Monday, February 06, 2012

What's Going On

Phew! I'm home, everyone. Back safe and sound in frozen, snow-strewn London -- quite a change from the sun and dust of Cairo. But oh, it's so good to be home. After almost a month of travel and vacation, I finally feel like my new work-year is beginning.

So what am I up to these days? Well, I'm a third of the way through writing Construct A Couple, the sequel to Build A Man, which I hope to have out in May if everything goes according to plan! Also, Build A Man has a new-look cover now...



...and my novella, Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts, has a new cover, too!


Even better,  it will be free on Amazon this Friday and Saturday. Make sure to grab it if you're looking for something to read on the weekend!

Apart from covers, I've been preparing for workshops. I'll be giving one on character-building this Wednesday at King's College London, then another on marketing and promotion for the London chapter of the Romantic Novelists' Association in March. And I'm beyond thrilled that I've been asked to give a workshop on all things related to self-publishing at the York Festival in September. Busy times are ahead, and I love it!

And that's what's going on for me. What about you? Catch me up!

68 comments:

  1. Loving the new covers, Talli! They look wonderful. Welcome home and I hope your workshops go well, especially the one at my old stomping ground - Kings College :o)

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  2. Those are such great covers. I haven't been to the library that I used to work at as of late, but I'm dying to see if they have your books on the shelves. If not, they should. It makes me itch to work there again.

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  3. Welcome home Talli. I'm loving the covers :-)

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  4. Love the new covers -- gor-ge-ous. And that pic of the white building in BUILD A MAN looks sooo familiar.

    As for me, I'm actually releasing a new novella this week sometime. And then THE DUKE'S DIVORCE hopefully by Valentine's day.

    Have got to stay off the blogs in order to do it though.

    Glad you're home safe and sound.

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  5. Beautiful new covers, Talli.
    Looking forward to reading Construct a Couple. Did I tell you that I read Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts? Enjoyed it, of course.
    Have a happy day!

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  6. Ooh! I love those covers. They are so pretty :)

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  7. Love the covers! Good luck for 2012. Love that you are doing workshops! Have fun. x

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  8. Welcome home Talli,
    Good luck with your books, mine went reasonably well at first now deadlock.
    Will have to wait until after my vacation (I go to the US on the 15th) then get stuck in promoting again.
    Take care.
    Yvonne.

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  9. I really like the font of your author name. ;-) Nice covers!

    ~JD

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  10. Awesome new covers. I love your brand! Congrats on the workshops! As for me, I have a wedding fair coming up in March - I will have a booth for my photography business. I am continuing to look for ways to make money with my photography so I can keep writing and not have to go back to corporate life. :-)

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  11. I love the new covers! That's so exciting! I should be getting the final edits of Coming Home this week so that I can release it...this weekend! Ahhhh!!!

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  12. Welcome home, sometimes our daily routines feel so good, don't they? You've got a busy writing schedule ahead ... Enjoy!

    And beautiful covers going on there, too :)

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  13. I'm glad to hear you're doing well. Love the new covers.

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  14. I do like those retro covers. And you are one very busy person. Good luck to you and keep those fingers loose and limber.

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  15. Welcome back Talli. At least with it being Feb., the snow will soon be a distant memory.

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  16. Welcome Home! I love the new covers : )

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  17. I simply LOVE LOVE LOVE your book covers! :) *sigh*

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  18. Loving the new covers Talli and welcome back!

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  19. i would totally take those workshops from you!
    Also, i love love love the covers!

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  20. Who is doing your covers?? LOVE them! It's been crazy here too! I've also been preparing for four speaking engagements across the states starting next month and ending in September. Very exciting. Most excited about going to Charleston, South Carolina. Amazing there.

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  21. Jumpin' right back into the swing of things. I adore your covers!

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  22. I just love the concept of BUILD A MAN and CONSTRUCT A COUPLE. You clever girl! Good luck w/your getting in the swing of things, and whoot! Thanks for the heads up about Friday/Sat! I'll have the complete TR collection! :D <3

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  23. The covers are lovely, Talli. And welcome home. Seems you will hit the decks running. And I had no idea you self-published. Bravo!
    Karen

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  24. Glad you're back all safe and sound. Love the new covers!

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  25. Yay for busy, productive times! I adore the new covers--they're gorgeous! Can't wait for Construct a Couple! :)

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  26. Your covers are so enchanting, Talli. I'm sure your stories are as well. Glad you're home safe from Egypt.

    Those workshops sound like fun. I'll be doing a couple in the spring for younger writers, but as you said they are fun, even if they are a bit of work.

    Enjoy the day.

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  27. blimey!! You've not been back five minutes and already you're on the go, go, go! Well done you! Yay for your fabulous book covers and books and talks and workshops! Phew!! Yay! Welcome back!! Take care
    x

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  28. Wow! I had no idea you had a novella out! Will certainly snatch it up this weekend :o) You've got lots going on. As have I. Onward and upward!!!! :o) xoox

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  29. I like the title 'Construct a Couple' on the heels of 'Build a Man.' That's nice.

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  30. New covers look great, Talli! Glad you're home safe. I'm sure you'll do great with that workshop.

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  31. Great covers! All the best with the workshop. Snowing in France - I'm FREEZING!!!

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  32. Goodness Talli you're steaming ahead with those finished novels. So glad you're back safe and sound.
    Both covers look amazing!

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  33. Good to see you back! I'm glad you had a good time. Doing the same old thing here, trying to keep up with projects. Keeps me out of trouble, for the most part anyway! :)

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  34. You just continue to crank out the awesome stuff! So impressed! Good luck with your workshops/seminars!

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  35. I do believe Europe got all of our snow this year. My poor confused trees and flowers are very confused.

    Glad you made it home safely. I like your cover.

    Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

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  36. LOL, a workshop on character-building? I hope it builds character in your audience. :)
    Looking forward to the weekend treat! And those covers are lurvely.

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  37. I'm so glad you're back safe and sound. Things seemed to getting a bit dicey in Egypt. LOVE the covers, you prolific lady you!

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  38. The covers look fabulous, Talli! Welcome home! :)

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  39. Those are awesome covers! You have the best-looking books. :)

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  41. Talli, your covers are so divine! They are one of the examples I point my authors/ clients too when I am trying to explain what consistent branding looks like. You got it spot on lady!!!!

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  42. Those covers are so cute, Talli! Glad you are back safe and sound. Those workshops sound great !

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  43. Brilliant you're so busy - best of luck with all of those events!

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  44. Talli, you are amazing and I love both covers. So fun!

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  45. I can imagine how happy you are to be home. Great covers. You're one busy lady!

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  46. Welcome home Talli. The new covers look fabulous and I'm sure what's between them is just as great.

    I really enjoyed your Cairo posts. I wish Egypt and so many other Middle Eastern peace and prosperity after such turbulent times.

    Enjoy your workshops.

    Denise

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  47. Beautiful book covers! Good luck with your character building workshops! Looking forward to catching up on your books! Julie

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  48. Your covers exude such a zest for life, Talli! The workshops sound very exciting and I'm sure you'll have a great audience eager to see you!!!! ;)

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  49. Welcome home! (even if it is freeeezing)

    Love the new covers.

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  50. Pretty pretty covers :-)

    Glad you're home safe and sound Talli!

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  51. Welcome back home!

    I love the new covers. :-)

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  52. You have been busy and glad you had such a good time away - well deserved!

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  53. The covers are lovely! J'adore! Isabelle XX

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  54. Hi Talli .. yes welcome back from what must have been an interesting time .. Good luck with the new book deadline .. love the covers too ...

    Would love to come to the workshops - but for now it's not an option .. good luck with all the preparation though ...

    Cheers Hilary

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  55. Welcome back, Talli! Love the new covers! Curious, though: why did you change them?

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  56. You've been busy! Those covers are great!! I ordered The Hating Game from B&N with one of my online orders and they said they were unable to fill your book in my order!! BOO!! Guess I'll have to find it elsewhere :) Looking forward to reading your work!

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  57. I'm loving the covers Talli - so bright and refreshing :D

    And a belated Happy New Year - sounds like you've had a fab time away!

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  58. Welcome back! Catching you up...

    WRiTE CLUB semi-finals all this week.

    ORIGINS Blogfest is next Monday!

    I'm sending out queries...but no nibbles yet.

    All caught up! :)

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  59. You are busy! I love the feeling of being home after a long vacation - there's no place like home!

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  60. Such beautiful covers, love the colors. Wow you are crazy busy! It almost makes me feel better about my own hectic schedule. Welcome back!

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  61. I'm so incredibly proud of you and all the success you've had and I love your scrumptious covers, Tali.

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  62. Great covers! I like both of them. I wish I could access your novella when it's free this weekend, but I don't have a Kindle, darn it. I wish I could get one but thieves around here love Kindles, iPads, and cell phones; sometimes, they don't even bother stealing the wallets. They just demand the electronic devices. But when I'm rich I'll get my own Kindle AND a bodyguard to protect me from those greedy thieves.

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  63. Sounds like you have tons going on, Talli. Well done! I finished Build a Man ages ago, just haven't written it up yet. This reminds me I'm waaaay behind on all sorts of stuff. I'll try and remember to grab the Miracle on the weekend. Have a great day!

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  64. I love your book covers! They all have the same theme, and match each other so well!

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  65. Talli, forgive for not commenting here much recently, but I think you know that like you I have had a somewhat busy start to the year. Rest assured I will get to reading and reviewing your latest book.

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