Much like David Letterman, I must confess that I have strayed. I've been cheating on this blog. I've had several guest appearances on the internet, and have been neglecting to post on my own page. I'm heartily ashamed for these my misdeeds, and promise to do better... until the next time I get overwhelmingly busy. (I know you'll forgive me, because I'm busy writing new books.)
But, you can still benefit if you hurry over to Jeri Smith-Ready's page--which you should do anyway, because she's having guests every day in October, with fantastic prizes! You have two more days to post in the comments of MY POST for a chance to win a signed copy of The Splendor Falls.
You'll also find my October Fresh Fiction column is up. In Fresh Takes From the Teen Shelves, I highlight a few of the month's upcoming releases, especially ones that I'm particularly excited about or I think will have appeal to people who haven't really discovered (or still dismiss) the teen and YA shelves. October has some of my favorite things, including fairy tale retellings, alternate histories, fallen angels, Austen-esque romances, and historical fiction. So go check it out.
I also have a TON of upcoming in person events, starting THIS SATURDAY:
Saturday October 10th -- Arlington, Texas
1 - 3 ish at the Barnes and Noble at the Parks Mall
(It's Educator appreciation week, so teachers and librarians get a discount. Perfect day for shopping and stopping by to say "hi.")
Sunday October 11th -- Richardson, Texas
Buns 'n Roses Literacy Tea
This event raises money for literacy, and it's a ton of fun. Romance authors from all over come and host tables, where you can sit and chat with the author, and there are prizes and raffles and a general good time. Julia Quinn is the guest of honor and Candace Havens is the Emcee. You can still buy tickets on the website.
Saturday October 24th -- Little Rock, AR
5 pm at the North Little Rock Books A Million
Big multi-author event, blood-drive, fun stuff. My first visit to Arkansas!
So I'll see you around! 'Cause that's where I'll be!