Archive for April, 2011

Sad :-(
Thursday, April 21st, 2011

I still can’t quite believe that Beverly Barton is no longer with us. It doesn’t feel real. Or right.

Beverly was a great mentor to me — she nagged me until I finished my first book. Then she sat on me until I submitted it. And she hugged me when the rejection came. And when I finally sold, Beverly screamed almost as loud as I did. Beverly was also the one who told me I made the USA Today list — she sent me a congratulatory email, only to find out I didn’t know yet! And then she celebrated with me.

She was also a great friend. She called me her Little Diva-In-Training, and my training is still incomplete. I have so many things I need to tell her, and now I can’t.

At my very first booksigning.


At the RWA conference last July.   She was so proud that I’d won the NRCA award for Best First Book.


I’ll miss you, Beverly.

On the TeeVee
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

I did an interview with a local station this week, plugging Heart of Dixie’s upcoming luncheon. Other than the very harsh sunlight that washed out my features and had me squinting the whole time, I think it turned out pretty well. At least I wasn’t all nervous and stammering!

See you at RT!
Friday, April 1st, 2011

Next week is the RT Booklovers Convention in Los Angeles.  I’m very excited, as this will be my first trip to LA!  I hope if you’re in the area, you’ll come by for the book signing Saturday from 11-2. And if you’re attending the conference, I hope to see you around.  Come say Hi!  Get a trading card. Nothing is more fun for me than meeting someone who reads my books.

Also, keep an eye out for Glitz, Glam and Gorgeous Men — Vol 2! We’ll have them available at RT.