First, and most importantly, I want to announce that our friend, Rhonda Stapleton, has just sold her YA trilogy to Simon & Schuster!!! I am tickled to death. We can say we knew and loved her "when."
Bookends is starting their Erotic Romance contest, closing tomorrow at 9 am.There have been absolutely fabulous entries! What's weird, is I never seem to find Erotic Romance of this high quality when I go searching for it. I'm obviously not looking for it in the right places. I'm going to search harder from now on.
And, shame on me, I didn't write today. For the first time in a long time, I've discovered a new author that I love so much, I am obsessively reading every single book she's ever written.
Phillipa Gregory is amazing.
I can't believe I haven't tried her stuff until now. Her characters are amazing, and the plot is rich with love, passion, betrayal, and (best of all!) spies!
I just wanted to pass on, that Book Lady mentioned that the RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) program is endangered. It gives out 16 million free books a year to the nation's youngest and most at-risk children. Here's what you can do -- and you don't even need to donate money to help.
Finally, to any uninsured people out there (considering somewhere around 1 in 5 people, but I don't remember exact statistics), guess what? CVS and Walgreen's are opening reasonably-priced clinics with nurse practitioners who can write prescriptions. I'm psyched. I hate paying $100 for someone to spend 5 minutes with me to write a little prescription.