Yes, there is more good news.
First of all, there is my friend Rose Holck. She lives in a land far, far away and once a year we meet for breakfast in a Magic Breakfast Room overlooking the mountains. Rose's new book is called LEAVENWORTH which will be released March 14, 2011. Check out Rosie's website or blog for details. Way to go Rosie!! Give your new baby a hug for me.
Hélène Boudreau, author of REAL MERMAIDS DON'T WEAR TOE RINGS (seriously, is that not the best title?) is getting rave reviews for her book, including one by Kirkus Reviews, which is notoriously tough on authors. And this week, she is referenced in this article on treadmill desks in the Toronto Star. (I sometimes use my laptop on my treadmill, but I just use a piece of plywood instead of a fancy desk. I fell off once, but that was because I so into the music blasting over the built-in loudspeakers that I closed my eyes in blissful reverie, lifting my head towards the heavens with a bit of a bee bop do whoppity, and the next thing you know...ass over proverbial teakettle.)
Then there is the divine Vicki Pettersson, a true goddess inside and out, who is about to launch the final novel in her Zodiac series. See details on her new website. Yes, it's time to say goodbye to Joanna and the dark underworld she has fought her way through (in heels, no less) but Vicki feels it is time sooo.... look for THE NEON GRAVEYARD coming out May 31st. When I was in Vegas last year, Vic and I got together and chatted about new projects and directions, and let me just say this - keep an eye out for this gal. She's got some cool new ideas coming down the pike (pipe? no, I think it's pike) and this remarkable, inspiring woman is the epitome of success, demonstrating year after year how hard work and dedication to craft pays off. Hats off to you, Vicki. (Sure it's in the minus digits and a blizzard is forecast but Hats Off!)