Romance, Valentine’s Day, Bah Humbug. Nothing like working at your husband’s flower shop on the “love” holiday to put you out of the romantic mood. Late hours, endless phone calls, desperate boyfriends and spouses trying to get in their last minute order. He’s promised me sushi and wine to keep me going. I happened to look at the newspaper at the shop and saw an article by Sonya Colberg of NewsOK about our own ladies of Romance. (And I’m glad it hasn’t been very long ago that I pointed out the funny videos by Jill Monroe, Gina Showalter and Merline Lovelace.)
So while I’m trying to get myself through another year of frenetic shopping by guys buying for their special honey, you might want to pick up one of the titles from these spinners of the romantic tale and get in the mood yourself. I’ll have to catch up with you when I get these customers moved along.
Jill Monroe commented that more Okie authors are on her blog Author Talk being interviewed and just having a very good time. Go see PC Cast, Sharon Sala, Rachel Vincent, Linda Goodnight and Jordan Dane. Maybe she can get Mel Odom and Sharon Sala to do one together, I saw them on a panel at the Red Dirt Book Festival (or it could have been the OK Poet & Writers in Tulsa or the Oklahoma Library Association conference, the memory is the first to go, I do remember it was a panel and I’m sure I was there) together and they were so funny, in fact they could have sold tickets. I just clicked on the Red Dirt site, and Mel popped right up, straight from 2007.
NewsOK is going to update my wordpress blog and I’m getting a facelift, so after that happens I’m going to fix my blogroll, and categories in a way I think will be more useful. I’m always interested in finding OK Author blogs to blogroll.
I’m a Mel Odom fan and look at his blogs frequently. I’ve noticed he posts many other Oklahoma authors to his blogroll. So here is my attempt to get us looking for those Okie authors and what they have to say about what they’re reading, writing, doing or just opinionating on. I think it’s interesting that more of the SciFi and Romance writers seem willing to get in there and talk to their fans and readers.
Gena Showalter, is hot, hot, hot. Start at her blog. And I just mentioned Showalter and low and behold I find her and Merline, on Merline Lovelace’s website in a Youtube video. (Be patient it takes a while to load).
Jill Monroe, who is also on the video has a blog. Jordan Dane, has a three book series out (which I’m the proud owner of, but haven’t finished yet so you won’t get any information out of me). Here is her myspace page blog.
What’s progressing with C.J. Cherryh?
Christine Rimmer is an incredibly generous author who gave free books to the Oklahoma Department of Libraries for our women correctional institutions. Much appreciated.
So start looking for others to add to this list and I’ll be happy to post them.