Hardcover Thieves, Farflung Jobs and Fred HeadWhat a week. First the good news: Publishers Weekly reviewed my upcoming November release A THIEF IN A KILT (and it was good!), then I learned Doubleday Book Club bought the rights to A THEIF, so it will also be available in hardbound. To top that off my Texas daughter calls and says her hubby was offered a lucrative position as COO at a new company.
The bad news: The Company is located in Massachusetts. Now, that’s bad enough, but she’s taking my grandbabies with her. Augh!! I’ll have grandbabies on the East Coast, grandbabies on the West Coast and not a one in between…where I am. Not good!
And you’ve all heard about Fred Head and the Romance Author, right? The gentleman is running for Texas State Comptroller and claims his opponent writes pornography. Yes, ladies and gentleman, she wrote one Romance in the ‘90s. He—or someone on his staff—posted an excerpt, which they spelled wrong, btw, on his site then called the author’s character in to question. Did no one tell this guy Romance Writers of America is headquartered in Texas and that loads of Texas women love Romances?
But what annoys me most:
1.) That this guy calls a story about a loving, monogamous couple pornography.
2.) I have no idea how any of this has anything to do with counting beans in Austin
And last but not least:
3.) The author in question didn’t come out swinging, her ire evident, but tried to laugh her book off.
And on a happier note: As a thank you to readers and to celebrate the November release of A THIEF IN A KILT, …I’m giving away an expense paid trip to the 2007 Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Houston this April. Details and the application form can be found on the contest prize page of my site www.Sandyblair.net