Today, I'm cleaning out my blog cupboard, if you don't mind. It just wants a bit of tidying up.
First let me congratulate two of our blog winners! Let's hear a round of applause for HouseMouse and Bobbie of BookReviews by Bobbie! You two have just won a signed copy of Melissa MacNeal's TEMPTED BY A COWBOY! Thanks for leaving a comment, ladies.
Next, my friend Rachel Moniz gave me this delightful blog award to thank me for my "fun topics." Thanks, Rachel. I do what I can, but this little blog of mine wouldn't be very lively without the comments of my 'touristas' (you know who you are!) and friends. So this award is really for all of you.
Part of the fun of receiving blog awards is getting to pass them on. I'd like to send A Lovely Blog Award to Sandra Marshall , who also happens to be one of my WisRWA chapter mates. (No, I've never lived in Wisconsin, but I've got a sort of I-90 theme going with my RWA memberships--New England Chapter, WisRWA and Eastside in Seattle--all connected by a long northerly interstate highway!) Also, I'd like to recognize Ruth Hunter's THE SAGE JOURNAL with a Lovely Blog Award. Ruth is a member of Ozark Romance Authors (not an RWA chapter, but still a terrific group of writers I met when I lived in the Ozarks.)
The final days for voting in my STROKE OF GENIUS Name a Character Contest are upon us. If you haven't weighed in with your favorite, now is the time. Not only will you be helping me choose the name for an important character in my current WIP, you'll be entered in a drawing for a whole box of books! The drawing will be held on August 1st.
And lastly, I thought I'd share what I'm reading right now. (Yes, yes, I'm still writing furiously on STROKE OF GENIUS by day, but even authors need time off for good--or in my case, bad--behavior.) And I'm pleased to announce that I hold in my trembling hands a new favorite, GODDESS OF THE HUNT by Tessa Dare. Tessa and I connected in DC recently and she'll be visiting us here on my blog on August 17th. You won't want to miss her. She's a doll.
Ok, now it's your turn to share what you're reading. What's on your bedside table?