All New Maiden Lane Books!

I have some wonderful news to share: I’ll soon be contracted for my next three Maiden Lane books! Darling Beast, Apollo‘s book, will be out Fall 2014.

Book sales are everything in this business. THANK YOU to everyone who bought Duke of Midnight and my previous books–you make it possible for me to do what I love best: write romances!

Road Trip & Summer News

What a gorgeous August we’re having here in central Illinois! Mild weather, no bugs, and sunshine nearly everyday. I’ve been taking advantage of the unseasonably lovely weather to play in my garden, but starting tomorrow I’m off on a road trip with my good friend, Jade Lee. We’ll be driving to Pennsylvania, spending a week at a Bed and Breakfast at a writing retreat with three other writer friends and then driving back. On the way home we hope to stop by several bookstores to take a break and sign stock. Stay tuned!

I have wonderful news! I’ve just signed a contract with my publisher for a new contemporary romance under my alter ego, Julia Harper. I’m writing it right now and it’s tentatively scheduled for release summer of 2014.

In other news I’ll be appearing at Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Luncheon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 26, 2014. Many other authors are attending, including the wonderful Debbie Macomber, who will be the luncheon speaker. I hope to see you there!

Upcoming Appearances

I hope you’ve noticed the gorgeous cover for Duke of Midnight–scroll over the cover to see the stepback. I hope to start posting excerpts next month.

Meanwhile, conference season starts officially for me with the RT Book Reviews Convention in Kansas City next week. On Friday I’ll be accepting the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Historical Romance of 2012 for Thief of Shadows.

If you’re attending the convention, here are the other places I’ll be:

Wednesday, 1:15 p.m. Historical Panel: The Invention of Romance
Friday, 5:00 p.m. Team Romance Trivia Extravaganza
Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Giant Book Fair
Saturday 5:00 p.m. Jade Lee’s Birthday Party Roast

May 1st marks the opening of Brenda Novak’s month-long online auction to benefit juvenile diabetes. I’ve donated several items of interest: