Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

Jimmy & Guy wish you a very

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  May 2015 bring you all the joy, love, and caffeine you've ever wanted.

(from Pat Henshaw, author)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Wonderful Graphic

Because I want to spend my time writing, I've hired Pride-Promotions to handle the bulk of my promotions.  I'm really impressed with Will so far, but was blown away today when Will sent me this graphic designed for the Starbucks giveaway.  I just love the way the beans and the cover complement each other.  Is this cool or what?  Yeah, it's cool.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Preview a Tiny Bit of the Novella

If you're like me, what you're doing today between doing actual things like cleaning up the bits and pieces of Christmas and getting ready for the New Year, you're surfing the Web and looking for something interesting and quick to read.

Well, how about this?  It's a tiny snippet of my forthcoming novella, What's in a Name?  This snippet should give you a little taste for what the novella's about, and if you're intrigued enough, you can pre-order it (and save money--always a plus).


“Okay. How’s this for a deal?” He put down his knife and fork and leaned into the table, stabbing me with his eyes. “I’ll give you a week to guess my name. Seven chances. Every day you can ask a few questions, then come up with what you think my name is. If you’re right, I’ll buy the best bike for you and teach you how to ride it.”

“And if I’m wrong?”

“You owe me a kiss.” He leaned back in satisfaction.

“A kiss? One measly kiss?”

“Oh, I don’t want the measly ones. I mean a real, God of Love kiss. Something to set my ass back a couple a notches.”

Now I really laughed. Right. Me, giving him a humdinger of a kiss? Right. Who were we kidding? Oh, well. Didn’t matter because I was going to accept his challenge.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Pre-order Available! Get a Price Break Now

This whole publishing process has been a little surreal to me.  I signed a contract, but doubted it really meant the novella would be published.  I went through each of the three edits, and still doubted.  I emailed AngstyD, the marvelous cover artist, back and forth and came out with what I think of as a kick-ass cover design, and still doubted.

But now, today, I'm beginning to believe!  Today you can pre-order the novella at a reduced price.  That must mean the novella will be published on January 21, right?

At any rate, I think readers will enjoy this little story, so I urge everyone to pre-order it as a tiny present to yourself for after the hustle-bustle of the holidays.  My tag for the book is:

A barista.  A bartender.  And love.

So order a copy and take your e-book reader to a coffee shop, and enjoy!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Happy Holidays from a Barista and a Bartender

Here's a phone photo of the holiday cards I'm sending to other Dreamspinner authors in a holiday exchange. They'll go out in the mail later this week.

From Jimmy and Guy, happy holidays to you, too!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanks, Dreamspinner Press!

Today is Thanksgiving, and I'm particularly thankful to Dreamspinner Press which is publishing my novella in January.

Thank you, everyone at DSP!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Ad Pack

That's right.  Not the rat pack, but the ad pack arrived in my mailbox today, and I'm thrilled.  Now the question is whether I should make all the wonderful things the ad pack images allow me to do or just slow down and breathe.

Yeah, right.  Like breathing is an option.  Okay, maybe it is.  But just in little panting breaths since I'm getting just a little excited about the book going live.  True, I still don't have a release date yet.  But I am busy planning give-aways and other extras just in case someone else wants to celebrate with me.

So what's in the ad pack?  Well, for one, a postcard (front and back):