Friday, June 15, 2012

Code Word coming August 2012

It's official! Code Word is coming out earlier than I thought and will now be available in August. Here is the cover and the blurb from the back of the book:

The media portrayed the military operation as a complete success, but Navy SEAL Jay Wellman wouldn't describe it that way. He was there. As he tries to come to terms with his role that fateful night, he notices something different about his teammates and wonders if there may be more to their beliefs than he first thought.

When she heard the gunshots, Carina Channing knew the past had caught up with her. She may have changed her last name, but she can't change who her father is. Carina understands the evil that lurks in "The Family," and she is determined to steer clear of that life and any other emotional connections.

When they meet, it seems Jay and Carina have only two things in common--mutual attraction and the fact that they are both struggling to overcome devastating trauma. But when a member of the The Family arrives and upsets the delicate balance in Carina's life, Jay chisels away at the barrier Carina has erected around her heart and offers himself as her protector and friend. But can Jay's Navy SEAL skills, military connections, and loyal Saint Squad friends keep Carina and her sisters safe? And with their different beliefs, can Jay and Carina's friendship grow into anything more?

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Life has been beyond crazy lately, but I wanted to share the details of the next writers conference I'll be presenting at. On September 15, 2012 I will be teaching three classes at the Storymakers Midwest Writing Conference which will be held in the Kansas City area. My three classes will be Show, Don't Tell, Creating Believable Dialogue, and Writing Action for Mystery/Suspense/Thrillers. More details to come on those soon and of course, I'm excited to attend some of the other classes being offered.

There will also be a huge author signing the night before, September 14th. I don't have the time yet, but I'll be sure to pass that along once I get that information.

Here are the details from our fearless leader's blog, aka Danyelle Ferguson. Registration is now open and we have a great group of presenters coming from all over the country. I hope you can join us!

Date: Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Time: 8 am – 9 pm

Location: Holiday Inn – Olathe (101 W. 151st St., Olathe, KS) 913-829-4000 *Discounted hotel rooms are available for $78/night. Please reference the Storymakers Writers Conference when you call to make a reservation.

Registration Fee: $95, includes all classes, lunch, dinner, and conference materials.

We’re excited to announce our Keynote Speaker

Lisa Mangum

Editor for Deseret Book & Shadow Mountain
And best-selling author of The Hourglass Door series

We’re also delighted to have the following authors as presenters:

Traci Hunter Abramson
Don Carey
Karen Hoover
Heather Justesen
Josi Kilpack
Laurie (L.C.) Lewis
Steve Westover

Pitch your latest story to Lisa Mangum. Appointments are available on a first come first served basis. Meet your favorite authors at the Friday night Authorpalooza. Network with other writers across the Midwest.

Sign up for a day full of awesomeness! Register here: