For those of you who are going to NC signing: there is some talk of BN not allowing you to bring in books from home. If you bring your books, Gordon and I will sign everything you have after the signing. We may have to do it outside or in a nearby location, but don’t worry, we will get you taken care of and we will bring book plates so you can take them home and stick them on the books you don’t bring.
Business of Writing
Duke University invited us and a bunch of much cooler people to talk about gender, feminism, and romance novels.
Gender, Sexuality, Feminism and the Romance Novel
Friday, February 10, 2017 – 2:00pm
We will present a panel of best selling authors in romance novel writing: “Ilona Andrews”(husband-and-wife writing team Ilona and Gordon Andrews), Eloisa James, Sarah Maclean and Alisha Rai. Each author will do a short reading/writing autobiography followed by a panel discussion related to Gender, Sexuality, Feminism and the Romance Novel. We will finish with an open discussion of the topic: The Professional Writing Life: Advice for Aspiring Authors, beginning with How to negotiate in a gendered world. There will be a reception to follow.
More information available at this link.
UPDATE: Parking for general population is very limited on campus. Only 4 metered spaces near the building, so plan ahead for the Duke event. Thank you to Vinity for the information. 🙂
Multi-Author Event & Signing: Ilona Andrews, Eloisa James, Katharine Ashe, Sarah MacLean, and Alisha Rai
Thursday, February 09, 2017
BARNES & NOBLE INC
760 SE Maynard
Cary, NC 27511
Hope to see you there!
One Fell Sweep has been out for less than a month. We don’t even know how many units have been sold yet. Will you please, please ease up on the Innkeeper IV emails? 🙂 We’re trying to finish Hidden Legacy 3 – in the final chapters now – and once we are done, you know what I am planning to do?
That’s right, you heard it here first. I’m going to do big fat nothing for at least a couple of months. I’m going to tinker with proposals for the new series (nothing to do with our previous worlds), putter around, paint, have fun, and that will be that. We are not going to start Kate 10. We are not going to start Innkeeper. We are going to have vacation until my brain relaxes enough to where I don’t want to rip my hair out when I think of writing something and until Gordon finishes up the taxes and all of the paperwork that generally goes with them.
That’s it. I’m damn tired. I’ve been working for the last two months pulling 60 hour weeks with very little breaks and there will be down time. So thank you for your emails, we are very glad you enjoyed Innkeeper Chronicles, but we’ve got to breathe. 🙂
This is what it’s like. The last 24 hours or so, most of it today. This post is meant for entertainment purposes only, and attempts to get into political fights will be squashed.
Me: Hi, Grace?
Me: Hey, so we’re having a slow moving chase down I-10 with a magical tiger. I know you drive that route a lot. Do you remember any overpasses?
Y: Here is the proposed design for the interior of the book. Thoughts?
Me: Lovely. Nancy?
Nancy: Love it, the only small thing is the title spacing on the T.O.C. page: Sweep in Peace looks like it’s actually Sweep inP eace, due to the swelegant capital P.
Y: No problem. Here is the updated version.
Facebook: Any idea when OFS will be available on audible? I can’t wait!!
The following is a confirmation of E-File activity.
We have received notification from the state of TX that your filing of TX C-3 for the period 10/01/2016-12/31/2016 for Ilona Andrews Inc was successful.
From Facebook: I may have missed a blog post…just wondering if there is a time table for Innkeeper 4, or is there too much going on right now?
> > > > second paragraph from bottom of page 248, which mentions that the
> > > > family tree contains star symbols indicating current/former family
> > > > heads and italics indicating deceased. The family tree diagram on
> > > > page 249 contains none of these elements (star symbols/italics).
> > > > Is this ok or do the authors want to submit revised artwork containing these elements?
Me: We’ve got some negative feedback, because the word p***y reminds people of Trump, and that’s not an association we want at that particular part of the book. So I need to edit p***y out of my manuscript, and I’m running out of synonyms, and Gordon is no help because he just laughs…
ARE, All Romance Ebooks, abruptly decided to shut down. If you have any books at this site, download them NOW, because your library will be deleted once the site goes down. If you have credit, use it NOW. If you don’t, please don’t buy anything there, because they are refusing to pay authors royalties for the last quarter. They are, basically, stealing money.
This is a new low. We’re, personally, not affected, but a lot of people will be.
Smart Bitches Trashy Books has done a write up on it, so I won’t rehash it. This is reprehensible. Just reprehensible. They already collected the royalties. Those royalties belong to the authors. They need to pay them. If they have outstanding debts, that’s on them.