First, The Knight Agency is hosting a chat this evening with Gena Showalter, Shannon K. Butcher, Jessica Andersen and Deidre Knight, contributors to the ON THE HUNT anthology.
WHEN: Thursday, February 17th at 9pm ET
WHERE: The Knight Agency Chat Room, http://client1.sigmachat.com/sc.php?id=115545
Second, a link to Nora Roberts' excellent letter to Congress regarding piracy and also to the Scott Turow testimony on behalf of Authors Guild. Yes, Virginia, piracy is otherwise known as STEALING. You cannot put a good face on taking something without compensation. Try it at your local store, you'll get arrested. Try it on the Internet, the penalty should be no less severe.
Third, I'm sure you've all heard by now about Borders filing for bankruptcy. Not a surprise, as we've all known it was coming, but very sad all the same. I love my local Borders, and I feel for all of the employees who may soon be out of work and for those in towns where their local stores will soon be no more. Article here at Shelf Awareness for anyone who wants to read on. Click here for a list of the closings (approx. 30% of their retail stores).
Two more chances to get a signed copy of Vamped by the end of the year. Just remember, the holidays are coming up and books are one size fits all!
Saturday, November 7th from 2:00-5:00pm
Romancing the Holidays: Multi-author Charity Book Signing
Altamonte Mall - Center Court Fountain
451 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL
Tel: (407) 261-0213
Blair Bancroft, Nancy J. Cohen, Lucienne Diver, Dara Edmondson, Louise M. Gouge, Maria Geraci, Traci Hall, Shauna Hart, Rachel Hauck, Catherine Kean, Pamela Labud, Gennita Low, Aleka Nakis, Connie Mann, Terry Odell, Linnea Sinclair, Liane Gentry Skye, Nancy R. Thompson, Maggie Toussaint, Bonnie Vanak, Michelle Young
Saturday, November 21st from 2:00–3:00p.m.
12500 N. Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL 33618
Tel: ( 813) 265-8455 www.borders.com
First, some pics from the Borders Los Gatos Romance Readers Group discussion and signing with romance authors Jami Alden, Bella Andre, Mardi Ballou, Jasmine Haynes, Paty Jager, Crystal Jordan, Kate Perry and Veronica Wolff and mystery author Diana Orgain.
1- erotic romance authors Jasmine Haynes and Crystal Jordan, me and mystery writer Diana Orgain.
2- Jasmine Haynes signing. (You can just barely see our awesome hostess, Ellen Higuchi in the background.)
3- Diana Orgain with Paty Jager, Bella Andre and others in the background
1- SFWA President Russell Davis, N.K. Jemisin (whose fabulous debut THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS releases in February from Orbit) and John Helfers from Tekno Books
2- Jennifer Heddle from Gallery Books/Pocket, copyeditor extraordinaire Deanna Hoak, the notorious Graham Joyce, Cat Sparks and Deborah Biancotti at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.
3- Jen Heddle and I hamming it up with Tut (or a reasonable facsimile thereof)
4- Jim Minz of Baen Books, author Russell Davis, James Frenkel of Tor/Forge Books.
5- Jasmine Haynes/Jennifer Skully, Crystal Jordan and their two fall friends at the Winchester Mystery House. (On a personal note, I've decided that Crys is a fashion psychic, since completely unplanned she was wearing the same color as I was when she picked me up on Thursday and the same color as Jennifer when we met for the Mystery House!)
More later as my migraine allows.
Michelle Buonfiglio from Barnes & Noble Bookclub's Heart to Heart blogged about Jasmine Haynes' upcoming November 3rd release YOURS FOR THE NIGHT. Click here to check it out.
In other news, I'm off at the crack of dawn Thursday morning for two signings in California and then the World Fantasy Convention in San Jose. For any VAMPED fans out there, the venues for Thursday, the 29th of October are:
Kepler's Books and Magazines
1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025
Tel: (650) 324-4321
4 p.m. PST - Greet and Sign
Borders in Los Gatos
50 University Ave., #280, Los Gatos, CA 95030
Tel: (408) 395-6622
6:30 p.m. - Multi-Author Signing with romance authors Jami Alden, Bella Andre, Mardi Ballou, Jasmine Haynes, Paty Jager, Crystal Jordan, Kate Perry and Veronica Wolff; mystery author Diana Orgain
Don't forget that The Knight Agency is hosting Halloween Week on our blog, complete with giveaways. Today's guest blogger is Chloe Neill, author of SOME GIRLS BITE and FRIDAY NIGHT BITES.