Tweets on 2010-07-31
Guests / July 31, 2010

Fresh Pick is DARKNESS UNKNOWN by Alexis Morgan # Margaret Grace blogs "Just What Is A Mystery Classified As Anyway?" http://bit.ly/azBhsm Win some criminal trinkets # @mlmrw135 Dianna sez she can't wait for @ReadersNRitas ditto 4 @kenyonsherrilyn It's gonna be a blast! And tickets are going FAST #ffrwa10 in reply to mlmrw135 # Watching @mariebostwick interviewed by @reelvixen matching pearls & pink & curly hair gorgeous #ffrwa10 # Just ran into Regency author Christine Wells walking back from the Disney Boardwalk Inn. She's super sweet and Australian! (via @reelvixen) # Wow people in line for 3pm Berkley signing #rwa10 # Went a little fangurl today! Met @Zoe_archer at @carinapress cocktail party. She's got a née series out in fall NOT 2 B MISSED #FFrwa10 # Once we've closed down the party! Great time at HarperCollins at EPCOT Living Seas #ffrwa10 # @DocumentDriven thanks for the #ff We must meet in 'person' too in reply to DocumentDriven # @Shannon_Delany you did a beautiful job! Great interview and Peter was adorable. Think Peaches might have slight crush. #ffrwa10 in reply to Shannon_Delany # Ah blisters. Doesn't that mean we had fun tonight? Met so many old & new friends today. Hard to…

Tweets on 2010-07-30
Guests / July 30, 2010

ReelVixen: None stop interviews with amazing authors! Just finished chatting up @Jennaromance. Can't wait for her Sept book 'Married W/ … # Nora Roberts is amazing. She delivered a kick butt get into the pool motivational speech #rwa10 #ffrwa10 # RT @SummerSharp Was it recorded? <- probably I'll check it was inspirin, you know me I like the motivation not poor me talks in reply to SummerSharp # Also really fantastc the authors recognized w/ 100 book achievements. Except slacker Nora Roberts #ffrwa10 she has 165 NYT books! # Other stuff to remember: NR did 1st books on typewriter w/ carbon paper, whiteout, promo bribing kids to stuff envelopes & stamps #ffrwa10 # RT @pjpuppymom Great Jack's Bar lunch w/ Robyn Carr. Thank you, Robyn! <- sorry to miss the lunch bet it great # Btw had 2 great lunch pals: the Voss ladies. Write SSE & Intrigue Charmers in person & great writers. We were the FUN table #ffrwa10 # Jocelynn Drake wants you to Discover "Dark Days" http://bit.ly/avmEQY # Fresh Pick is RED'S HOT HONKY-TONK BAR by Pamela Morsi http://bit.ly/aTTlll another great read up for a RITA(tm) # Great meeting @diannalove at Nancy Berland 15th Anniversary party. Congrats…

Tweets on 2010-07-30
Guests / July 30, 2010

ReelVixen: None stop interviews with amazing authors! Just finished chatting up @Jennaromance. Can't wait for her Sept book 'Married W/ … # Nora Roberts is amazing. She delivered a kick butt get into the pool motivational speech #rwa10 #ffrwa10 # RT @SummerSharp Was it recorded? <- probably I'll check it was inspirin, you know me I like the motivation not poor me talks in reply to SummerSharp # Also really fantastc the authors recognized w/ 100 book achievements. Except slacker Nora Roberts #ffrwa10 she has 165 NYT books! # Other stuff to remember: NR did 1st books on typewriter w/ carbon paper, whiteout, promo bribing kids to stuff envelopes & stamps #ffrwa10 # RT @pjpuppymom Great Jack's Bar lunch w/ Robyn Carr. Thank you, Robyn! <- sorry to miss the lunch bet it great # Btw had 2 great lunch pals: the Voss ladies. Write SSE & Intrigue Charmers in person & great writers. We were the FUN table #ffrwa10 # Jocelynn Drake wants you to Discover "Dark Days" http://bit.ly/avmEQY # Fresh Pick is RED'S HOT HONKY-TONK BAR by Pamela Morsi http://bit.ly/aTTlll another great read up for a RITA(tm) # Great meeting @diannalove at Nancy Berland 15th Anniversary party. Congrats…

7/31 MARGARET GRACE | Just What Is A Mystery Classified As Anyway?
Author Guest / July 30, 2010

I’m planning to lock myself in a bookstore, any bookstore, overnight and re-shelve the books. Before you call the authorities, let me explain. Most categories make sense: art, self-help, travel, reference. But what about the “Fiction and Literature” category? Isn’t that redundant? Or is there some fiction that’s not literature? Is it IL-literate, then? There’s some literature that’s not fiction, but aren’t those volumes across the aisle in Nonfiction? While we’re at it, let’s think about the other bookcases. There’s one case, around the corner from “Fiction and Literature,” labeled “Mystery.” Hmm. Is Mystery neither Fiction nor Literature? Confusing, isn’t it. Mystery comes under the umbrella known informally as Genre Fiction, along with Romance, Western, and SciFi, to name a few. Mystery writers grumble about this seeming second-class citizenship in the world of books. We like to think we create engaging characters, interesting and complex stories, rich settings, and aesthetically pleasing turns of phrases. In other words, literature. As a mystery writer myself, with 13 novels published, I often envision all the mysteries in a bookstore coming to life and entering into a criminal conspiracy. I picture them infiltrating the Fiction and Literature shelf, until they are seamlessly woven in…

RWA Report: Sandi Shilhanek | RWA….Thus Far
Guests , News / July 29, 2010

This is my first time to be “attending” RWA from start to finish. My trip started at the of dawn on Sunday…well ok, 7:00 AMish at a McDonalds very close to my home. There I met Sara, Pat, Gwen, Rosemary Clement-Moore and Daniel, who was just helping us to load and not actually coming on our exciting road trip. Follow me on Twitter We drove to Georgia where we spent the night. The next day we picked up Faye and continued into Florida and Disney World. The entire road trip was so exciting because I’ve never before been to Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, or yes even Disney in Florida! Since we stopped in each of these states I can now officially add them to the places I’ve visited. Lovely rooms here at the Boardwalk Resort, lovely, wonderful friends to share a once in a lifetime experience with, and the opportunity to meet so many wonderful authors I can’t possibly name them all here. I do have to mention meeting Tara Taylor Quinn, Sharon Sala and of course I had my first face to face with Robyn Carr! Ok… time to go have more great once in a lifetime experiences. Until Sunday…

Tweets on 2010-07-29
Guests / July 29, 2010

Boyd Morrison talks about "Things Get Weird When Life Imitates Fiction" http://bit.ly/buU4C7 comment to win today! # up and at them #FFrwa10 after a night of prep (OMG the spreadsheets) the bookseller / teacher half is going to spend the day networking # the FreshFiction.tv team starts interviewing today #FFrwa10 at the Dolphin @danielcreyes is an awesome camera guy & @ReelVixen well, ya know # then @sjreyes is meeting peeps from Swan to Dolphin (hopefully no sun stroke) If you miss my call is the tables at the top of the stairs # Fresh Pick is ENTERTAINING ANGELS by Judy Duarte one of our faves up for RITA inspirational http://bit.ly/bucSeD # Having breakfast with @jadeleeauthor at Swan. She's looking beautiful as ever & brimming w/ good news # Great news @jadeleeauthor Dragon books will be graphic novels soon #rwa10 #ffrwa10 # Cindy Dees has news too but I am sworn to secrecy #ffrwa10 # Met Sharon Ashwood this morning. 1st time 'in person' got a new idea for FF. #ffrwa10 # Seen in passing @angelaknight @dianewhiteside @shilohwalker @sylviaday #ffrwa10 # Great lunch with Javier … Oh @reelvixen @danielcreyes too #ffrwa10 — at Fresh Mediterranean http://gowal.la/r/Y5XD # CandaceHavens: The cast of…

Jocelynn Drake | Discover “Dark Days”
Author Guest / July 29, 2010

The Dark Days series follows a vampire named Mira with a fiery disposition and a vampire hunter named Danaus as they are forced to work together to thwart a dark race from its attempts to wipe out mankind.  Over the length of several books, Mira and Danaus have come to respect each other and see each other as comrades in arms.  They’ve even become reluctant friends, even though there is a lot of mistrust on both sides.  PRAY FOR DAWN is the fourth book in the series and was just released at the end of June.  I really enjoyed writing this book because it gave me the chance for the first time to tell the story from Danaus’s point of view.  This was an interesting struggle because it was the first time that I had ever tried to tell anything from a guy’s point of view.  However, I enjoyed it because it was the first time that I was able to dig deeper into this mysterious guy’s past and do a little exploring as to why he acts the way he does.  Oddly enough, the book even delves a little into Mira’s own past and looks at how fragile her…

Fresh Pick | ENTERTAINING ANGELS by Judy Duarte
Fresh Pick / July 28, 2010

May 2009 On Sale: May 1, 2009 Featuring: Kristi Smith; Craig Houston 288 pages ISBN: 0758220162 EAN: 9780758220165 Trade Size $12.95 Add to Wish List Women’s Fiction Buy at Amazon.com A Fresh Fiction favorite is a finalist for the 2010 RWA RITA category Inspirational Romance. Entertaining Angels by Judy Duarte Return to Mulberry Park, where courage, love, and forgiveness work miracles—with a little angelic intervention. Kristi Smith’s dreams of a college scholarship ended abruptly when she became pregnant. Now she works hard to support her young son and ailing grandmother, staving off regrets about the chances that slipped away. Craig Houston, Fairbrook’s new pastor, is plagued by doubts about his calling. But from his first day in town he encounters folks who need guidance even if they’ll never admit it. There’s Kristi’s best friend, Shana, striving to be the perfect daughter; Renee, a lonely, pregnant teen, and Kristi herself, a vibrant woman unaware of how much she has to offer. One by one, Fairbrook’s residents will learn that the future can offer redemption in unexpected ways… Heartwarming and beautifully fulfilling story of love and prophecy. Previous Picks

Tweets on 2010-07-28
Guests / July 28, 2010

Morning world! Greeting the day in Disney World, the happiest place on earth (even after 4 hours sleep) #FFrwa10 # Fresh Pick is KNIGHT OF PLEASURE by Margaret Mallory http://bit.ly/b59dK1 One of the FF favorites for historical # Eileen Dreyer is talking about "A Villian To Love" ah, the ultimate BAD BOY! http://bit.ly/bpmKU6 be sure to stop by today and chat w/her # team breakfast this morning at Chef Mickey w/ @rclementmoore @PatCatBooks @danielcreyes @sandishilhanek @ReelVixen #FFrwa10 #rwa10 # RT @ReelVixen: Casey Bear, @peachesvixen's Disney fling, & his friend Drew. She's so popular. http://twitpic.com/28zn47 #rwa10 # Off to contempory Hotel for freshfiction breakfast #ffrwa10 — at Magic Kingdom Monorail Station http://gowal.la/r/XQuK # Oops found the Grand Floridian shops. Bought 2 scarves hoping someone will buy the FF pink pashima 4 me 🙂 #ffrwa10 # Eileen Dreyer guest blogs about "A Villian To Love" who doesn't like a good villain or a villain as hero. http://bit.ly/bpmKU6 # RT @ReelVixen: So cute! @rclementmoore found voracious little reader. They chatted non-stop on bus a WDW http://twitpic.com/297fjd #rwa10 # Author spotting @TeresaMedeiros chatting in loby. Sorry, didn't interrupt to say hi and no pictures cause I'm slow. Sigh. #FFrwa10 # also chatted with @juliekenner…

Tweets on 2010-07-28
Guests / July 28, 2010

Morning world! Greeting the day in Disney World, the happiest place on earth (even after 4 hours sleep) #FFrwa10 # Fresh Pick is KNIGHT OF PLEASURE by Margaret Mallory http://bit.ly/b59dK1 One of the FF favorites for historical # Eileen Dreyer is talking about "A Villian To Love" ah, the ultimate BAD BOY! http://bit.ly/bpmKU6 be sure to stop by today and chat w/her # team breakfast this morning at Chef Mickey w/ @rclementmoore @PatCatBooks @danielcreyes @sandishilhanek @ReelVixen #FFrwa10 #rwa10 # RT @ReelVixen: Casey Bear, @peachesvixen's Disney fling, & his friend Drew. She's so popular. http://twitpic.com/28zn47 #rwa10 # Off to contempory Hotel for freshfiction breakfast #ffrwa10 — at Magic Kingdom Monorail Station http://gowal.la/r/XQuK # Oops found the Grand Floridian shops. Bought 2 scarves hoping someone will buy the FF pink pashima 4 me 🙂 #ffrwa10 # Eileen Dreyer guest blogs about "A Villian To Love" who doesn't like a good villain or a villain as hero. http://bit.ly/bpmKU6 # RT @ReelVixen: So cute! @rclementmoore found voracious little reader. They chatted non-stop on bus a WDW http://twitpic.com/297fjd #rwa10 # Author spotting @TeresaMedeiros chatting in loby. Sorry, didn't interrupt to say hi and no pictures cause I'm slow. Sigh. #FFrwa10 # also chatted with @juliekenner…