Writing quote

Sure, it's simple writing for kids...Just as simple as raising them.
— Ursula K. LeGuin

Monday, January 16, 2012


   Wow! I can't believe it"s been awhile since I've entered a post. Life has been extremely busy, and for awhile so was the promotion for the book. It'll take me forever to catch up on everythiing that's gone on in the last 3 months, so here's a quick recap, and then on to my New Year's resolution to set a consistent blogging schedule. This year, I also plan to post more reviews of books, particularly children's books, as I am now reviewing books for BookPleasures.com, and also posting various writing wisdoms that I have gathered from around the blogosphere.
   Following on the heels of Goosebottom Books' successful launch at the Book Passage in Corte Madera, we held a launch party in Ukiah where Gretchen Maurer (Mary Tudor, Bloody Mary), Shirin Yim Bridges (Agrippina and the publisher of Goosebottom Books), and I were the authors present. We had a fantastic turn out! It was truly wonderful to see all our friends and families, writing and literature friends in the audience. We presented our dames, signed books, held a raffle where the proceeds went to our public library, and generally, had a very good time.
Setting up for the event

What a great turn out!
Presenting Cixi, The Dragon Empress

Gretchen Maurer (L), Shirin Yim Bridges (C) and me (R) with our
Dastardly Dames' books.

      In November, Gretchen and I did a blog tour with World of Ink Tours, which included an interview on Blogtalkradio.

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Then in early December, I finally received the offer of terms from Charlesbridge Publishing for Goldy Luck and the Three Chans which my agent, Karen Grencik, is still negotiating. Sheesh! It takes forever, but looking at all the language requests she's made of Charlesbridge, half of which I don't understand, I'm so glad I have an agent to wade through the legalese.

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