Meet Author Liza O’Connor (#MaGM 10)

So, Liza O’Connor had this idea. It was going to be great. She was going to interview my book, Lucky in Love, on her blog (and she did!–interview my book, that is, not me) and I was going to post this fantastic interview of Liza on the same day. Then, we were going to madly cross-promote, doubling our chances for hijinks and giggles.

Yeah, that didn’t work out. Thanks, gallbladder. Yet another disappointment to lay at your feet. Continue reading

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Five Things Friday: Slacker Edition

I’m back from my overly long absence with a quick shot of five random things you should know on this fine Friday.

1. Beware the cholycystectomy.

Gallbladders sometimes don’t go without a fight. I ended up with muscle spasms, a partially-collapsed lung and some other stupidly debilitating side effects. After three weeks, though, I’m mostly all good. Embarrassed to say that I got beaten up by something the size of a walnut, but mostly all good.

2. MaGM will be back next week, and will feature the fantastic Liza O’Connor

I can’t wait. She’s super funny!

3. FYI, coconuts are deadlier than sharks. 

According to the article I read, “There were 91 incidents of shark encounters last summer, Burgess said, including 76 unprovoked attacks on people by sharks.” What I want to know is, what the hell were those 15 other people thinking?

4. If you write, you should be following Kristen Lamb’s blog.

She made me give a character a conflict transplant this week. The character is still prickly, but now she’s got legitimate (and not too overblown) reasons.

5. …aww, forget it. 

I’m too tired to find another fact. Have a great weekend!

Meet Author Alyssa Alexander (#MaGM 9)

Wait, what? Am I really on time today? No excuses to make for my lame habit of being tardy with blog interviews? Oh, good! Because I’m about to have some fun with Alyssa Alexander.

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MaGM #8: Meet Author Stephanie Keyes

I meant to wash the dishes but I’m allergic to dish soap. What kind?  All of them. And I was going to call you, but I fell off the Golden Gate Bridge. That was right after the Cuisinart accidentally shredded my trig homework. And I couldn’t go to workout class because the dog crapped in my left tennis shoe. Plus, I have no internet access at home and my husband threw out his back and had to stay on the floor for 12 hours and I couldn’t post my interview with author Stephanie Keyes on Monday because, devoted wife that I am, I stayed by his side and didn’t even so much as sneak away to a Starbucks to get a decaf iced mocha and put this interview online.

Wait, that last excuse is totally true.

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MaGM #7: Meet Author Andrea Cooper

Okay, this is weird. On the one hand, we have our familiar MaGM routine. On the other – we’re doing this in the fancy new WordPress digs. Sorry, I’m having a moment of disorientation.  Let’s make this place feel a little more like home:

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That’s better.

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Five Things Friday

A quick list of random things, in no particular order:

#1 Agents don’t really poke caged authors with sharp sticks for fun. Probably.

But I’m not sure. I haven’t actually made contact with one yet. No offense, agents, but I’ve been querying and it’s a little traumatic, hearing other people’s rejection stories and wondering what mine will be like. I vote for a skywriting airplane over my house that says “STOP TRYING.” Continue reading

MaGM #6: Meet Author Jennifer Lowery (with GIVEAWAY!)

See, the trick to being late with a blog post is to do it exactly a week later than you said you would. Then, you can pretend you were never late at all! Promise, though, this one was worth the wait. There’s even a giveaway!

So, welcome to another Meet and Greet Monday, where we pull an author or reader of romance out from out of that book they’re buried in, drag them in front of everyone and introduce them! Please wave hello to today’s featured guest, anotherMMRWA friend and fantastic author (she’s a NYT and USA Today bestseller for a reason), Jennifer Lowery! Continue reading