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SEPTEMBER 2011 NEWSLETTER
On a Personal Note
This is it! The moment has arrived. My daughter is officially in college. Or at least in orientation. Point being she's no longer here. And although she'll be home soon for holidays (and Comic-Con), our lives had just turned the corner to start a new chapter (to mix a few metaphors). I can't believe the time has gone so quickly. Which seems to be my catch phrase of the year. But it really does just seem like yesterday that she was balanced on my hip and we were more joined than not. It's a bittersweet job raising children. From the moment they are born, they're moving away from you. Which is as it should be. But for a parent can be wrenching. But life goes on. And her adventures are going to be amazing.
And here, things are good too. We spent some time with family in Denver in early August. Fabulous mountains and great fun seeing everyone. And next up I'm heading to Albuquerque to see my mom and then to Sante Fe for some R&R with a good friend. A little "girl" time. And I do love to shop in Sante Fe.
In the meantime, we're gearing up for the new theatre
season here in NYC. Godspell is a must see for me. I loved it
way back when and can't wait to see it again. I know every word to every
song and like A Chorus Line and Pippin, it is a standard from my youth.
Also looking forward to On A Clear Day with Harry Connick Jr. And I still
really like to catch Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed. And Alan
Rickman is going to be here in a new play. Alan Rickman...enough said.
Beginning work on Double Danger, the sixth book in the A-Tac series. The Consortium has finally initiated their plan--now it's up to Simon and the rest of the team to try and stop them.
And for those of you who love Harrison Blake, I'm including the new cover for Deadly Dance coming in April!
And don't forget Daring out in cyberspace now. Download the novella from your favorite bookstore!
And most excitingly--the wait is over! Deep Disclosure is available now! Tucker's story is a wild ride that covers the country from coast to coast!
After spending years in prison under deep cover, black ops agent Tucker
Flynn joins A-Tac, an elite
CIA unit masquerading as faculty at an Ivy League college. Nothing
can shake him-except a vulnerable young woman marked for death.
When Tucker is assigned to protect-and secretly investigate-Alexis Markham, he expects a routine mission. But this mysterious beauty has a past even darker than his: her father created a horrifying new biochemical weapon-and was murdered to keep it secret.
Alexis has spent the last decade racing to stay one step ahead of the shadowy operatives who will stop at nothing to possess her father's formula. She can trust no one, not even her handsome new bodyguard. But the heat that flares between them is impossible to resist. Will giving in to passion bring her the safety she's always craved, or will her love for Tucker draw him into a killer's sights?
Check out my website for excerpts, reviews and links for to order any of the A-Tac books.
Had a marvelous time at Rom Con this year. Great
people. And great fun. Especially the murder mystery where I was
Candy Kane--the slightly daffy and completely innocent Martha Stewart wannabe.
What I'm Watching/Reading
Let's see what have I been reading? At the moment I've just started a new arc by Sharon Horton about firefighters. So far its been great fun. And I just finished reading Tina Fey's bio. Really smart and funny and before that Rob Lowe's bio which was also extremely well written. And great fun. I also finished Julia Quinn's latest and loved that it was a Smith-Smythe story. Too funny about the musicales. Have a new book on my bedside table, Alice I Have Been--that I picked up in a wonderful Boulder bookstore. Can't wait. I'm an Alice in Wonderland addict. And also looking forward to the latest Cindy Gerard book. So many books so little time!
Haven't seen many movies. But did see the last installment of Harry Potter and cried. Was fabulous. Loved the nod to Luna and Neville. In TV news, ready for the new season. But still enjoying The Closer, Rizzoli and Isles and Rookie Blue. Was happy that Melanie won on So You Think You Can Dance (my nephew went to school with her). And totally loved Falling Skies, but not sure about the season ender. Oh and... Mary was fabulous this season in In Plain Sight.
As always, write and let me know what you think of my books, upcoming releases, or just writing in general. I love hearing from you!!!! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org Or by snail mail at P.O. Box 7231, NY, NY 10150 And if you're interested you can follow me at both Twitter and Facebook. Or check out my personal blog at http://themanahttanchronicles.wordpress.com and my group blog with fellow whine sisters, Jacquie D'Alessandro, Julie Kenner, Sherri Erwin, Julia London, and Kathleen O'Reilly at www.whinesisters.com
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Here's to Happy Reading.
Remember, dreams can come true,