Nina Bangs and Gerry Bartlett are both excited to be teaching at the Low Country RWA Masterclass week in South Carolina, October 21-27. This is held at a fabulous Victorian mansion on the beach at the Isle of Palms outside of Charleston and there are only three spots left. If interested hit the Low Country RWA website.
Cheryl Bolen is thrilled to announce she has seven Regency-set romances ranked in the Top 75 Regency historicals at Amazon, including three in the Top 10. My Lord Wicked has held steady at Number 2. During August, My Lord Wicked was Number 1 in Hot New Releases, Regency.
Vicky Dreiling sold Japanese translation rights to How to Seduce a Scoundrel, and How to Marry a Duke made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances for 2011.
Delphine Dryden released her ninth novel, The Lamplighter’s Love, this month for Ellora’s Cave. She also celebrated the release of a short in the Cleis Press anthology Girls Who Bite. Del’s big news for the month is signing with Courtney Miller-Callihan of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, a stellar literary agency whose client list includes such names as Dan Brown (The DaVinci Code).
Sophie Jordan (Sharie Kohler) is thrilled to report that she’s an international bestseller! Firelight hit the German’s bestseller list at #13!!! Firelight also made the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults list.
Joan Reeves has started a free subscription newsletter Writing Hacks. Writing Hacks will be emailed every week and will contain tips, shortcuts, tricks, how to instructions, and more with an emphasis on ebooks of course. The signup form is on her blog http://SlingWords.blogspot.com.
Kerrelyn Sparks celebrates her latest release, Sexiest Vampire Alive, with a contest and a book tour. Please check her website (http://www.kerrelynsparks.com) to enter her contest and see where she’ll be signing. To attend the Author Dinner with Kerrelyn, Beverly Jenkins, and Toni Blake on October 25th, please contact Katy Budget Books (281-578-7770) for tickets.
Lynn Lorenz’s second book in her Rougaroux Social Club, her Louisiana bayou werewolf series, Bayou’s End, comes out on Oct. 4th from Loose Id. http://www.looseid. com The first book, Bayou Dreams, was a bestseller at Loose Id and at ARe, staying in the top 10 romance books for two weeks. Also, she has a gay sci-fi novella, Duty Bound, coming out from Amber Quill Press’s Amber Allure imprint, as part of a PAX (buy all 5 novellas and get a 25% discount). Lynn is one of the organizers of the first Gay Literary Romance Retreat, held in New Orleans Oct 16-19th, and she’ll be signing books there and hosting some lucky readers to lunch, breakfast and is also hosting a Cafe Au Lait and Beignet party with several other authors. She’s really looking forward to meeting readers and spending time talking to them about gay romance. This is the month 2012 RT convention announces its panels and workshops and Lynn will be in several panels. One with Belinda McBride—Writing the Future: This Isn’t Your Brother’s Sci-Fi—will be a discussion about where the genre is headed and how to give it a fresh twist. Another panel on craft, Making the Cuts to Strengthen Your Manuscript, a panel discussion with Belinda McBride, ZA Maxfield and Catherine Snodgrass, will discuss various editing methods for producing tight, fast-paced stories. The convention will be held next year in Chicago, in April.