Sunday, January 31, 2010

Conference was a Success!!!!!

What a great weekend! I was able to schmooze with some pretty cool people and sit in on some amazing workshops, mostly by John Reed, an author and former professor. I also made a great connection with someone from Penguin Publishing who wants to not only see my COMPLETE manuscript, but also wants outlines of ideas I have to further the Gwen Arthur series further along. HOW SUPER FABULOUS!!!!!

I still need a couple of readers, so if you're interested in reading my novel and willing to give brutally honest (But not hurtful) opinions please let me know. :)


Thursday, January 28, 2010


Excited about a writing conference this weekend in San Diego. I've decided to post the teaser on my query letter, so the secret of what my book is about is over. Are you ready? Here you go:

Being the chief researcher for The Daughter’s of the Round Table is an ideal career choice for Guinevere Arthur: traveling to distant locations, authenticating Arthurian artifacts, and studying ancient texts. Ideal, that is, until she receives a letter from Adele Lake claiming to be a direct descendant of a child by Guinevere of Camelot and Lancelot du Lac. Flying to Paris to research Adele’s claims, Gwen is immediately swept up in a mystery after Adele’s aunt is murdered and Adele herself kidnapped. With the help of Adele’s brother, Val, Gwen has only 10 days to discover the secret proof the Lake family claims to have, and find the mythical sword Excalibur to insure Adele’s safe return. In this 62,000-word mystery, we follow Gwen Arthur on a quest through ancient ruins and timeless relics to discover the secrets of Camelot.

Tell me what you think. :)


Sunday, January 17, 2010


Hello, friends.

I'm finally able to get back in the swing of things and work towards finishing my novel. My sweet Schro let me work for 1/2 a day yesterday uninterrupted. I was able to finish almost a whole chapter. :) I should (if I work really hard at it) be able to finish the book in the next 2 weeks, which would be GREAT because I'll be at a writer's conference the last week of January. We're up to almost 200 pages, which is much more realistic than my first novel which had its first draft at over 400! Not o desirable, but I was a neuby in the ream of literature. (I'm just so experienced, now, huh? :) )

If there is anyone that would be interested in maybe proofing a few chapters for me, let me know. I've gotten some good feedback so far, but constructive criticism is always appreciated.