Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday Potpourri: BIG NEWS

Add a splash of this and a pinch of that...what do you get? Some Wednesday potpourri.

Today I wanted to mention just a few fantastic things coming up at Inspiration, Ink. For a blog that just launched with the new year, I couldn't be happier with the response we're getting from you, the readers. I truly appreciate the comments and emails I'm getting both here and on my MySpace from Inspiration, Ink. visitors.

As wonderful as our launch month has been, I am positive the month of February is going to be even better. Why? Not only because of the multi-talented roster of authors we have here at Inspiration, Ink., or because of the huge contest we're hosting for Valentine's Day -- but because we've got two powerhouse guests coming up that I am breathless with anticipation to reveal.

Have I got your attention now? :)

First in our February line-up, multi-published Avon author Jenna Petersen (who also writes for their Avon Red line as Jess Michaels), has graciously agreed to guest blog at Inspiration, Ink. on the 11th. What better way to bring in Valentine's Day than with one of America's premiere romance authors. With eleven books in print and two more on the way, Jenna is making a permanent mark on the romance world.

Not only a celebrated author, Jenna spends some of her precious free time running a website dedicated to giving aspiring authors a helping hand in the publishing industry. Receiving over 200,000 hits per month, The Passionate Pen is proudly celebrating its 10th anniversary. Way to go Jenna -- and as a newly published author who used your site as a resource when I was struggling for answers, I say thank you!

The next author to join our blog with a much anticipated interview is one who I've followed religiously since I was a tween sneaking off to read the too-explicit-for-my-curious-eyes works of romantic fiction. In my own personal coup de gras, I am proud to roll out the pink carpet for a phenominal lady who's been on too many best seller lists to count -- Ms. Virginia Henley.

The book that originally hooked me on romance was a Scottish historical called Tempted. The story of a flame-haired hoyden named Valentina Kennedy who is forced into an unwanted union with rival clansman Black Ram Douglas, Tempted was, and remains to this day, my favorite historical romance. Virginia can spin a tale like no other, and I am beyond excited that she's agreed to be our guest on February 18th.

If you could ask her anything, what would you ask her? A shameless ploy for help with my interview questions?? Maybe... Come on, I'm sweatin' here!

Make sure you mark those dates down on your calendars because it's going to get interesting. Until then...I've prepared a little eye candy to inspire your day.

Happy Reading,
Tracy Preston


Devon Matthews said...

Tracy, kudos to you on the guest blogs! This is good stuff! I cut my teeth on Virginia Henley. Can't wait!

Helen Hardt said...

I had no idea this blog was so new! I just visited for the Warrior post. Great job, and I'll definitely visit again!


Mary Ricksen said...

Thanks for the eye candy, new pics to put in my dreams tonite.
Looks like some great blogs ahead!

Unknown said...

well the pirate and the pagan was one of my keepers and rereaders. but boy it is wearing out LOl

Julie Robinson said...

Thanks, Tracy. I'm subscribed now.

And BTW, did I tell you that I just love the rain!!


JennaPetersen said...

Thanks so much for the shout out for Passionate Pen! I'm actually writing my blog for February right now! Can't wait to visit "officially"! :)


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