Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I found out last week that Blackmailed is a finalist in the Laurie Contest! Winners will be announced June 1st, at the Smoky Mountain Romance Writers conference.

I've just gotten through my first round edits for Blackmailed. They were suprisingly easier than I had imagined they would be. For the most part, I added commas, deleted "thats", and replaced mispelled or missing words. I'm waiting for my editor to see my changes--there was a problem with my plot, and then I'll delve into 2nd rounds.

Samhain has offered me a contract for another book, Seeing Eye Mate. It's only a partial right now so I have to have it to them by July 1! This is a werewolf/psychic erotic I've been working on for the last few weeks.

I am also still working on my proposal for the Samhain anthalogy that is due April 30th.

I'll be doing three upcoming chats-come and join me and some other Samhain authors!
April 20th, Ecataromance 7:30-8:30 CST
April 25th, Novelspotters time is a free for all right now.
May 6th, Samhain List day--time and place TBD

Have a great week!
Annmarie McKenna

Friday, April 07, 2006

I am going to be involved in some upcoming chats. I'll be at Ecataromance on April 20th from 8:30-9:30 pm EST. Join me and a few other Samhain authors!

On April 25th, I'll be at the Novelspotters Chat, times to follow.
And on May 6th I'll be at the Samhain list chat.
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I kind of feel like he looks right now. I spent the day painting my house instead of coming up with the rest of my synopsis for a proposal for Samhain's first anniversary. They are looking for twelve thousand word books that will be put together in an anthology. Only five will be chosen.

On a sad note, my editor has decided to leave Samhain, so I have been shuffled, as have all the rest of her authors, to another editor. I have now started the process of edits-at least, getting it put into the right format. I expect to see the first round any day.

On the flip side, I just found out that Blackmailed took 3rd in the Unpublished Beacon contest. I still have it entered in the Laurie. Finalists for that will be announced April 10th. I've also entered another contest with my erotic paranormal, Seeing Eye Mate. Right now it is the seventh week finalist. Winners will be voted on by the readers April 19th. To view that excerpt go to http://www.rachellechase.com/AnnmarieMcKenna.html