Posted by Jeanne Adams Jul 23 2014, 12:18 am
It’s here! Conference season! Today (Wednesday) is the start of the huge RWA Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Many of the Banditas are there, promoting their books at tonight’s Open-to-the-Public Literacy Signing! They’ll be meeting up with old friends, new fans, and getting a start on learning what’s new in the writing biz. Yay, Banditas!! (That’s me and Nancy from last year’s Rita night….aren’t we snazzy?) Virtually every field has a conference. Most have one or two, depending on their size or location. Miners have conferences, dentists and dental hygienists have conferences (Right Terry Brisbin?), doctors, morticians, romance writers, rodeo
Posted in Barbara Vey, Donna MacMeans, Gail Barrett, Hank Phillipi Ryan, Jana DeLeon, Jeanne Adams, Nancy Northcott, Nora Roberts, Nora Roberts Writing Institute, Sylvia Day
Posted by Nancy Northcott Jul 22 2014, 12:36 am
From the time we’re small, we start trying to shape the world around us. Our efforts then are usually simple, a stack of blocks or a pile of sand. From there, some of us graduated to using a sheet and a couple of chairs to make a “fort.” Or piling up branches outdoors to do the same. The dh had a toy bulldozer he used to make paths in the sandbox, and the boy had an elaborate set of sand molds that went to the beach with us. I remember being so excited, at age 5, to discover that the hose would
Posted by Jo Robertson Jul 21 2014, 11:50 pm
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Posted by Suzanne Ferrell Jul 21 2014, 11:39 pm
We have 3…yes that’s THREE lucky winners today of downloads from Kay Thomas’ ELITE OPS SERIES!! CONGRATULATIONS…HELEN, HEATHERCM and BRENDA RUMSEY!!! You get your choice of HARD TARGET now or PERSONAL TARGET when it releases on July 29th!! Please send me your snail mail addy to suzanne AT suzanneferrell DOT com and I’ll see your information gets forwarded to Kay ASAP!
Posted in Brenda, Giveaways, HeatherCM, Helen, Kay Thomas, prizes, Suzanne Ferrell
Posted by Donna MacMeans Jul 21 2014, 12:12 am
Sunday morning I came downstairs to move the wash into the dryer and do a quick check on email, when my daughter told me to look outside. There stood two beautiful bucks with antlers, nibbling away at the zebra grass at the edge of our lawn. I didn’t think to grab my camera, but honestly, they didn’t stay all that long. I think my voice may have spooked them. While the antlers on “my” bucks were flatter and more horizontal than this photo from the Morguefile - you get the idea. I was so delighted with the surprise gift from
Posted in deer, hummingbirds, lightning bugs, orchids, The Whisky Laird's Bed
Posted by Donna MacMeans Jul 20 2014, 11:45 pm
Thanks so much for celebrating my release of THE WHISKY LAIRD’S BED. The winners of a free download are: Amy Conley and Kim Congratulations! I’ll need an email address to send the download, so if you could visit me at www.DonnaMacMeans.com and send your info, I’ll send the Whisky Laird right back at you Thanks everyone for playing along with me.
Posted in Bandita Booty, Donna MacMeans, The Whisky Laird's Bed
Posted by Jo Robertson Jul 19 2014, 11:58 pm
When I was a kid, summer was my favorite time of the year, outshining even Christmas! What was not to love? Hot summer days playing cops and robbers with my little brother. Long hours planning how to torment my older sister. Glass after glass of iced tea with lemon slices that really did make me feel like falling backwards into a swimming pool – if we’d had one. And, of course, no inkling of school until after Labor Day. I thought it’d be fun to talk about our summer selections, so here goes — what are your choices? A.
Posted in fav activities, fav food, Jo Robertson, summer selections
Posted by Susan Sey Jul 19 2014, 10:10 am
So my big girl is off to overnight camp tomorrow, & I have to admit, we’re all feeling a little trepidation about it. Not that we don’t love camping. We’re all about camping here in our house. Summer’s not summer until we’ve busted out the tents, thrown on the backpacks & burnt dinner over a fire. But this is different. This isn’t camping. This is Camp. Like overnight camp. Like away from the family camp. Like sleeping in a cabin with fourteen other girls, & a couple of adults who don’t know that you like to sleep with the bathroom
Posted in camp, independence, Susan Sey
Posted by Nancy Northcott Jul 18 2014, 12:21 am
My guest today is USA Today and New York Times bestselling author C. L. Wilson. I’ve been eagerly awaiting her next fantasy romance release, The Winter King. Publishers Weekly chose that book as one of the Most Anticipated Reads for Spring 2014. C.L. will chat about The Winter King with us today. Welcome, C.L.! Both The Fading Lands series and The Winter King are set in fantasy worlds. How are they similar and different? Well, both are similar in that both worlds feature magic at the heart of the story, and both feature multiple races & societies of people with
Posted in C.L. Wilson, fantasy romance, magical worlds, Mystral, The Fading Lands, The Winter King
Posted by Trish Milburn Jul 17 2014, 12:01 am
Most people travel long distances by plane, often never setting foot in what is called “Flyover Country.” It’s not a secret that I’m not a fan of flying. I tend to travel by train or car, and recently I took a couple of weeks to drive to Montana to see my sister and see some sights along the way there and back. So I thought I’d share some of the highlights today, photo essay style. After perusing, let me know if you’ve been to any of these spots, or what some of your favorite park visits have been.