at Margie Lawson’s Alumni Blog today where she’ll be dissecting samples of Deep Cover using her deep editing methods and talking about (I hope!) how I empowered my character’s emotions using the methods she teaches.
Jessica Nelson also has a profile of the book up on her blog called Booking It. Thanks Jessica!
And Susan Sleeman of Suspense Zone wrote a review. Yee! This is a cool site for lovers of Suspense.
And…I missed announcing an interview of my HERO this past Sunday. I’m so ashamed. Poor Rick. You’ll find it here: http://craftieladiesofromance.blogspot.com/2011/09/featured-book-deep-cover-by-sandra.html
For the past week, my editor and I have been mulling over title ideas for the third book in my undercover cops series.
|Her Only Protector|
Let me start by assuring you that I DID NOT duct tape my daughter to the chair. Honest!
And isn’t Bella a true hero–um, heroine–to try to free her?
Before I tell you what’s going on at the whacky author’s house, I want to give all of you a chance to guess. Let’s have some creative fun.
Your turn: What do you think is going on?
Then…join me tomorrow at Jaunty Quills where the answer will be revealed, and one lucky commenter will receive a signed copy of Deep Cover.
Also until Sunday, at Margaret Daley’s blog, tell me what undercover cop assignment you would find most intriguing to read about for another chance to win a copy.
at author Lyn Cote’s blog today where I’m talking about the strongest woman I know, friend and author of Finding Glory in the Thorns, Lisa Jamieson.
at The Craftie Ladies of Love Inspired Romance today for a fun look at where my character ideas come from. Not from where you might expect!
Unless this is your first visit to my blog, you’ve probably already figured out that I got a little exuberant when planning a blog tour to promote my debut release. Forty-five plus stops in total…but who’s counting?
Well, probably you if you’ve already seen me pop up on several of your regular blog destinations!
Today, alone, I’m on four. And if I was smart, I’d be posting something exceptionally witty to entice all the visitors popping over from them to return–hey, I can dream!
But alas, I have my first-ever book signing tonight.
A three hour long book signing!
What was I thinking?
I’ve seen the odd book signing at a store, the authors sitting there looking a tad forlorn as shoppers give them a wide berth.
For THREE hours. Ugh!
I knew there was a reason I shouldn’t have given my relatives free copies. At least I could’ve counted on them showing up, arms a little red from being twisted.
I’m thinking that my pretty face, holding up a copy of the book isn’t going to cut it. And my husband’s no help. I begged him to drive me, which he will. But then he said, what am I supposed to do for three hours?! I can only drink so much coffee. The signing is in Chapters with an adjacent Starbucks. Thank you, Lord!
So I sought encouragement from a few seasoned authors. And here are the top 5 suggestions:
1) Have chocolate on the table, lots of it. …Check
2) Don’t do book signings. …Next
3) Offer a door prize …Check
4) Cajole a really good-looking guy to sit at the table with you. …Hmm, hubby will be in Starbucks…no, better not
5) Chocolate …Okay, so they weren’t all that encouraging!
Then I started thinking, what if people do come? How should I sign the books?
I was once asked by an author whose book I won how I’d like her to sign it. I immediately said, “To my best friend, Sandra, …” And she did! It’s still my favorite signed copy.
But from the practice run I had at my neighbor’s birthday party (because she’s super-sweet and gave a copy of Deep Cover to each guest as a party favor!!), only one out of ten people had a suggestion. To the rest I wrote, “Hope you enjoy the book.”
You’d think a writer could do better than that!
Your Turn: I’m appealing to you, my dear blog readers, to give me some ideas. How would you like an author to sign a copy of her book for you?
BTW: I’m at Kav’s joint-blog today Inkspirational Messages
Also on The Love Inspired Authors Blog talking about Miller’s Bay, the setting for Deep Cover
And at the ACFW blog (for writers) talking about the value of writing contests.
And at My Book Therapy because I’m a crazy woman who can’t say no!
Today I’m being interviewed by award-winning Love Inspired Suspense author, and dear friend, Sandra Robbins, at her joint-author blog called The Borrowed Book.
Now, I know, I know, I know…another interview?!
If you’ve read any of them…which is probably how you found this blog in the first place, you probably know more about me than you ever wanted to know.
But… it’s a cool blog.
And a big wave hello to those who have popped over from The Borrowed Book. My regular posting days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Today I’m being interviewed at the Barn Door Book Loft, and a copy of Deep Cover will be given away.
And…over at Go Teen Writers, I’ve posted a brief step-by-step outline of how I write, and I’m offering a 3-page critique to one of the commenters.
Don’t forget, I have a special guest coming in tomorrow!!