Saturday, September 29, 2012

LIVE! and in Print!

Well folks, the long journey to the physical paperback of Forged has arrived! Yesterday at 3p the UPS guy rolled up to the house as I bolted down the steps and into his truck. Five seconds and a wad of torn cardboard later, I held it in my hands, fanned my face with its pages and had a heart-pounding moment as I verified that it indeed had all its page numbers, chapters, and dedications that it should. And it does!!

I am now pleased to announce that Forged has o-fficially arrived, and once the other million copies that I ordered show up, pre-release copies will start making appearances in mailboxes. And as the little girl on pintrest says, "Ermegerd!!!" I'm so excited! :0D

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Welcome to All Things Forged

Yay!! Forged is on its way, and to celebrate we've changed the blog layout to be more, well, Forged. :0)

We've got some great stuff planned for this release, giveaways, kickass blog tour, and trivia. So stay tuned, we'll have something new every week until release day. WOOT!!

Access Denied??

There are times in the life of an indie author that aren't so glamorous. The days when the Cristal gets boring or you get stranded on your yacht in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. You know?
Yeah, me neither.
But, when that happens, I'll be sure to blog about it.

No, it's the little things that can be unglamorous.

Friday, September 14, 2012

MacLaoch Goodness

Welcome to The Legend of Lady MacLaoch post! Peruse the selection of topics below to learn a little more about the novel its characters, whisky and the beautiful Isle of Skye. I'll be adding new material to this page regularly so be sure to check back often!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's baaaaack!

It's done come back now. The second round of edits to Forged that is. Just hot off the editor's desk and onto mine. Which means goodbye, for now.

I'm in the rapid down-spiral of transforming this hunk of text into an honest to goodness book, which means a lot of eye-breaking formatting work and rapid mousing. But the beauty of it all? I can't wait for it to be wrapped up and bound, to sit up all pretty like on a shelf and look back at me and say: "Care for another gander of page 169 and that epic duct tape scene? Hmmmmm??"

"Yes, let's."

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

MacLaoch Wednesday: Hope

As you can see from yesterday's post I spent a relaxing weekend at a beautiful lake secluded in the mountains. The beauty of being secluded is that I have time to reflect, time to pontificate on all things. And you know what I was thinking? The Legend of Lady MacLaoch 2.

Yes, in the middle of Doug Fir trees the second book came to me. Writing furiously I met several new characters that I'll introduce to you such as relatives that Cole didn't realize she'd had, a little old woman who reads tea leaves, a handsome undergraduate researcher and a woman from London that Rowan shouldn't have forgotten about...

Anyway, little teaser on what I'll be doing this winter. Writing you the sequel to The Legend of Lady MacLaoch. :0)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Just got back from an amazing weekend in central Oregon on a lake called Suttle, and subtle it is not. ;0)
Growing up in Hawai'i we'd always get catalogs and magazines that showed mainlanders at lakes in the summer time. It's the quintesential picture of happy people drinking lemonade in the shade as the sun beats down on the clear blue of the lake water near by. LL Bean is full of summer time photos of people canoeing or swimming in these picturesque country lakes. After decades of looking at them I