Yes, I have been silent since October. But ...
My mom got sick.
My mom passed away.
I got sick.
I survived, but I had to have a money-ectomy to do so.
Yeah, it's been that kind of winter.
Still, it's wonderful, wonderful news that inspires me to blog again ... my uber-talented friend Tawna Fenske just, gasp, landed a three-book deal with Sourcebooks!
This gal is so phenomenal that I knew she would be published one day. When it comes to writing, she's had about as bad luck as I've had this winter, but I never gave up the faith that she would one day be able to give me an autographed book.
She's funny and witty and can create the most quirky, loveable characters ... you're gonna adore 'em, I swear. Her first book is due out August 2011, none too soon for me.
Tawna's rollercoaster story of ups and downs is a testament to the amount of perseverance you need in this business, that's for sure. She has done the best darn impersonation of a cockle-burr I've ever known, sticking to her dreams, continuing to try even when the bottom fell out on her. And that, my friends, is what it takes in this business -- talent, perseverance, and a terric agent like Michelle Wolfson! Woo-hoo!