Monday, February 26, 2007

Awesome Interview John!

I hope you all listened in to John's interview this evening. He did an outstanding job of building interest in his upcoming novels and gave us at L&L Dreamspell one heck of a plug too! THANKS JOHN!!!!


Friday, February 16, 2007

Yeah for Lisa!

I'm working through the PDF file before it goes to the printer, trying to catch as many errors, etc. and I can before sending it back to Lisa. Just got to say, that Lisa is as artistic with the inside of the book, as Linda is with the outside! Great fonts, everything. And when you see it, catch a gander at the scene separaters! Eyes!! Neat! We're getting so close, I can now imagine how excited John and Diana are!!


Monday, February 12, 2007

Dance On His Grave!

I thought I'd share this here with everyone until I can get it uploaded to the L&L Dreamspell website!
This mystery/suspense novel is a real page turner--and it's only the first in Sylvia Dickey Smith's Third Eye Mystery Series.
Once you read this book you'll be dying to read the next, and the next...
Dance On His Grave will be available sometime this May--we'll announce it here or you can sign up for L&L Dreamspell's free update newsletter. Click on the link below to visit our website then sign up today!
Oh, and thanks, Sylvia, for the wonderful compliments on the book cover--I really enjoyed creating it for you!

Dance on his Grave:Cover Art

Oh my, oh my, I've just seen the cover art for my book, and am indeed blown away! Linda--it is magnificient! So much to explore, little details, like the blue flame on the spine of the book, the woman in the shadows--I can hardly wait to see the authentic piece! I'm speechless! You are indeed a master artist!

I feel so humbled.

It isn't on the website yet, but hopefully it will be soon! Can't wait for you all to see it!


Dance on his Grave

Oh my, oh my! I've just seen the cover art Linda designed for me and I am absolutely blown away! Oh my goodness! There is so many neat aspects of the story that she has included that it just boggles my mind! Wow, Linda, you are a marvel. I feel humbled--that's all I can say.


Friday, February 9, 2007

Happy to be on board!

My thanks to everyone at LL Dreamspell for the kind welcome. :-)

I'm excited about this book and excited to be working with LL Dreamspell to get it published.

The Key is a bit of a departure from my usual books--and yet not really. It's filled with peril and there's a romance--it just all takes place I'm reluctant to call it a sci-fi book, though, since its very thin on the science. It is heavy on action and adventure and I hope readers will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. :-)

If you want to know more about me, stop by the Perils of Pauline website. My readers page is loaded with links to articles, my Letters Home and even recipes (by friends and family. I'm not much of a cook!).

In the meantime, I'm....

Perilously yours,

Welcome Pauline B Jones!

L&L Dreamspell is happy to welcome author Pauline B Jones to our team!
We're going to publish her latest project--a sci-fi suspense novel titled "The Key"--we'll keep you posted on when to watch for it's publication date.
Pauline is currently the President of The Final Twist, the Houston chapter of Sisters in Crime, and she's also the Vice President of EPIC, the electronic publishing group.
Welcome to the author team blog--post when you have a chance!

Sunday, February 4, 2007

ARCS, Posters, and Shootin' Guns

Yesterday, Linda showed me the Advanced Review Copies she's made for both my novel, Ninth Lord of the Night and for John Foxjohn's novel Journey of the Spirit. Once again, I'm impressed with quality of the books that L&L Dreamspell produce, as well as the attention to detail that both Linda and Lisa give our work. Not only is the bookcover designed specifically for the story, so is the interior layout!!!! Lisa told me she poured over font after font, until she found just the right one.

Linda also gave me a poster she made of my book cover. It's beautiful. It's 12" x 18" and is the perfect size for display. I put it on my wall this morning and I'm looking at it while I write. (And, no, it's not just stuck up there with pushpins!) That poster is the realization not only of dreams coming true, but also of hopes for the future.

Yesterday, my local Sisters in Crime chapter met in Waller, Texas. We had two really wonderful speakers, one an expert marksman and the other a police officer. "Police officer" doesn't really do this man justice as he, like John, has worn many different hats in the law enforcement field. Both speakers were excellent, but as the law enforcement officer continued speaking, I began getting very nervous. This man, this hero, who stood between me and the bad guy wasn't talking fiction - this was his world, my world, and he was describing real life.

At the shooting range, I wimped out and refused to fire a weapon. I was okay with the "dry firing" but when it came to shooting a live round, I just couldn't do it. Handguns weren't created for precision shooting, they were designed to kill . . . people. A very sobering thought. I abhor blood sports. And, to me firearms are symbolic of all the elements in our society that are cruel and disgusting.

Because we do live in the world we live in, I'm absolutely behind our right to own and carry firearms. This can be a bad world and we need to be able to protect ourselves. I've talked to my husband about my newly acquired phobia and he's promised to take me back to the firing range. After all, we DO live in Texas. And, I DO write about murderers and bad guys.