|Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees|
I’m starting off Mondays with pictures of baseball players, so when I Googled "hot baseball players" I got a Yahoo question from a girl who wanted names and pics of hot players. When this came up for Robinson Cano, I couldn’t resist.
Well, I’m home for 2 weeks before I head off to the WisRWA conference in Green Bay, WI with my Flip video camera. I’m still downloading videos and I’ll be posting more from RT and Spring Fling. All the videos are also on YouTube and you can see them all here.
Time for another addition of This, that and the other thing Mondays where you can email me what’s happening.
From author L.Y. Marlow: Award-winning author L.Y. Marlow of Color Me Butterfly, a book about 4 generations of mothers and daughters that suffered and survived 60+ years of domestic violence and abuse, has launched a national campaign entitled Saving Promise to change domestic violence laws. The campaign is inspired by Color Me Butterfly which has won 7 awards including the National "Best Books" Award and the author’s granddaughter named Promise whose life was threatened by her own father in a domestic violence dispute. Learn more about the Saving Promise Campaign and pledge your support. The author is seeking 1 million pledges to take her campaign to Congress to implore them to change laws. (A tragic situation that occurs much too often, check this out)
From Sheila Clover English: Circle of Seven Productions now has an online radio station! This past Saturday host David Ewen and author Liz Kreger discussed Liz’s books and her take on the RT convention’s ebook vs. traditional Book Fair. Click here to listen in. (I always listen to this stuff while working on the computer…I’m such a multi-tasker.)
From Lori Devoti: A group of authors who write about shapeshifters (Lori Devoti, Rebecca York, Teresa D’Amario, Terry Spear, Marcia Colette, Jennifer St. Giles, and Michele Hauf) have started a new group blog, Shapeshifter Romance, where we will be blogging about all things shapeshifter—books, movies, theories, you name it. (I just stopped by and things are hopping over there, so stop by if you’re into the furrier things in life).
From author Deborah LeBlanc: Never let it be said that a small publisher (a very small one, in fact) can’t dream big. BelleBooks, the tiny southern press owned by veteran authors Deborah Smith, Debra Dixon, Sandra Chastain and Martha Crockett, has launched BelleBooks Audio. The publisher’s "studio" consists of a laptop computer hooked up a professional microphone in Smith’s master bedroom closet. BelleBooks Audio plans to release five audiobooks by Fall 2008. BelleBooks is also launching an ebook and POD division, Bell Bridge Books, focusing on fantasy titles. (I’m big into audio books, so I’m always looking for great books to listen to)
|Enjoying a beignet in New Orleans|
From author Heather Graham: It’s happening again: after Katrina, the first Writers for New Orleans took place at the hotel Monteleone. It’s a little bit of craziness, workshops, book fair, dinners, chats, and parties, all in a holiday weekend. Registration is now open. The conference is totally nonprofit and is known for the best registration bags in the business. Sales from baskets and charity events go directly to the library foundation that is restoring libraries not just in the Big Easy, but in the surrounding, hard-hit areas. (I love New Orleans and this opportunity to go there sounds too good to miss)
Remember to send me any special news, notes, info, kudos (or just a hot baseball player suggestion) and I’ll try to get them in on Mondays. You can email me by clicking here.
Bottom Line: A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz. ~Humphrey Bogart