Miss Fortescue's Protector in Paris

Miss Fortescue's Protector in Paris
Book 3, Debutantes in Paris! May, 2018

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

End of the Month

First, I have to call shenanigans on the Dancing With the Stars finale on Sunday!

Second, I posted last night at Risky Regencies. There is a great discussion going on there about writing methods, inspirations, etc.

Third, I had a wonderful time in Fort Worth at the women's conference this weekend, so thanks Betty for taking me along! Pics posted here soon, stay tuned. :)

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Weekend prep

Well, my horoscope today says "Think positively and set the stage for your desired results." So that's what I'm doing. :)

Will be gone this weekend, back Monday with pics and updates!

Monday, February 20, 2006

Snowy Mondays

I'm over at Risky Regencies today! http://www.riskyregencies.blogspot.com Check it out for an account of what I did with my lazy, snowbound weekend. :)

Friday, February 17, 2006

Dancing shocker!

Just finished watching Dancing With the Stars, and I was shocked--shocked, I tell you!!--that Jerry stayed and Lisa went. Now, I think I like them both about equally (and honestly, I was always a bit scared Lisa's lips might burst in a gory waltzing accident), but it was obvious she was becoming the stronger dancer. Ah, well. Now we'll see what happens next week. (My prediction--and it's not a hard one to call--it will be between Drew and Stacey). Now I'm watching ice dancing at the Olympics. Don't you just love the contrast between the ice skating commentary and, say, snowboarding halfpipe?

If it wasn't sleeting out, I might have to go get a Hot Chocolate Choxie bar after reading all the comments! That is one yummy bar. The Choxie Toffee is also great. :))

Dancing shocker!

Just finished watching Dancing With the Stars, and I was shocked--shocked, I tell you!!--that Jerry stayed and Lisa went. Now, I think I like them both about equally (and honestly, I was always a bit scared Lisa's lips might burst in a gory waltzing accident), but it was obvious she was becoming the stronger dancer. Ah, well. Now we'll see what happens next week. (My prediction--and it's not a hard one to call--it will be between Drew and Stacey). Now I'm watching ice dancing at the Olympics. Don't you just love the contrast between the ice skating commentary and, say, snowboarding halfpipe?

If it wasn't sleeting out, I might have to go get a Hot Chocolate Choxie bar after reading all the comments! That is one yummy bar. The Choxie Toffee is also great. :))

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

V-Day!


Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! You know, even though I write romances, I'm a bit of a curmudgeon about Valentine's Day. I like pink roses and chocolates as much as anyone, but come on--it's easy to be romantic one day a year, when there are ads all over the place to remind you. What about romance every day??? Or at least remembering to pick your dirty clothes up off the floor. :)

A couple of years ago, I made the mistake of agreeing to a blind date on this day. This year, I'm doing it right. Watching Shakespeare in Love for, oh, the 473rd time, and eating some of that spicy Choxie from Target. (BTW, a big, sarcastic Thanks A Lot to Kay for telling me about this stuff--I had to try it and now I'm addicted!)

Have a great day, with roses and chocolates and bears holding hearts! Let me know what your best Valentine's story is.

p.s. The pic is of my grandparents when they first got engaged. They were married 54 years, but I don't know if they ever celebrated a properr Valentine's Day. :)

Monday, February 13, 2006

Monday Musings

I'm over at Risky Regencies today, posting a new Jane Austen quiz (and giving a book away!) Come check it out, http://www.riskyregencies,blogspot.com

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Sunday


I think I got rid of some of the "winter blahs" by going to see Pride and Prejudice for the 3rd time (dollar movies, what a great invention!) :)

And here is a belated birthday pic of my Hello Kitty bash! Have a great Sunday night, everyone, and see you at work tomorrow...

Friday, February 10, 2006

TV and books

Well, obviously I failed to make goals about TV viewing, because I can't decide if I want to watch the Dancing With the Stars results show or the opening ceremonies at the Olympics. What to do, what to do?

I also interrupted my research to read "Spook: Science tackles the Afterlife" by Mary Roach, an absolutely hilarious look at reincarnation, bizarre 19th century soul-weighing machines, ectoplasm, etc. One thing that has me rather worried is a near-death experience report that heaven is occupied by "people of all different nationalities, all working on their arts and crafts." An "it's a small world" ride with glue guns and styrofoam cones? No, thanks. :)

I've also been reading books I'm meant to be judging for the Ritas. I can't say what they are, of course, but I haven't read so many romances in a row in a long time, and now I'm discovering why. I don't want to be "burned out" on romance (either reading or writing!), but maybe I've just been at it too long. In the meantime, the book I just started is pretty good, so maybe my curmudgeonly days are ending! :)

Enough rambling for now. I have to see who the first "saved" couple is on DWTS tonight.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Working and chats

Hi everyone! Sorry I have been a slacker lately, but there just hasn't been much going on this week. Working, reading, doing the blah winter thing. :) Megan says she can stay motivated to write by posting goals on her blog. If everyone else sees it, maybe it's harder to slack off? So, while I wait to hear to about projects "out there" I will research a new project, finish some pages on a new romance I've been thinking about, and try not to worry.

I'm going to be chatting at The Mystic Castle website, http://www.themysticcastle.com. 9:00 EST, so if you can make it please, please come! I dread these chats, am always afraid I will be alone there, talking to myself. :) And The Mystic Castle is a fun website to visit, if you're a fan of historical romance.

Monday, February 06, 2006

RR Monday

It's Monday, so I just be at Risky Regencies today! Talking about my #1 favorite winter pastime--eating. Especially dessert. :)

And a Big Thanks to Kay and Bill for the great "Second Birthday" weekend!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

On the shelf

Well, my mom reports that Waldenbooks had 3 copies of A TANGLED WEB, and she bought two of them. So, if you happen to be in a bookstore near you, see if they're on the shelf and report back! :)