Greetings from the RomanceWriters of America conference, Anaheim, CA!
If you only knew the hoops we've jumped to get to blog here this week. Misinformation from a hotel employee. Several wrong choices made on the t.v. in order to get Internet connection, which resulted in porn pictures displayed on the t.v. Ack!!! (You'd understand if you knew me.) Finally being able to blog, only to notice today there was a High-Speed Internet access card with directions propped on the desk in our room. (smacks head!) And feeling tremors underfoot.
What a difference a morning makes. Lesia and I are chalking this experience up to one more ditzy thing we've done here. LOL!
I'm having a great time though, no matter how badly my brain may be working. I spent all day yesterday at my beloved Beau Monde Historical Conference and learned amazing things I didn't know about the Regency era. I've seen lots of friends I communicate with via Facebook and Twitter, not to mention the different loops I frequently hear from. And, of course, there are those sightings of authors you recognize from the books they write. ;)
Today, however is a GREAT day of celebration and appreciation for me!! My new website is going live, folks. Yes, the day has arrived!!! My darling youngest daughter has created a new website for me, targeted toward the Regency era and the books I've signed for, DUKE BY DAY, ROGUE BY NIGHT and THE ROGUE'S PRIZE at Crimson Romance.
So stop by my website: http://www.katherinebone.com/ and take a look to see what a blessing my daughter has been to me. I hope you LOVE it as much as I do!
In the meantime, I'm meeting with an agent today, Chelsea Gilmore, Maria Carvainis Agency. Even though she's not been acting as my agent, Chelsea is the real reason DUKE BY DAY, ROGUE BY NIGHT found a home at Crimson Romance. Her guidance and input into the book made it better through and through. I owe her a debt of gratitude and want to thank her publicly for everything she's done for me.
There's another agent I want to thank, Cheryl Ferguson. Her call came to me at a time when I had hit rock bottom. The two hour conversation we had lifted me from the abyss and gave me the confidence to keep going. Just a few weeks later, I got the offer from Crimson Romance on DUKE BY DAY.
God puts those in our path who will carry us through the sand. We may never see them or know their purpose. But we shall surely feel the lightening of the load we carry.
I'm thankful for so many things today, family, friendships, good health and a step into forging a career in writing. I hope you'll check out my website today. DD#2 will be loading today. This is her final project for this Graphic Design semester. Make sure to let her know what you think.