Monday, December 18, 2006

R.I.P. Rage Machine Books

I am sorry to report that Rage Machine books, the publisher of the Ghostbreakers series, has closed down. This means that my stories “Caldera of Trouble” and “Spectral Evidence” are currently unavailable. The world of small publishers is a cruel one, but hope springs eternal. If the series returns to print, I’ll post the new information here. In the meantime, I’ve had to shift my links.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Us at the Frankfort Book Fair

Here we are at the Frankfort Book Fair. Gwen on the left, Sarah on the right. It was a very large and well-attended event, and we did a brisk business with our anthologies.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Finally, the dust has settled

Well, NaNoWriMo is behind us, and Gwen and I were both very productive during that time. We might have been more productive in a non-election year, but our novels still got a righteous boost towards completion.

Now that the frenzy of NNWM is over, I’ve returned to my bourbon story for the next anthology of the Sisters In Crime – Ohio River Valley Chapter. We bought the ingredients for bourbon balls this past weekend, so soon life will be imitating art.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

NaNo, NaNo!

Gwen and I are preparing to participate in the National Novel Writing Month for 2006. This is a great non-competition in which participants try to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. NaNoWriMo 2005 helped us both become more productive in our work. I wrote more words in one month than I had in the preceding 10 months!

Once again, I am listed as Kyrrdis on the site. If you're interested in starting a book with a large group of sympathizers, come join us.


Friday, September 29, 2006

Nov. 11th: KY Book Fair

Gwen and I will be sharing the Sisters in Crime booth during the 2006 Kentucky Book Fair, which takes place November 11th in Frankfort, KY.

The fair itself is free, although some special events may cost money.


Frankfort Convention Center
405 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

Gwen and I will be working the 9 AM-11 AM shift.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Updated Information on LDD Signings, May 20-21

We will only be presenting and autographing our anthology at one branch of the Lexington Public Library tomorrow. The information on the signing is below. Light refreshments will be served!

Eagle Creek Library, May 20
1 pm to about 3 pm
101 N. Eagle Creek Drive
Lexington, KY 40509

Our other date this weekend:

Brownsboro Farms, May 21 2-4 pm

Brownsboro Farms
3615 Cascade Rd
Louisville, KY 40241

We will be meeting in the community center.

Come join us!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Book Launch a great success!

Our first book signing went very well on Saturday. Everyone's friends and family showed up, and the books went like hotcakes! People were taking armfuls at a time.

From Sandra, president of our chapter:
Congratulations! We could not have had a better launch for Low Down and Derby. Both Barnes & Noble and our ORV chapter sold out of books. That is very exciting and bodes very well for future book sales.

Fourteen of the fifteen authors were present. We each had sixty seconds to give a short bio, and then, later, sixty more seconds to give a short description of our story. Several of the people there had typed statements to refer to; I'm afraid I just winged it. "I've wanted to be a writer my entire life. In fourth grade, when the teacher asked us what we wanted to be our entire lives, I said a writer... of course, I wanted to be a rock star, an actress, and a superhero, too. Some of those dreams didn't manifest."

Once we began actually signing the books, my nervousness began to fade. Gwen and I were using the pens her boss brought back to her from Africa, and mine was spear-shaped, leading to several 'lethal weapon' jokes. I did have a heart-stopping moment, though, when one of the purchasers turned out to know the Maddens!

Woman: "Are you the one who wrote this piece on the Maddens?"
Me: "Um... yeah?"
Woman: "They're friends of mine. Could you inscribe this 'To Anita and Preston'?"
Me: "Gee, I hope I didn't write anything they could sue me over."
Other writers nearby: "Bwahahahahah! What a wit!"
Me: (no reply, worriedly glancing over the article as I inscribe it)

Our next outing as authors is scheduled for April 29th at the Bluegrass Festival of Books. I hope to see some of my Lexington friends there!

Sarah G

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Promo dates for Low Down and Derby

My partner and I will be promoting Low Down and Derby at the following dates and places:

April 15, 1 PM: Launch party at the Barnes & Noble on Hurstbourne Rd in Louisville
April 29, all day: Bluegrass Festival of Books, Heritage Hall, Lexington. We will be there from 3:30-5:00 PM.
May 20, 1 PM: Lexington Public Library, Eagle Creek branch
May 20, 3:30 PM: Lexington Public Library, Tates Creek branch
May 21, 2 PM: Brownsboro Farms Community Center in Louisville

Sarah Glenn

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

NaNoEdMo Begins!

The goal of NaNoEdMo is to log 50 hours of editing a draft of a novel, usually your own.

I don't know if I'll get all 50 hours, but I do have several edits I intend to make in this coming month.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

First Promotion scheduled for Low Down and Derby

Gwen and I are scheduled for our first promotional event! We'll be attending the Festival of Books at The Lexington Center on April 29th. It looks like we'll be in good company; several of the other authors in the anthology have already agreed to attend. It's the weekend before the Derby, too, so I hope sales will be brisk.


Sarah G