I first heard of Lisa Dale when two of my romance writer friends lost a beloved literary agent — said agent having the chutzpah to go become a published writer of women’s fiction herself, while also somehow finding time and energy to complete an MFA writers’ program and to start up a lively writer’s and … Continue reading Book Anatomy
…reviewers and bloggers, for some recent notice to warm my heart. First to Marilyn Rondeau at CK2S Kwips and Kritiques, who said many lovely things about The Edge of Impropriety, but who especially warmed my heart by saying “I really liked that about this heroine — she actually has to diet! Bless you Ms. Rosenthal … Continue reading Thanks So Much…
Well, if you’re really lucky (as I was) you wake up having forgotten it’s the day they phone the nominees for the RITA awards, which (if you don’t know) are Romance Writers’ of America’s Oscars, chosen every year by fellow romance writers, statues awarded at a bigtime dress-up ceremony at our national conference in July. … Continue reading What Do You Do the Day You Get a RITA Nomination?
Congratulations to Jennelle from Glendora, CA, randomly-selected winner of my just-ended contest! Jennelle will receive a selection of herbal-scented bath and massage products from L’Occitane, for having read the bathtub excerpt from The Edge of Impropriety and correctly answering the question about the scents Marina used. Lotus, pine, and wild thyme. Ahhh… And because Jennelle … Continue reading Steamy. Yummy
Love those sexy librarians… Library Journal has published its annual Best Books List, and I’m grateful and honored to announce that they’ve named The Edge of Impropriety one of the five Best Romances of 2008. You can find out more about what they said about it — and also what great company I’m in — … Continue reading Great News — About a “delightfully improper read”
Congratulations to… Marisol, from Downey, CA, and Sara from Blacksburg, VA, …who correctly answered the question in my recently ended contest — yes, Jasper Hedges, hero of The Edge of Impropriety, has blue eyes. Each lucky winner will receive my four backlist romance titles, autographed for holiday giving: The Slightest Provocation The Bookseller’s Daughter Almost … Continue reading And We Have TWO Winners!
As for measure and other technical apparatus, that’s just common sense: if you’re going to buy a pair of pants you want them to be tight enough so everyone will want to go to bed with you. — from “Personism: A Manifesto,” by the poet Frank O’Hara I was going to begin this post by … Continue reading Ease and Expertise: Meet Carol Queen
I used the DearAuthor quote for the bookparty invitation I emailed out this week. Sorry if you didn’t receive a personal copy — you might not be on my mailing list, which can easily be remedied by signing up here. In any case, if you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area and you’re free this … Continue reading There Will be Eating and Schmoozing, and You’re Invited
What’s most thrilling about the DearAuthor conversational review of The Edge of Impropriety isn’t the A rating they gave me (though I’d hardly kick it out of bed), but the wide-angle focus with which they’ve approached the body of my work (my oeuvre, my husband called it, half tongue-in-cheek and half bursting with pride — … Continue reading Balanced on the EDGE: discussions, interviews, and a chance to win a freebie
No kidding. The Edge of Impropriety is officially out, to be found on the shelves of excellent bookstores everywhere and of course available as well for order online. It’s been a long time coming — I sometimes think of it as The AGE of Impropriety; and it must feel like ages and ages and ages … Continue reading THE EDGE! At Last!