Awards and Announcements

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

There are a ton of things happening lately, plus I've received a bundle of awards. So, please bear with me while I share all this amazing information with you. I'll start with announcements.

As you can see a little to the north, I already have a book cover for my adult contemporary romance story, The Trouble With Tomboys, which will be published by the glorious Wild Rose Press! WOW. It's surreal to actually see the faces of my characters. My editing process seems to be going at warp speed, so I have a feeling I'll be able to share a release date for this book with you in only a few months...if not sooner!

For my YA Romance, The Stillburrow Crush, I have a WIDGET up (as you can see to the LEFT there), showing the countdown to the release of my first book...right down to the very second. There's another big WOW in my writing journey. Oh, and feel free to share the widget with whomever you like!

The cover of The Stillburrow Crush was shown on The Story Siren's blog. I'll be giving away free goodies there after the new year. Plus, I'll be donating a copy of my book to The Princess Bookie Blog, for their "Around the World 2010 Debut Author Challenge." You might want to check that out.

Then...I've got a blog interview in the works for the end of February, plus I'll be interviewing the amazing romantic suspense author, Nancy J. Parra, at the beginning of February.

In other people's news, My wonderful critique partner, Claire Ashgrove, had her second book (ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS...IS BIG BLUE EYES) released last week from The Wild Rose Press. Big round of applause for her.

Then, Heather Snow--from my writing group--recently started her own blog called Heather's Historical Hodgepodge. I'm already an avid fan there. She posts every Tuesday, if you're curious.

And the biggie: Tess Hilmo, a blogger buddy of mine, just announced she sold her first book, With A Name Like Love, to Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Did you hear that??? Farrar, Straus & Giroux!!! I'm so in awe.

Now for the awards.

Loyal Friend Award

I received the "Loyal Friend" Award from Robyn, over at Putting Pen to Paper. Thank you so much, Robyn! You're the sweetest!

Who Loves you Award

Then, or maybe it was before that, I received the "Who Loves You" Award from Laura Gerold, over at Laura's Reviews.

Super Comments Award

And both Laura and Robyn bestowed "The Super Comments" Award on me sometime during all that. Thank you, thank you, guys. You're truly TOO good to me.

And finally, Tricia J. O'Brien at her blog, Tailspinning passed the "Honest Scrap" Award to me at the end of November. For this award, you're supposed to tell five to ten "honest" things about yourself and then pass the award along to five to ten other bloggers for them to do the same.

I think I'm already taking up too much time and space here, so I'll do all the award passing along later (probably after the new year) and share some "honest" things about myself then!

So...Until Thursday. See you guys later!


  1. Busy and so so so exciting! :O)

  2. All this great news and having a baby're having a FANTASTIC holiday season, aren't you? Proud of you honey:)

  3. Hot book cover! I'm sure it will pull in readers. Woo-hoo to you on more good publishing journey news.

  4. Diane - Thanks. And yeah, it either seems like a drought or a flood around here!

    Molly - Thank you to you too. It will definitely be a season to remember!

    Tricia - Thanks; I hope you're right. Pulling in readers would be more than amazing.

  5. You have so many great things happening for you now. Congratulations! Soak it up.

  6. So many wonderful announcements. Congratulations on all the good news and all the progress! I like the cover, too. It really drew me in.

  7. Woot! That's a bunch of news. ;-) Congrats to you and everyon else. Great cover too!

  8. Wow! That's a lot of news!
    Congrats to your awards!

    And I just LOVE your cover!

  9. Hi Linda,

    Love your new cover. Congrats! All your hard work is paying off!
    Thanks for the mention. I can't wait to appear on your blog.

  10. So much going on! And all of it very exciting. Congrats on your great cover and your awards.

    I am so not surprised :) You are very giving of your self, your time and your experience. If I had an "Blog/FaceBook Guru" award, I would totally give it to you for helping me navigate my way around the blogosphere!

    And thanks so much for mentioning my burgeoning new blog!

  11. Beautiful cover, Linda. Congratulations on all your exciting news.

  12. Thank you, everyone. Don't know what I'd do without all your praise and support!!

  13. Wow, lot of congratulations to you!! On the books and the blog awards.

  14. WOW! What a book cover. I love it. And. It makes me want to read the book, I mean I really, really want to see what's goin' on in there.

    Congratulations on the awards. No other blogger deserves them more than you, my friend. :)