Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Excuses, Excuses...

I am a neglectful, horrible blogger...

It's like that childhood friend you haven't called for awhile—you lose touch because you've been so busy and then you actively start to avoid them because you're so guilt ridden that you’ve lost touch…

Yeah, that’s pretty much me all over.

So, here’s a brief re-cap of what’s been going on in my neck of the woods…

A blurb-a-palooza update: Tess Gerritsen (or rather, her assistant) politely declined my request for a book blurb. Sandra Ruttan has yet to reply... I've recently added Chelsea Cain my hit list. If you haven't read her novel, Hearthbreaker, yet--you should. I'll keep you posted--hopefully one of these phenomenal female thriller authors will be willing to help a sister out!

I took my first set of head shots for my author photo. Usually, I’d rather eat glass than have my picture taken, but my cousin (…second cousin… once removed? We’ll just stick with cousin), Peggy Coleman did an amazing job of making me look and feel kinda normal-looking.


Next, I took a much needed, and much appreciated long weekend with my husband, Joe, for our 15th wedding
anniversary. I didn’t get much writing done but that’s
okay—it was nice to just relax and stick my feet in the

When I got home, what greeted me from the mailbox? Why,
 it was my SIGNED contract with Llewellyen Worldwide! This
 makes it official—2 Sabrina Vaughn books (hopefully
more… ) will find their way onto bookstore shelves, starting
spring 2013. Still waiting for the go-head so  I can post my
cover art so I can get everyone’s opinion. I happen to think
 it’s fabulous, but I’d really like to know what y’all think


I was invited to guest blog on Lee Lofland’s The Graveyard
Shift—a police procedural blog run by retired officer, Lee
Lofland—about my Writer’s Police Academy experience.
Nothing makes you feel guiltier about neglecting a friend
than spending time with another… so here I am.

I hope to have more news very soon—stay tuned!
and as always, I'm never to busy to talk shop! Got a plot problem? A writing question? Shoot me an email, I'd love to hear from you!