Monday, July 26, 2010

Con

The day after Comic-Con...so wiped out. Still, there's work to be done! Lots of chapter polishing.

It was a fabulous weekend. The Saturday Fang Girl and Boy panel went really well, and I was honored to be up there with the likes of Jeanne Stein, Richelle Mead, Charlaine Harris, Christopher Farnsworth, Rachel Caine, and Heather Brewer. Afterward, I had lunch with my editor, Ginjer Buchanan!

Yesterday was pure geek-on day for me, as I camped out in Ballroom 20 to see SMALLVILLE, SUPERNATURAL (Yes, I was utterly taken with the broad shoulders and deep, manly voices of the Brothers Winchester), AMERICAN DAD, GLEE, and SONS OF ANARCHY (...Charlie Hunnam.) As for that stabbing in Hall H? I wasn't anywhere near it, but Con gossip has it that the culprit jabbed a pen near his friend's eye because the dude was sitting too close to him. Nice work, Wonderlic. In all the years I've been to the Con, I don't remember anything like this ever happening. Way to set a new standard.

Anyway, great times. : )

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday at the Con

Needless to say, Comic-Con, San Diego, isn't what it once was. Sure, there are more movie presentations and lots of TV, but it feels like the Con is more about waiting in lines lately. As long as one doesn't expect to see too many panels, disappointment won't overshadow everything else.

And that's how I'm approaching the Con these days: pick one or maybe two panels a day that I can reasonably attend and be happy with that. Also, there's a lot of business involved now, too, because I have the good fortune to be on panels and to network with other authors. It's just a different focus for me now.

That's why I won't be posting detailed commentaries on the panels I go to anymore, but I can offer a couple tidbits from the one I did attend today.

SPARTACUS!

I love this Starz program. It's got majorly gratuitous violence, lightning-quick pacing, and enough drama to make a Greek tragedy envious. If you watch the series, here are a few tidbits I gleaned today:

* Andy Whitfield, who plays the title role, has conquered his cancer and is looking great. He's going to hit the gym again to get in shape for season 2. But before that, Starz will air a prequel series (6 episodes) that brings back John Hannah's and Lucy Lawless's deliciously eeeeevil and decadent characters. Spartacus' story will continue after that.

* In the prequel, the character of Doctore will play a really big part, although we won't see his gladatorial match with Theocoles.

* Lucy Lawless says that the prequel opens with "all guns blazing." It's just as packed with drama and action as the first season.

If you can stream this on Netflix, go for it. But, again, it's really brutal. And awesome.

Tomorrow I've got my panel with Charlaine Harris, Rachel Caine, and many other vamp writers in room 7AB from 12-1. A signing follows.
Sunday will be my panel day. Let's hope I get to see SUPERNATURAL and SONS OF ANARCHY!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Comic-Con Tips

Going to San Diego Comic-Con? (If you are, I sure hope you're coming to the panel I'm on Saturday at 12pm!) Here's a tip sheet:

http://movies.ign.com/articles/110/1106569p1.html

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Cover


Here's the cover for my October installment in the new Montana Mavericks series for Silhouette Special Edition. WHEN THE COWBOY SAID "I DO" is the fourth book, and it's a fun "marriage of convenience/pregnant bride" story. The series starts off this month with Christine Rimmer, and that reminds me--I need to go out and buy the book!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mysterious Galaxy Booth (#1119) at Comic-Con!

The fabulous Mysterious Galaxy book store will have a booth on the exhibit floor at Comic-Con (space #1119). Click here to see the featured authors (including me!)....

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Cover Art

In the past, I've gotten queries about the cover art on my Vampire Babylon books. Larry Rostant is the artist, and believe me when I say that I lucked out when he was assigned to me!

For a peek at more of his amazing work, here's his web site:

http://www.rostant.com/

You can thank him for making you drool to read certain books. : )