Saturday, December 22, 2012

Better Wrap Those Gifts

The Mayan's were wrong, or else they just scheduled The End on the wrong day. I can sympathize because I sometimes schedule an important event on my iPhone calendar on the wrong day, or time, or century.

A few things I know (or hope) won't be rescheduled ...

Release of GROUNDS TO KILL January 7th - click here to pre-order

Release of DEAD SUITE February 19th - click here to pre-order

Release of DROP DEAD BEAUTY May 21st - click here to pre-order

Release of ME from rainy Vancouver to the sun-drenched beaches of Maui on December 26th

I will talk to you in the new year. No matter how you celebrate this holiday season, I wish you JOY.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

How to Chop Down Your Own Tree

In the spirit of the holiday season, I'm providing you with this How-To video on the joy of chopping down your own Christmas Tree. 

You're welcome.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

We have a winner!!!

If your name is Andrea, check your email and let me know which e-reader or gift card you choose!

In other news, yes that's me standing in a cemetery. Had a photo shoot in an old graveyard. At night. When there was a full moon. I really love my job!!

My wonderful photographer agreed to meet me at the entrance to this old cemetery in historic Fort Langley. When I arrived in the pitch dark I saw a man standing at the gates and hustled on over. Except it wasn't my photographer. It was another random person waiting at the entrance of a graveyard. In the dark. Alone. 

So then I look across the tombstones and in the shadows I see someone walking through the cemetery. I jogged after the guy hoping it was my photographer and not, you know, some ax murderer waiting for a stupid author. It turned out that it was the right guy and we began our photo shoot. He used a technique called painting with light. This involved the camera remaining still on a tripod and me remaining very still for 2-3 minutes after he snaps the picture while he ran around me with a flashlight painting in whatever light you see in the shot. Sometimes I shivered because it was VERY cold but then the picture would look like I had 2 noses so I did my best to remain frozen in the freezing graveyard. What fun!!

Got some great pictures AND some cool ideas for my next book. Did I mention I LOVE my job?!