For those of you unaware, I’ve been in Chicago for the last several days on the beautiful campus of Northwestern University. The people I work for felt it necessary to cram more information between my ears, so I was sent there to attend a seminar. But even though I’m struggling to catch up from being away from my desk and it looks like somebody lobbed a paper hand grenade in my office, I’m compelled to write this post because I’ve been away too long and I wanted to say hi *waving*, but there’s also some pretty neat things on the horizon you need to know about.
First and foremost, I’m interviewing the wonderful Kristi Chestnutt right here Friday as she makes her away around the internet on her very own blog tour. We'll be talking about the pending release of her first novel The Wolf Within. Pretty cool…right. Kristi is not only a talented writer (duh – she’s published) and a proficient blogger, but also a new found friend. I hope you’ll stop by to read about her exploits to publishdom (I just made that word up).
Secondly, Jon Paul over at Where Sky Meet Ground is hosting one of those infamous Blogfest's that I’m going to be participating in. It’s the “Drunk at First Sight” Blogfest and it involves writing a scene or short story about a love/relationship situation that also includes one or more of the following elements:
---St. Paddy's Day as important event or setting
---Use of Ireland or anything Irish as a setting or prop
---An alcohol related event (party, hangover, cocktails, AA meeting, etc.)
I’m really excited about it and plan on using another scene from my first novel (Slow Dancer). Check it out if you get a chance.
And finally I have another yet award to pass along (no, I haven’t forgotten about the other two). Julie at Silver Lining bestowed upon me the Creative Writer Award, which is one that actually looks a bit masculine. Julie is a wonderful writer that has quickly made it onto my “tingle” list, so I hope you check out her blog. There is some penance that comes with the award, which I will have to postpone for now, but I’m good for it. Really.
I guess that's it for now. I feel better now that I've gotten my blog fix, but I'll feel even better if you gimme a shout back. So I'm a comment whore...don't judge me.
Don’t forget to stop back by Friday for my interview with Kristi.