Monday, September 10, 2007

Catching Up - Pump Up Virtual Book Tours - and Change in Vacation Plans

It's been awhile since I posted about personal stuff what with the tours going on, but I've got a few minutes to catch you all up on what's going on in my neck of the woods.

Before I get into the personal stuff, I have to say that Pump Up Your Book Promotion is going fantastically. I've just hired Cheryl Malandrinos of The Book Connection to help me with tours because it's gotten crazy! She's a marvelous person to work with and I know she's going to do just fine.

I signed up an interesting fellow the other day named Dennis N. Griffin ( . He's so interesting! He wrote a book about organized crime called CULOTTA - THE LIFE OF A CHICAGO CRIMINAL (Hunting Press, July '07). His publisher is sending out books to me to hand out to blog hosts (incidentally, if anyone wants to interview him on your blog, leave me a comment below and I'll get back with you) and I can't wait to get them to read myself! The story is, he's an investigator who wrote a book about this Mafia person, Frank Cullotta, and the crazy part is, now Frank is one of his business partners! I can't wait to see how that happened. Dennis will be touring in November so keep checking for his virtual book tour page. Quite an exciting client, to say the least.

I also signed up a great interracial erotic romance author by the name of Nadia Aiden ( who wrote the book ENTHRALLED: ARES & CANDACE: THE DIVINE SERIES - BOOK ONE (iUniverse, Sept. '07). I'm seeing Nadia come up on a lot of google alerts so already she's out there promoting...a major kudos for Nadia! She will be touring in October.

I also just signed up Nicola Beaumont (, a great regency romance author who wrote the book THE RESURRECTION OF LADY SOMERSET (Wild Rose Press, Sept. '07).

So, we're looking at a full lineup in October with the following authors:

Mayra Calvani
Shobhan Bantwal
Steven M. Reilly
Nicola Beaumont
PG Forte
L. Diane Wolfe
Nadia Aidan

And two more authors are pending.

Busy, busy.

On the home front, I think I've given up on finding another house. Why don't people like dogs, I ask you? Of course, I see their reasoning, but they're good doggies! Ah well...the search is still on.

The California trip has been postponed to the spring. Lots of reasons and I'm wondering if one of them isn't psychological being as it will be a trip back in time and I'm wondering if I'm ready for it.

Anyway, instead, we're going back to the Smokies the third week of October! Now, you all KNOW how much I love the Smokies and would LOVE to live there, so this will be a great trip. Just have to find the cabin of our dreams which is on the agenda tonight before I go to bed.

I guess that's all I have to report for now....y'all be good, now, ya hear?


  1. I hope you do go on your California trip. It is something that I think you really want and need to do. As to your trip to the Smokies, we are also going on a trip to a place that is a favorite of mine although I've only been there once. Annie & I went to Hawaii for our 30th anniversary ten years ago. Now Pat and I are going to Maui the last week in October for her first trip there ever and only my second one. She doesn't like to fly so is stretching herself to go but I am sure she will enjoy it. It is a magical place.

  2. Congrats on the huge success of your promotion business! That is soooo fabulous!!!

    And October in the Smokies sounds like a good choice. Spring will be a great time for California - especially coming out of winter. We're hoping to make it down there sometime in the spring - wouldn't it be cool to hook up?

  3. Dick, I BET Hawaii is a magical place! Never been of the few places I haven't been and it sounds positively dreamy. You and Pat are going to have so much fun!

  4. Omg, Kathy...I would love to meet up! I would say probably the end of April?

  5. Wow, you have so many exciting things going on. All I'm doing is giving away free hugs this week - LOL! {{hugs}}


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