Sunday, November 23, 2008

The sweetest date

Hello friends,
I've waited so long for this announcement, I'm bouncing in my seat as I type: My first book, Meltdown, will be available January 23, 2009 in e-book download from The Wild Rose Press, and regular printbook from your favorite bookstore, ISBN# 1-60154-523-1. Just in time for Valentine's Day!
It's hard to describe how I feel, but it's a little like this: giddy as a child on Christmas Eve who's certain the gift they asked Santa for is under the tree, and a lurking paranoia that I'm about to wake from a magnificent dream.
But dreams do come true!
More details about contests for a free copy and booksignings to follow on my website, so keep checking. And hopefully I'll figure out how to do a book-trailer on MYspace soon. But for now I'm off to order my bookmarks, postcards and pens!!
Love to you all and DREAM BIG!

Friday, August 1, 2008

California Dreaming

I made it! I'm in Lafayette, California, about 20 miles east of San Fransisco, visiting my best bud/former Central New Yorker for a week. Cindy and her husband John have this amazing mid-century decorated home in a gorgeous neighborhood. It looks like a movie star's home. Pix to follow.
The sunshine here is nothing like home. The sky stays blue with a rare cloud for eight months, morning to sunset. Amazing. I'm wearing sunglasses indoors. On my first day, Cindy, her best friend Colleen and I, traveled twenty minutes to wine country. Wine tasting in Napa at ten am. Does it get any better? :) And that was just he beginning. My favorite winery is Sittui. EVERYTHING tasted great. I bought lots, so expect wine tasting at my house! (if I come back) After the tasting we bought loads of food at their deli for a picnic lunch in their relaxing arbor. It's there that I met two wine lovers and advid romance readers. Waving hello to Traci from Chicago and Linda from West Va. Hope you enjoy Meltdown. The wineries here are so different than the Finger lakes. One in particular, Hall wineries, is expanding and Frank Gerhy is designing the new tasting room. The roof resembles those loom potholders we made as kids. There are steel sculptures among the vineyards. Way cool. Whitehall Lane winery had a beautiful tasting room, where I met Ashley, a wine consultant who loves her job. Can you blame her? At another winery, Grgich Hills, we tasted zinfandel wines off the vine and learned about biodynamic farming from Paul, our wine consultant. After a little nap, due to the time difference of three hours, not that I was drunk, John barbecued and we enjoyed our new purchases by the pool. A most enjoyable first day.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Hello everyone! Check out my new sizzling bookcover! More reflective of the degree of suspense, Never My Love has been renamed to Meltdown. That's Cassie and Evan in a hotel room at the Turning Stone Hotel and Casino in nearby Verona. I wonder what they’re doing there?? ;)
Currently I’m working on revisions to Meltdown with my editor. It’s not the quickest process, but I’m one step closer to a publication date. If you can’t wait for the book, check out chapter one on my website. More to follow…

I blame the decision to paint my kitchen the reason why I haven’t blogged in weeks. It’s turned into a face-lift, including new Silestone countertops and ceramic tile mural. I’ve removed wallpaper, painted and sewed table runners, pillows and curtains. It’s been chaotic, but well worth it. In a few weeks it will be Springtime, and Party-time at chez-moi.