Monday, September 19, 2011

Odds 'n' Sods

Happy Monday, one and all! Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was fabulous, filled with lovely pubs, great wine, rain (booo!) and fantastic reads.

And now it's a fresh new week. I'm half-way through my novella called Miracle in the Museum of Broken Hearts for a Christmas anthology with some other wonderful writers. I have to tell you, it's so good to be writing again after months of editing!

There are a few things on the Talligenda today, so let's get down to business. First up, the winners from my launch  day contest!

The winner of a selection of Marilyn stuff is... Leigh T Moore!


The winner of an ebook of Willow is... Rachel Brimble!


The winner of a £10 Amazon gift certificate is...Teresa Morgan!


Congratulations! I'll be in touch shortly. And thanks so much to everyone, again, who took part.

Oh, would you like a look into my brain? (Yes, I know. Scary.) Gird your loins... and, er... other bits, because at Nik Perring's blog today, you can peer inside the void. 

Onto the next item! Hilarious, fantastic rom-com writer Tonya Kappes has started her own blog recently. Head over and say hi if you get the chance.

And last but by no means least, fellow Canadian writer Isabelle Lafleche has recently launched a book trailer for the US release of her novel J'Adore New York. Have a look!

And that's Monday done, phew! Have a good one.

73 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you had a great weekend! The rain is moving it's way around here too~BOO!! I'm super excited about your Christmas story and honored to be in the anthology with you!!
    Thanks so much for the shout out!!
    Cheers~to the start of a great week!

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  2. Congrats to the winners. And we can't edit all the time, can we?

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  3. Hoooorah to the winners!!

    I love the word "Talligenda"!! More please with tea and cake provided! Yay! Take care
    x

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  4. Congratulations to the winners! And send your rain to Texas, we desperately need it.

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  5. Congratulations to the winners, and yay for being able to write again :-)

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  6. Congrats to the winners. This was so much fun :) And I'm with Kitty--I love the word "Talligenda" :)

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  7. Thanks for the links, and congrats to the winners! Have a happy week! :)

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  8. Lots of good stuff going on here, congrats to the winners too :)

    Happy Monday ...

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  9. Congratulations to all the winners! And it must be so nice for you to be writing again - editing can get exhausting, fast.

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  10. Always such fabulous things going on over here Talli!! I love it! Never a dull day (which I adore)!

    Hopping over to check out Tonya's blog! I love finding new bloggers!

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  11. Congrats and also, congrats on writing again. I miss writing in the editing phase. I'll check out the links.

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  12. Congrats to the winners!

    Thank god for the writing phase, I couldn't be an editor--it would drive me nuts. Editing my stuff gets old too. You're ready for something fresh.

    I like the title of the anthology.

    Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

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  13. Always happy to find someone who appreciates Tonya Kappes. Just love her and her books.

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  14. Congrats to the winners and thanks for these links!:)

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  15. Have to tell you that I dreamed of Watching Willow Watts this weekend. I was talking to your publisher (the cover of your book was plastered on the walls) and telling her I want to read your book but don't have an e-reader (actually I'm looking at a few now). I woke up and thought, got to get an e-reader, got to read your book. Who said dreams can't come true?

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  16. What a great weekend! Mine was...well, you saw. Heading over to peer inside your head :)

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  17. Congrats to the winners. And it is nice to write something new after spending so much time editing. It's a dang good thing I like my characters. =D

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  18. Congrats! to the winners, and good luck with your new writing venture. I'll be happy to get out of editing and into writing again too.

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  19. thanks for all the links! off to check them out :)

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  20. Congrats to the winners. It was fun taking part in the blogfest.

    Dunno why I thought you're American.

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  21. Congrats to the winners! And, woot! for you writing again.

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  22. Congratulations to all the winners!

    Morgan Mandel
    http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

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  23. Congratulations to the winners. And to you Talli, for such a successful launch!

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  24. Congrats to the winners! And Yay for Leigh . . . I loved her choices. :)

    Have a great day . . . and I loved the word "Talligenda" too.

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  25. Yah! Congrats to all the lucky winners!

    And I love how you keep busy, a Christmas anthology sounds fab! Can't wait to hear more. x

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  26. Hi Talli .. amazing great list of winners and blogs .. lovely fun .. and so pleased you're writing once more - the Anthology sounds fascinating .. cheers Hilary

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  27. Congrats to the winners and thanks, Talli, for the recs. Will have to check out the interview to see what carnival fun you have going on in your mind. Bwahahaha!

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  28. Woohoo, congrats to the winners for the cool stuff! LOL--Talligenda. I love it. :)

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  29. Yay! to the winners! Great way to start a Monday. :)

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  30. Sounds like you had an idyllic weekend... sigh... No rain here but lots of boring catch-up jobs!
    I must make a patagenda!!

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  31. What I'd like to know, Talli, is how you manage to get all that writing done, visit all our blogs and still have a great social life with pubs and wine and all sorts. *sigh* Can't wait to hear more about the novella!

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  32. Congrats on getting back to writing! I love Christmas stories so much. :)

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  33. It's wonderful that you had such a lovely weekend. Congratulations to the winners!

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  34. Sounds like a great weekend! :) And I bet it's nice to get back into writing - editing can be great, but it feels like it never ends!

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  35. Glad you had a lovely weekend:-)

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  36. The novella sounds fun. Love the title. I'm sure it is fun to be writing again.

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  37. Congrats to the winners! I can't believe you're already on to your next project! You are amazing! Julie

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  38. LOL! Holy cow and Wow! Thanks, Talli--I'm going to take this as a sign of more good things to come~ :D <3

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  39. Congrats to the winners! Yes, new writing is refreshing. It's been a while for me now. Soon, I hope. :)

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  40. Can't wait to read more of your writing.
    Congrats to the winners! It was such a fun idea!

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  41. Conrats to the winners! And hooray that you're writing instead of editing! That's such a great feeling.

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  42. Talli you have so much going on, it's great! Congrats to all the winners!

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  43. Congrats to the winners, you are a busy person, I thought I had alot going on.

    Thanks for your visit and comment, much appreciated.

    Yvonne.

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  44. Congrats to the winners! My work weekend is just starting so I'm breathing a huge sigh of relief.

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  45. At least there was a pub to get out of the rain : ) We finally had sunshine here...we were waaaay overdue.

    I think you should trademark that word-Talligenda-it is excellent!

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  46. Woot Woot for the winners! So glad to hear you're back to writing - I definitely prefer the creative part. Also, I started reading Wathcing Willow Watts last night - LOVE the opening!!!!!

    I have a tidbit of good news. My MS won the League of Utah Writers contest - check out the story on my blog - http://amyjarecki.blogspot.com

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  47. Congrats to the winners! I'm so jealous. Great links too.

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  48. Glad you survived the WWW launch party unscathed. Congrats to all the winners. It was heaps of fun.

    Denise

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  49. Happy Monday back to you! Congrats to all the winners.
    Happy Writing!

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  50. Congrats to the winners! It's so much fun to be in the drafting stage - have a great time!!! :)

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  51. Yay for the winners! I could so go for some wine and rain right now. :P

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  52. Sounds like a wonderful weekend :)... Congrats to the winners!

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  53. Love the title of the Christmas novella. You are on a roll.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  54. Congrats to the winners!! And what a cute book trailer and book cover!

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  55. Wow-- that was a lot of work for one post. :)

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  56. hi miss talli! hooray for the winners. that was such a fun party. thanks for inviting me. i hope lots and lots of people read your book. hooray for you!
    ...hugs from lenny

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  57. Man, there's always useful stuff in this blog....
    Thanks for the links. I'm in the mood to browse some interesting writing blogs.

    Glad you had a good weekend. Mine, sadly, was spent shivering in bed with a horrible cold.

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  58. Congratulations to all the winners. Happy Release again, Talli.

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  59. Congrats to the winners! What a lucky lot! I have a new word for you: super TALLI fragalistic expialidoshus

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  60. Hooray for wonderful weekends! And congrats to all the winners - the websplash was so much fun!

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  61. Yay! I never win anything! Thank you sooooo much. I've bought Watching Willow Watts on ebook, and now trying to decide what else I would like from Amazon :D

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  62. New words! I love when that happens after a good edit is finished. And a Christmas book! Can't wait to hear more. Thanks, Talli!

    Hugs!

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  63. Cool contest & congrats to the winners!

    That's a nice change of pace for you to write a novella! & a Christmas story!

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  64. Congrats to the winners. I'll check out the links.

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  65. Yay to writing again! Who else will be in the anthology??? I love X-mas stories.

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  66. Awesome! Congrats to all the winners!

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Coffee and wine for all!