Congratulations to Trixi!
Last week I was in NYC for the 35th Annual Romance Writers of America conference. I had an amazing time, even though I came home sick. That part was has been no fun.
The week started with a jaunt down to the Seaport area of the city to buy tickets for a
Broadway play which we saw that night.
It was fabulous. The talent was incredible. I thoroughly enjoyed this play. Here's a selfie of me, authors Leah Vale and Melia Alexander, waiting for the play to start.
Based on Roy Horniman’s novel Israel Rank, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder finds Monty Navarro, a British commoner, discovering that he’s ninth in line to inherit the Earldom of Highhurst and electing to murder the members of the odious D’Ysquith family standing in his way. In the process Monty keeps a mistress, Sibella Hallward, and courts the comely young Phoebe D’Ysquith.
While down near the seaport we went to view the memorials at Ground Zero and see the new Freedom Tower.
And apparently the president was in town and going to pass along the route we were on. There was a huge
I met with my editor and saw several friends and signed books.
This was the Harlequin signing with Lynette Eason, Lenora Worth and Katy Lee (who was up for a RITA!)
Danced in the Starlight Lounge of the Waldorf Astoria for the Harlequin party.
My friend and fellow Love Inspired author Renee Ryan
Me, Renee and Love Inspired Editor Emily Rodmell.
A few of the Love Inspired ladies all dressed up for the Harlequin party
My dear friend Shirley Jump
My book cover was displayed on the big screen
All dolled up for the RITA/Golden Heart Award Ceremony
I spent most of the night on stage handing over the awards to the presenters to give to the winners. My face hurt from smiling so much.
When I arrived home I found the cover to my upcoming November release in my inbox!
Drum roll please....
DEA agent Tyler Griffin must stop a drug cartel that's using an Idaho Christmas tree farm to smuggle narcotics across the Canadian border. But to do his job, Tyler needs the cooperation of farm owner and widowed mother Heather Larson-Randall—whose informant brother died on Tyler's watch. Tyler knows a crucial piece of evidence is hidden somewhere on the property. But getting the protective mother to trust him is the hardest part of his mission. As threats against Heather mount, he vows to keep her and her child safe…and clear the farm of danger before Christmas.
Northern Border Patrol: Keeping the US-Canadian border safe..