Where is CC Hunter?

I can always tell when it is getting close to the release of one of my books. I usually have a lot of signings and appearances scheduled. And it’s only about 11 weeks till the release of Reborn in the USA. It will be here before you know it. And let me tell you, Della is ready!

In the meantime, I will be popping up around Texas and elsewhere at bookstores and conferences, and I’d hate to miss the opportunity to meet you. So, I thought it would be good to list my upcoming book signings.

January 28, 2014 (Yes that’s today!) I’ll be Lori Wilde and I are hosting a pizza party at Books and Crannies in Terrell, Texas. Lori Wilde is not only a dear friend, but the best-selling author of over 60 romances. We’ll be discussing and signing our books from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Did I mention there will be pizza?

February 1, 2014 Lori Wilde and I will signing our books at Murder by the Book, 1:00 PM, 2342 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005.

February 1, 2014 I will be at Star Pizza, 2111 Norfolk, Houston, TX 77098 with Lori Wilde. Are you sensing a theme here? Or maybe we just love pizza!  We’ll have exclusive giveaways and tons of fun! Each ticket will include a free copy of two of my romances. For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/570277763062708/.

February 15, 2014 I’m returning to the Montgomery County Book Festival at the Lone Star College in Conroe, TX, 9 AM -5 PM. I had such a good time last year, I’m really looking forward to this year. And it’s free and open to the public.

March 29, 2014 I’ll be at Book Extravaganza in Houston, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. This is  spectacular conference designed to teach, inspire and motivate.

April 24 & 25, 2014 I’ll be at the Dessert Rose RWA Conference in Tempe, AZ. On Saturday, April 5th, I’ll be participating in the book signing from 7:00-8:30 PM that is open to the public.

April 8-11, 2014 I will be at the Texas Library Association Conference in San Antonio, TX. James Patterson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Henry Winkler will also be there. I can’t wait!

April 26th, 2014 I will be at Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Luncheon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. And April 25th, the night before the luncheon I’ll participate in a Q & A session. So it is your chance to a ask me about Shadow Falls!

July 23rd-26th,2014 I’ll be back in San Antonio at RWA National Conference. I’ll be part of their huge “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing on July 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. I’ll be one of over 500 authors signing our books for literacy. AND it is all free and open to the public!

So that’s it for now, but I’m sure I’ll be adding dates to this list. You can check back for updates on my Event page on this website. I’ll also be posting upcoming signing on my Shadow Falls Series Facebook page and my CC Hunter Books Facebook page so be sure to follow me there.

Insecurities

I’ve been holding my breath.

Biting my nails.

Sitting on the edge of my seat.

Waiting for my editor to read Reborn and give me a thumbs up.  Yeah, I know, you probably are thinking what most everyone thinks:  Please, you are an experienced writer.  You’ve written twenty something books, you don’t worry anymore.

But you and all those other people are wrong.  I still worry.  I still fret to the point it wakes me up at night.  I guess you could say in a way I’m a little like Della in this manner.  She acts all tough, nothing can hurt her, she’s not afraid of anything.  But down deep, she is afraid.  She’s afraid of a lot of stuff.  And in Reborn, in her point of view, you learn about Della’s own demons.  Things that keep her awake at night.

And like Della, most of the time I put on a good front, I pretend I’m a writer who knows what she’s doing.  Someone confident in her established career.  Someone wise beyond her years.  And I know, I’m not clueless, but dad-blast it if I still don’t deal with a whole boatload of insecurities every time I send a book in.  And then magically it’s as if a negative gremlin living inside my head, starts tossing out self-doubt by the crap loads.  Things like: What if this book really sucks?  What if you only thought it was interesting.  What if nobody, starting with your editor, cares about your plot?

But I have learned that sometimes admitting our fears, voicing them, can actually help us cope and help us quiet that dab-burn gremlin.  And sometimes hearing that other people deal with insecurities too can help us deal with them.  Perhaps, feeling insecure just makes us human.  Well, not just human, because all my supernaturals feel it, too.

I think, besides a few lucky people, most of us deal with some kind of insecurities.  And I’ll even venture to say that on occasion, that gremlin makes me try harder to improve myself.  So maybe it’s not all bad.  Maybe it’s somewhat normal.  However, as normal as it may be to be afraid to fail, we cannot let that fear of failure stop us from trying.

What are you afraid of trying? Do you have one of those gremlin living inside your head telling you that you might fail?

Update:  I heard from my editor and she likes Reborn.  Revisions are light.  So take that you negative gremlin!!!

Howdy Guys!!!!

This Thursday I’m doing something really fun.  I’m coming together with a bunch of writers to raise money for the Literacy Volunteers of Montgomery County.  I don’t know about you, but as a reader, the idea of not being able to read and to lose myself in book, in someone else’s world, would be catastrophic.  So I love donating to literacy organizations who help others learn to read so they can discover this amazing past time.  And I have to admit, I also love getting together with other writers.  These gals are friends that I’ve known a long time, but because most of us live on opposite sides of this huge place referred to as Houston, we don’t get to visit very much.  So it will be special to spend some girl-time with them.

And you all know how important I think girl-time is.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with the man in my life, but there are things that the opposite sex just doesn’t get.  We need our girlfriends.  Just like Della, Kylie and Miranda need each other.  Like how they get together and have their diet coke round table meetings and share their problems and then share a lot of laughter.  So this Thursday, I’ll be sharing some time with my friends, signing a few books, meeting some fans and helping literacy.  It’s gonna be a great evening.  If you are in town, I hope you can make it.  They are even raffling off basket of goodies, and I’m donating a special basket filled with some wonderful items.

Happy New Year!!

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Vote For Your Favorite

Yes, I’ve finished writing Reborn. So what’s the next step for me? Make the book trailer, of course! But what kind of video? Well, to help me figure that out, I went back and looked at all my previous ones. And I had so much fun, I thought I’d share them all with you.

Born at Midnight

Awake at Dawn

Taken at Dusk

Whispers at Moonrise

Chosen at Nightfall

Now, to help me out with the Reborn video, I’d like to hear from you.  Which video is your favorite?

Winner!

Last week’s winner of a cool Shadow Falls: After Dark promo packet is Misty Blankenship. Misty, please email your mailing address to cc@cchunterbooks.com. Congratulations!