Monday, November 12, 2012

Nuts, Romance, Baby

Happy Monday, all! After a beautiful crisp day yesterday with clear blue skies, it's now raining in London. Ah, well. Perfect day to stay inside and edit.

I've got a busy week ahead, because on Friday I'm heading to Bedford for the Festival of Romance. There will be coffee, there will be cake,and there will be plenty of booky romance! Not only am I taking part in a read-aloud session at the local mall (gulp!), I'm also up for an award at the Gala, as well as taking a turn manning the RNA's booth. Should be fun, although I may need to be peeled off the floor by the end of it. These days, a stroll to the corner shop seems taxing.

My Christmas novella Mistletoe in Manhattan got its first blog review last weekend. Huge thanks to everyone who has taken the time to download and read!

In other news, Jessica Bell has released a write guide called Show and Tell in a Nutshell.

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Inside, you will find sixteen real scenes depicting a variety of situations, emotions, and characteristics which clearly demonstrate how to turn telling into showing. Dispersed throughout, and at the back of the book, are blank pages to take notes as you read. A few short writing prompts are also provided.

It's a practical, no-nonsense resource that will help new and experienced writers alike deal with that dreaded piece of advice: show, don’t tell. I wish Jess' book had been around when I started writing.

Paperback: $4.40 on Amazon US; £3.99 on Amazon UK
E-book: $1.99 on Amazon US; £1.99 on Amazon UK

And now, back to baby shopping... after a stellar effort from Mr TR yesterday, we managed to set up Baby TR's room. Now I only need to buy five gazillion other things!

Have a great week, everyone, and good luck to all those NaNo'ing.

38 comments:

  1. Hope you have a great time at the Festival of Romance! Don't work too hard, though! :D

    EEK, must be so exciting getting the baby's room all set up!

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  2. Sounds like you're having fun. You won't need as much as you think you will. :) See you Friday for those virgin cocktails. x

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  3. Have a great time at the festival! Congratulations on the review. And I've already picked up Jessica's book.

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  4. Have fun at the festival. And good luck to Jessica and her new release.

    And you and your book Mistletoe in Manhattan are featured as my Author and Book of the Week.

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  5. Yeah, so, could Jess be anymore of a genius?

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  6. When is baby due? Yes, I've already gotten Jess' s book as well. Yours is next on my list.
    Karen

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  7. I shall see you at the Festival! Hope you've got some sensible shoes... And I second the opinion that you won't need half the stuff people tell you - a good big bathtowel is the only essential!

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  8. Yay for baby shopping! I suspect it's both a lot of fun, and kind of stressful

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  9. Thank you for posting about my book, Talli! Have fun baby shopping ... and congrats on Mistletoe!!!

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  10. It is fun buying those gazillion things though. There are so many cute things out there. Enjoy.

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  11. Awww baby TR is so on his way! How lovely and exciting and adorable! And yay for your nomination and your many romantic escapades and events to come!! Lovely!!!

    Take care
    x

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  12. Have fun at the festival and with baby shopping, Talli!! How exciting!

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  13. Oh, congrats on your award nomination! I don't envy you that pregnancy fatigue. Have a great time with your festival!

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  14. Hi Talli - totally agree about the weather - the sea-gulls were doing a very hard flight past trying to get west .. and then the thick mist came down so the sea was invisible.

    Enjoy Bedford .. that can be pretty invisible too?! Isn't it great that Jess' book is out .. and Baby TR's room is ready ... enjoy those purchases ...

    Happy week - and good reading out loud .. cheers Hilary

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  15. Congrats on the award nomination.
    You'll never get caught up on buying things for Baby. Because by the time you do, he/she will outgrown them.

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  16. Can't relate to the baby room, but when we were preparing for foster kids, it was fun painting the room and buying things for it.

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  17. You don't need as much as you think lol.
    Have fun at your event and glad the editing is moving along well.

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  18. Sounds like a lot is going on. Have fun with all of it!

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  19. For me, Show & Tell is a bit like the emperor's new clothes... everyone nods as though they know what it means, but I, for one, am not actually sure that I do!

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  20. whee! Good luck with the festival and baby shopping! Jessica's book looks fantastic. Such a great tool for writers. Best to her, too~ :D <3

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  21. Enjoy the trip to Beford!

    Jessica's book looks good!

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  22. Happy shopping and enjoy the festival.

    I'd like to check out Jessica's new book.

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  23. Yay for Jessica & her new book!! :)

    Have a blast at the conference - but don't wear yourself down!!

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  24. How exciting that Little TR's room is up and ready! Have a great time at the festival, and congrats on your review! Julie

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  25. Have fun Talli and try to put your feet up when you can. How exciting to be baby shopping!

    Janice xx

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  26. Have a wonderful time, Talli - and remember to rest!

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  27. HA! Baby shopping is so fun... and so stressful. I always felt like I had to get EVERYTHING anyone ever suggested. Secret tip: you won't actually ever use or need half the stuff you buy :-(

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  28. Have fun in Bedford, but take good care of yourself.

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  29. Goodness that sounds a busy day in Bedford. Exciting and lovely, but busy! Try to factor in a few rests here and there. :)

    And it's very exciting Mr TR has set up mini TR's room!

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  30. Oh - enjoy the festival - wish I was going to be there with you :)
    Take care and make sure there are plenty of cakes and tea (and a chair) before you get left manning any stalls!
    Lxxx

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  31. Have a great time at the festival!

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  32. Hope you have a great time at the Festival of Romance!

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  33. Hope you're enjoyng the festival Talli!

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  34. Have a nice week...I'm way behind on my reading mostly due to the hurricane, a landscaping project, and travel. I suppose I will catch up someday : )

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  35. Love the name Festival of Romance! Very sweet! And I enjoyed Mistletoe in Manhattan very much.

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  36. Have so much fun at the Festival!! Sounds awesome. Shopping for baby stuff is pretty fun, too. Good luck!

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  37. Congrats on the festival! It sounds amazing~ Pace yourself and have fun getting ready for you next exciting venture!~ It does get tricky walking, but you can do it~ I hope all goes well :D

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Coffee and wine for all!