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Arizona Dreamin’ 2012

I spoke at Arizona Dreamin’ 2012 last Saturday, and let me tell you, Kris Tualla and her team put together a a day rich in activity and interest for readers of all kinds of romance.

First there was the “speed dating” hour, where all the authors got three minutes to share what they write with small groups of readers. Then readers got to visit in small groups with the authors of their choice. Many authors gave away books and chocolate. Lots of chocolate! ๐Ÿ™‚ There was also an onsite store hosted by Dog Eared Pages.

At dinner (which was delicious) several cover worthy young men competed for theย  Man of Our Dreams title with a great deal of good humor, and afterward they posed for pictures along with cover model Jimmy Thomas. (I had a chance to chat with Jimmy when he signed a poster of the cover for WITH HEART TO HEAR. He’s a really nice guy, and he’s planning a store for authors to list their books for sale on his site.) Donations for the photos went to benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Arizona chapter.

Everyone I talked to had a great time, and Arizona Dreamin’ 2013 is going to be bigger and better than ever. Make sure you bookmark the website and friend them on facebook so you get the updates.

UPDATE: If you have had trouble finding WITH HEART TO HEAR on Smashwords to use the coupon I handed out at Arizona Dreamin’, please make sure you have the adult filter turned off.


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Arizona Dreamin’ Is Almost Here!

Next month on June 2nd, I’ll be speaking at Phoenix’s only romance reader event, Arizona Dreamin’ This popular event gives readers a chance to chat with their favorite authors in scheduled groups and over dinner. And if you’ve ever thought of writing your own romance novel, two editors, Gail Delaney of Desert Breeze Publishing, and Lea Ann Finley, Senior Editor of Decadent Publishing will give a presentation about e-publishing, and will be taking pitches. Also attending will be Jimmy Thomas, a #1 cover model, and host of the Man of Our Dreams pageant during dinner.

On Saturday I’ll draw from those who leave comments to this post for a free ticket to Arizona Dreamin’. Tell us about how you enjoyed going to the event last year, what the man of your dreams would be like, or even what else you’d like me to talk about on this blog.ย  You can even just say, “Hi!” Just leave a comment and I’ll put your name in the hat. ๐Ÿ™‚



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