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Writing Progress - Sushi and Suspicions

I’ve been working on Sushi and Suspicions , a Christian contemporary romantic suspense which will be releasing in June in the multi-author box set Summer Suspicions . Trouble follows Liv on her vacation to Hawaii when she is framed for the theft of an antique rifle. Only a handsome investigator can help clear her name ... and maybe give her a reason to stay in the islands. If you want to read a snippet of what I wrote last week, check out my last newsletter !

Finally a Bride Contest

Captain's Log, Stardate 06.07.2006

Blog book giveaway:
My Thursday book giveaway is HEARTS ON THE LINE by Margaret Daley.
My Monday book giveaway is THE SECRET LIFE OF BECKY MILLER by Sharon Hinck.
You can still enter both giveaways. Just post a comment on each of those blog posts. On Thursday, I'll draw the winner for HEARTS ON THE LINE and post the title for another book I'm giving away. Stay tuned.

For all you writers who have finaled in a contest: Oklahoma Romance Writers cordially request your participation in our fifth annual...

Finally a Bride Contest

June is the time of weddings, and we have one just for you! Enclosed you'll find your invitation to wed your blushing manuscript to TWO of our waiting, acquiring editors.

Who's Invited? Participation is open to unpublished and uncontracted authors. The entered manuscript must have previously FINALED but not WON in an RWA or RWA chapter-sponsored contest. Manuscripts which placed in the Top Quarter of the Golden Heart, made the second round of the Molly or received Honorable Mention in the Heart of the Rockies contest are also eligible.

Your Reservation? A non-refundable fee of $30 for RWA members, $35 all others (this includes your postage).

All entries must ARRIVE by September 1st, 2006.

Appropriate Entry attire consists of:
First 30 pages of your manuscript. Proof of eligibility required upon demand.

Officiating our First Round: RWA trained, Pro and/or pub'd authors.

Categories and Final Round Officiators include (subject to change):

Series Contemporary - Patience Smith: Silhouette AND Wanda Ottewell: Harlequin

Romantic Suspense/Single Title - Natashya Wilson: Silhouette AND TBA

Traditional/Inspirational - Amanda Bostic: WestBow Press AND Melissa Endlich: Steeple Hill

Historical- Megan McKeever: Pocket AND TBA

Paranormal/Time-Travel/Futuristic/Fantasy - Leah Hultenschmidt: Dorchester AND TBA

*** Over 1/3 of the 2005 Finally A Bride finalists received requests from editors ***

The Bride (First Place Winner) in each category will receive a lovely engraved knife and cake server, suitable for cutting the cake in celebration of THE CALL. In addition, any book that is published as a result of this contest will receive a free entry into the National Readers' Choice Award the first year of eligibility.

FMI, entry form, and rules, send SASE to
OK-RWA FAB Contest Entry
202 Freeman Drive
Moore, OK 73160

Or check out our website at


Blogging: Thanks to Brenda Coulter giving the website that explains Technorati tags, I did a Blogger search and I'm trying to add categories to my blog here via Let's see how it works. If I don't post for a few days, you'll know it's because I somehow fried my computer.

Writing: Since Zondervan is owned by Harper Collins, who also owns Avon, and since Z's new senior editor is going to be at RWA National, she and I have been invited to the Avon Family Dinner on Friday night. I just got the invite. If it's anything like the Harlequin party that Shelley Bates told me about, it'll be very posh.

If you're wondering why I'm not shrieking and jumping, I'm kind of nervous. I'll be around people I don't know at all--I've never had to network with a completely strange crowd before. It'll be nice having Sue with me, though. I think I'll e-mail my chick-lit loops to see if any Avon chick-lit authors will be there so I won't feel so completely alone.

Star: Okay, my secret vices are Star, People, and Entertainment Weekly. I blame it on my husband.

When we were dating and I lived with my roommate Yvonne, she subscribed to the Star. Dh would come over and devour those things. She even gave him her old copies to take home with him.

He somehow snagged a free subscription, so we get it delivered to our door. At first it didn't really interest me, but lately it's been like TV--if it's there, I'll pick it up and read and read and read...

I also just noticed that several romance books put up advertisements in the Star. How neat is that?


Catherine West said…
Well, excuuuuse me, Miss I'm Famous Now And Get To Circulate With The Big Wigs....

Listen, don't be nervous. Just throw on your best dress and be yourself. You'll be awesome! And remember, it's not about you, it's about Jesus!
You've got something that a lot of the people you'll be rubbing shoulders with probably don't. The Holy Spirit.
Let your light shine, He'll do all the talking.
I'll pray.
But I'm still jealous.
Say hi to Oprah for me if you see her, ok?

No comment on the rag mags...I'm still in recovery myself from my People addiction...but I haven't bought one since I wrote that post on my blog, and that was quite a while ago now...yay!
Hey girl, congrats on that party. Hecka cool! LOL! You're really hob-knobbing now!
LOL Camy, just be yourself at the party... you'll be awesome! You always are!

LOLOL On Star...

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