Sunday, November 28, 2010

Photo Extravaganza!

Okay, maybe extravaganza is a bit overboard, but I did upload a bunch of new photos of the Danes and Thanksgiving. Check them out on my Facebook page. :0)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Post Turkey Day

I know I promised a report and pictures from TusCon 37, but that's going to have to wait in favor of trying to catch up on some other stuff (like writing, proposals, bill (ugh) paying, etc.). We are going to take a bit of time off today and go see SKYLINE, so that should be fun. We always see previews for fantastic-looking movies and say, "We've GOT to get to the theater and see that one on the big screen [because of the special effects]!" but we never seem to find the time. This time WE MEAN IT, darn it!

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

Unsupervised in November!

Yes. The Husband has foolishly left me alone again. This time he's gone 9-freaking-thousand (yes, THOUSAND) miles away, crossing an ocean to flit around some European country on the underside of Russia. One of the conversations we had before he left went like this:

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?"

As you might guess, that didn't happen. And I ran out of milk.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

FREE HIGHBORN!

Or at least 30 pages of it. Interested? Then take yourself on over to this page on POCKET AFTER DARK. Read it. Rate it. Speak your mind. :0)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

TusCon 37 Schedule - 11/12-14/10

Nope, I didn't forget. The Husband has run off to Europe and left me unsupervised, so I spent the day eating Blue Bell Moo-lennium Ice Cream. Okay, not really (although I did eat about a scoop)-- in reality I spent the day working my toosh off at various household chores, scrubbing Great Danes and getting stuff ready for this weekend. Speaking of this weekend, it's TusCon 37 in Tucson, Arizona! Here's my schedule, and by the way: I'm bringing Goblin and Ghost, so here's your chance to meet two of the three Bee-Gs. Wild Woman Ghoulie gets to stay in a doggie hotel since I can't handle her and the other two by myself, and I think she'd be kind of overwhelmed to be around so many strangers. And oh, the fine and chewable things that would be in that hotel room while I am on panels!

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

Post-Signing: Hastings Bookstore

I did a table signing with Mysterious Galaxy at RinCon in mid-October, before HIGHBORN was released. Maryelizabaeth, the owner, had put a lot of effort into getting copies for the convention. Literally that was the first HIGHBORN book signing.

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.
From Highborn

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!

From Highborn

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

Halloween Fun!

Come on over to my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1350792301#!/yvonne.navarro.001 for some uh, interesting Halloween party pictures.

And, of course, you don't want to miss our 2010 introduction of the Bee-Gs. Really, you don't.

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