Tags: awards

More Award News!

 So, so pleased to report that the wickedly talented Carol Berg won the prestigious Mythopoeic Award for her fantasies FLESH AND SPIRIT and BREATH AND BONE.  Well deserved!

Buzz from the Philly Book Geek
This event announcement seems very apt, since my husband and I have just come back from dropping our son at space camp and sleeping over beneath the Saturn V rocket last night in celebration of the very first moon walk.  It was an amazing experience.
BUZZ ALDRIN: The lunar module pilot who became the second man on the moon will sign and discuss his memoir, “Magnificent Desolation,” which tells the behind-the-scenes story of the Apollo 11 mission and his life afterward as he struggled with depression and alcoholism. Free Library of Philadelphia (Central Library), 7:30 PM, $14 General Admission, $7 Students.  Tonight (7/21)

Happy Birthday to Harlequin!

Harlequin Books hits 60 this year and celebrates with an upswing in earnings (yes in the midst of all the gloom and doom) and free e-books.  Check out the PW article or click here for your free download!

In the category of awesome award news, Rosemary Clement-Moore's excellent novel HELL WEEK won the YA category of the Galye Wilson Award of Excellence from Southern Magic RWA!

And, hey, it's been rather quiet here in the comments section of late, so if you're a lurker, give a shout out so I know you're there.  I have to reinstate my hit counter now that I've changed my skin.  So much time, so little to do.  Wait...switch that, reverse it.

Friday Wrap-Up

I hope you've all enjoyed Gargoyles and Shifters and Demons, Oh My! week.  I certainly have! 

I want to take a moment to squee about a few things.  First, my awesome:

2009 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Finalists


Young Adult
HELL WEEK by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Next, tomorrow is my first official reading as "Lucienne Diver."  Wow, it seems weird to see my own name in quotes.  In the past I read as my not-so-secret identity Kit Daniels, so putting my work out there as, well, myself, is going to be a new experience.  If you're in the Tampa area and want to bring your kids along to our Read-A-Thon here at the Wilderness Lakes Preserve Lodge at 11 a.m. we'd love to have you! 

The following day I'm off to New York for a round of meetings with editors and my authors who are in town for PASIC and Lunacon
In that whirlwind, I hope to find some time to see friends and family.  The blog will probably be fairly quiet while I'm gone, but if I find a few seconds to post, I'll certainly do so.

News from around the blogosphere

Not only will Melissa Mayhue, "author extraordinaire" says the The Knight Agency website, chat with us all on line tomorrow, she's generously agreed to give away an autographed set of her entire series to one lucky winner during the chat. The series includes: THIRTY NIGHTS WITH A HIGHLAND HUSBAND, HIGHLAND GUARDIAN, SOUL OF A HIGHLANDER and A HIGHLANDER OF HER OWN. 

Online Chat with Melissa Mayhue
WHEN: Thursday, February 19th @ 9pm ET
WHERE: The TKA Chat Room


Our featured event this week:
Thursday (2/19)
BRYAN BURROUGH. The Vanity Fair special correspondent discusses his new book, "The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes," which chronicles the heyday of the so-called "Big Four" -- Roy Cullen, H.L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, and Sid Richardson -- who created a new American legend: the swaggering Texas oilman, owning extravagant luxuries such as private islands and a football team or two. Free Library of Philadelphia (Central Library), 7:30 PM, FREE.

In other news FOLIO reports that in the midst of all the gloom and doom on the magazine front, Readers Digest Association is launching two new mags.

Galleycat has a link up from ComicCon with Chris Metzen of Blizzard Entertainment talking about their publishing program.  David Mack's Star Trek: Destiny: MERE MORTALS can be seen just over his shoulder throughout.

And congratulations are in order for Patti O'Shea, whose IN TWILIGHT'S SHADOW has been nominated for a Hughie Award (warning, their wallpaper is NC-17) for Favorite Unique Paranormal.  Her competition is Karen Marie Moning and Nora Roberts, so she's in extremely exalted company!

rachelcaine  is again on the bestseller lists.  UNDONE, the first novel in her new Outcast Season series, is on the Bookscan fantasy bestseller list for the second week in a row! And finally, on Pat Bertram's blog today her guest Dr. Katherine Ramsland is talking about the truth about serial killers.  Tomorrow she'll be back talking about the detection of deception.  A must read for those of us addicted to Forensic Files, Extreme Forensics, New Detectives, CSI...need I go on?

New sale for the new agency, award news and book trailer!

More good news all around today:

D.D. Barant sold Blood of Monsters and two sequels in an urban fantasy series to St. Martin's Press at auction.  The series features FBI profiler Jace Valchek, who's been yanked into an alternate universe where vampires, werewolves and golems now comprise 99% of the population.  It's a wonderful series, and the author, editor and I are all very excited!

Also, Patti O'Shea reports that
"Dark Awakening" from the anthology Shards of Crimson is a More Than Magic finalist for Best Novella!  She's also got a great new trailer up for her novel In the Midnight Hour
right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rozm4_E2SPI.