Sunday, January 1

Happy 2012

Happy 2012 !!

First, I want to again thank EVERYONE who made the release of Heart's Home a rocking success last month! Congratulations to my 2011 winners, Megan, Debbie and J.W. who got copies of The Ossuary and other Stories, and Lynn, Kitsa, Eva and Kait who nabbed autographed copies of Heart's Home. I can't say it enough: this book would not be here without my readers.

January's Dates
(so far...)

These are posted on the sidebar, too (and will stay there all month long), but if you're like me, you don't always read the sidebars!  Oops, did I just admit that aloud??  Seriously, check back for any changes. I work pretty hard to keep this site as up to date as humanly possible.

I'm hoping to add a couple of things as the month progresses, but I don't have anything set in stone yet. So here's what we've got so far...

January 1 & 2
Visit the Dreamspinner Press Website for 25% off everything in the store. This is an AWESOME opportunity to pick up a copy of Heart's Home, get a new book (or three) or read that book that's been on your Amazon wish list for the last six months... I know that's what I'm going to be doing!

(in case you have trouble with the link, here's the url:)

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January 17
my Birthday! ;-)

January 20-22
Troy Marriott, Troy, MI
I'll be in the dealer's room with my wonderful partner (I do mean that in a platonic way!) with my artwork and copies of Heart's Home... she'll have awesome jewelry and adorable dragons for sale. If you're in the area, come say hi!!

ConFusion is one of three local science fiction conventions that I've been doing since I was in my early 20's; I dropped out for a while (almost 15 years), but a few years ago, I started painting again, and that marked my return to the Science Fiction convention scene, too.  :D

Sci Fi cons are about more than grown adults running around in elf/Vulcan ears (one pointy ear fits all); there are concerts, costumes, book talks, writers and artists workshops... seriously, it is a good place to come and hang out, if only for a day. You never know who you're going to meet...

(No, really, I still SWEAR I saw Jason Carter at World Steam last year; he looked like he was having way too much for me to go up and confirm my suspicions--I was on my very best fangirl behavior.)

Click on the link or here's the URL for more Info:
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A little later on today, I'll be starting off the year properly (for me) by lighting a new Hearth candle for my home, thanking the Powers that Be for my successes in 2011--looking back on the not-so-successes of last year... not to judge, but just to observe and learn from. Those who don't learn from the past really are doomed to continue making the same mistakes... and I definitely learned a lot in 2011. Although I don't officially set my goals for the year until February, I already know what my writing goals are for the year... now I have to think about my art goals. AND how to accomplish them.

And look for a new day job. Something that I can do with a back that is more tender than it was 20 years ago. Sigh.

Of course I'll be working on the Ghost Book, getting those pictures into my editor (the ones I promised him yesterday)...

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