Jill’s First Blog

“When Seduction Goes BAD”

December 13th, 2004 · 1 Comment

The great ladies at eHarlequin have set me up, and I now have my own official topic! “When Seduction Goes BAD” Okay, I have the same kind of fears I did with my first signing. No one shows up, but I won’t have to worry about distributors or giving directions to the bathroom. eHarlequin also […]

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And now there’s real “live” promotion

December 13th, 2004 · Comments Off on And now there’s real “live” promotion

This week I’m going to be doing a lot of talking. Actually, it’s a lot of typing. Somehow I scheduled my two promo moments for the exact same week. This is the last week my kids are in school before break – so doing it now sounded like a smart idea at the time. Now […]

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Road Trip

December 10th, 2004 · 7 Comments

The sign beckoned as I was going to where else? Sonic (I start every morning with a diet cherry coke). Gas is finally down. A buck fifty-five. This means one thing: Road Trip!! Gena Showalter and I can finally make to Tulsa for that stock signing excursion. I’d never heard of this phrase until recently. […]

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Just What Is Sweet?

December 10th, 2004 · Comments Off on Just What Is Sweet?

I’ve been told to get another author head shot because the picture is a lie. My whole life, I’ve lamented on having curly hair, dimples and forced to shop for clothes that have the letter “P” after the number. To be honest, long-legged with straight (ultra-straight) blonde hair always seemed to be the ideal. To […]

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Things I Didn’t Know I Needed To Worry About

December 9th, 2004 · 2 Comments

It’s clear I am totally unprepared for this booksigning. After reading some of the comments from my previous blogs, having something to pass out to passersby came into play. Daniel Olivas suggested a bowl of candy and keeping copies of reviews handy. Susan Gable suggested passing out a bookmark. Booksquare reminded me to use the […]

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December 8th, 2004 · 2 Comments

Nothing like irritating a whole bunch of people by not finishing a story. Many apologies. The husband’s new iPod came yesterday and the computer was hijacked. I long for the day when we have two. Booksigning Nightmares Part 2 (or is it 3?) Nervously I call the bookstore manager and explain how there may be […]

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Booksigning Nightmares Revisited

December 7th, 2004 · 3 Comments

I was going to call this blog “Insert Your Own Subject” to describe my first booksigning. I had quite a few ideas: Glad I didn’t waste the 18 bucks (see previous blog about manicure) No Reason For Shoe Buffs (again, see previous blog about mother’s nightmare) Upside to Booksigning: No Bathroom Directions Given But when […]

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Booksigning Nightmares

December 3rd, 2004 · 8 Comments

My mom called me this morning at 8:30. I could tell by the tone of her voice that she’s been up worrying since around 2. “Jill, I really think you need to get a manicure before your booksigning.” Just so you know where I am on this – I haven’t had a manicure since 1994. […]

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My true first “Offical” Blog

December 3rd, 2004 · 3 Comments

**Okay, I know I did a mini-blog earlier, but that was more of a test run. This one is the real deal.** My dear friend at Booksquare has told me the importance of getting my own blog. My theory – why go to all the work when Booksquare’s done so much legwork? Errr, fingerwork. The […]

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A quick, mini-blog

December 1st, 2004 · 10 Comments

Publishing is a slow, slow business. Molasses slow. December 23rd when you’re seven slow. I sold my book December 18, 2003 – was told I’d be out sometime in 2005. All the time in the world, right? Then change. I wasn’t prepared for fast-moving. In the Spring, I got the happy word I’d be out […]

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