I can't believe it's August already. Summer is flying past, perhaps because it's such a busy time of year. Yes, I know they're called the "lazy days of summer," but vacations, travel, family visits and so on require a lot of time and energy.
A few weeks ago I attended the Romance Writers of America National Conference in San Diego. This annual event begins on Wednesday and ends with an awards ceremony on Saturday. The days in between are filled with workshops, the Readers for Life Literacy book signings, reader events, social receptions with publishers and authors, and networking (otherwise known as "catching up with friends I only see once a year at this conference"). The conference was held at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, which created a relaxing setting for this special event.
In book news, I'm looking forward to two releases in October. Roping in the Cowgirl features a cynical L.A. lawyer who butts heads with a born-and-bred cowgirl determined to turn the Rocking C ranch into a home for retired rodeo cowboys. Christmas on Nutcracker Court is being re-released through an exclusive arrangement with Walmart, and I'm really excited about this opportunity to share one of my best-loved stories with new readers.
As summer winds down, I hope you find a lazy day or two to rest, relax and kick back with a good book. Happy reading!