Friday, December 31, 2010
What's everyone else doing? I expect full reports in the Comments section. Chop chop!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
On a more hopeful note, if anyone out there has read HIGHBORN and can spare a few minutes, I'd super-appreciate it if you'd post a review on Amazon. Nothing lengthy or agonizingly in-depth necessary-- just a few lines about whether (or not) you liked it. It's the reviews that will pop it back into noticeability, and right now it sure needs that because it's slipping in the ranks. The Kindle version seems to be holding its own, but the paperback sales could use a boost.
Thanks much, and hey... got your holiday shopping completed yet? :0)
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Our Turkey Day was very nice, spent with family up in Tucson. Unfortunately my Dad has a nasty cold and bowed out, but we dropped off a vat, er, plate of leftovers at his house on our way home last night. As always, while I might fuss and grumble about various things, I also have a lot of excellent stuff to be thankful for, not the least of which is The Husband, The Dad, The Dogs, The Family. Bottom line is that the things that really count have a heartbeat.
Today there's also a little something to be thankful for in the virtual world. Bop on over to DarkRedemption.net and check out the two nice reviews that popped into my email box this morning via Google Alerts. Sweet!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
As you might guess, that didn't happen. And I ran out of milk.
The Husband: "Make sure you eat right while I'm gone."
Me: "I'm supposed to eat?"
The Husband: "I'm going to have someone come by and check on you every day to make sure!"
Me: "If you do that, can't they just bring me stuff?"
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Friday - 11/12
6:00 p.m. -- St. Augustine: Urban fantasy vs. paranormal romance: Whose genre is
it, anyway? J.Butcher, S.Butcher, Knowles, Navarro, D.Summers, Ward
7:00 p.m. -- Copper: Meet the Guests Reception, Ed Bryant, Ringmaster
Saturday - 11/13
10:00 a.m. -- Garden: Reading from HIGHBORN
2:00 p.m. -- Copper: Mass Autographing
Sunday - 11/14
2:00 p.m. -- St. Augustine: Surviving the next Zombie Apocalypse Navarro, Ochse (Husband on a Stick), D.Summers, Bryant
Hope to see you there!
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Today was the second, but the first in a brick & mortar bookstore. This one took place at Hastings in Sierra Vista, Arizona (my hometown), and things went pretty darned well. The Husband (Weston Ochse) signed with me-- he's the extrovert so I drag him to as many events as I can. He's kind of like bait. ::hee:: He was supposed to sign copies of his latest mass market novel, EMPIRE OF SALT, which is sold out in the U.S. It was sold out at Hastings, too, because they put the three copies they had on the table before he got there... and all three were sold well in advance of our arrival. They sold their other six copies earlier in the week.
We stayed a bit longer than or allotted time, just because things were going well. Seven customers left with ten copies of HIGHBORN and plenty of bookmarks and cards with the web page on it. Met some awesome people: Jenn, who runs The Reader's Life blog, Stevan, a Border Patrol Agent, and several others. Several people from work came by-- Dave, Pam, and Laura (who's mentioned in the acknowledgments because she helped with the Spanish in the book). You are all awesome, you rock, and I so much appreciate your support!
Took a few more pictures, just to prove we were there. Check them all out on Picasaweb.
Friday, November 05, 2010
Monday, November 01, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
So check out Fangtastic Books. Then head over to Dark Faerie Tales for some Spooky Legends (I tackle the Bloody Mary urban legend).
And please -- leave comments! Comments are to authors like bread crumbs were to Hansel and Gretel!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
The first three people to review HIGHBORN on Amazon.com will win a free yvonnenavarro.com T-Shirt. My choice based on availability of size and design. So... who wants a T-Shirt? :)
Friday, October 22, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Also, if you look to the right on your screen, there's a brand new link over there where you can see the HIGHBORN cover and read the Prologue as well as a nice chunk of Chapter One. In fact, don't even move your cursor. Just go right here! :)
Comments? Inquiring ears want to hear!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Hey, who hit the fast forward button?! :)
Thursday, October 07, 2010
October 9, 2010 (Saturday)
* 1:00 p.m. - Signing (with Weston Ochse)
* 2:00 p.m. - Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies, Oh My! (Panel with Weston Ochse, Jeff Mariotte, Marsheila Rockwell)
* 4:00 p.m. - Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction (Panel with Sam Sykes, Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, Weston Ochse)
Come visit us!
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Yes, that's a wordy description of a miserable head cold.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
September 3-6, 2010
* Friday - 9/3
7:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremonies
8:00 p.m. - Meet the Pros
9:00 p.m. - Buffy and Crew as Anti-Heroes (panel)
* Saturday - 9/4
1:00 p.m. - Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse (panel)
2:30 p.m. Koffee Klatshe
4:30 p.m. Autograph Session in the Dealers' Room
* Sunday - 9/5
9:00 a.m. - D.I.Y. Media Promotion for Authors
10:00 a.m. - Meet the Guests
1:30 p.m. - Reading from HIGHBORN
* Monday - 9/6
10:00 a.m. - Bite Me, Chew off My Face, But Love Me (panel)
Sunday, August 29, 2010
And I really like the red.
Friday, July 09, 2010
Grab a glass of wine (or an ice cream cone, if it's hot by you) and take a few minutes to settle down for a fun read. Paul Kane, a/k/a Shadow Writer, has generously put up a good-sized excerpt of HIGHBORN on the Guest Writers page of his website. Check it out here: http://www.shadow-writer.co.uk/highborn.htm.
Saturday, April 03, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Wes and I will be at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend. Here's our schedule:
Sat. March 13
2:30 pm Vampires That Don't Sparkle (a horror panel) with Jeff Mariotte and Weston Ochse
Sun. March 14
10:00 am Signing -- Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore tent
2:30 pm Married to an Author with Will Shetterly, Emma Bull, and Weston Ochse.*
*What's that asterisk, you ask? (Of course you asked. Who wouldn't?) Well, last year Wes was scheduled to be at the Book Festival but missed it because of a last minute work-required trip to Romania. We thought we had this all cleared this year. Then Murphy stepped in and decided to send Wes to, you guessed it, Romania again. This time Wes will make it Saturday, so he'll be on the vampire panel. But will he be on the Married to an Author panel with me, his wife, the one to whom he's married? Oh, noooooo.
Oh, YES. Since he's going to be off galavanting around some European country, I've decided to bring myself a Husband On A Stick. Don't know what that means? Think "Jeff Dunham." Still can't figure it out? That's what Google's for. And pictures. Yeah, there will be pictures.
You bet your stick.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Come on-- haven't you always wanted to be in a book? Here's your chance, plus it's for a good cause. Auction proceeds go to Deaf Dane Rescue, Inc. of Oakridge, Oregon.
Come and join the adventure!
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