Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Time to Thank Some Nice People

I've been meaning to do this for a while, but the holiday season has been so stuffed with contests, and just plain stuffed with holiday stuff, that I had to hold off.

I'm not on too many people's radar in the romance or e-book communities. It's understandable. I do a lot of genre-hopping (the curse of a restless imagination), have never developed a series (until recently, for Loose Id), don't have anything in print (aside from Acts of the Saints, which is hardly a happy-happy novel and doesn't fit comfortably into any niche), don't attend conventions, am not part of a group blog or any kind of network, still can't afford a website, and generally suck at schmoozing and self-promotion. That's why, on those rare occasions when somebody does pick me out of the crowd, I'm touched and grateful beyond measure.

So deep, deep thanks to CLARE LONDON, the Dark Pearl Diva whose site is my Links section, for taking the time to send me heartening feedback on Looking for Some Touch. And JEANNE BARRACK, who found me after the release of Plagued (and immediately "got" the hero's name!) She'll be guest-blogging for me after the holidays.

More thanks to author SAGE WHISTLER, who chose Looking for Some Touch as one of her favorite reads of the past month, and RAINE at Joyfully Reviewed, whose enthusiasm for my books has been encouraging and heartwarming. Then there's VICKI, without a doubt the most supportive editor I've ever had.

Last but far from least, I'm enormously grateful to my readers, however silent they may be. And thanks to those of you who've taken the time to enrich this blog with thoughtful and thought-provoking comments.

I wish you all the very best in 2009.


Clare London said...

Ohhh! What a treat to find myself mentioned on line...LOL *am pathetic*.

It was a gorgeous story, I loved the depth of world building which didn't in any way detract or distract from the glorious, sexy, complex characters. And I'm looking forward to MORE in 2009!

Come and join me in January on claredivatoo on LJ (I'll email you the link, shamelss hussy I am) - and I'd be very happy to blog back on yours if you ever needed a filler *blush*.

Have a brilliant holiday - and congratulations on a great year!

K. Z. Snow said...

I'd be honored to join you, Clare. If you're pathetic, I hate to think what that makes me! ;-)

Actually, you deserved every word . . . and then some.