New Books from Darynda Jones and Jeffe Kennedy

June 4, 2015 § 2 Comments

June 1, 2015

Saturday I went to the book signing for fellow LERA members Darynda Jones and Jeffe Kennedy at Page One Books here in Albuquerque.

Darynda Jones Jeffe Kennedy Authors Booksigning

Darynda Jones and Jeffe Kennedy at Page 1 book signing for “Eighth Grave After Dark” and “The Talon of the Hawk”

Jeffe Kennedy signed for the next book in her The Twelve Kingdoms series, “The Talon of the Hawk.” She said that she pitched her first book in the series as “The Middle Princess” because in the fairy tale the eldest and youngest princesses always get a story, but the middle princess never does.

Darynda Jones Jeffe Kennedy authors book signing

Jeffe Kennedy at Page 1 book signing for “The Talon of the Hawk”

Darynda Jones signed for the next in her Charley Davidson series, “Eighth Grave After Dark.” (I also picked up the previous book “Seventh Grave and No Body.” I’m a wee bit behind.) Darynda said that when she first started writing the series she envisioned it being about Charley, the Grim Reaper, slowly but surely coming in to her full power. What readers really responded to was the world-building and that led to the expansion of the series into the layered, multi-character universe fans know and love.  

Darynda Jones Jeffe Kennedy authors book signing

Darynda Jones at Page 1 for book signing “Eighth Grave After Dark”

So now I have some exciting new books to read to distract me from my synopsis writing nightmare.

I mean, Stephen King said, “If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write.”

I love when I can justify my excuses.

Shonda Rhimes: The 2013 TIME 100

April 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

Shonda Rhimes, creator of the TV show Scandal, made Time’s 2013 Most Influential List. I saw an interview with Oprah where Shonda said she used to tell people she was going to take over the world through television. Go on, girl!


Scandal is one of those shows I absolutely have to watch real time, and have been since day 1. I blogged and Facebooked about it after the series premiere last April. I got a bunch of my friends to watch it, and they started texting me: “When’s the new episode of Scandal?” or “Can you believe what happened on Scandal last night?” When T and are were still in the same time zone, we texted each other like crazy during the #WhattheHuck episode. One moment went something like this:


Me: Oh, sh*t!
T: Sh*t!
Me: WTF?
T: WTF??!
Me: This is bad. This is so very, very bad.


New episode airs Thursday, April 25th! Cannot wait! Too bad T’s in Central Standard Time, now. ☹

Are you a Scandal fan? New convert or original die-hard?

Award Season at Chez Meade

August 17, 2012 § 1 Comment

Emma Meade connected with me after I posted a “The Vampire Diaries” book review, and we’ve been following each other ever since. Emma’s got killer taste in music, TV shows, and books, and is about to release her own novel, “Under the Desert Moon.” Congratulations to Emma for her blogging awards!

Emma's Ramblings on Supernatural Fiction

I received a few blogging awards over the past couple of months and have been too lazy until now to write a post, so here it goes.  Ella Medler and Laura Thomas both awarded me the Most Inspiring Blogger Award, and Ella also gave me the One Lovely Blog Award. Margaret Alexander from Story Addict nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I’d like to thank all these lovely ladies for thinking of me.                                                                Ella drew up the logo for the Most Inspiring Blogger Award herself so I’m using that below.

I’m going to list seven things about myself that you may or may not know, and then do the usual thing and nominate 7 bloggers I find…

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Total Recall Review at Front Row Divas

August 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

“Are you sure this is the right theater?”

Lightning strikes twice. Dia and I went to see and review Total Recall for Front Row Divas. We wound up in the wrong theater again. But I managed to write the review anyway. Check it out.

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