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Booksignings, book festivals, and new releases clutter up an already messy life

The busy life of an author continues…this week my co-author and I will be at the Barnes and Noble in  Town & Country (Houston, TX) on Saturday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. If you’re in the area, please drop by and say hello.

The publicist assigned to us by our publisher sent us an email saying she’d received a query about our being on a panel of writers for the Texas Book Festival held in Austin at the end of October. This is a big event and we’re happy to be included. Haven’t a clue yet as to the topic of the panel but I’ll share the info when I know.

The e-book version of Video Magic (VM) is being readied and will be released on August 28, 2005. The print version will be released in September. I’m happy to see this one in print as I hold a certain fondness for the story. The story idea came out of a three-week experience I had years ago working in the camera crew on an independent kid film for a local film crew. The story, a young adult romance, went on to win the national Golden Heart Award from Romance Writers of America. Although VM is the first young adult romance I wrote, it is the second to be published; Divided Loyalties was the second YA novel I worked on. I did some revising of the original storyline so now the setting for both stories is the same high school. I plan to write at least one more story set in the same high school, although–as with the other two books–the characters will be different. Divided Loyalties is set in the realm of environmental activism and Video Magic provides a glimpse into the world of videography. The new book will delve into the legal realm. In addition to the different worlds, I also explore a different emotion. While Divided Loyalties is pretty evident from the title, the different facets of jealousy are explored in Video Magic. So far I haven’t determined the emotion to be explored in the next story but I’m sure it’s lurking just around the corner waiting for me.

Meanwhile, I’m still trying to make my way at Borders and adapt to a new schedule.


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  • http://ripples.typepad.com/ripples/2005/04/the_writerpubli_3.html David St Lawrence

    Congratulations on all of the activity on your second book!
    I watch your progress and look forward to the day when I, too, have several books to promote. Right now, I have my hands full figuring out how to market the first one.

  • http://ripples.typepad.com/ripples/2005/04/the_writerpubli_3.html David St Lawrence

    Congratulations on all of the activity on your second book!
    I watch your progress and look forward to the day when I, too, have several books to promote. Right now, I have my hands full figuring out how to market the first one.