Second Stop on the Book Tour

Dorothy and her team created a new Book Teaser for the book tour. Enjoy!

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Today’s Stop — PUYB Virtual Book Club

The first stop on our Virtual Book Tour is, fittingly enough, Pump Up Your Book’s own Virtual Book Club. I love the Oscar Wilde quote on the top of the page…I certainly feel that way. Drop by and leave a comment or question. Is there anything you’d like to know about Jo and Alistair that you don’t yet?


Miss Priss is willing to answer any and all questions…!

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Virtual Book Tour for The Marvelous Mechanical Man Starts Monday!

M3CoverI’ve had a tour with Pump Up Your Book! before. It’s a lot of fun and hopefully will draw in some new fans. Repasting the schedule here, because I know I have other things to talk about on the main website in the next few days. 😉

Here’s the schedule:

Monday, May 4

Virtual Book Tour Kick Off at PUYB Virtual Book Club

Tuesday, May 5

Book Teaser Feature at YouTube

Wednesday, May 6

First Chapter Reveal at CBY Book Club

Thursday, May 7

Book Feature at Medium


Monday, May 11

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, May 12

Book Review at A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, May 13

Guest Blogging at StoreyBook Reviews

Thursday, May 14

Book Review at Sefina Hawke’s Books


Monday, May 18

Guest Blogging at Sybrina’s Book Blog

Tuesday, May 19

Character Guest Post at As the Page Turns

Wednesday, May 20

Book Feature at A Title Wave

Thursday, May 21

Interview at The Dark Phantom Reviews


Monday, May 25

Guest Blogging at Blogging Authors

Tuesday, May 26

Book Feature at T’s Stuff

(Don’t know what happened, but there wasn’t a feature today…)

Friday, May 29

Book Review at Books for Books


Monday, June 1

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Tuesday, June 2

Interview at Book Cover Junkie

Wednesday, June 3

First Chapter Reveal at I’m Shelf-ish

Thursday, June 4

Interview at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic


Monday, June 8

Guest Blogging at Dear Reader, Love Author

Tuesday, June 9

First Chapter Reveal at Jazzy Book Reviews

Wednesday, June 10

Interview at As the Page Turns

Thursday, June 11

Character Interview at Pimp That Character


Monday, June 15

Interview at My Bookish Pleasures

Tuesday, June 16

Book Review at Ramblings of a Coffee Addict

Wednesday, June 17

Guest Blogging at Sheila’s Guests and Reviews

Thursday, June 18

Interview at Book Publishing Secrets


Monday, June 22

Interview at Self-Publishing Showcase

Tuesday, June 23

First Chapter Review at Literarily Speaking

Friday, June 26

Book Feature at La libreria di Beppe

Drop by and leave a comment on some of the posts. Looking forward to what people think…and what they want explained…lol

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Let’s Face It…

I am not very good at blogging…or self-promotion for that matter. It’s on my To-Do list to get better at it.

But I haven’t been totally neglecting the Chronicles. As a matter of fact, this year’s NaNoWriMo project will hopefully kick off a new series set in the same universe. All your favorite secondary characters are there, seen through a new lens as Fred and Kevin Reilly take the spotlight and work to solve a mystery for Aunt Emily.

I have to admit, it was a lot of fun to write, and so far, the beta responses have been promising. I learned a lot about the characters in my world that Jo never bothered to tell me. 😉

Looking at things from the perspective of a different viewpoint was extremely enlightening. Now, I am not saying the Jo’s stories are done–I have at least a half dozen more in my head…–but this venture will complement and add to the world, expanding on characters and relationships I had never realized existed. Do your characters ever spring things on you like that, writing buddies?

So, look for The Fred Files: The Case of the Counterfeit Confederate coming soonish…(title subject to change…)

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Dublin was Magical…and over a month ago

Time flies when you aren’t really doing anything constructive…but that’s over now. I am gearing up for NaNoWriMo and Book Six of the Chronicles, The Grieving Groom’s Gambit. Things are not all as they seem when Jo and Alistair go to stay with Logan Shaw as the two colleagues consult on their respective automation techniques. And Jo is soon head over heels in the middle of the mayhem.

It should prove a rollicking time for all if we can get it all on paper, as it were. Stay tuned for details!

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“Recent Post” is Relative…

…Since the last post was almost exactly a year ago as I readied for last year’s ArmadilloCon and derailed my life…lol.

No, in a good way.

I noticed the WorldCon table in the Dealer’s Room was talking about Dublin, and I asked my wonderful husband if we could support it. Then I discovered that it was actually set to BE in Dublin this year, and Newell said “We should go.”

After I recovered from the shock, I bought our tickets, and this year has been a whirlwind of reservations and passport applications and so on and so forth…but I am finally going to Ireland!

This has been a dream of mine for more years than I care to count. Dublin, and then a week in London. So excited.

So much to research!

I even got a miniature Jo so that I can put her in some of my pictures:

Mini Jo

I promise LOTS of pictures.

I don’t know why it is that I have always been drawn to Ireland, but after writing two books (so far) set in Dublin past and future, I thought I really should see the present. 😉

I hope to visit some of the places that Alistair and Jo did in The Elderly Earl’s Estate, and I can’t wait for some authentic Shepherd’s Pie!

But now, there are still a page full of things on my To-Do list for ArmadilloCon 41. If you will be in Austin this coming weekend, you should definitely drop by and say hello.

Here’s my schedule:

Saturday, August 3:

10am Game of Thrones Ballroom E
11am Autographing – Saturday 11 AM – 12 NOON Dealers Room
12pm Free Form Poetry Discussion Southpark B
4pm Here Be Dragons Ballroom F
8pm Ghost Stories Ballroom D

Sunday, August 4
1:30pm Author Reading – Rie Sheridan Rose Southpark B


Otherwise, I’ll probably be in the Dealer’s Room. Overseas travel is expensive!

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All Is Ready For ArmadilloCon…

Books have all arrived (well, except for a last minute order that will be here Friday before I need it Saturday night.)

Promo items all put together and ready.

Jo has a new dress for the occasion.

Lots of new things I’ve never had at cons before.

I just keep looking for something else to do, but I think I’ve done all I can… Do you get this way before a convention? Do you GO to conventions?

This is my first, and only, working convention of the year, so I really hope to sell most of the books I’ve got. If I have left over stock, I may try setting up a place to order autographed copies of things directly from me. Would anybody be interested in that option?

Short, but this is mostly just to work off my nerves. 😉

If you are going to be in Austin, Texas this weekend, drop by ArmadilloCon and visit. 🙂


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