Tuesday, February 17, 2009

News Bits

Got up early this morning to travel to Colorado Springs. I'll be staying at the Broadmoor, where I'm teaching fiction at the Christian Writers Guild conference. I'm looking forward to being at the Broadmoor for the first time. The last time I taught at the CWG conference it was held at the Billy Graham retreat back east. That is also a beautiful place.

I will be speaking at the end of the Craftsman conference, then moving on to the main conference to teach a morning track on "DECKed Out Fiction." (That's Desire--as in character Desire, Emotion, Conflict and extra Kick.) I'll also be leading the first pages clinics in the afternoons, in which 12 participants have sent in the first pages of their manuscripts to be evaluated. We'll talk about what a first page should include to hook the reader.

I'll be very busy at the conference, so please bear with me if blogging is sporadic this week. I am taking a camera and will try to post pictures.

Another piece of news: info on my next adult release, Exposure, is just up on my web site, under the Coming Next link. The first chapter of the novel is included.


Nicole said...

Cool cover.

Rita Gerlach said...

I stared at the picture and thought, what the heck am I doing living in Maryland! Wow, that is a beautiful place. Nice here too, with the Catoctin Mountains, but not as vast as that photo.

angela said...

Have fun at the conference. I passed Dark Pursuit on to my mom, and she couldn't put it down. Today at the Christian book store it was #10 of their top ten fiction sellers. We're looking forward to Exposure.

Cara Putman said...

Love the cover -- and wow! -- you know how to suck someone in with a few words. How long do I have to wait to buy this book? Ugh! It's too long. Hope you're enjoying Colorado Springs :-)