Monday, October 13, 2014

Five great things that happened last week

1. Signed a contract with Samhain for Christmas Yet To Come, a paranormal historical romance featuring the third ghost from the Dickens story. Silent faceless terrifying wraiths need love too!

That story will be out in time for Christmas next year, so watch out for it.

2. Signed a contract with Loose Id for Marked by You, a multicultural fantasy romance set in the African savanna. Which I have always wanted to visit but could never afford, so at least I wrote about it. That one will be out early next year, and I'm really excited about it - it's probably the hottest thing I've written yet.

3. Won this in Lenora Bell's giveaway to celebrate her debut novel being sold. Just in time for the cold weather, too!

4. Discovered a really interesting blog for writers, with a high emphasis on fantasy : E. L. Wagner's Umbral Musings. Exactly the kind of thing I like to read while I'm having breakfast or dinner.

5. Oh, and speaking of food... Thanksgiving. Celebrated that yesterday. Roast turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing with raisins and olives, wild rice, ham, mashed rutabagas with grated cheddar, pan-fried baby potatoes, broccoli and carrots, tourtiere, pumpkin soup with cornbread, apple pie with ice cream. This was the best meal of the year.

So it's been a very productive week.


Maria Zannini said...

Belated Happy Thanksgiving. I'm still recovering. I hope the worst is over now. I'm getting kind of tired of this.

Congratulations on the contracts! Great news!

Marian Perera said...

Thanks! I can't imagine being sick and having a homestead to run (even though Greg helps out) so I hope you're better soon.

Randall said...

First, congrats on all the good news (for some reason, I originally typoed that as "congrats on all the book news").

Second, a while ago I got a new tablet and, since Sony has given up on the whole e-book thing and transferred all users of their former service to Kobo, I grabbed the Kobo app and decided I should get some e-books. I read the Deepest Ocean and really enjoyed it, so this month I got The Farthest Shore and will get to that as soon as a space opens in my reading schedule. :)

Barbara Martin said...

Congrats on the contracts. Well done.

Marian Perera said...

Thanks, Randall! Glad you liked the story, and there's plenty more to come. :)

Thank you, Barbara. I'm looking forward to trying to beat my record next year!

gypsyscarlett said...

Many, many congrats to you! :)

Marian Perera said...

Thank you, Tasha! *happy dance*