chickwriter: (Season's Greetings Duo)
Hola, LJ and a very happy Hanukkah/Christmas to all who celebrate!!

In the spirit of year-end clean up, I've been going thorugh my extremely too-long f'list and doing some trimming. It's totally nothing personal, just got a whole lot out of control.

My friending policy is easy: if you want to read my blog, feel free to friend me. Nearly all my posts are public, since this is a public blog.

Hope everyone has a fantastic holiday.
chickwriter: (Season's Greetings)
Thanks to everyone who came to my book launch party on Tuesday night. It was a great success and I enjoyed meeting you new folks and getting to chat with old friends and fans. I should have some photos to post soon.

It's been a bit of a crazy week with projects due at work and holiday stuff, but I'm thoroughly enjoying the great cards I've received from [livejournal.com profile] beledibabe, [livejournal.com profile] brooklinegirl, [livejournal.com profile] mrsronweasly, [livejournal.com profile] doll_revolution, [livejournal.com profile] aerye, [livejournal.com profile] tex, [livejournal.com profile] starrcat and [livejournal.com profile] birkilib. If I missed listing you: I suck at lists. Please forgive. I LOVE getting cards. All the ones listed above are displayed in my office, on my shelf or on the walls. I love to share my dorkiness with my staff. :)

I sent all my cards out - the last batch went out in today's mail. w00t!! If you signed up to get one via my LJ post, those went out last week, so you should have them by now. If you *didn't* get one and were expecting one, please shoot me an email and I'll apologize profusely, blame my muddled brain and send one out immediately. ::g::

FYI - if you are on Facebook, I've created an author profile page, separate from my regular Facebook profile. My buddy J wanted to become my fan, and to do that, I needed to set up that page. So, I maneuvered the not-so-great UI and managed to figure it out. Go, me.

Been working on Blood Kin, the work in progress formerly known as Book 3. Loads of intrigue, plots and all sorts of fun going on. Whee!! It's eating my brain, so anytime said grey matter isn't occupied with work stuff, it's off in Keira's world, making things up and doing awful things to characters. I love it!

Hope everyone is staying warm and safe!!
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All you lovely LJers are doing the wish list meme, so it's bandwagon time again, except mine is really simple.

I only have one wish this year and it's not for me.

Please buy books as gifts - they're portable, light-weight and can transport you to all sorts of other worlds, situations and introduce you to fascinating characters. What could be better?

As a child, my favorite gifts were always new books (or a gift certificate to a bookstore), music and gadgets. Huh, guess things don't change that much. ::g::

Here are some thoughts for great books you can add to your gift buying:

River Runs Red by Jeff Mariotte

Roux Morgue by Claire M. Johnson

Legacy by Jeanne Stein

Personal Demons by Stacia Kane

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman



What I'm currently reading:

The Devil inside by Jenna Black
an advance copy of The Messenger by Jan Burke

Both these books tend to make me want to stay up all night/be late for work. I'm hoarding the balance of the reading for the weekend as a treat.

Happy pre-Turkey day weekend, all!
chickwriter: (Season's Greetings)
I'm jumping on the holiday cards bandwagon this year and will be sending out holiday cards.

So, if you want a card from me, please to fill out the text field below with your info:

Name, LJ handle, snail mail addy. (If you don't have an LJ handle, no worries!)

[Poll #1301200]

In other news, my copy of The Vorkosigan Companion arrived today with an essay by [livejournal.com profile] commodorified and co-edited by my buddy Lillian Stewart Carl. w00t!!!
chickwriter: (Matters of the Blood)
I'm squeeing like a fangrrl - mostly because Matters is now on Amazon.

Of course, this also means that you can order from your favorite indy bookstore, too. :)

Official release date: March, 2007

------------------- In other news ----------------

Look, Ray, turtles!

Spent the weekend at [livejournal.com profile] starrcat's being all relaxed and fannish and such. She also patiently listened to me while I discussed/plotted/worked out some issues in Blood Bargain. As always, she is my own number one fan.

F joined us on Saturday, and we took a quick trip out to Chocolates With Love, a local confectionary, where I bought, well, turtles - almond turtles. Plus, some fabulous red licorice from Australia. I wish they had a Web site, because these are excellent choccies. [livejournal.com profile] starrkat has been pimping them for years.

The weekend flew by, and before I knew it, I was at the airport making my way home.

The parental units, [livejournal.com profile] birki_lib and her hubby arrive on Wednesday evening. We're having Thanksgiving dinner at Clyde's, and the rest, we're playing by ear. Trips to museums are in store. :)

Indulgence

Dec. 24th, 2005 10:38 pm
chickwriter: (Season's Greetings)
Today, I decided to indulge myself.

Woke up earlyish, got some writing done on book 2 (tentatively titled: A Necessary Evil).

Talked to my mom for a while, then played around with iTunes and downloaded a bunch of new songs from emusic.com - I think Dana must have taken my invite, because all of a sudden, I had 50 more titles to download. Whee!!

I picked up all sorts of things - some Fairport Convention, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, John Hiatt, Roy Orbison, It's a Beautiful Day...just browsed around an grabbed things that took my fancy.

I cooked myself a lovely burger for dinner (courtesy Trader Joe's), accompanied by some roasted garlic & three cheese potato chips (also TJs) and a glass of Vampire Wine (the Cabernet).

Before dinner, I watched Where the Heart Is (and yes, David Hewlett looks adorable!); then Sense and Sensibility, followed by The Full Monty. Now, I'm going to relax with more wine and Priest (and possibly A Knight's Tale) - eclectic, to be sure, but hey, I never said I was normal. ::g::

Hope everyone is having a lovely holiday weekend.

Merry HanuKwanzamasolstice to all!!
chickwriter: (Oz - BK)
Okay - so last night's snow, she is all gone.

[livejournal.com profile] viggofest - erhm - no vampires, no young blonde girls, so, whew! Safe, now. ::g::

I've spent the morning playing with PSE, because, well, I can.

Today's icon ::points up:: I wanted to make this one after reading [livejournal.com profile] rustler's Oz story, The Company You Keep. I'm all over the Oz love yet again.


The other ones I made today are here - just scroll down to the bottom. Everything after the Weasleys is new, except for the Got Lex?, which I updated.

I'm off to worship Dead Turkey Day in a bit with [livejournal.com profile] darthrami and her lovely wife, plus extra folks that I haven't met yet. MMM, turkey.

OOH - shopping alert! Buy.com has a TON of DVDs on sale - including first 2 seasons of Arrested Development for a seriously low price. Avoid the stores, buy online. ::g::

Happy Dead Turkey Day to those that are celebrating!!
chickwriter: (Season's Greetings)
Dear Santa, if I'm a Very Good Girl...

I'd really like one of these for Xmas. ::g:;


Follow me to the doctor )

In other news, the woman that wanted to buy my Dell PC bailed and never called/showed up/e-mailed. Grr Bloody ARRGH!!!!

I think I'm going to try the Tylenol PM now and read for a while.

Tomorrow night: shopping for charity with [livejournal.com profile] darthrami and [livejournal.com profile] strange_selkie. There will be dinner involved, if not the purchase of a new lamp.

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