Monday, March 29, 2010

Post Library Blog Challenge Wrap Up

The winners of the two signed copies of Sliding on the Edge are Diana (post 100) and Tracy (post 47).  I'll have those in the mail this week, winners! I wish I could send each of you a copy who wanted one, but there are limits to my budget. (That's what my husband said last week.)

While I ran the Library Blog Challenge I had a couple of things to take care of.

One: I did the second round of revisions on my second book and sent the manuscript off to my editor with a huge sigh and an equally huge prayer. Please let her like it. Please have her tell me it's a go. Please don't send it back with "Sorry, but" at the beginning of the message.

Two: I went back to work on that WIP that I stopped working on  . . .  I think at day 10 according to my blog. I'm glad I was doing posts day by day. It will help me pick up where I left off.

Three: I attended Carrie Ryan's book signing event at Books Inc. in San Francisco. It was great to meet her in person. I'd "known" her from the 2009 Debutantes, but this was our first face-to-face. I also was excited to be with other authors that I have done appearances with (L to R) Cheryl Herbsman, Daisy Whitney (we just met that night) Sarah Quigley and Malinda Lo are in the picture below. That's me in the blue thing.

Here's Carrie signing my copy of Dead-Tossed Waves.

Four: I met Graham Best, the author/illustrator of The Tightrope Walker's Dream, and he's agreed to come on the Write Game next week to talk about his wonderful picture book. I think you'll enjoy what he has to say because he's in 100% charge of this book: writing, illustrating, publishing, marketing. Come take a look on April 5 to find out about Graham Best.

The rest of my time has been lots of vegetable plant maintenance. If you read any of my earlier posts you know that in spring when the words don't flow I plant vegetable seeds. This year we'll have a bumper crop. I had a few days when there weren't even two words in a row that happened.

Okay, that's the post Library Blog Challenge wrap up. Gotta write the check to the Los Gatos Public Library and gotta send off two books.


  1. Congrats to our winners! =D

    So wonderful you got to meet her in person, love it! Also, I hope the editor likes it too! As for veggies, it's been raining a whole lot everywhere so that's a plus! =D

  2. Good work on your Library Blog Challenge! What a treat it must have been to rub shoulders with all those other authors (please note use of alteration.)

  3. It's always great to meet authors. I think I'm more in awe now than before I started in this business.

  4. The only thing I love more than a book is an autographed book! Lucky you I have Carrie Ryan's first book on my to read list.

  5. It sounds like you have been doing some cool stuff both in the writing world and the gardening world.

    I hope your editor loves your book!!

  6. Thanks for dropping in and leaving comments. It's close to spring break here for us, so I'll be posting Friday and then taking a little holiday.


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