Friday, March 28, 2008

Come see me...

Come see me to day over at Jennifer Y's blog. She's a reader who loves to interview writers and she's a sweetie too! You can find it here.

About Tamera...

Tempting Tamera will be out April 21. Her name is pronounced TAMera (Thanks Anny and Kelly for asking). Hopefully, I'll have an excerpt for you early next week. I'm in the middle of rewriting the section that held my original excerpt. Darned epiphanies. I can't be too upset. The epiphany will help define the book.

So...I was surfing around the web yesterday and I saw the ad to the left--not once but twice, on two different sites. I'm calling the ad NASCAR Vampire on the Prairie. No I'm not purposely advertising for Harlequin. However, I was excited to see one of the books listed. It's not mine. It's my good friend Jennifer Armintrout's book, Blood Ties: The Turning which is out with HQ's Mira line. It was very cool to see...but then, I was amused (sorry Jen). You see Jen has this NASCAR thing... I won't explain it, but I couldn't help but wondering what she thinks about being featured with a NASCAR book. Okay Jen, tell us...

Anyway, it was awesome to see the ad. I don't know about you, but I rarely look at the internet ads. It's as if I'm so used to them that I tune them out--kinda like the sound of my husband playing a Guild Wars video game across the room. Oops, I guess I haven't quite tuned that out.

Back to the book... It's an awesome Armintrout offering. Jen's vampires are stunning and unique, as is her voice. When I open one of her books, I swear I can hear her speaking as I read. I wouldn't be surprised if she ends up on the USA Today Bestseller list again.

So... the kids are settling into the exile well. They've rediscovered...their brains. It's amazing what a lack of video game systems, gameboys, computers, TV and cell phones can do for a child. After ONE day. Yes, they lost all of those things on Wednesday. Not only did I forbid the boys from using electronics, but I packed the stuff up and stored it. Storing everything might seem over the top, but you see...I am weak. I know what would happen. I'd be deep into work and they'd ask and I'd mindlessly say okay OR they would badger me from here until the end of time, and despite repeatedly telling them not to badger me, after weeks of it I would eventually crumble and say okay.

These things, these electronics, might never come back. Let me tell you about yesterday. They played board games. Together. They discovered the joy of playing marbles. They read books. They rode their bikes and scooters. They talked to each other.

If you get a chance, stop by Hitting the Hot Spot today where Dakota Rebel is interviewing her editor. Then pop over to Ellora's Cave and grab Anny Cook's new book Daffodil which is out today. Congrats Anny!
~~ Brynn


Bronwyn's Blog said...

You're a great mom - they may not think so at the moment, but some day they'll thank you for it!

Hey! I always wanted to read NASCAR Vampire on the Prairie! Go Jen!

And now I'm off to check you out on Jennifer Y's blog. :)

Molly Daniels said...

Great interview! And whew! I'm glad to know I'm not the only 'psycho' mom who confiscates electronics:) Mine pouted for a month before I let them have the nintendo controllers back!

Ashley Ladd said...

Cool ad and congrats to Jennifer. My son would think he's dying without all the electronic gadgets. I can't wait to try it. Of course, he'll think I'm psycho mom. Looks like I'll be in good company.

anny cook said...

My daughter packed up everything electronic. So granddaughter was forced to play with her little sister or read. Oh, the woe!

Good for you, Mom!

And thank you for the mention!