Thursday, October 31, 2013
One of my all time favorite books, TYGER TYGER, by Kersten Hamilton is free this week!
If you'd like to know more about the books and series, here are a couple interviews I did with Kersten:
IN THE FORESTS OF THE NIGHT Interview with Kersten
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
As many of you know, last week I was away at a writing retreat in North Carolina with Juliana L Brandt, Robin Constantine, Kip Wilson Rechea, M.A. Scott, Lauren Spieller, Jen McConnel and the mastermind behind the whole thing, Jaye Robin Brown.
It was beyond inspiring and fun. I did a mind map and loose outline for an upcoming project, and revised a synopsis for Devil’s Orchid. But most of all I got the chance to brainstorm and talk shop with a bunch of extremely talented and inspiring writers. It was a blast.
If you’d like to enter for a chance to win a Kill Your Darlings Montreat 2013 t-shirt, hop over to Jen's blog and enter.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
What have I been doing besides working on revision of Devil’s Orchid?
Well, I’ve been busy converting the florist part of my shop into just antiques. It’s been a blast dragging stuff we've had stashed at home and in the attic to the shop and setting it up on the main floor. Here’s a peek at how things are coming along.
Our goal is to close the florist end of the business on Halloween Eve and it looks like we’re going be done ahead of time. So, yay!
No, I don’t have a hearse at the store. We went to the Shelburne Museum recently and I snapped this photo. Inside you can just make out a wicker casket. We actually sold it to the museum. Somewhere around here, I have a photo of my husband laying in it. Cheerful, huh? The baskets weren't used for burials. The funeral homes used them to pick the body up and transport it to the funeral home--pretty much the predecessor to the body bag.