I remember when I was young, about twice a year, I would have a spend-the-night party. Three or four friends would come over and we’d either blow up an air mattress or sometimes we’d even camp out in my dad’s garage on sleep bags. We’d stay up late giggling and talking. Sort of like Kylie, Miranda and Della do. We’d talk about boys, about life, about our dreams. And we’d talk about our problems. Those get-togethers were essential in dealing with teen-life issues. As a grown up, I don’t really have spend-the-night parties anymore, but I have something almost as good. Conferences. Writer’s conferences. This last weekend, I went to North West Houston’s Romance Writers of America annual conference. I roomed with Alison Atwater, a friend who flew in from Arizona. And Alison and I were escorted to the conference by Susan Muller, another writer and dear friend. (See the picture.) We hung out with several other friends and even went to a late night chocolate and wine party. So I got to visit and just have fun with lots of friends. I didn’t go to bed until almost midnight on both nights. We chatted and giggled and heck, we might have even talked about boys. It was fun and cathartic. You see, those get-togethers are essential in dealing with adult-life issues, too. We never outgrow the importance of have our girlfriends. As Della, Kylie and Miranda know, girlfriends are important. In Reborn, they still sit at the kitchen table, drink diet sodas and share the joys and struggles of their lives. I hope you guys always make time for some girl time. I hope you have friends with which you can laugh, commiserate, plot, and share the ups and downs of life. Do you have a special girlfriend? Someone who gets you? Tell me a bit about your girlfriends. Tell me what makes her special to you.
NEW STREET TEAM!!
Have you heard I’m forming a new street team for Della’s Shadow Falls: After Dark series? Are you an avid fan of my books? Do you tell everyone you know about them? Then you should be on my street team. For details, scroll down to my October 1st blog for directions on how to apply. Hurry, you only have till October 22 to get your application in!
Book Signing Event!
Do you live in Texas? Do you live near Pasadena? Then you need to join me at the Pasadena, Texas Barnes & Noble this Saturday, October 12. I’ll be there at 1:00 PM for a Teen Author Panel and Signing. Then at 4:00 PM, there will be a Young Reader Author Panel and Signing. I promise we will have a lot of fun. So, be sure to mark your calendars and come to Barnes & Noble, 5656 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX 77505 on Saturday, October 12th.
For more information call 281-991-8011 or visit http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2066
Sign Up for My Workshop
The Montgomery County Book Festival is hosting The Craft & Business of Writing: Everything You Wanted to Know About Writing, a writers’ workshop taught by me, Miranda James, Lori Wilde and other talented, published authors. It will cover topics ranging from self-publishing to crafting excellent first chapters. Plus there will be a book signing and auction! Date: November 16, 2013 Time: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Location: Lone Star College – Montgomery Campus Building A – The Commons 3200 College Park Drive Conroe, TX 77384 Cost: $100 including a boxed lunch (Registration deadline is November 10, 2013) Registration: www.