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.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Coffee Card Giveaway and New Year's Resolutions

I'm at Joyfully Jay today talking about New Year's Resolutions which I rarely make. I don't know what motivated me this year, but you can now read what I'm hoping to accomplish.

If you comment between now (January 9, 2017) and January 11, 2017, you can enter to win one of the $10 coffee cards I'm giving away. Remember that just because it's called a coffee card, you don't have to order coffee--in case you're like me and drink tea instead.

If you're one of the lucky winners, be sure to sit back, relax, and enjoy your cuppa of choice! Good luck!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Dreamspinner Steps Up During ARe Mess

Dreamspinner has posted this notice for readers who are caught in the All Romance eBook (ARe) abrupt disbanding:

Dear friends,

If you've been unable to download Dreamspinner eBooks that you purchased at All Romance eBooks, Dreamspinner will replace those at their store. Please email the receipt or library screenshot as proof of purchase to contactATdreamspinnerpressDOTcom. Due to volume, Dreamspinner asks that it truly be an issue of lost books, not simply wanting your titles all at the Dreamspinner store. Thank you for understanding.

If you'd like that in linkable form: contact@dreamspinner.com.

This includes all of the Foothills Pride eBooks which were for sale at the ARe site.