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Spring has sprung!

My second-favorite author is at it again–mining the hearts of women for our deepest secrets. This time, it’s all about the thing we love to hate: money. It makes us crazy and reveals things about us that are surprising, hilarious, embarrassing, poignant and above all, real.

Small Change

Coming April 2010!

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Would you PLEASE do yourself a small favor and run out and buy this book? Get one for your mom, sister or best friend too, while you’re at it.

Would you please get a load of this? My mom, granddog & great granddog. And please note the groovy top. If you look close, you can see someone used the Bedazzler on this little number.

Okay, we now return to our regularly-scheduled programming.

Good times in Portland/Beaverton! Marcy Dodge (right) proved once again why she is an RWA Bookseller of the Year.

Since I am out of town, I didn’t understand all these e-mails with !!!!!!!!!!! in the subject line flowing to my in-box. TA-DA! It appears Lakeshore Christmas (along with many other terrific books) and Fireside and RITA finalists. HMany, many thanks to the RWA & judges, and congrats to the other finalists. Winners will be announced this summer.

2010 RITA for Contemporary Single Title Romance Finalists

I am officially beside myself now.

Fireside by Susan Wiggs

Mira Books – Editor: Margaret O’Neill Marbury

Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl
Harlequin Enterprises, HQN
Editor: Tara Parsons
ISBN: 978-0-373-77356-5

True Love and Other Disasters by Rachel Gibson
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books
Editor: Lucia Macro
ISBN: 978-0-061-57906-6

For the Love of Pete
by Julia Harper
Grand Central Publishing, Forever
Editor: Amy Pierpont
ISBN: 978-0-446-61918-9

Too Good to Be True
by Kristan Higgins
Harlequin Enterprises, HQN
Editors: Keyren Gerlach and Tracy Farrell
ISBN: 978-0-373-77355-8

A Little Night Magic by Joy Nash
Dorchester Publishing, Leisure Fiction
Editor: Alicia Condon
ISBN: 978-0-505-52693-9

Dirty Sexy Knitting by Christie Ridgway
Penguin Group USA, Berkley
Editor: Cindy Hwang
ISBN: 978-0-425-22829-6

Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis
Kensington Publishing Corp., Brava
Editor: Kate Duffy
ISBN: 978-0-758-23123-9

2010 RITA for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements Finalists

Lakeshore Christmas by Susan Wiggs

Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA Books
Editor: Margaret O’Neill Marbury
ISBN: 978-0-778-32689-2
The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
Editor: Ed Schlesinger
ISBN: 978-1-439-10965-6

Scandal Sheet by Gemma Halliday
Dorchester Publishing
Editor Leah Hultenschmidt
ISBN: 978-0-505-52805-6

Red’s Hot Honky Tonk Bar by Pamela Morsi
Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA Books
Editor: Valerie Gray
ISBN: 978-0-7783-2729-5

The Lost Recipe for Happiness by Barbara O’Neal
Bantam Dell Publishing Group, Discovery
Editor: Shauna Summers
ISBN: 978-0-553-38551-9

Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn
Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA Books
Editor: Valerie Gray
ISBN: 978-0-7783-2614-4

The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax
Penguin Group USA, Berkley
Editor: Wendy McCurdy
ISBN: 978-0-425-22767-1

The Virgin’s Daughters: In the Court of Elizabeth I by Jeane Westin
Penguin Group, USA, NAL Trade
Editor: Ellen Edwards
ISBN: 978-0-451-22667-9

As a good girl waiting for her chance to be bad, Grace McAllen felt lost and discontented. But all that changed one day when a gorgeous stranger with ocean blue eyes rode into tiny Edenville, Texas, on a Harley. Grace knew in her heart that the chance meeting was just the beginning of a grand new adventure….

Don’t miss this prequel story to bestselling author Susan Wiggs’s novel, The Ocean Between Us.

The ISBN for the eBook is 978-14268-5833-8

Price is $1.99

It is available in all eBook formats including ePub (Adobe, Amazon Kindle, Microsoft Reader, Palm, Mobipocket)

I’m sorry, but I just need to take a moment and say Happy Birthday to my amazing, incredible, never-ending-work-in-progress, my daughter Elizabeth. I just adore her. I try not to do it in public too much, but sometimes I can’t stifle myself.

Okay, we now return to our regularly scheduled programming. Thank you for bearing with me.

The Nimitz came through this morning. It’s unusual to see so many aircraft aboard. Here’s a close shot. More images here:

Enjoy the day!

An observant friend spotted THE LIGHTKEEPER in the wilds of Central America. Enjoy the vacation photos! Cindy writes, “Here are a few pictures from Costa Rica. We found your book at Cerro Lodge close to Tarcoles on the Pacific Coast. Beautiful hummingbirds, parrots and even scarlet macaws all around us.”

A statement on the future of book publishing. It’s worth watching all the way to the end, if you like palindromes.

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