Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This is why I moved to RI.












Sunday, March 21, 2010

Repeat Tracks 1-10 over and over and over and...

Top 10 songs I am listening to (ad nauseum) while finishing up copy edits on book 1.


1. Soundtrack to Tristan and Isolde. The entire thing. It's amazing - Composer - Anne Dudley

2. Swans - Unkle Bob

3. Bills Lament - True Blood Soundtrack

4. The Scientist - Coldplay

5. My Love - Lene Marlin

6. White Wings - Oystein Sevag

7. Hands Open - Snow Patrol

8. Giulio Cesare In Egitto: Aria "Se Pieta" - Haendel: Opera Seria (This will make sense when you read book 1).

9. A Postcard to Henry Purcell - Dario Marianelli - Pride and Prejudice Soundtrack

10. Yearning - Bright Star Soundtrack

These songs have helped me find the mood, set the tone and even choreograph entire scenes. Maybe they will for you!

In the meantime here is a fascinating photo of my dog. He runs away every time I take out the camera. Fear of red lights?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Book Expo America or BUST

I found myself on Amazon.com yesterday which was completely bizarre. I had no idea I would have such an emotional response to a web page. But I did. There it was, Infinite Days available for pre-order. In what universe!?

I turned 30 a couple weeks ago and while I am just now coming out of my cake coma I've realized the deadline I have set with my agent is looming over my head. So, naturally, that's why I am blogging! Isn't is easier to do ANYTHING else than what you should be doing?

I got some amazing news from my editor at St Martins. Looks like Jennifer will be representing Infinite Days on the buzz panel at this year's Book Expo America. YAY! It's wonderful, stupendous and I can't wait. I've never been to anything like BEA before so I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to talk about Infinite Days and my crazy characters.

Also, I've received some of my cover art for Infinite Days US and Infinite Days UK. Once I get the final versions, I'll post them. I have also been instructed to post some photos of me learning how to sword fight. That's a hint for anyone reading this blog a year from now wondering what will happen in book 2. :) I learned how to wield a longsword by Jeremy O'Neail of Academy of Knightly Arts. He was awesome, knowledgeable and well, cute.

So the humiliation aka photos are forthcoming.