Thursday, February 17, 2011

Yammering Elsewhere

There's a whole lot of Wendy today, just....uh, at other online venues.  First up, it's my turn in the rotation over at Access Romance Readers GabToday I'm talking about the evolving nature of conflict.  Specifically conflict in contemporary settings.  Ch-ch-check it out!

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Today also marks my first ever post over at Heroes & Heartbreakers.  I'm blathering on about historical romances set in "unusual" locales and time periods, why I love them, why I want more of them, yada yada yada.  Also, if you haven't checked out the new site yet - be sure to do so!  I'm finding it a lot of fun so far, and I'm not just saying that because...well...I'm doing a bit of writing over there.

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A really cool e-mail landed in my in-box yesterday.  This Saturday, February 19 Harpercollins/Avon will be hosting a live video chat at a booksigning at Turn The Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland featuring Nora Roberts, Jeaniene Frost, Pamela Palmer, Grace Burrowes, Mary Burton and Stephanie Dray.  You can check out Avon's information page for all the gory details.

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And in a different sort of "booking" update, my excitement over baseball Spring Training was dampened this morning by the news that my first baseman, Miguel Cabrera, has lost his damn mind.  I'm pretty well horrified for him, his family, and the entire Tigers organization.  I'm also thankful, that by some incredible miracle, nobody got hurt - because it sounds like Miggy didn't just tie one on....but more like two or three....or fifteen. 

I can't seem to talk about it anymore right now.  I'm flip-flopping between being truly worried about his well-being and mental health....to wanting to drive down to Florida and beat the crap out of him.

Sigh.

9 comments:

nath said...

Nora Roberts is going to be part of a booksigning from Harpercollins? Is Harpercollins part of Penguin? Sigh, why is this whole publisher business so complicated?!?

and LOL, that is a lot of you Wendy, but all interesting stuff :P

Wendy said...

Nath: Oh no - it's a normal booksigning, like many that TTP regularly host. Avon doing the live chat there is something new - and I'm guessing it's because two of their authors are going to be there. Pamela Palmer definitely writes for Avon....and pretty sure Jeaniene Frost does as well.....

Mayberry Mom said...

"and took a swig from a bottle of scotch in front of a deputy" WHOA!!

nath said...

Oh okay. I thought it was a publisher event... Oups :P That's cool :)

Wendy said...

Mayberry: Yeah, he didn't half-ass it. Went ALL OUT with his DUI arrest. ::headdesk::

Nath: One of these days I'm getting my butt to Maryland for one of these booksignings. Always a nice mix of authors :)

Big Sis said...

Yeah about Cabrera...beat the crap out of him. What an idiot. Tigers need to cut him loose. I don't care what he does on the field...you don't want to have a player (ergo TEAM) associated with that kind of dangerous behavior.

Lil Sis said...

Wow - now I want to read what he did...Cabrera I mean.

Kelly in Hockeytown said...

As a fellow Tigers fan, I am fine with you beating the crap out of him. :)

Wendy said...

Big Sis and Kelly: I'm so torn with wanting to beat the crap out of him, and being genuinely worried about him. Sigh. I hope he can get his sh*t together....if only for his personal life. Yeah, baseball and all - but the man has kids. Get it together Miguel!