Sunday, February 19, 2017

A Chance to Win a $10 Coffee Card

I'm being spotlighted at J. Scott Coatsworth's blog today and am talking about writing and miniatures and cabbages and kings. Scott's a fellow Sacramentan and probably the hardest working author I know.

His first book, Skythane, just came out from Dreamspinner Press, and I'm reading it during every minute of free time I have. So far I'm enjoying it quite a bit--and I'm not really a fan of sci-fy.

Check out his book as well as my spotlight on his blog. You could win a $10 coffee card by leaving a comment there. Easy-peasy, right?

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Another Terrific Audio Review

I'm not quite sure how to keep up with the audio reviews because when I do a Google search, it seems I find another one. Which is great--don't get me wrong!

But still, I wish I knew about them as they ran so that I could tell everyone about them.

The latest is an audio review of Redesigning Max, #2 in the Foothills Pride series, from TTC Books and Review. The reviewer calls is an "allover good romance" which really made my evening.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

What's in a Name? audio review

Great review of WHAT'S IN A NAME? audio edition at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.

I love this website not only for the great reviews but also to look at the cutest dog in the world. If for no other reason, visit the site to visit the lovely dog!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Three Loves of Pat Henshaw

Today I'm at Prism Book Alliance, starting a new monthly column. I worried about what I could blog about when there were no parameters or directions given other than "write about anything." That sounds an awful lot like what I do writing fiction.

Miniature cupcakes and gingerbread people
Then it occurred to me to break down my everyday life into the three areas where my heart lies: my miniature making, reading, and writing. So I think for the Prism blog, I'll concentrate on those three loves and update them for a year. I do have goals for each.

MINIATURE MAKING: Finish the quarter inch French bakery I started years ago. And if I do that start on another of the many projects I have. If I could completely finish two projects, this would be a banner year.

READING: Expand my reading of gay romances to include fantasy and sci-fi. I'm burned out from a string of sex scenes interrupted for a dollop of plot. I need more plot and stronger characters and fewer sex scenes that aren't original or needed in a book.

WRITING: While keeping the Foothills Pride series going, I'd like to finish the first of a series that's been bugging me to be written for a few years now. I'm going to be pitching it when I'm at the Dreamspinner retreat, so I won't say anything more about it until I get their take on it.

And that's where I'm planning to go in the next year. Who knows if this is the path I travel? As I say all the time, we'll see.