I am just back from a wonderful weekend away in the mountains with six of my best friends from high school. And let me tell you...
...It was the BEST.
I don't remember the last time I relaxed like that! When I travel with my kids, it's always awesome, but I'd certainly never call it relaxing. And I've traveled a bunch for work this year, but again... exciting, but not exactly relaxing.
This was the first trip in about a gazillion years where I kicked back and did a whole lot of beautiful nothing.
(My view this weekend. Fall is my favorite!)
Our only goal was to chill out next to the beautiful lake pictured above as much as humanly possible. And we crushed that goal.
Now I'm back, refreshed, and ready to tackle the enormous amount of work and logistics the next few weeks hold.
At the tippy top of that list is getting all of the final preparations in order for my trip to Las Vegas.
In two weeks I'm trading fall foliage for this view...
(something tells me this weekend will be a different speed)
I'm attending the LoveNVegas Book Event on Saturday October 29th where I'll be signing my buns off.
Then the following day on Sunday October 30th we are unleashing a whole lot of comedy and silliness on Planet Hollywood with Erin Mallon's These Walls Can Talk Vegas Marathon.
This is an epic all-day performance marathon of my These Walls Can Talk series, featuring some of the best audiobook narrators in the biz live and in the flesh! You know how you always hear these awesome performers in your headphones and have to imagine their gestures and facial expressions? Well, no more! You're going to see it all baby!
Have you reserved your seat?
We are sold-out for in-person tickets, but we'd LOVE if you grabbed a livestream ticket and joined the fun from the comfort of your own home. If you've already purchased a ticket (in-person or livestream) you will receive an email later this week with full details on what you can expect from the event (TWCT photo booths, quizzes and bingo oh my!)
But I won't make you wait any longer to find out who exactly will be in the cast.
Check out this brilliant crew...
I couldn't be happier that I get to play with these awesome people soon and share the fun with such a big, passionate audience! Creating this whole series has been a non-stop joy and it always warms my heart hearing that listeners enjoy the audios so much.
If you're new to the These Walls Can Talk series and don't know what the heck I'm talking about... it's a spoof of the romance audiobook community. Basically you get an inside comedic view of how romance audiobooks are made. We poke good-natured fun at everyone: narrators, authors, engineers and listeners alike. No one is safe!
Maybe it's time for your first listen (or re-listen)?
Alright, shifting gears for a moment...
Just as this big Vegas brainstorm is ramping up, another all-consuming project from this year is winding down.
Smartasses - a sexy nerd rom com anthology disappears from the internet forever TOMORROW!
This is your last chance to grab the ebook and/or paperback from all the regular online channels (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, apple books, Kobo, googleplay etc.)
It was a leap of faith - and an enormous amount of work - producing this anthology, and it means so much to me that so many people supported the project. The best part was getting to collaborate with these amazing authors. The icing on the cake was when we worked our butts off and hit the USA Today Best Sellers List. Definitely a dream come true.
Get your copy of Smartasses before it's gone!
A lot going on, right?
And we're just going to keep on keepin' on. I'll be back next week with some more fun news for you that I can't keep under my hat.
In the meantime, be sure to scroll down to see this week's Author Spotlight on my pal (and fellow Smartasses author) Karen Grey. She writes these wonderful retro romantic comedies set in the 80s and 90s. Word on the street is that she has a great new book releasing next month, so you'll definitely want to check out You Get what You Give, Book 1 in her new Carolina Classics Series.
Thanks for all Your Support!
From insta-attraction to insta-hate. All that and a bag of chips.
In a sleepy southern coastal town crowned the Hollywood of the East, worlds collide and sparks fly when fate sets up two TV casting directors as accidental rivals.
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