This year I’ve decided to remain close to home so my event schedule is minimal and flexible. At the moment, I only have one appearance scheduled — Daddy’s Girls’ Weekend, April 13-15, Mobile, AL — and a few online events in the works.
Am I becoming a hermit? Am I stricken with some unnatural ailment? Am I secretly a spy for the planet Rcaror 9 and have received the long awaited signal that orders me to steal the lint from everyone’s left pocket so that our beloved Queen Musethy may use it to create a comfortable bed upon which she will spawn a horrible demented race of Jethro Tull-worshipping space zombies?
The truth is that I simply want to spend more time at home actually writing and less on the road talking about writing. (Plus that pocket lint isn’t going to collect itself!) Therefore, I’m limiting myself to events/appearances that are within easy driving distance or can be done from the comforts of my writing cocoon.
As always, I’ll update the Events list as they are added to the schedule, and you can always find me Inside the Pod, every Tuesday, with my fellow Ninja Peas, Michelle Ladner and Alexis Lampley.
A new release date for the MAMMOTH BOOK OF GHOST ROMANCE has been announced!
A wonderful collection of stories of supernatural love by Sharon Shinn, Dru Pagliasotti, Caridad Pineiro, Jennifer Estep, Gwyn Cready, Carolyn Crane, Jeannie Holmes, Anna Campbell, Julia London, Christie Ridgway, Holly Lisle and Liz Maverick. In happy-ever-after endings, ghosts come to life so that lovers can be united in the flesh.
I’m honored to be a part of this incredible anthology and included among such tremendous talent. My short story, Seventeen Coppers, is a steampunk-inspired fantasy romance: Ro Vargas is hired to steal a soul but who will save hers?
Release date: August 7, 2012
Publisher: Running Press
Paperback and e-format
Currently available for pre-order through Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and your favorite local indie stores!
Thanks to all who entered the Valentine’s Day contest! I loved seeing everyone’s favorite sappy love songs…and discovering I’m not the only one who falls for them. But I know you’re really interested in knowing who won the signed copies of BLOOD LAW & BLOOD SECRETS, so here we go.
Ruth T and CraftyHope!
Please email your shipping address to contest AT jkholmes DOT com by 11:59PM, Saturday, February 18.
Thanks, again, and I hope everyone had a fabulous Valentine’s Day!
Today is Day 1 of Office Cleaning/Organization Week, which I’ve been putting off for far too long. To make a long story short, I ran across extra copies of both BLOOD LAW and BLOOD SECRETS. Since I don’t have much use for them outside of making lovely paperweights and since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share the love.
So here’s the deal:
1. Leave a comment on this post listing your favorite sappy love song. You know the one’s I mean. The 80′s power ballads. The 70′s peace and love and happy fluffy bunny cloud folk songs. You love ‘em. You hate ‘em. You hate to love ‘em.
2. Contest begins February 13 and ends 12:00AM (midnight) February 15. Winners announced February 16.
3. Two lucky winners will receive signed copies of both BLOOD LAW and BLOOD SECRETS.
4. One entry per person. Winners will be selected at random.
5. Due to the short time frame for this contest, I’m restricting it to US readers only. (Sorry, International Readers! I’ll include you in the next one.)
Have fun and good luck to all!