Writing my life away

I love to write. I wrote as a little girl and found it again after having three kids. This will be a way for me to 'keep up' with getting published. Since I'm not published, I hope this will keep me on target and not stray.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Ellora's Cave Author Chat!

Romance Divas will be hosting a chat with several Ellora’s Cave authors on March 10th, from 9-10 pm est in our chat room. (Click the link to go straight to the correct chat room.)

Come with your questions and meet some of your favorite erotic romance authors. Denise A. Agnew, Jaci Burton, Kate Douglas, Kate Hill, and Jory Strong will all be ready to heat up your weekend. Read on for a bit more about these incredible authors.

Denise A. Agnew’s award-winning novels have been described as suspenseful, erotic, edgy, thrilling, romantic, and adventurous. One thing they share is that they are all exciting reads. Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine called her romantic suspense novels “top-notch” and her erotic romance PRIMORDIAL received a TOP PICK from Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine.

Denise has lived in Colorado, Hawaii, and the United Kingdom, giving her a lifetime of ideas. Her experiences with archaeology have crept into her work, as well as her numerous travels through England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. She now lives in Arizona with her real life hero, her husband. You can find out more about her extensive booklist, and Denise herself, at her website - www.deniseagnew.com.

Jaci Burton is a multi published author, with over twenty-five books published by erotic romance publisher Ellora’s Cave. Jaci writes in multiple genres, including paranormal, contemporary, futuristic, fantasy and BDSM. Among her many awards to date are the Cupid and Psyche Award for Best Contemporary Erotic Romance, the Road to Romance Reviewer’s Choice Award and two Reviewers Choice nominations by Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Romance Writer’s Ink, Passionate Ink and EPIC. Jaci has recently contracted with Bantam Dell for mainstream paranormal romance, and with Berkley HEAT for erotic romance. These books will release sometime in 2007.

Jaci lives in Oklahoma with her husband Charlie who inspires her to create stories about sexy, stubborn alpha males who don’t always do what the heroine wants them to. She has three children-two grown sons and one teenage daughter. She loves animals, has five dogs and one fish who keep her company while she writes. Her favorite activities are travel, reading and long afternoon naps. Find out more about Jaci, and check out her bookshelf, at www.jaciburton.com

Kate Douglas has been privileged to call writing her profession for almost thirty-five years, producing everything from radio copy to news stories to contemporary romances and erotica. With thirteen titles currently in print, numerous ebooks with various publishers, and eight more books in her erotic paranormal Wolf Tales series scheduled through 2008, at least she knows what she’ll be doing for the next couple years!

Kate and her husband are currently dividing time between two homes while they remodel the house in the mountains where they hope to settle when her husband retires. When she’s not loading or unloading the car, Kate’s either writing or playing with the grandkids…and trying to figure out when she can go to Hawaii to see her newest granddaughter, Ella, born Feb. 6. Visit her web site at www.katedouglas.com

Kate Hill is a thirty-something vegetarian New Englander who likes heroes with a touch of something wicked and wild. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in publications both on and off the Internet, and she has over twenty books available at Ellora’s Cave. When she’s not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, and researching vampires and Viking history. Visit Kate’s website at www.kate-hill.com

Jory Strong has been writing since childhood and has never outgrown being a daydreamer. She’s written several series for Ellora’s Cave, ranging from romantic suspense, to paranormal, to futuristic. When she’s not hunched over her computer, lost in the muse and conjuring up new heroes and heroines, she can usually be found reading, riding her horses, or hiking with her dogs. Learn more about Jory and see her full book list at www.jorystrong.com.

Our chat on Feb 24th was great fun – you can read the transcript in our forum archives if you missed it. But make sure to mark your calendar, you don’t want to miss this one!

Friday, March 03, 2006

People get on my nerves

Is it any wonder I'm a SAHM, a homeschooler, and contact people by internet?
I'm so anitsocial sometimes it's not funny. Today started out as an exception.

I'm sure many of you know that I'm under the weather. I had teeth pulled and hoped that would be the end of my lethargic days. I simply don't feel good. I don't even feel like sitting here at the computer, but I'm waiting an hour to make a phone call- that I also don't feel like doing but hopefully it's something to help me. So I'm getting ahead of myself - let's back up.

I had two wisdom teeth pulled that were giving me trouble and hoped I'd be all better generally once that was done. One hurt every single solitary day. I was sick of the pain. I made the appointment and then had to wait over a month to have it done. So Monday those suckers came out. Then I really got sick.

I threw up all that evening (after hours of course) and the next day I thought okay if I can just eat things will be better. Nope. I still felt horrible. Sluggish and tired. Hello I should be better.
I called the dentist yesterday and no one could help me- (eveyone but the receptionist was gone for the day) and Nope not open on Fridays! :P
So I decided I'd go to the doctor today for my whole in my gums and my sinuses with I'm sure are infected (I'm a chronic sinus sufferer) but in my "I don't feel good and can't determine why" state I slept too long (seriously long all week and still don't feel good) so I got up at 1pm showered and started in to the doctor's office and hubby decides to call ahead.

So they stopped taking people early and I can't get in. Gee, thanks.

I don't understand why doctor's aren't required a full three shift staff. I mean really. Do people only get sick from 8am-3pm? and crap that's not even eight hours and they stop taking people at 2pm. The insanity of it.

My head is swimming right now and I just want to lay down and sleep til Monday. I can't stand this. It's so pretty outside I'd love to feel good enough to go out and enjoy the day.

So I called the doctor's office back. The lady said to call back by 4pm and maybe just maybe she can have a refill sent in for me. Please dear God let her do that!! I hate feeling bad and I want to feel my age. I may be 30 but I'm not over the hill yet for Pete's sake!!

and to add insult to injury. I cut the underneath of my fingernail on one of those dang blisters the sinus medicine comes in. It's like cutting your nails in the quick and hurts worse than a papercut. Throbbing sore.
I need a break please. And I don't mean any bones either!!

30 minutes to go. My head hurts, swims and I'm so tired I can't stand myself. Add one husband, two rambunous boys and one fiesty girl to the mix and you can stick a fork in me - I'm done. Pull back the dirt now and let me crawl in my own grave. Hopefully I'll have some medicine tonight and feel entirely different tomorrow.

Cross you fingers for me and pray - hard.
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