May 2007

"Headliner: Man Burns Books in Protest"

From Yahoo news: “Tom Wayne has amassed thousands of books in a warehouse during the 10 years he has run his used book store… But when he wanted to thin out the collection, he found he couldn’t even give away books to libraries or thrift shops; they said they were fu

"Three-day Weekend"

I had a good weekend. I hope you guys enjoyed yours too! Saturday: I went to see Pirates of the Carribbean: At World’s End. Okay, I have a big soft spot for lost treasure adventure movies. Love the Indiana Jones films. Love the Mummy films. Love The Romancing the Stone films. An

"Face To Face"

My Friday post is at Teen Fiction Cafe. I’m sharing a list of my School Experiences. heh-heh. Very innocent, I swear! This past week I’ve had a few people come up to me and tell me, “I read your book”. Okay. So when an actual person, non-writer, tells you this


I’ve been interviewing authors for about two years now, and I mentioned it’s a lot different on the other side of the questions. I try to be myself. I try to make it interesting, and sometimes I just try to answer the questions the best I can. haha. Like with my writing, t

"Industry Blogging"

Miss Snark has retired. Was it that long ago when everybody was trying to solve the mysterious agent behind the Snark? When Anna Genoese left Tor, she stopped blogging about the industry. Nadia Cornier seems to have stopped sharing her wisdom. Agent 007 has disappeared. But it’s

"First Book Signing"

The book signing went great! Yes, I was really nervous. On the drive to Borders, I was thinking, what have I gotten myself into? I’m not the best at being the center of attention. A table was set with books spread out, and the manager told me I could set the table up as I wanted

"We’ll See…"

Today I was going to babel about the book signing this weekend, but there are pressing matters, such as the notification that my publisher is altering their boilerplate contract in a way that is not in an author’s best interest. The Author Guild’s announcement flew through


It’s been crazy at the Parra iMac. haha. Day one of the release of GG was hours, and I mean, hours at the computer. There were postings and announcements to be made, contests to be blabbed, wonderful congrats to thank. And blog tour interviews. I’m not complaining by no me


Today is the official release day of Graffiti Girl… I guess it came a little early for me over the weekend. haha. But now that GG is officially out, I can honestly say that I am a published author. You see, guys? It can happen. A couple of years ago, when the rejections kept hit

"Official Release Week"

Hello Everyone, it’s going to be a busy week. I hope those of you who are moms had a great Mother’s day. I’ll be doing a lot of sharing of my experiences this week. Graffiti Girl’s official release date is Tuesday May 15th, however B&N stores have released