RWA, News and Goodies...

It's about 900 degrees in Brooklyn and I'm trying to avoid a much-needed, long-overdue trip to the post office...with much-needed, long-overdue blogging!

So much going on this week, I don't know what to do with myself!

I'll start with the biggest...I'm right now packing for the Romance Writers of America convention, which begins Wednesday in Orlando at the Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort (Or is it Dolphin & Swan?)...I've never been to Disney World, and I'm told Epcot is awesomesauce...AND my publisher, Avon, is having a party over there, so I'm pretty excited.

If you're an Orlandinian...or Orlandan...or Orlandoite...or whatever...please come to the 2010 Readers for Life Literacy Autographing (open to the public!) and say hi! I'll be signing both Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake and The Season thanks to the generous donations of Avon & Scholastic. For the record, the literacy autographing is AMAZING...500 Romance Authors all in one place, along with their books! I've never seen anything like it. It's AWESOME and worth every second of waiting in line.

Still not convinced? How about I sweeten the deal? Stop by my table, pick up a brand-spanking-new Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord bookmark, and put your name in the pot for a chance to win a Nine Rules totebag (see above)! I'll pick the winner at random, using the "close your eyes and point" method, right after the signing!

Not going to Orlando? No worries...I'll be hosting another giveaway on the blog starting on Wednesday, so make sure to come back and check it out!

Other than that...I'm up to my eyeballs in Juliana's book, which I'm really loving right now...she's such a fun character to hang out with, and every time she says something crazy and Italian, I think of my insane Italian family, so she keeps me laughing! As I'm writing her book, it's hard to even consider the next project, but I hope you'll be happy to knowthat there will be a next project!

This announcement was made today:

NYT and USA Today bestseller Sarah MacLean's next four Regency romances, to Carrie Feron at Avon, in a significant deal, by Alyssa Eisner Henkin at Trident Media Group (World).

I'm still pinching myself! There will, of course, be more news on those books and Juliana's to stay tuned!