Friday, January 8, 2010

Two Exciting Guests Next Week

Very exciting news! Next week my writer buddies Sharon Lathan and Cheryl Brooks will be coming by for a visit. Sharon is the author of a popular Darcy sequel series, the latest of which, My Darling Mr. Darcy, came out this month. Cheryl is the Cat Master, author of the Cat Star Chronicles series. Her fifth book, Fugitive, is now on shelves! Both gals are my good friends and we had a lot of fun preparing our interviews.

Come by on Wednesday to visit with Sharon and Thursday for Cheryl. In addition to their writing careers, these lovely ladies have something else in common—both are nurses who work the overnight shift. Sharon is in the neonatal intensive care unit and Cheryl in the ICU. The three of us share a common bond of juggling full-time jobs, families and this book writing gig that has taken over our lives! I hope you'll come by and welcome Sharon and Cheryl to the blog!

I want to take a second to thank Friend of the Blog (FOB) Mary G. for unearthing a bunch of "best of 2009" reader lists that include my name or that of one of my books. Lots of authors aim to land on the NY Times bestseller list, but this newbie author is very, very pleased to have satisfied readers singling her out as among their favorites. So, to all of you who included me on one of your lists, I say thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. Nothing pleases and humbles me more than satisfied readers.


Judy F said...

congrats Marie. Well deserved

Mary G said...

Thanks for the nod. You're a sweetheart. I swear I don't go looking for these. You're just popping up everywhere. Here is a new one from The World According to Books blog from Jan 1.
My Top Ten reads

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Daring the Moon by Sherrill Quinn
Love at First Flight by Marie Force
Tallchief by Dinah McCall (Sharon Sala)
The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn
While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky
Highland Captive by Hannah Howell
Trial by Fire by Jo Davis
Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs
Simple Wishes by Lisa Dale

The numbers would not copy & paste but she said "in no particular order. Went to the Toronto Chapter of RWA today. The speaker says "word of mouth" works. Lucky I have a big mouth. ((hugs))

Marie Force said...

Thanks Judy and Mary, I LOVE your big mouth! Keep talking, sister! I so appreciate all your help and thanks for the heads up on another fabulous list! Me? WIth Susan Wiggs, Hannah Howell, Diana Gabaldon? WOW! How thrilling!