Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday News

This is shaping up to be a busy week, culminating in Easter weekend, with family coming to visit and a wonderful Sunday dinner to look forward to.

Right now I’m working on proposals for a third San Francisco book and a three-book series set in Seattle. My editor asked for title suggestions for the second San Francisco book and I submitted those on the weekend. I'll be sure to keep you posted on the outcome.

I’m still training to walk in a 10K race on April 25, and tomorrow my walking group will actually walk 10K. Wish me luck!

Coming up this week on The Writer Side:
Thursday, April 1: The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
Friday, April 2: Friday Food for Thought—Comfort Foods
Sunday, April 4: Sunday Fun

Until next time,

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Fun—Queens of the Castle

It’s not often that my two cats pose together for the same photo but here they are this morning, sharing the climbing tower. Before I showed up with the camera, they had been watching a pair of crows in the front yard.

The little white-and-grey sweetie on the top level is Lucy and the gorgeous tuxedo cat is Imilie.

Be sure to check back later this week for Tuesday News and Friday Food for Thought.

Until next time,

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This Week's News

Today's headline:

Norway gives nod to romance author

I'm blogging about it with the Harlequin American Romance Authors. Hope to see you there!

Until next time,

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday Fun—Happy Pi Day

If you’ve used Google today, you will have figured out that today—March 14—is Pi Day because 3/14 are the first three digits of pi. It’s also Albert Einstein’s birthday, which I think is just about the coolest coincidence ever.

To celebrate, we’re having strawberry-rhubarb pie with “Happy Pi Day” written in chocolate icing. Are you geek enough to celebrate Pi Day?

Until next time,

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tuesday News

Today I’m the Spotlight Author at Micole Writes Romance. If you have a few minutes, I’d love to have you drop by.

Saturday, March 13 I’m presenting a marketing workshop to the Vancouver Island Chapter of Romance Writers of America. The workshop is called Tag, You’re It, and participants will work on creating slogans that define them and their work. Kind of like tag lines for writers!

Last Sunday, March 7 I walked in a five-kilometre fun run/walk. That’s a little over three miles. My official time and new "personal best" was 45 minutes and 22 seconds, so about nine minutes per kilometre. Of the walkers, I placed 37th out of 83—which is in the top half!—and of the 18 women in my age category, I placed 5th. I'm still "training" for a 10K walk at the end of April.

That's it for this week's news.

Until next time,

Monday, March 1, 2010

Lee’s Cream-cycle

Last month you might remember that I posted a couple of photos of my two bicycles—the polka dot bike my husband gave me for Christmas and the old coaster bike he salvaged.

Here’s the coaster bike before he started to work on it . . .

. . . and here it is after.

I love it!

Gillian, if you see this, you were absolutely right about orange being a great color, and I love the cream accents. Now all I need is a wicker basket, and I’m set!

Until next time,