August 4, 2016

Fun With Friends

I'm not much of a camper, but I'll hang out with friends anywhere. 

Setting Up Camp
Shelly enjoying a margarita and just chillin'!
Fun day! Wine tasting, lunch, and shopping.
Taking a rest on the hiking trail.
Tour of the Brewery in New Glarus Wisconsin.

Did I mention 'brewery'!
Cut them two off!! lol

A fun time was had by all. But it's sure nice to be back home.

July 27, 2016

RWA 2016 Nationals

I had a great time at Nationals and wanted to share my memories with you. I met up with my BFF Char Chaffin. She's also my writing partner under the pen-name CiCi Cordelia, and fellow senior acquisitions editor with Soul Mate Publishing. We had the great pleasure of conducting a Soul Mate Publishing Spotlight together. I was nervous, but it went really well, and I'm pleased with the great questions we received from the attending authors.

We also conducted pitch appointments, as did the other attending Soul Mate acquisition editors, and we're looking forward to receiving some really great submissions. I have a few in my inbox already, and I'm anxious to dig into them.



The editors' dinner, with Janet Clementz 
and Samantha McMahon, was a really fun time. 

We learned a lot from each other.






Like the fact that Janet is a wild and crazy woman. lol 

A good time was had by all.






We met up with author Susan B. James, who wrote Time And Forever, a really great book, btw. And I'm not just saying that because I'm her editor! Not only is Susan an amazing author, she's a very talented actress, under the name Susan Berger. And she's promised to tell Sam Elliott 'hi' for me, and I'm holding her to it. ;)




We managed to find time for a writing retreat, and completed a set of edits for our newest paranormal story, Realm Of The Dragon, under CiCi Cordelia.


Check out the dueling keyboards!

Char and I are both attending the Writers Police Academy event in mid-August, and hope to finish up Realm Of The Dragon. Look for it in early January, 2017, followed by twelve other novellas in The Soul Mate Tree Project. Once book a month will be released through January, 2018. 

Enjoy this promotional trailer from The Soul Mate Tree.




We had a small gathering of Soul Mate authors in our hotel suite one evening, and provided pizza and wine. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures to share. Sorry about that. But it was a nice time. 

Then came the big night...The Rita's. We got all dolled up and had a great time. Met some really interesting women in the long line to get inside, and checked out some really great outfits and awe-inspiring shoes. How do they walk in those!? 

I'm all about the comfort.


So much fun! But, it's good to be home.