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Congratulations are in order for the National Readers Choice Award finalists!  All deserve kudos, but, of course, I’m going to single out my authors for a WOOT!  So, huge congrats to:

Vicky Dreiling for HOW TO MARRY A DUKE – finalist for Best First Book

Debra Mullins for TOO WICKED TO LOVE – finalist for Best Historical

Kira Sinclair for WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN – finalist for Contemporary Series- and CAUGHT OFF GUARD – finalist for Series Suspense

Also, some interesting links for the bookish (and aren’t we all?):

N.K. Jemisin’s thought-provoking article at Fantasy Book Cafe for Women in SFF Month

Heroes & Heartbreakers has posted the first chapter of BITING COLD, the latest in Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires novel (coming in August):

David Mack talks Star Trek on  The Chronic Rift and also at TrekRadio.

Janet Mullany with a blast from the past and contest (winners announced Saturday morning, so get in now!)

D.B. Jackson shares some great writing advice over on his blog (Character and Voice, Plotting versus Pantsing, etc.)

And some awesome new reviews:

Of Beth Cornelison’s TRUST IN ME in the May 2012 issue of Romantic Times: “This is a thoroughly delightful romance…”

Of N.K. Jemisin’s THE KILLING MOON in the same RT issue: “An engaging and fast-paced read with some truly excellent and complicated worldbuilding…”

Of DOUBLETAKE by Rob Thurman on Bookshelf Bombshells

And of Debra Mullins’ THE LAWMAN’S SURRENDER on Harlie’s Book Blog

Things are a bit crazy this week, since I’m only in the office for two days before running off to chaperone my son’s class trip to St. Augustine.  Many sixth graders, one bus.  Wish me luck!  Before I run off, some congratulations are in order:

To Rob Thurman for hitting #21 on the New York Times paperback list last week with her latest hard-hitting Cal Leandros novel, DOUBLETAKE. (See excerpt and video.)

To Amy Christine Parker, whose debut novel and subsequent book, we’ve sold to Random House Children’s at auction (see Publishers Weekly report).  THE SILO is tentatively set for release in Fall 2012.  It’s truly not to be missed!

To Kira Sinclair for the release of her latest Island Nights novel, RUB IT IN, just out today!

To Faith Hunter, whose Jane Yellowrock novel RAVEN CURSED is an Audible All-Star, Top 20 Book for the season.

Other news:

I’m over at Magical Words today talking about creating characters.

My events for the next couple months:

this Saturday, March 24 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Third Annual Local Author Fair, Land O Lakes Library, FL

April 6-8 Marcon 47 in Columbus, OH

April 11-15 Romantic Times Convention, Chicago, IL

May 19-20 DFW Writers Conference