Thursday, April 2, 2015

April Newsletter

Ta da! The fourth book of the Turning Vampire series, Vampire Lust, is now available in ebook from Kobo, nook, inktera, and ibooks. I still don’t know the date of the Amazon release, but that will be on the website as soon as I get the information from the publisher. They are running late, so the paperback may not be out until this summer.

And because this is the final novel in the Turning Vampire series, I am now finishing up a short story about Handsome Harold. You will meet Harold in Vampire Lust. The short story should be ready sometime in April and will be posted on my website HOME page as soon as it is available.




Steampunk Widow is scheduled for an Amazon countdown on April 7 starting at 99c and go up to its full price by April 14. We tried this last month with another book and readers liked the chance to jump in on the first days and get the 99c price, so here we go again. Order link is http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005RQ0GZ6

The Tippy Tree books will be taken off sale on all sites on April 20 and the trees put away for the summer. They will be back next fall in time for Christmas.

Now I will get back to work on Harold.

Phoebe

Vampire Lust links:
nook
inktera
kobo

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mail blues

So I finally connected with JPeterman and ordered a shirt that is way more beautiful than the ad - well, the ad is beautiful but it doesn't show the careful seams, the quality fabric, etc. My only problem was the envelope in which it came. Somewhere along the shipping line, something mysterious happened. So my friend Rosemary suggested I take a photo of the envelope and send it to the seller and to top that off, she wrote a letter for me to send with it. Here it is, for fellow lovers of the catalog:


"Peterman," I shouted over the roar of the engine, "I think we lost a couple of packages on the last turn."
With a squeal of brakes and grinding of gears, Peterman reversed back up the Casbah's alley. I leaned over the side and pulled the envelope out of the dust just as the jeep lurched forward. The package spun out of my hands and under the rear wheels.
"Sorry," muttered Peterman as he carefully pulled forward a foot so I could retrieve my order. "I was distracted by the blonde in the red silk veil."

Ah, that explained how the tire marks were on both sides of the envelope.
Fortunately, the shirt inside the package was the expected perfection.

Friday, December 12, 2014

How could I not know? Why did no one tell me? Today on another blog someone talked about amazingly fun ads with long, poetic, exciting descriptions, such as appeared in magazines back in the 1920s and 30s. And someone commented that this also occurred in J. Peterman, sob, it's gone, we all thought. And another commenter said, "Not so! They are back." I went on-line and sure enough, Peterman does do an online catalog and also an honest to gosh paper one. Took me a minute to find where to sign up and another horrified minute to realize I was actually ordering another catalog to be stuffed into my overcrowded mailbox. But hey, Peterman isn't a catalog, it is art and literature. And the items in the online are truly Peterman. The other great heartbreak of my life was the loss of Banana Republic. Well, yes, I know they still exist but under different ownership and all they have in common with the original is the name. So thank God I have found Peterman and the merchandise is recognizable as Peterman. I wait breathlessly to see if the catalog prose is as exciting.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Squirreling away books for winter -

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Right now I am finishing my WIP, Jimmyed Coffin, Mudflat Magic book 7, due out in October, and who knows, maybe then I will have more time to catch up on reading.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lugging home a Watermelon?

More tourists, more traffic, more sunshine, more people with their brains on vacation, at least, I guess that is why the pedestrians swarm across the streets and stand right in front of the traffic and then look confused when a driver honks a horn. This is Seattle and folks here prefer not to honk horns but hey! Even more, they prefer not to run over anyone.

Now you know why I spend my time at home, not in the car. There is a grocery in walking distance which is fine except when I want to buy a watermelon. I can carry me home, but not a watermelon. So once a week I take the car and load it with all the heavy stuff.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Clueless in Seattle

School is out and oh yeah, the sun took a vacation and the rain clouds moved in. We adults are hiding out in the bookstores, libraries, any place quiet. Home isn't.