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#ThrowbackThursday Mr. Met and Me!

A year that promised to be so much turned into an injury-prone nightmare for us Mets fans and the team. It’s hard to believe just how many players went out with serious injuries almost before the season got started. Oh well. There is always next year!

So here I am with Mr. Met. He was at one of local bank branches and I couldn’t resist getting a photo with him. I hope Mrs. Met doesn’t get jealous.

#WriteWed Thank you!

I can’t say this enough, but one of the best things about being a writer is getting to meet all of you. I love going to conferences and events and getting to spend time with you. It’s totally awesome. I love hearing from you on the comments and in e-mails.

So this Write Wednesday, all I’ve got is a big THANK YOU! for your support. THANK YOU for taking the time to reach out to me. THANK YOU for the reviews because they really really really do help.

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#WriteWed Meeting You is inspiring!

I’ve just set up a meet and greet with a young lady and fan who I was lucky enough to meet on Facebook. I’m excited about getting time to chat with her.

I was recently in Kansas City for business, but was able to have breakfast with two of my buddies from the reader/writer world.

I love getting to meet you guys! It’s one of the most exciting and fun things about being a writer. I’m hoping that this year we’ll be able to meet up at one of the events I’ll be attending. Here’s a quick list of them so far:

Liberty States Fiction Writers Create Something Magical Conference – March 21 and 22, Iselin, NJ

RWA National Conference – July 22-25 New York City, NY

RomCon Conference – September 25-27, Denver, CO – You can purchase a ticket to sit at lunch with me and everyone who sits with me will be mailed a special swag gift worth at least $25 after the convention.

Midwestern Book Lovers Conference – October 22-25, Minneapolis, MN. Excited about this one since I get to stay in the Mall of America. It’s on my bucket list.

Philly Author Fest – November 14, King of Prussia, PA

If you’ll be at any of these conferences, please let me know ahead of time so we can plan some time together!

Here’s a photo of some of my dear friends at RT 2013. We got to see each other and had a lovely time just hanging out.
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RT Book Reviews Convention Photos

As promised, I’m sharing some photos with you! It was so much fun getting to meet some of you at the conference. I really appreciate you coming by to talk with me and share some time.

To me, that’s the best thing about being a writer – getting to meet you! So here are those photos, including some with those of you who were so kind to drop by.


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Guilty Pleasures Monday – David Villa

Besides watching my daughter play soccer for many years, my one real experience with viewing a match was several years ago when we had the opportunity to be in Rome for Holy Week. The Rome team was playing a team from Great Britain. Fans were in the streets everywhere, sporting their colors. The match was sold out, so we decided to buy chips, soda and some wine and go back to our lovely hotel room to spend the night watching the match.

It began and then it didn’t stop. None of the commercial breaks or big half time shows we were used to seeing with football or even baseball. Ninety minutes later, the show was over and we still had an entire night ahead of us. So we left our room and returned to exploring the streets of Rome.

The next day, since there had been some altercations in the stands, we were treated to the site of various fans sporting shiners, slings and assorted cuts and bruises.

Quite an experience and we did enjoy watching the game. I guess what makes me think about that game is the advent of the World Cup and all the hype. Like many Americans, I have little interest in the game, although I will watch the highlights to see which country won what match. But thankfully, all the hype has helped me select this week’s Guilty Pleasure Monday! What do you all think of Spanish soccer player David Villa? I think he’s kind of hot and I understand he’s quite a good footballer.

Photo Credit:  1000 Goals.com

If you’re in the mood to talk about demons and monsters today, take a moment to drop by the Danger Women Writing blog where I’ll be posting about various creatures of the night.

Fun Friday – RT Convention Photos!

As you may recall, I was hard at work last week at the RT BookReviews Convention. Met lots of friends and fellow authors. I want to thank all of you who came to visit during the conference and at the book fair. It was awesome to get to meet you face-to-face.

It was also great to premiere the next book in the SINS series – STRONGER THAN SIN! I’ve got the covers and some excerpts for you.

STRONGER THAN SIN a paranormal romance by Caridad Pineiro Back Cover STRONGER THAN SIN

If you haven’t been to RT, it’s quite an event. Dozens of wonderful panels as well as some great balls and mixers. It’s in Los Angeles next year and I’m already excited about going.

Wanted to share some photos with you from the convention! If you can’t see the slideshow below, you can also click on this link to my Facebook page or cut and paste this link into your browser.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2058425&id=1130005412&l=d1363d1735

Patrick Swayze and Alpha Heroes

Patrick Swayze and his wife, Lisa Niemi on the red carpet at the 1989 Academy Awards, March 29, 1989. This file is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License by ROSSRSToday is normally Tip Tuesday and yet it’s hard when one of the icons of my generation has left us. So many of us grew up with Patrick Swayze and delighted in his many films. He played alpha heroes in so many of them. Strong. Conflicted. A loner. And yet like the alpha hero prototype, he was able to find happiness when he encountered a woman strong enough to stand by his side.

He seemed to be that way in real life as well. Strong. Compassionate. He had a life mate – his wife – who was by his side as in the picture I’ve chosen. I’ll remember him as a hero from his movies and his fight against cancer.

My first encounter with Patrick was in RED DAWN. Every time he came on screen my eyes pulled away to him. Then came NORTH AND SOUTH and I was a goner.

Like many, though, it was DIRTY DANCING that cemented my fandom. Who couldn’t love Johnny. “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Standing up for his love. Sigh . . .

A few years ago I went with my daughter to see DIRTY DANCING HAVANA NIGHTS. When Swayze came on the screen, the crowd in the theatre cheered and began to clap. A testimony to his enduring place in people’s hearts.

Sadly, he is gone but he will be long remembered by his many fans and by the generations to come who will continue to delight in his films.