Friday, June 19, 2009

Pictures From Alaska

Here are some pictures from Alaska. We've seen amazing wildlife, some of which I didn't get great pictures of and have to wait until we get back for my friends to send to me. We're not on a cruise, we flew to Anchorage and have taken driving trips to a lot of different areas.

This is a view from our first hike south of Anchorage.

This is a beautiful bird I discovered called a Stellar Jay.

This a moose that was standing in the pond outside our window at our bed and breakfast this afternoon. Two days ago we had a black bear in the same spot but I didn't get camera out in time.

More pics to come!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Off to Alaska

I'm about to leave for Alaska for two weeks. I hope to post some great pictures! Hopefully not close-ups of bears!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

My Critique Group

Things are really happening for members of my critique group - I'm so excited for all of them.

One just signed with a fabulous agent and he's almost ready to start shopping her MG novel around. It shouldn't take long for it to be snatched up!

Another member is in revision talks with an editor from a great publishing house and it looks like it's progressing towards an offer - I hope I didn't just jinx her!!

Another just found out she's one of the winners of the Highlights 2009 Fiction Contest and she's going to the writer's retreat in Chautauqua as her prize!

The other members of the group are fantastic writers and I'm sure this good luck bug is going to keep spreading until we're all published! It's such an amazing group of women and I'm so proud to know them!

Monday, June 1, 2009


I just got a Google Alert that I'm listed on the Authors Now website - here's the link If you search in the drop down box on the left under "author name", my name is on the list and it links to a page about me and my book! Very cool!!