Tuesday, November 25, 2008

So that you don't miss a single word I type...

...okay, why I think reading my words is all that interesting to you, I have no idea but it was the best title for this post that I could come up with.

Anyway, you can now "follow" my blog by clicking on the right. That way, whenever I post something new you'll be alerted. Not that anything I write here is all that interesting, but it'll give you something to do if you're, you know, trying to avoid doing your work.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Whatever it takes to get readers...

Click here and scroll halfway down to read about what Elizabeth Bird had to say about GEEK CHARMING.

Or, more specifically, what she had to say about the shoes on the cover.

For those who knew me way back when, when I had a slight problem managing and controlling my designer shoe consumption, they'll see the humor.

I can't even remember the last time I wore a pair of Manolos. Now it's all about Chuck Taylors and Frye motorcycle boots.

That's either about old age or wisdom, depending on the day.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tragedy + Time = Comedy

Summing up a relationship--or, in this case, the demise of a relationship--in six words may not be easy, but the good news is that trying to is kind of like playing with one of those Rubik's cubes: providing you with infinite possibilities and hours of entertainment. Not to mention hours of diversion from the writing for which you're actually getting paid.

My six-word memoir on love and heartache will be appearing in Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartache: by Writers Famous and Obscure, (obviously I'm more on the "obscure" end of the scale) which will be released in January. Oh, and if you haven't figured it out from the picture above, I chose the heartache option because, as they say, "tragedy plus time equals comedy."

I'm not going to tell you what my six words were, because if I do, then you won't click here and order a copy.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Here's how I'll be spending my next five summer vacations...

Okay, some very cool and exciting news to report.

This appeared in Publishers Marketplace today:

Author of CINDY ELLA and the upcoming GEEK CHARMING Robin Palmer's YOURS TRULY, LUCY B. PARKER, about a 12-year-old girl whose new stepsister isn't just pretty and popular, she's a Hannah Montana-type superstar, so Lucy emails a Dr. Phil-like celebrity therapist for advice, to Jennifer Bonnell and Eileen Kreit at Puffin, in a five-book deal, for publication in Fall 2010, by Kate Lee at ICM (World English).

I'm beyond thrilled about this. In fact, this blogging post is but a mere short commercial break before I return to working on the first book.

Monday, November 3, 2008

I've just done your holiday shopping for you...

Let me start out by saying that I'm a little prejudiced when it comes to this book due to the fact that the fabulous AstroTwins, Ophira and Tali Edut, are friends of mine. That being said, I've been known to have spent more than a few minutes over the years in the Astrology section of the bookstore -- especially after finding out the sign of a guy I like. (I can't believe I just admitted that in print)

So you can believe me when I say that I know when an astrology book is right on, and when it's cheesy.

And you can believe me when I tell you that The AstroTwins' Love Zodiac is not only right on in terms of how they nail the different signs, but it's also hip and wry and funny. Just like the Twins themselves.

You can click here to read an excerpt and see what I'm talking about.

Think of how easy it will be to do your holiday shopping this year: all you have to do is go to Amazon and order twenty or so copies for your girlfriends and you'll be all set.

And I will leave you with this...

Everything they say about Sag men?

Completely on the money.

Believe me, I know of which I speak.

What I'm Doing When I'm Not Coming Up With Witty Entries To Entertain You...

When I'm not updating my blog, I'm usually avoiding my own writing by reading other people's blogs.

Recently I was asked to be a guest blogger on blogs.com with my top 10 blog picks.

As I'm currently obsessed with decorating my apartment, I've been spending way too much time looking at paint colors and overpriced furniture. Hence, my mindset when they asked for my list.

Click here to see it.