Thursday, October 25, 2007

More on "The Call" ...

I'm blogging about "The Call" over at Romance Bandits today. Come by and say hello!


Friday, October 19, 2007

More Goodies!

I'm still dancing on air over my book sale, but what's really blowing me away is how wonderfully sweet my friends are. Every time I turn around, someone has given me something wonderful and I'm so thankful and touched by their generosity.

Just look ...

Gorgeous flowers from Cherry Adair and Rhonda Pollero. That vase is a stunning dark red! Very dramatic!

And a spa basket from the delightful Amy J. Fetzer. I think I'll be needing that soothing eye mask very soon. Fabulous!

And I don't have pictures, but Jen Apodaca gave me a box of chocolate truffles, yum!

And Michele Cwiertny gave me a beautiful journal to write in. I think that's because whenever she sees me taking notes at our Orange County RWA meetings, I'm usually writing on a napkin!

Some girlfriends took me out for more champagne the other night, and I'm still getting happy screaming phone calls from friends as they hear the news. It gets me excited all over again.

So ... it's been a thrilling few weeks and, um, I need just one more truffle, please. Then ... hmm ... I guess I'd better start writing! :-)

Thanks, everyone!


Sunday, October 14, 2007

I SOLD!!!!!!!

A three-book deal to NAL for my new mystery series!!! I'm over the moon with excitement and joy!! Here's the Publishers Marketplace announcement:

Fiction: Mystery/Crime – Kate Carlisle's HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER: A Bibliophile Mystery, a cursed copy of Goethe's Faust leads a rare book restorer into a murder investigation that only she can solve -- with the help of clues she uncovers in a valuable first edition, and three other books in the series, to Kristen Weber at NAL, by Kelly Harms and Christina Hogrebe at Jane Rotrosen Agency (world English).

Sounds very exciting, doesn't it? It's going to be so much fun!

And I'm doubly thrilled and honored because my fabulous friends sent me so many wonderful goodies!

Look at this adorable fuzzy bear from Susan Mallery, along with a gorgeous congratulatory cake ...

And beautiful flowers from Maureen Child. And yes, they ARE in an oversized martini glass. I don't know why she thought that would be appropriate for me. *g*

More flowers from my darling husband ...

Champagne, of course, from my brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Jane ...

And so many good wishes and treats from family and friends all over the world, I can't thank everybody enough! I'll be back to share some more details this week.

It's a good week to be Kate!!