Congratulations to Johanna, who won the signed copy of The Undead Next Door! Thank you all for the very interesting comments! Please come back next month (the 25th of each month) for another chance at winning a signed book.
I'm going to make this short since I have to admit to being a bit frazzled. I have contest entries to judge, final page proofs to read, the clock running on completing my next full-length book, two interviews and a blog to write, and a speech to polish up that I'm giving next weekend at the Heart of Dixie Readers' Luncheon in Huntsville, Alabama (hope to see some of you there!) And as hectic as all that sounds, it's fairly normal for writers. We tend to live with an ever-constant sensation of impending doom. Why? Good question. Maybe we thrive on drama and conflict. Maybe I'm guilty of poor time management or an inability to tell people 'no.' Or maybe I'm hoping that if I stay really busy no one will realize I have no idea what I'm doing. Whatever the reasons, the underlying cause is basically this: I love books.
I love to read, and that love led me to writing. I love the whole business of books so much that I get swamped. One time I was so engrossed in writing that I got a phone call from the elementary school. School had let out twenty minutes earlier, and I'd forgotten to pick up my daughter! How embarrassing! Luckily, my daughter never held it against me. She understood, because she already loved books, too. Fellow readers understand the addiction... and the consequences. Supper gets burned. You go to work after a measly two hours of sleep.
What crazy thing has happened to you because you couldn't put down a book? Leave a comment and a lucky winner will receive a signed copy of The Undead Next Door. And many thanks to all of you for your support! Vampire Mine has survived three weeks on the bestseller lists!