Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Guest Blogging...

Today I'm visiting... Norah Wilson's Workspace Wednesday. Pop in for an insight into where I work, and a giveaway. Also, hop over for a vast array of Halloween recipes at NOT YOUR USUAL SUSPECTS and a four book giveaway from the authors there.

And--Happy Halloween!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Diabetes Donation

So this month I volunteered to be a canvasser for Canadian Diabetes Association and went door-to-door collecting. I am officially the worst donation collector in history but it is a good cause and people are generous. I also donated the 15% of my royalties from EDGE OF SURVIVAL that I promised.

This is an ongoing donation. Thankfully Harlequin print each book's sales separately, and this is where I want to state publicly I've donated my 15% of sales up to the end of June 2012 (which was my last royalty period). Thanks to the people who bought the book.

It's never too late to donate and every time someone buys a copy of EDGE OF SURVIVAL I will continue to donate 15%--and imagine if it ever got made into a movie, LOL?


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Non-writing reasons to be busy

So--after eight years of 'what do we do with this room?' and eight months since DH started picking at the thick paint around the window frames we have almost finished what is now known as 'the piano room'.





Painting all done! We've ordered wallpaper from The Wallpaper Company (great name, huh?) for the window wall, but it's going to be another week before it arrives. We're more than halfway there though :) Then we'll slowly turn it into a music/reading room with some new furniture (as finances allow). Slow progress but we are getting there.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Upcoming Blog Tour

If you want to catch the blog tour for DANGEROUS WATERS all the information is *here*.
I'll be linking as we go.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Pinterest for DANGEROUS WATERS


I started a Pinterest board featuring character ideas and location shots for DANGEROUS WATERS. Check it out *here* Tell me what you think.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Writing Update

I've been absent from blogging. I always think it looks like I've had my feet up doing nothing when I haven't posted anything for a few days, but the opposite is true. I've been BUSY :) Honest.

I've been working on synopses for some future story ideas (please send fairy dust to my editor so she falls in love with them :)). I was weeping at one of them, so that's a good sign, right? And then I had the interior proofs of DANGEROUS WATERS arrive on Monday and got those turned around last night. Last week, I sent the full of my WIP (DARK WATERS) to my critique partner and she returned the favor with her latest story, a super Superromance, which I critiqued in return.

What else? Oh, yeah. I pulled out some of my unpublished manuscripts and had a quick glance at them. I have four-FOUR-stories that I wrote with hopes of selling them to Harlequin Intrigue. I'm mulling over what to do with these shorter format stories. I obviously struggle to write category type stories, but I like these. I might get them edited and self publish. It's an idea. Would people be interested in a shorter type RS from me do you think? 

I have other stuff that I'm contemplating self publishing and I have another contract to consider. It's all about timing and time.

What else? Oh, yeah. I've been writing blog posts for my upcoming blog tour to celebrate the release of DANGEROUS WATERS and sorting out some promo. I'll post details of the tour tomorrow. And I'm thinking about writing my newsletter for the upcoming release--trying to figure out a giveaway and an excerpt.  

So I really have been busy and waiting for those early reviews of DANGEROUS WATERS come out. Always nerve wracking. 

And now I have my critique partner's notes I can dive back into DARK WATERS. Sounds like fun, huh?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.



My friend Loreth recommended this one and it was just perfect! A wonderful mix of fisheries people, salmon, Brits, Scots, romance, with a British Special Forces soldier thrown in, and, yes, salmon fishing in the Yemen. Lovely movie.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Goodreads Giveaway Ends on Friday.


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Dangerous Waters by Toni Anderson

Dangerous Waters

by Toni Anderson

Giveaway ends October 12, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Because I'm pretending it isn't snowing...

I took these shots two years ago on Brady's Beach with my little point and shoot. Such a cool guy :)

 



Saturday, October 06, 2012

A Fellow Montlaker Romance Author's Book

arrived and then it started snowing. Coincidence? I don't think so! CHILLED by Kendra Elliot. I'm looking forward to reading this--in front of the fire :)

Friday, October 05, 2012

Last Day to Win Books!!



 

It doesn't get better than this!!! (Do we need more exclamation points?)

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Diabetes

Anyone who's followed me for any length of time might recall I'm a big supporter of diabetes research. I'm donating 15% of my royalties for EDGE OF SURVIVAL to diabetes research and this month (OCTOBER 2012) I'm canvassing our street for donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association (yes, I waited for the summer to finish before I started LOL).
And just to bring home how this can affect anyone, this summer my dad was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. I'm pretty sure he can manage it with diet, but the need to find a cure (especially for type 1) and prevention (for type 2) has never been more important. 


Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Sun-flower

According to the forecast this is probably the last day of summer here. 

Monday, October 01, 2012

Giving away a signed Advance Readers Copy

of DANGEROUS WATERS on Goodreads. I only have a couple of ARCs left :) Or you could just pre-order it here.


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Dangerous Waters by Toni Anderson

Dangerous Waters

by Toni Anderson

Giveaway ends October 12, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win