Gayle's Alter Ego
It's mid-October and my FIRST book ever, The Darkest Knight, is on sale for 99 cents across all ebook stores. Now idea how long it will last, but it's bringing back great memories!
Great news! Surrender to the Earl, Book 2 of the "Brides of Redemption" trilogy, has been moved up to June 2013. I'm so happy!
Never Trust a Scoundrel just sold to a publisher in Turkey. That's a new country for me. Very cool!
August 2012 Newsletter:
Just wanted to let you know that my new book, RETURN OF THE VISCOUNT, is out today! Publishers Weekly said, "A charming Victorian romance that might be called the case of the mail-order groom...” I had lots of fun with this first book in my “Brides of Redemption” trilogy. Here’s the trilogy slogan: “What happens when three soldiers who need to be redeemed meet three women who need to marry?” In RETURN OF THE VISCOUNT, Cecilia has entered into a proxy marriage with a soldier she thinks is an old friend of her father’s in India, someone who agrees to help her retain her inheritance but makes no claim even on her dowry. And then he shows up at her door, and she begins to suspect something is going on... You can read an excerpt on my website http://www.GayleCallen.com Isn’t the cover wonderful? I think he looks just like my soldier, Michael Blackthorne.
Here it is at the major online bookstores:
Amazon Kindle, http://tinyurl.com/cmo4epc
Barnes and Noble, http://tinyurl.com/ctqx86w
Indie Bound, http://tinyurl.com/ca66gkb
And now, just what you’ve been waiting for—the announcement of the winner of my contest! She wins my entire 26-book backlist and a $25 gift card from the online bookstore of her choice. The winner is: (ta da!) Gwenivere1973! Congratulations! I’m sending a private email. And I better go box up all those books... ;)
As for what I’m working on, I just finished the next book in the “Brides of Redemption” trilogy, with the working title of CLAIMING THE EARL. The Earl of Knightsbridge leaves the army to find the widow of a fellow soldier, only to find that helping her has complications...
If you happen to be in northwest Pennsylvania from October 5-7, I’ll be hanging out and signing books every day at the For Women Only Expo in Erie PA. For more information, visit the website at http://www.forwomenonlyexpo.com/
Don’t forget, I’m also writing contemporary romances as Emma Cane. My next novel, TRUE LOVE AT SILVER CREEK RANCH will be available in January. Details at my website, http://www.EmmaCane.com
As always, you can find me on Facebook and Twitter.
RT Book Reviews Magazine says: "Powerful themes and emotional impact...Readers will keep turning the pages as a bit of the gothic and great depth of emotion, draw them in while Callen works her magic." Hope you enjoy RETURN OF THE VISCOUNT, too!
Great review from Romance Junkies! "RETURN OF THE VISCOUNT will entrance you with its wit, charm, fun-loving characters and steamy love scenes. Each scene is more pleasurable than the last." The book will be out in 6 days!!! I'm so excited!
I just uploaded an excerpt for Return of the Viscount, my August release!
In celebration of my new book, Return of the Viscount, I'm holding my first big contest (for US Residents only). Win a complete set of every book I've ever published! 26 novels written under four names (Gayle Callen, Emma Cane, Julia Latham, and one novel as Gwen Rowley). Sorry--but that won't include the new book. ;) My publisher is also offering a $25 gift card to the online bookstore of your choice: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, you name it! And to enter? All you have to do is sign up for my newsletter, using the link on my home page. And if the link doesn't work for you, just send a blank email to Gayle_Callenemail@example.com! The winner will be chosen from newsletter subscribers. As for the newsletter itself? I only send it out 3-4 times a year.. I'll announce the winner on July 31st, publication day for Return of the Viscount. Good luck!
As I'm counting down the days until the August release of Return of the Viscount, I've received a great review from RT Book Reviews Magazine! "Powerful themes and emotional impact...Readers will keep turning the pages as a bit of the gothic and great depth of emotion, draw them in while Callen works her magic."
I've uploaded the cover of my August book, Return of the Viscount. It's the start of a new trilogy called "Brides of Redemption." Check back soon for an excerpt!
~~~~~~~~~~At last I can reveal that I wrote a King Arthur book as Gwen Rowley. The book is titled Knights of the Round Table: Geraint, and it's still available as an e-book. Here's the link to Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You can read an excerpt on Amazon's site!
~~~~~~~~~~My first contemporary, A Town Called Valentine, written as Emma Cane, is now available at all your favorite bookstores. For more information, check out my Emma website! Also, the Avon Authors are celebrating Valentine's Day with a Recipe Loop! You can begin your culinary journey at my Valentine's Day Page.
~~~~~~~~~~February 2012 Newsletter:
Just wanted to let you know that my new book is out today! Besides writing my historicals, I’m writing contemporaries as Emma Cane. The first book, A Town Called Valentine, is on sale today, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Check out my website, http://www.EmmaCane.com where you can find an excerpt for the book.
Here it is at the major online bookstores:
Barnes and Noble http://tinyurl.com/7q9ggp9
Books A Million http://tinyurl.com/73lyxby
Since it’s Valentine’s Day, it must be time for the Avon Authors’ Recipe Loop! You can start on my recipe page with Almond Infused Hot White Chocolate Over Frozen Berries, then follow the graphic from author to author for scrumptious treats. I have a delicious recipe on there as Gayle Callen, too, Tunnel of Fudge Cake. Yes, you read that right. ;) http://emmacane.com/ValentinesDay2012.html
I’m also doing a blog tour where you have the chance to win a book every place I visit!
January 31, Blog at Novel Reflections http://tinyurl.com/7v5ls97
January 31, Blog at Lori Wilde's Blog http://tinyurl.com/7bb2td3
February 1, Blog at Larissa's Life http://www.larissaslife.com/
February 2, Blog at As the Pages Turn http://asthepagesturn.blogspot.com/
February 3, Blog at Lush Books http://lushbookreviewss.blogspot.com/
February 4, Blog at The Goddess Blogs http://www.thegoddessblogs.com/
February 20, Blog at Paperback Dolls http://paperbackdolls.com/
As always, you can find me on Facebook and Twitter.
Romance Junkies says A Town Called Valentine has "...great laugh-out-loud moments, a ton of charm and smokin' hot cowboys." Hope you think so, too! Happy reading!
~~~~~~~~~~Just added my Blog Tour schedule that I'm doing for my new Emma Cane novel, A Town Called Valentine. Check it out on my Events page!
~~~~~~~~~~I have cool news! I'm now writing contemporary romances as Emma Cane! You can check out my new website, or read the RT BookReviews Magazine article on my Big Reveal. My first Emma Cane book, A Town Called Valentine, will be published in February.
~~~~~~~~~~January 2012 Newsletter:
Hello! We’ve started a New Year, so it’s the perfect time to tell you about the new me! I’ve started writing contemporary romances under the name of Emma Cane, a small-town series set in Valentine Valley CO. The first book, A Town Called Valentine, will be published in February, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Check out my new website, where you can find an excerpt for the book.
RT Bookreviews Magazine says, “More than just a romance, it’s a tale of love in all its aspects.” Publishers Weekly says, "Cane’s debut contemporary sparkles with charm and gentle humor." and "With an engaging narrative and charming setting, this cozy tale makes for a pleasurably satisfying read by a crackling fire on cold winter nights."
If you have an e-reader, the advance sale price of A Town Called Valentine is only $4.99. You can check it out on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other e-book stores. Of course, any version of the book can be pre-ordered.
I’ll always continue writing historical romance as Gayle. My next book, Return of the Viscount, will be out in August 2012. Here’s the tagline for the new trilogy: “What happens when three soldiers who need to be redeemed meet three women who need to marry?” In the first book, Cecilia has entered into a proxy marriage with a soldier she thinks is an old friend of her father’s in India, someone who agrees to help her retain her inheritance but makes no claim even on her dowry. And then he shows up at her door, and she begins to suspect something is going on… I’ll post an excerpt this summer. But right now, Amazon has placed one of my titles, Never Dare a Duke, in their “Top 100 Books under $3.99” for the month of January. So for the month, it’s on sale at $1.99, at both Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other e-book stores.
I’ve also updated my website with some photos from the Romance Writers of America conference in New York City this year. You can also see a video from the Avon Cocktail Party at the Central Park Boathouse. I get to do a little talking at the one-minute mark. Lots of your favorite authors, like Laura Lee Guhrke, Julia Quinn, and Cathy Maxwell are interviewed. Check back to the website in February, where we’re hoping once again, that the Avon Authors are going to do a Valentine’s Day loop from author site to author site. Who knows what you’ll learn...
As always, you can find me on Facebook and Twitter—I’d love to hear what you think about my new foray into the world of contemporary romance!
I'm thrilled to announce that my hero, Leo, from Every Scandalous Secret has been nominated for the RT BookReview 2011 Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Historical KISS Hero! (that's Knight In Shining Silver). Very cool!
~~~~~~~~~~Just heard that my newest book, Every Scandalous Secret , sold to the Netherlands! I always enjoy getting a copy of the translated book.
~~~~~~~~~~October 2011 Newsletter:
Hello! Autumn has arrived, and I can’t even mourn the end of summer since I’m so excited about the release today of my new book, EVERY SCANDALOUS SECRET. It’s the third and final book of my “Scandalous Lady” trilogy, where a nude painting hung in a gentlemen’s club is the basis for a bet among three men—which woman of Society is the model? Bad boy Leo Wade chooses to prove it’s spinster Susanna Leland, and he follows her to a house party, where they make their own new scandal. You can check out an excerpt at Every Scandalous Secret As always, I try hard to make sure you can read the books in any order, but this last book of the trilogy does reveal the secret at last!
E-book Sale! Leading up to my new release, Amazon and other e-book stores reduced the price of the first book of the trilogy, In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady, to $1.99! At Amazon, I’ve noticed the sale price is still up there, so if you’re interested, buy soon! Here are some links:
Come join me on a blogging tour! I’d love to hear what you have to say, and one lucky commenter will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Here’s my schedule:
October 3: http://www.urbangirlreader.com
October 4: http://www.readergirls.blogspot.com
October 5: http://ramblingsfromthischick.blogspot.com/
October 6: http://romancingrakes.blogspot.com/
October 7: http://readingromances.wordpress.com/
Also, if you happen to be in northwest Pennsylvania from October 7-9, I’ll be hanging out and signing books every day at the For Women Only Expo in Erie PA. For more information, visit the website at http://www.forwomenonlyexpo.com/
As for what I’m up to now, I’m hard at work on a trilogy that will debut next summer, about three ex-soldiers who return to England because of a debt of honor owed to their fallen comrades. In the first book, Cecilia has entered into a proxy marriage with a soldier she thinks is an old friend of her father’s in India, someone who agrees to help her retain her inheritance but makes no claim even on her dowry. And then he shows up at her door, and she begins to suspect something is going on…
As always, you can find me on Facebook and Twitter—I’d love to hear what you think about EVERY SCANDALOUS SECRET! (and talk about TV and movies and dogs...)
.~~~~~~~~~~(September 26, 2011)
Publishing day for Every Scandalous Secret ! Always so exciting. I've just uploaded a second excerpt for you to take a look.
(August 23, 2011)
RTBookClub Magazine gave Every Scandalous Secret 4 1/2 Stars! "The chase is on! Callen delivers a bad-boy hero who is so, so good, and a heroine who risks all for sinful delights. But there is a tender vulnerability to these characters that will endear them to readers. This will be an enchanting addition to your keeper shelf." Maybe I better put up an excerpt soon!
(June 8, 2011)
Just found out that Avon is doing a special ebook promotion, and have included two of my books! The digital version of A Most Scandalous Engagement will be available at $4.99 for a limited time. Also, my recent Julia Latham title, Sin and Surrender, will be available for $2.99. And I just uploaded the cover for my October book, Every Scandalous Secret. Check it out!
(March 26, 2011)
I've sold a new Victorian trilogy to Avon Books, about three ex-officers and the women they return to help. Also, just found out that my recent Scandalous Lady trilogy sold to Germany!
(January 19, 2011)
I contributed to a new anthology called, Fall In Love Like a Romance Writer. Just in time for Valentine's Day!
(January 9, 2011)
Happy New Year! Hope 2011 is everything you'd like. Just wanted to let you know that my alter ego, Julia Latham, has a new book out this month! You can read all about Sin and Surrender at my other website. Here's a brief description:
"Raised by the secretive League of the Blade, Sir Paul Hilliard fled England to escape from their shadow. When the secret fraternity of knights calls him home to help thwart a plot against the king, his bodyguard in this deadly undertaking is Juliana Gresham--a beautiful warrior who honed her skills under his expert guidance."
(December 12, 2010)
Have you tried out the Avon Author Recipe Ring? You can start here, and click from author to author, to try delicious holiday recipes!
(November 16, 2010)
Just uploaded the excerpt for A Most Scandalous Engagement!
(November 2, 2010)
RT Bookreviews Magazine just gave A Most Scandalous Engagement 4 Stars, and said: "Continuing the tale of a scandalous wager concerning the infamous painting of a woman in a gentlemen's club, Callen gives readers more clues to her identity, drawing us into a highly satisfying romance. Callen has a talent for writing strong, likable characters who arouse empathy and then letting them loose in wild and passionate plots. Fun!"
(November 1, 2010)
I just uploaded my new cover! Check out the brief peak at A Most Scandalous Engagement. Excerpt coming soon!
(September 21, 2010)
I just updated my website with articles I've written in the past. Check it out! And come back soon, when I'll be debuting the cover of my December book, A Most Scandalous Engagement.
(August 9, 2010)
I've been writing away on my new book, due September 1st. It's the final book of the "Scandalous Lady" trilogy, entitled The Wedding Scandal. It will be published sometime next fall. But I took time out to attend the Romance Writers of America conference in Orlando--and of course I visited the new Harry Potter park! Check out the Photo Gallery.
(April 5, 2010)
I just heard that my new book, In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady, is a Top Pick with 4 1/2 stars from RT BookReviews Magazine! Here's the quote: "With her latest trilogy Callen introduces three remarkable women who defy society's rules to find passion and love. This is Callen's forte: entangle readers in a tale that's delightfully sexy, fast paced and filled with engaging characters who hold your interest until the end." Wow!
(March 8, 2010)
I just uploaded the cover and excerpt for my May book, In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady, the first in my new Victorian trilogy. I received a wonderful quote from Publisher's Weekly, and an excerpt will be published in Avon's May anthology, Three Times a Bride.
(November 4, 2009)
I just put up the cover and excerpt of my January Julia Latham book, Wicked, Sinful Nights. Check out the bookshelf for my Julia Latham website!
(September 15, 2009)
I was lucky to receive a great review from RT Bookreviews Magazine. Check out the Never Marry a Stranger page.
(August 25, 2009)
My new book, Never Marry a Stranger, hits the bookshelves today! I've also uploaded a few more photos as well. I've even joined Facebook!
(August 7, 2009)
Never Marry a Stranger is coming out in less than three weeks! Check out the beautiful cover. I've uploaded an excerpt as well. Hope you like it!
On the writing front, I just finished In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady, the first book in my "Scandalous Lady" trilogy. Whew! Now I'm about to start writing the second book--no title yet! And I'm writing a Julia Latham medieval. No rest for the wicked...
(May 30, 2009)
Welcome! I've updated my website--and as you can see from the date below, it's been a while. I put up all the events I'll be attending this year, and wrote about the movies I've seen and books I've read, not to mention my favorite TV shows. On the writing front, I'm working on the first book of my newest Victorian trilogy, which I used to call "Daughters of Scandal," because these women are the cousins/sisters of the heroes from my most recent trilogy, "Sons of Scandal." But the plot I came up with, about a painting of a nude woman, and the puzzle of who the model is, inspired a different trilogy title, "Scandalous Lady." So far, I'm calling the first book, In Pursuit of the Scandalous Lady, but who knows what my editor will say!
(February 8, 2009)
As the depth of winter hits, I'm slogging toward a March 1st deadline for a medieval I'm writing for Avon as Julia Latham. I'd tell you the title, but my editor and I haven't finalized one yet! But I do know that it doesn't hit the shelves until January of next year. But if you're dying for a medieval "fix," Taken and Seduced will be published in April of this year. I'll put up an excerpt in March.
My next project is the beginning of a new trilogy, "Daughters of Scandal", about the female cousins from "Sons of Scandal." I'm really having fun with this extended family, and I'm looking forward to seeing what trouble the ladies can get into!
Happy Valentine's Day!
(December 17, 2008)
Thanks to all of you for buying my book! My publisher is very happy with how well it's selling--and that makes me happy! The second half of my stalking Susan Elizabeth Phillips video is up, and you can watch it here. Also, Avon had me record some of my favorite holiday memories, gifts, stories, etc., and if you'd like to listen to it, you go to their Holiday Page, check out the blue column in the center and look for my name! Also, the Avon authors have been doing a Holiday Recipe Ring. Start at the beginning, and you'll eventually reach my delicious Chocolate Bark recipe!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
(November 26, 2008)
Never Dare a Duke is now on bookstore shelves! I'm so excited for you to read the next in my "Sons of Scandal" trilogy. Check out the excerpts I've uploaded. Also, there's a video of me at the Avon Romance website. This summer I stalked Susan Elizabeth Phillips at the Romance Writers of American convention in San Francisco. Along the way, I talked to other Avon authors. The first half of the video is online now, and the second half (where I actually catch up with Susan) is coming soon. You can check it out here. December 18, I'll be doing a radio/web interview with several other Avon authors. More details to follow!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
(November 5, 2008)
With less than a month to go before Never Dare a Duke hits a bookstore near you, I decided to tease you with another excerpt! So check out how Abigail tempts the perfect duke to spend time with her...
(October 1, 2008)
I just finished writing a book, so I'm in deadline fatigue. This was Never Marry a Stranger, which will be published in September 2009. Right now I'm waiting on revisions from my editor, and I'm about to begin writing my next Julia Latham medieval, Pursued and Pleasured. But until then, I took the opportunity to upload the cover and excerpt of my next book, Never Dare a Duke, coming in December. Avon has given me another gorgeous cover as the duke and Abigail recline on a chaise lounge. My editor calls this the "lying down" trilogy, since in the first book, Never Trust a Scoundrel, they're lying in a tub. Can't wait to see where they're lying in the next book... The excerpt is where the duke first realizes that Abigail (the undercover journalist) is eavesdropping on him.
(August 6, 2008)
I had a great time at the Romance Writers of America convention in San Francisco last week. We had beautiful weather in the 60s, bright sunshine, great for touring. I'd never been there before, and I love exploring a new city. I did a radio call-in show with four other Avon historical authors. If you'd like to listen to the show, here's the link.
(July 22, 2008)
Just wanted to let you know that I'm participating in a live radio call-in
show next week, when I'm at the Romance Writers of America Conference in San
Francisco. Also, I'll be at their booksigning benefiting literacy at
Wednesday July 30, 5:30-7:30 pacific time, at the San Fran Mariott. Hope to
meet some of you! And I hope the rest of you listen in...
Avon Historical Fiction BlogTalk Radio Show
Friday, August 1, 3:30 pm PDT (6:30 pm EDT)
Live from the Avon Suite at the Romance Writers of America convention in San
This conversation is going to sizzle, with: * Jenna Petersen * Gayle
Callen/Julia Latham * Lorraine Heath * Elizabeth Boyle * Sophie Jordan *
Hosting the program will be Michelle Buonfiglio (Lifetime TV's
Call in & chat, or just listen in at (347) 826-9686
Or listen live on the web
(May 14, 2008)
Thanks so much for reading Never Trust a Scoundrel and letting me know that you liked it! I always enjoy working on the first book of a new trilogy. The second book, Never Dare a Duke, is all done and due to be published in December. I've seen the preliminary artwork for the cover, and the couple is reclining on a gorgeous chaise lounge--and in bed on the back cover! Very sexy. I'll be uploading it to my site this fall. Right now I'm working on my next Julia Latham book, Taken and Seduced. Great title for a medieval, huh? When that's done this summer, I'll be working as Gayle again, on the third book of the "Sons of Scandal" trilogy. Right now we're calling it Never Betray an Officer, but I don't think that will stay the title. We'll see...
(February 25, 2008)
I just uploaded my new cover for Never Trust a Scoundrel, which will be published in April. And an excerpt! I meant to put these up a month ago, but I had a deadline this week, and I was going crazy meeting it. Now I have a little time before revisions get here, so I'm working on the websites, as well as the Harpercollins websites. Whew!
(December 11, 2007)
I have a new book out this month--writing as Julia Latham! One Knight Only is my second medieval all about members of the League of the Blade. And the heroine is a swordswoman! Gotta love women who can defend themselves. Romance Reviews Today says, "A story of passion, mystery, and adventure...an excellent read."
(October 19, 2007)
I just found out I sold two more books to Czechoslovakia--A Knight's Vow, and His Scandal. I have a Czech copy of My Lady's Guardian, and it's so neat to see my words in another language.
This past weekend, I spent two days at the For Women Only Expo in Erie, PA, signing books at the Borders booth. I met lots of wonderful people, spoke about books and writing both days, and sold a lot of books. My mom sat at my side, my best PR expert and manager. I spent the rest of the week at my mom's house, working away undisturbed so I could get a lot of pages done. I have a Julia Latham book due in November. Only 150 pages left--I'm beginning to feel confident!
(September 23, 2007)
I just found out that my next book, Never Trust a Scoundrel, is coming out in April 2008 instead of May. That makes me happy! The synopsis for the next book in the trilogy, Never Dare a Duke (tentatively published in January 2009) was just accepted, so I can start writing the book--after I finish the next Julia Latham medieval, which is due in November. Whew!
(August 18, 2007)
First of all, I added a whole new page of photos, so go check out the Photo Gallery. I just returned from a week vacation in VA Beach. My husband's entire family (32 of us) rented a huge house to celebrate his mom's 70th birthday. We had a blast! You'd think that many people in one house might feel crowded, but with eight bedrooms and six baths, we were fine. The inground pool right on the beach made it perfect, especially since so many of his siblings have little kids who couldn't take the huge waves. My big kids, on the other hand, rented a surfboard and lived for the really huge waves. My husband was right out there with them, body-surfing, too. And then there was me, sitting under my umbrella, happily reading--until I got hot enough to go out for a swim. What a life! Then I came back to galley edits on one book, and revisions on another. Sigh...
(July 20, 2007)
I just learned a new website trick that I downloaded from my publisher, HarperCollins. They're called widgets, and if you look at the web pages of my recent releases here, you'll see them. They're a Browse Inside box, that connects you to scanned selected pages of my books. So it's as if you've browsed through the book in your hands. I know Amazon has been doing this for a while, but it's neat that I can put it on my website.
(June 27, 2007)
Hello! The big news is that my husband and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversay! I feel like the wedding was only yesterday...
I wanted to thank all of you for buying The Viscount In Her Bedroom. Because of you, I hit higher on the USA Today list than ever has before, and it even stayed on a second week, which is a first for me. I'm so glad you've taken Simon and Louisa to heart.
A month ago we watched our daughter graduate from college, and last Sunday we just helped her move into her NYC apartment--a fifth floor walkup. It's been three days, and finally my thighs are feeling normal again! My son also just moved, from CO to PA, which brings him so much closer to home. I'm so happy! We've been watching his dog for a month while he settles in and finds an apartment. My dog Apollo showed Uma who ruled the roost, but they're very cute together. We'll all miss her! My youngest daughter just passed her driver's test. World, look out!
(May 6, 2007)
I've been hard at work on various books, but then I realized I had not uploaded an excerpt for my June book, The Viscount In Her Bedroom. Whoops! So now it's up. I'm really looking forward to its publication, because Simon Wade has to be one of my favorite heroes. Other than that, I'm working hard on my next book, which won't be published until next spring, although it is due in June. It's hard to write when your daughter is about to graduate college and move to New York City! I'm very distracted. ;)Also, I put up a Romantic Times Magazine article about how I write under two names. Click here to read it!
(February 26, 2007)
I just uploaded the cover for my June book, The Viscount In Her Bedroom. I love the blue color, and the look of the outdoors. I should have an excerpt up by May. As for my alter ego, my first book as Julia, Thrill of the Knight, just hit the bookshelves! Hope you get a chance to check it out. I've been busy working on a couple projects. I just finished the next Julia book, One Knight Only, and signed for two more. Also, I'm still working on my next Victorian trilogy, so I better get to it!
(January 3, 2007)
Welcome to 2007! Happy New Year! Hope your holidays were wonderful. I didn't get a chance to see my oldest son, because the holidays are a busy season in Aspen, but thank goodness for cell phones. He mailed us a delicious vat of liquid fudge/brownie mix that is meant to make hot cocoa--gourmet hot cocoa! Delicious! My older daughter is home from college, just before her last semester. And after graduation, who knows where she'll be living?? She's hoping NYC, but you never know. My youngest, 16, spent a lot of time with her boyfriend and other friends over the holidays. I can't believe how fast she's growing up!Me, I finished writing my next Julia Latham book, which is tentatively coming out in December 2007. But the first Julia book, Thrill of the Knight, comes out in March. My next Victorian, The Viscount In Her Bedroom, comes out in June. Whew, lots of books this year! I've begun planning both the next Julia and Gayle books, so I'll keep busy during 2007. I hope to get an excerpt of Thrill of the Knight up on my Julia website in the next month, so check back soon!
(November 14, 2006)Welcome to my new website! Isn't this design pretty? I decided it was time. Also, don't forget to visit during December, when the Avon authors are doing another holiday Recipe Ring. I'm putting up a recipe that's perfect for Christmas morning--French Toast Casserole. Yummy!
(October 27, 2006)
Just heard that my next book, The Viscount In Her Bedroom, is now coming out in June 2007. It moved up a month! That makes me happy. Can't wait to show you the beautiful cover set on a balcony.
(September 24, 2006)
I finally have the website up for my new medieval pseudonym, Julia Latham. Since "Julia" is such a new author, the site is a little...lean right now, but I'll add more, especially an excerpt, as we get closer to the March 2007 pub date for Thrill of the Knight. But you can see the cover on the website! Check it out! I'm just starting work on the second medieval, due in December, and then I can finally get back to my next Victorian, due in April 2007. Busy, busy, and just as the holidays are approaching. Sigh...
(August 8, 2006)
Thanks so much for helping The Duke In Disguise make the "USA Today" bestsellers list! I was thrilled!
My really big news is that I'll be writing medievals again for Avon, but under the name Julia Latham. Gayle will write Victorians; Julia will write medievals. Easy to remember, right? My first Julia book, Thrill of the Knight, will be published in March 2007. I'm beginning to work on the website now, as well as the next medieval book. Then I'll write another Victorian book. I need a chart to keep track!
I'm off for a week's vacation. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
(June 7, 2006)
I've updated the website with the cover and excerpt of my new book, The Duke In Disguise. Hard to believe it comes out in just a few weeks. I'm starting on a new project that I'll be able to tell you about soon!
(April 29, 2006)
Yikes, it's been a whole two months since I've written. And last time I was crowing because I'd met a deadline. Well, I just met an April 1st deadline. Whew! Any day now I'll be revising The Viscount In Her Bedroom, my July 2007 book, the third in the "Sisters of Willow Pond" trilogy. The hero is Simon Wade, the best friend in The Lord Next Door. Except in the beginning of this book, through an accident, Simon becomes blind. Talk about a challenging story to write! Yet interesting, too. Hope my editor likes it...
(January 19, 2006)
Well I made it through the holidays with a January 15th deadline. Whew! I realized in the middle of December that I just couldn't write, what with all the holiday shopping, baking, decorating--and a new book out! And my daughter was home from her semester in London! So after New Year's, I stayed at my mom's in PA for the week. She has a little cottage in the country. I stayed by myself and wrote 130 pages, and revised the entire book in that week. I was exhausted! But it worked. It's amazing how much you get done when you're not in your own house, lured away from the computer by laundry and carpooling and board meetings. I mailed the book, and headed off to the National Figure Skating Championship, the first time I'd ever gone. I had a great time hanging out in a rink 14 hours a day with my mom, sister, and my agent. But now I'm home trying to catch up with everything I let go. Yikes. Here's hoping we all succeed at our New Year's resolutions!
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