This week’s winner is Norma. Thanks to everyone who commented!
Happy Friday, everyone!
I just got back from having diner grilled cheese and fries for lunch with the Kidlet, which was precipitated by his utterly melting down on the babysitter, which resulted in me sending her to lunch 20 minutes early. Let’s hope the afternoon is more productive, shall we?
I’m working on the last episode of Roman Holiday this week — and at least part of next week — and I’m really excited to have made it almost to the end. It all feels more manageable now that there are only four scenes left!
Meanwhile, I have covers for the first five episodes!
These five episodes comprise “season 1″ of Roman Holiday, which will begin releasing November 11. Roman Holiday is one long romance arc divided over ten pieces (episodes) in two seasons. You can think of it like one of those BBC dramas that is really super-duper awesome but only exists for two years in a limited number of episodes.
And when I say this is a “long romance arc,” I mean it’s looooong. The first five episodes are about the length of a long-ish category-length romance. So it’s sort of like two books, except the story is about one couple, spread out over two release periods.
Just trust me. It will be fun.
Here’s the pretty!
I love how these covers came out. The idea was to try for kind of a vacation postcard / Instagram snapshot look. What do you think?
In other news, I’m announcing an exciting upcoming appearance in Orange County, California. If you live on the West Coast, be sure to check out Book Ball, coming your way February 28 - March 1.
In addition to me, participating authors include some amazing talent, including Alice Clayton, Sylvia Day, Cara McKenna, Katy Evans, Christina Lauren, Monica Murphy, Kristen Proby, Tiffany Reisz, Andrew Shaffer, and Tara Sue Me.
We’ll be selling tickets to a social on February 28 from 6-10 p.m. in a Disney-adjacent hotel, where we’ll have authors, readers, food, drinks, and exclusive VIP swag! Spend some quality time with your favorite authors, get your books signed, relax, and socialize. We have tons of fun things planned, including giveaways and a chance for thirteen attendees to win dinner with the authors on Saturday, 3/1. Don’t have all the books? Don’t worry! Barnes and Noble will be on site!
Tickets to this event will be $100, and they go on sale October 15. I’ll remind you when the sale opens!
In addition, the authors will be participating in a free in-store book signing on Saturday, March 1. Details to come on that.
I hope to see some of you in California!
There’s a great post at Wonkomance.com today that shows the spaces where more than seventy authors write — including mine. It’s really interesting and evocative to see where so many amazing books get written. Come see!
So, now that we have all that news out of the way, what do you have planned for the weekend? I’m having out-of-town guests tonight — the girl kind — and I’m so excited for cooking and baking and yammering and socializing!
Tell me what you have planned — or what you think about Book Ball — or how you feel about the Roman Holiday covers! I’ll give away a $10 gift certificate to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes (winner’s choice) to one random commenter chosen tomorrow morning.