German Sweep

I just clicked Accept for the translation of Clean Sweep to German via Amazon Crossing platform.    Like a boss.  Next plan: French translations.  (I know you guys think I am ignoring it; I am not.  Things in publishing take forever.  Je m’excuse très humblement.)

One hundred

You probably won’t believe this but there are 132 health professionals reading this blog and willing to help Doolittle.  Thank you so much, everyone.  I really, really appreciate it.  The only way I can actually manage all the feedback is by posting a scene at a password locked location on the blog and if you… Continue Reading …

Have we met?

“I thought you might be injured.” He looked at me. “We’ve met, you and I?” I deliberately took a big step back. “What?” he growled. “I’m making room for your ego.” “Fine. I should’ve left a note!” “You should’ve.” “Answer me this, did you hesitate at all or did you see the seventy foot tall… Continue Reading …

Back from Vacation

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Email from Jill Myles (aka Jessica Clare):  Are you alive? Me: Sort of.  I tried to give my advance back to Ace and they wouldn’t take it. First things first, the news from Ace is that they don’t mind giving us a little more time.  I am probably going to torture friends and volunteers with… Continue Reading …

Gone for the Holidays

A few days ago I seriously considered returning the advance money for the Kate Daniels contract.  I didn’t contemplate it because the books are not selling well- they are performing great. Or because someone was mean to me on the internet.    I did it because I was convinced I couldn’t meet our current deadline.… Continue Reading …

Oh noes

Sookie

The bulldog ate my favorite bra. She is not sorry. And how is your Wednesday going?

Author Branding

Author Branding

I meant to answer this earlier, but life interfered. K. writes You talked about a few times how your publishing company wants you to be a brand. If you write about series that are funny action with a romantic subplot then your publishers want more of the same from you, so you don’t alienate fans… Continue Reading …

Penguin Hotline

Penguin Books set up the holiday hotline, which provides personalized recommendations for people on your gift list.  You tell them what the person you are buying for likes and they email you back suggestions.  This is my attempt at summarizing Kid 2’s recent reading choices. Favorite books: John Green (especially Looking for Alaska), Fault in… Continue Reading …

Night Shift Trifecta

Night Shift Trifecta

New York Times #18 USA Today #91 Bookscan fantasy #3 This is *pretty good for an anthology.  By pretty good I mean really good.  Anthologies in general don’t hit as high as stand alone novels.  Not trying to toot our collective horn, but the last time when I posted rankings for Burn For Me, which… Continue Reading …