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#ThrowbackThursday The Very First Book Signing & Thanks

It’s not possible to talk about reaching the ONE MILLION BOOKS SOLD mark (still can’t get over it) without talking about the very first one as well as some people who have been so very very instrumental in giving me the opportunity to write for you!

First of all, a big thank you to the fabulous Fern Michaels who took the time to read my first works and put me in touch with her editor. Her advice and support was invaluable in my deciding I might actually be able to write.

Another big thank you to the late Gwynne Foster who I sat with at one meeting and basically told me, “What are you waiting for! Just send it to them!” I did and got a call just a few weeks later from my very first editor, Diane Stockwell. It was such a pleasure working with her on the Encanto line and if it wasn’t for her support (and buying my very first book).

Things don’t always go smoothly in the publishing world and when Encanto disappeared, it took me a few years to sell another book. This time it was to the awesome Stacy Boyd who always brought out the best in my writing and who has been a wonderful advocate at Harlequin. Thank you, Stacy.

There have been many many other people and I don’t want them to feel left out, but I’ll share more thanks in the future (since I really really really want to milk this moment – LOL!).

To end today’s Throwback Thursday, here is a photo from my very first signing in Menlo Park Mall.
samMeFirstsigning

Sexy Men of Summer

It’s October and a girl’s thoughts turn to…BASEBALL! Again. Tuning it to watch all the playoff games and appreciating all those fine-looking men. Also working on edits to my baseball romance, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR. This contemporary romance had been acquired by Kensington Publishing many years ago and now that I’ve got my rights back, I’m ready to re-release it!

So with all these fine-looking men of summer, it’s tough to choose just one for today! Because of that, I’m sending you to Cosmopolitan for their choices for the 9 sexiest men on the ball field. You can click here or copy and paste this link:

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/celebrity/exclusive/hottest-baseball-players-roundup-spring-2011

I’ll forgive them for leaving off David Wright, Chase Utley, Cliff Lee and others, but they did provide some nice eye candy I had not known about before.

Remember that today starts THE LOST blog tour. Drop by and leave comments at each blog for a chance to win a LOST T-shirt and a copy of the e-book for ROOKIE OF THE YEAR when it’s released. We will be picking a winner at every blog.