On a Personal Note

Well, Halloween is over, which means that the stores will be trotting out Holiday gear, if they haven't already.  I do think they are getting earlier each year.  But that said, I love Christmas/Holidays in New York.  It's my favorite time of the year.    After a summer of moving, it's nice to settle in to the new apartment and just enjoy the crisp autumn air--and try to figure out where the heck I'm going to put a Christmas tree.  This apartment is great-slightly bigger even but doesn't lend itself to a wide open space to put a tree--except maybe on the balcony which is wrong on so many levels I can't even start. 

Was a disappointing year in sports for me.  (Yes, it's already over here).  The Yankees out and the University of Texas not exactly performing at optimal level.  And don't even get me started on the Cowboys.  Thankfully, there's always Broadway.  And our recent attendance at A Little Night Music with Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch was such a delight.  In fact, it may be the best musical I've ever seen.   Send in the Clowns has special meaning for me, so I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about seeing it in its intended place.   But I loved  it and everything else in the musical as well.

Just read that Donna Hayes is coming back to Broadway.  We first saw her in Wonderful Town.  She's really good--love her almost as much as Kelly O'Hara.   T.R. Knight is also on B'way right now with Patrick Stewart.  Loved George on Grey's Anatomy.  So would love to see him on the stage.  Cherry Jones is here again too in Mrs. Warren's Profession.   So many plays so little time...

The center of our world is still College Quest.   We've entered the essay writing and application phase.  I think I'm in deep denial about the reality of my child leaving for college next year.  But it is such an exciting time, I can't help but be enthused.  I adored my time at Hendrix.  College rocked! 

Writing News

I've recently finished the fourth book in the A-Tac series.   Coming next summer, Deep Disclosure is Tucker's story!   And it's an action packed story that takes him from New Orleans to Colorado to Texas, Washington and New York.   With lots of danger and seduction in between.

I'm currently plotting the fifth book, Deadly Dance, which will out in 2012 along with book number six, Double Danger, which for some reason always sounds like the title for a Nancy Drew novel... hmmmm maybe there's something I can do with that.   Anyway, in the meantime be sure and check out the first three A-Tac books if you haven't already!


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Had an amazing time at the New Jersey Conference.  I spoke about dialogue.  Had a great group of women and hopefully imparted at least a little wisdom.   Then it was off to the Golden Leaf awards, where I'm happy to announce that Dark Deceptions won for Best Romantic Suspense.  And to make it an even sweeter moment, Kathleen O'Reilly, my good friend and critique partner, presented the award.  It just doesn't get any better. The ladies at the NJ chapter are so thoughtful!   It was a very special evening!

What I'm Watching/Reading

Typical of my life, with deadline looming, conferences and promo for my August book, I haven't gotten a lot of reading done.   Did read Julia London's One Season of Sunshine (Fabulous!), Julia Quinn's newest, and What Would Jane Austen Do--which I'd started before the move and finally found to finish!  Been enjoying the new TV season as well with Hawaii Five-O my new favorite!   And I really do want to get out to see the movie RED.   Not much of a surprise, huh?  Up next on the TBR -- Julia London's new historical and the Sharon Sala book I got in New Jersey (she did a great job speaking).  And then there's the Michael Crichton Pirate book.  Crichton--pirates==I'm so there.  Also thinking about getting an e-Reader.   Right now the new color Nook has caught my eye.  Think it's got all the things I want in a reader and a few extras to boot.   Big step.  But I think my fading eyesight will be delighted!

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