Context confusion!

I have two fancies. I show my dogs. And I write. Of course, the second is more of an obsession, but both subjects fill my inbox. The problem? Both subjects have very similar lexicons. For example, I see the subject heading “stacking”. I think they’re talking about stacking a dog so the judge can go over it. But, no. When I open the email, it’s actually about stacking books. There’s nothing wrong with it, it’s just like expecting food to taste a certain way when you put it in your mouth. If it tastes different than you expect, sour instead of sweet, etc. It might not be bad, but it’s–surprising.
Both my interests have newsletters. Both have “Bitches.” one being Smart and Trashy and the other being actual female dogs. Many of my wring friends have the same first names (and sometimes similar last names) to my dog friends.

And then there’s my own failing memory, (see The Screw-Up)

I suppose a solution would be to have two different email addresses, but I can hardly remember to check one, so I guess I’ll have to live with the confusion. Just please don’t be offended if I ask about your bitch….

How ’bout you? Got interests that confuse? I’d love to hear about them.:-)


The screw up!

Well, I was really looking forward to signing at the literacy autographing at RWA national in Atlanta, but it might not be. It seems that while I remember being in the literacy autographing area of the RWA website and asking my publisher about my ISBNs , according to RWA I’m not on the list. 😦

Needless to say, I’m pretty bummed. There is a wait list, but I have no idea how likely it is I’ll get a seat at the signing.

have you ever had one of those days?



IN LIKE A LION is a RONE award nominee!

Because IN LIKE A LION received a four star review at InDtale magazine, it’s up for a RONE award. The next round is reader voting! Please vote! voting ends Friday.

Also, IN LIKE A LION is going to print! Stay tuned. I’m working on finding any errors that might have slipped past the digital printing, then off to my publisher it goes.:-) if you’ve read it and noticed any errors, let me know in the next couple days. May 14-16, 2013.

The RWA national conference in Atlanta is getting close and I’m looking forward to having a stack of shiny books to hawk for Literacy!

Shiny stuff May 8th Got an uncontracted Romance Manuscript? Ignite the Flame closes Saturday!

1. I wrote “the end” on Chimera Chronicles 2, now called ENTITY MINE. Want to dive into edits, but I’ve got my RWA chapters contest to flog.

2. Will Sam close the gates of hell?

3.Got a manuscript hanging around?
The 2013 Ignite the Flame contest for uncontracted manuscripts is dangerously low in all categories! We have final editor judges from Berkley, HQN, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin TEEN, Harlequin Desire, and a literary agent from NY agency McKintosh and Otis, inc.
Up to Fifteen pages of hero and heroine’s first meet plus optional one page set-up.
We close Saturday at midnight Pacific time. There will be no extensions! 
Electronic entry
Cash prize