Wednesday, 15 June 2011

So this is what's going down ...

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1. Check out The Monarch Review where a short story of mine is published. It's called When She Flicks The Latch. If you can't be bothered, or don't have time to read the story, you should just go to check out the mag anyway. It's awesome. They even take music submissions! And guess what my recent submission to them is? One of my String Bridge songs! Looking forward to hearing from them about that. (PS: The String Bridge link is a website in progress created especially for the book and soundtrack. It will launch properly on November 1st.)

2. Finally received my print run of Twisted Velvet Chains! If you're one of those people who ordered signed copies, or I promised review copies, they're on their way as I speak! Speaking of TVC, Laura Diamond is posting a review of it today on her BLOG. Thank you, Laura!

3. Got my semi-final proofs of String Bridge this morning! One last read through and it's off to print the ARCs. If you've signed up to receive an ARC for my Blog Tour, expect an email from me within the month! :o) PS: There's still time to sign up!

4. I'm reading a historical novel called, Norah, by Cynthia G. Neale at the moment. It's long. And it's taking me forever. But I'm enjoying every single moment of it. If you're a fan of historical fiction, I suggest you purchase it! I'm going to be showcasing her here in the near future. Once I get through the book.

5. I've been asked to be an administrator for a new blog inspired by France's Salon Movement of the 17th & 18th centuries. Purpose: to inspire, educate and provide a platform for discussion and artistic expression and collaboration by bringing together artists, musicians, writers, and visionary thinkers, human rights activists, tinkerers & designers, even athletes. Founder's name is Deanna Elaine. I've very excited to see what she has in store for me!
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6. I've teamed up with Bridge Social Media to help promote my books. It's a new business which has just launched. And I foresee it becoming a great success for the two gals running it. Here's what they're all about in brief: "With more than 15 years of combined marketing and communications experience, we'll bridge the gap in your marketing plan and effectively link you to your target audience." If you're an author with limited time to spend online, you should check them out.

... Um ... I think that pretty much sums everything up ... Oh no, wait! I've almost finished my second novel!!!! Wooohooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Have you got any exciting/interesting news to share? Tell me about it whether teeny tiny or mega massive!


24 comments:

  1. Good grief girl...when do you find time to breathe?

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  2. Wow! So much exciting news! And that's awesome you finished your second novel. :D

    I've just been editing and trying to find time to write. Same ol', same ol'.

    I'm looking forward to reading STRING BRIDGE.

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  3. Wow, you've got a lot going on! Congrats on making solid progress on your second novel while accomplishing so much else!

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  4. Wow, you do have a lot going on! And congrats on almost finishing your second novel!
    I'll have to check out that Bridge Social Media site. Sounds interesting. :)

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  5. Very cool!! Congrats on all the great news. I've just signed up to participate in everything, sorry I've been so behind in getting back to you. My schedule has been a nightmare of late. Have a great day!

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  6. 1) That story was really good. I love that you called Dot an antediluvian witch. That is like REALLY freakin ancient!

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  7. Holy Crap! You are one busy lady! congrats on all of the above!

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  8. You're so busy! You make me feel like a chump!

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  9. With all that going on do you every go to bed?.lol or find some quality time for YOU?.
    Good luck with all your ventures.
    Yvonne.

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  10. Wow! Lots of things going on, Jessica! Checking out The Monarch Review now. Good luck with all of this!

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  11. Woohoo on the print one! and congrats on finishing your second book. :-)
    I do have good news, you may've seen it on facebook. I sold a book to Love Inspired (harlequin's christian arm) :-)

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  12. I'm exhausted just reading this, Jess, and you're doing it. It's all so exciting, you must be carried along on adrenaline alone. It's fun watching from the sidelines, cheering you on!
    Karen

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  13. Phenomenal story. You are a powerful writer. I could see Elvira and Dot and everything you said they did.

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  14. Wow, lot's happening! Thanks for the links, and congrats on nearly finishing the second novel! :)

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  15. You are one busy girl!

    I bet you can't WAIT to get your hands on your ARCs!

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  16. Sure is a lot of "Happening" there. Big congrats on the novel progress. Don't forget to breathe. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  17. Today, my teeny tiny bit of fun is a trip to the zoo in the rain. We are celebrating my husband's bday. I love bundling and getting out in the weather as it is!

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  18. Keep up the great work! You've inspired me to do my round up posts again. =)

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  19. Not like that! Congratulations. And wow, you're going to be busy.

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  20. G'day Jessica, boy are you an active girl! My small news is I collect 400 copies of my book today for the launch, and signed copies sold on my blog. I am on a comittee for the Coal creek Literary festival and am going to do an 3/4 hr workshop on the day in Oct 8th, also signing copies. My book is selling to bookshops around Australia. Still waiting for the ok from the venue for a July 15th launch.Great to see your loving life so much, keep it up.

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  21. Are there 27 hours to your day? You certainly have packed a lot of chores into your life. I wish you only the best, Roland

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  22. I absolutely love your new blogger header. It's stunning.

    You have had a fantastic week. Way to go!

    Ellie Garratt

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