I made a new book trailer for For Want of a Fiend!
Here’s the link.
I made a new book trailer for For Want of a Fiend!
Here’s the link.
The official release date for For Want of a Fiend is almost upon us, and you know what that means…
It’s blog hopping time! Join me today at Women and Words for a post about sequels, ennui, and of course, glitter!
Hope to see ya there. And if you’d like me to hop on over to your blog for a guest post, give me a holler.
Sorry I’ve been away, campers. Things are getting crazy around her as I’m preparing for the release of For Want of a Fiend and trying to finish its sequel! I had to stop in and ask you to celebrate with me because…
BSB sells formats compatible with every tablet, smartphone, and eReader. For more information, check out their FAQ. Also, they offer a 10% discount on purchases over $25! So look around a bit! You can get a handful of ebooks for cheaper than from Amazon.
Here’s the skinny on FWoaF, just in case you missed it:
Princess Katya Nar Umbriel’s uncle Roland rose from the grave, kidnapped her cousin, and stripped her of her greatest weapon—her Fiendish power. Without her Fiend, Katya doubts her ability to weather the storm her uncle is brewing. When she lacks what even the children in her family possess, can she even call herself an Umbriel?
In only a short time, Starbride has become the princess consort, a pyradisté, and a member of a secret order in charge of protecting the crown. Even steeped in responsibility, she’s still an outsider. While wading through court intrigue and resisting schemes to break her bond with Katya, Starbride must prepare for a covert war. Roland is waiting, watching, ready for any chink in their armor, and he doesn’t care who knows their secrets.
If you haven’t read The Pyramid Waltz, you should definitely start there or you’ll be lost. Good thing is, you can get that from the BSB site too, both in paperback and ebook. That 10% discount is really calling to you now, isn’t it…
I hope everyone enjoys. I’ll keep you posted on where I’m going to be in the future!
But it has pics! Let’s jump in.
I’m over the freakin’ moon, y’all. And that’s not all.
Got my contributor copies of For Want of a Fiend! If you’d like an ebook, the BSB website in the link there is the best place to shop. You won’t have to wait until mid-May to get it. You can has on May 1st! And if you’re lucky enough to be a member of the Dallas Jewel LesFic Book Club, you might have it even sooner. ^_^ I’ll be there Tuesday, April 16th!
Here’s the ad:
April 16 – Tuesday- Jewel Lesbian Fiction Book Club – Author Barbara Ann Wright will join us in person at book club to discuss “The Pyramid Waltz”.
Princess Katya is a lay-about and a romancer, or is she? Are her nights spent as the court suspects or is she trying to find those that plot against the kingdom? Will Starbride obey her mother and find a suitor or will she succumb to the charms of Katya? Come to book club and let’s find out.
We meet at Ilume at 4123 Cedar Springs from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Parking is available on the street, but watch for the No Parking signs.
I hope you can make it!
Promised AggieCon pics!
I will tell you the names of the people in the last panel as soon as I can find my program. I don’t want to misspell anyone…
So, lots of panels, lots of laughs. I was in one more, but it was too packed for pics. I enjoy cracking people up.
And here’s some pics from last weekend’s LoneStar LesFic!
They sold out of my book… ^_______________^ Also, someone nabbed that bookmark that’s in front of the book! This was the first con where someone asked to take a pic with me. *swoon*
Yes, I know all those names. *whispers* They beat us if we don’t.
So, lots of panels, lots of laughs, books sold and signed, and ZOMG, I’m so thankful for my life. *happy sigh*
Are any of you going to come see me at all?
In new house. Balls-out tired. Not sure how tired that is, but it sounds serious.
And not just me. All these fabulous authors will be there. Now how can you say no?
As drop dead dog tired as I am, this review from The Rainbow Reader made my day. ^_^
Stay tuned for AggieCon pics and (dare I say it) a For Want of a Fiend not-quite-accurate book trailer!
Are not appearing in this post. Sorry. In my defense, I’m moving, and I can’t find half my things right now. I will have pics from AggieCon soon and also my new house.
Had a great time at AggieCon, sold a few books. Met a few new friends. (Lookin’ at you, Shepard/Mary. ^_^). Got to sign a few t-shirts with my name on them. Squee!
More details to come as soon as I find…everything…
What has everyone else been up to?
I’ll be appearing Friday, Saturday, AND Sunday. There’s no way you can miss me.
Here’s the schedule so far (probably subject to a little change, but we’ll see):
Friday, March 22nd:
4-5 pm in Panel Room 2 – Making a Fantasy World Feel Real. “Do you want to make your fantasy stories come to life? Come and hear how the pros do it.”
5-6 pm in Panel Room 2 – There’s More Than One Way to Write a Story. “You don’t have to live with just one format for your work. Learn what it takes to move from short story or novel writing to comics and gaming and vice versa!”
Saturday, March 23rd:
11-noon in Panel Room 4 – Getting Your Writing Off the Ground. “Tips from writers about how to do your best work, beat writer’s block, and not go crazy in the process.”
6-8 pm in Panel Room 2 – The “Fake” Geek Girl. “A discussion about the fear and loathing directed toward geeks decried as ‘fake’.”
Sunday, March 24th:
11-noon in Panel Room 4 – Making Science Fiction Come to Life. “Our experts talk about their experiences writing science fiction.”
I’m an expert. *Blush* I don’t feel like an expert. I still feel like little elves sneak in here at night and write my stories for me. Or maybe it’s Barbie….
Who’s coming to see me?
Yeah, I know. I’ve been back for a week, but I had to put the finishing touches on For Want of a Fiend. We want it to come out on time, after all.
So Palm Springs is very gorgeous, as you might have guessed. And even though it’s in the desert, it didn’t get that hot while I was there.
For some reason, I thought the event was going to be indoors, though, so I brought all the wrong clothes. If I had anyone taking pics of me, I’d be the one in slacks. (The primary reason I didn’t have anyone taking pics of me, btw.)
Here’s a shot from inside Casitas Laquita, where most of the festival was held:
It was one of the only times I’ve had to use a microphone to speak. Even then, I think I could have made myself heard without it. I’m loud, y’all.
The panels were wonderful. I made a lot of jokes, but because of the microphone, had to depend on people telling me later whether the jokes landed or not. With the mic, I couldn’t hear anything but my own voice. I heard some very interesting excerpts, too, books that went right to the top of my reading list.
We did a wonderful skit where I got to play Princess Katya and wear this paper bag mask. I hope it shows up online somewhere.
If ever it shows up, you’ll get a link. The artwork was by the fabulous Lisa Girolami.
I got to sign a few books, too, including this one that I spied waiting on someone’s lap:
Best of all, while waiting at another panel from the audience, a lady asked the organizer when MY next book was coming out. The organizer said, “Why don’t you ask her? She’s right behind you.” ^__^ I got a kick out of her surprise, even though my mouth was full of doughnut at the time. We spoke later and I got to meet her daughter and hear how much they liked The Pyramid Waltz. Sigh. A feather could have carried me away.
All of Palm Springs is very open, even the airport. The gates and security area are covered, but the concourse and hallways are open to the sky.
I’m guessing it doesn’t rain there so often that ducking into cover is much of a problem. It is the desert, after all. All the open air makes it a great place for blooming plants and for fauna to sneak into the gate areas, especially in the Sonny Bono concourse.
All the sunshine and greenery made the employees of the Palm Springs airport the absolute friendliest airport employees I have ever met. They were kind and courteous and seemed to really enjoy their jobs. They weren’t suspicious or angry, didn’t seem overworked or snappish, like some airport employees I’ve encountered. And their good attitudes brightened the day of the passengers. I had no idea how quickly my irritation at the long lines and security would lighten just by being treated with friendliness from the employees. Unlike in many airports I’ve been in, these people weren’t afraid to smile.
And that’s my love letter to the Palm Springs airport.
All in all, it was a wonderful trip, except the part where I came home with a cold. I’m getting better, though, never fear, ready to get back to work on the third Pyramid novel and also a super secret short story, which you’ll be hearing more about shortly. Stay tuned to find out where you can find me next! Hint: It’s Aggiecon. Okay, that’s more than a hint.
About Palm Springs!
You’ll be seeing me talk about other worlds, romance, and do a readings from The Pyramid Waltz and For Want of a Fiend. I might even give away some spoilers…
It’s gonna be a wild time.
So do come out and say hello. Seriously, do. I hate eating alone.