I’m interviewing author Julie James at the Lady Jane’s Salon in Naperville IL, in conjunction with her new release “Love Irresistibly” which I did love. I’m not sure what questions I’ll be asking her (so if you have any ideas, let me know). But we would love to have you attend. It is as Le Chocolat du Bouchard and I’ve been informed there will be a bookseller there to sell James’ books to you if you haven’t already purchased them already.
This is an extension of the Save the Contemporary campaign that Sarah Wendell of SmartBitches and I started about four years ago. It’s hard to believe that there were almost no contemporary romances being published at that time and that we were begging people to buy contemporaries because we loved them so much and wanted to see more published.
My how the market has changed. I feel like we need to start a “Save the Historical” site now.
Here are the deets (April 2):
2nd Floor (aka The Loft)
129 South Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540
7:00 – 9:00 pm
I lost access to some books after Fictionwise closed despite the promise that B&N would transfer all of them to my B&N account. The truth was that many did not make the transfer. As more cases of fair use and first sale go up to the Supreme Court, one of the issues that the higher court will have to deal with is the fairness to the consumer. Booki.sh Blog
“Using single words to describe actions and objects quickly brings them to mind. When someone “stabs” a straw into their drink we see it, but “pokes swiftly” is not so clear. When a person “meanders” it is more accurate than “walking slowly”. A man whose foot is described as a “hoof” is much more vivid that having “gnarled toes and sole”.”
It’s a long, kind of disparate read but worthwhile. Buffer