Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!

My parents were here in town for the holiday's, epically entertaining as well as bitter sweet as they drove off to the airport this morning. I'm pretty sure my mother did all our dishes for a week straight - seriously love mumsy! Only had one episode where the advent calendar went flying across the room in a minor fit of rage from my husband. The result of having not a moment to himself, having burnt the breakfast, dealt with a dog who peed on her bed, tried to open the door to the pizza guy while dodging dogs and holding the advent calendar in one hand as it fell off the back of the door. No wonder it went flying. A day by himself and out with the boys did him good and was much recovered 24 hours later.

As we say in Hawai'i, Hauoli Makahiki Hou ~ Happy New Year!

Friday, December 10, 2010

This just in!!

It's O-fficial! The Legend of Lady MacLaoch has a for real, honest to goodness, ain't-kidding-around ISBN number!!! Here it is from Lulu Publishing:

Becky Banks,

An ISBN has been assigned to your book

ISBN #: 978-0-578-07566-2
Content ID: 9652597
Book Title: The Legend of Lady MacLaoch
Watch out world here we come!!
For those of you who are curious on what the fuss is about, the ISBN number is much like the number assigned to produce in your local supermarket. This standardized number now can be key punched into any book retailer's computer and all the book's info (title, price, size, publisher, etc.) will pop up. This also means that Legend has just become eligible for being sold in book stores around the globe.

Monday, December 6, 2010


From a writing stand point things are quite mellow - edits for Legend are due back mid December. I'm putzing around with updating the Legend synopsis - my writers group and peer reviewers said it sucked, amen for honesty - and getting an ISBN number for it too. If you're bored and would like to know all there is to know about ISBN's check out this article through Lulu's Publishing: click here.

Also, I suppose now would be a good time to start a rumor about book giveaways. I've got a couple scheduled around release time so check back here often for updates on how to get your name in the pot.

Chow for now.

'Tis the Season

This is the view out my kitchen window a week or so ago. Very very pretty, and also very very ridiculous as Portland seldom sees snow before Jan and this was just before the Thanksgiving holiday. Anybody wanna wager what Christmas will be like? Green or white?