Book shop in Laguna Beach hosted a booksigning with me in conjunction with SCIBA's "I Feel the Need to Read" bus tour. The crowd was wonderfully supportive and friendly (they even laughed at my jokes and met the Little Dude!). I then had lunch at the Sundried Tomato Cafe, one of my favorites spots.
Sunday was laid back. I planted my vegetable garden, hung out with my husband and the Little Dude and then started Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux. I haven't read a book that kept me up almost all night in a really long time.
So today I'm getting back into the revisions of my mariachi book and teaching my online class with OCC RWA.
FYI if you'd like a signed copy of Names I Call My Sister and can't make it to one of my booksignings (it's cool, I understand), contact Latitude 33, Under the Bridge Books, Bay Books or New & Recycled Romances to order one!
And one more thing: New & Recycled Romance is having a parking lot clearance sale this Saturday, May 19th starting at 10 a.m. We're talking $0.25, $0.50 and $1.00 books! Check it out.
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Check out the pearls and my nifty 'do on SiTv's On the Up segments.
Bestest friend and writer extraordinare, Jen Mahal shares a little about our friendship at One Page at a Time. (Love you, man!)
Crafty Chica and good friend, Kathy Cano Murrillo interviewed me on her blog.
I guest blogged at A Slice of Orange today.
There's a sneak peek of Switchcraft posted on my website!
Is this a bitchin' cover or what?
MaryP.S. If you're in Laguna Beach, come meet me this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Latitude 33. Click here for the details.
Monday, May 07, 2007
In all honesty, I can't quite wrap my mind around it. Maybe I'm hormonal today, but I still feel like a newbie writer checking and then rechecking her lottery ticket to make sure the numbers are right. The stories never get easier, nor do my characters become more cooperative. Also, the thrill of reading an email from a reader never lessens.
In short, this whole author thing is much cooler than a day job. And man, am I grateful to be where I am today.
But wait! My SíTv segment will air tomorrow through the 10th and then again on the 12th and 13th. On The Up isn't scheduled at a regular time; it just pops up between shows and commercial breaks. But I'll have a copy to post online soon.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
My dad has been a firefighter with the San Diego Fire Department for 27 years. I remember one morning in particular when Dad came home with scorched turn-outs. He said he didn't even know he was on fire until his partner threw him on the ground. Dad, like most firefighters, treated this sort of thing like it was a big joke. (They're tough guys, you see.) But around that time, Dad started saying, "I love you" everytime we ended a phone call or went to bed.
Baskin-Robbins will donate $100,000 to NFFF that has developed, "Everyone Goes Home," a program that helps to prevent fire fighting line-of-duty deaths and injuries.