San Diego, Blog-o-rama & More

It’s deja vu all over again. The lead up to the launch of THE DRAGON AND THE PEARL is well underway, starting with the official start of the blog tour. Come visit me over at The Romance Dish and learn about the symbolism of the dragon and the pearl in Chinese mythology. You can also win an autographed copy of BUTTERFLY SWORDS to get you ready for DRAGON.

The other tour stops so far are below:

9/13-The Romance Dish–blog and giveaway: The Dragon and the Pearl in Chinese Mythology

9/14-Fresh Fiction–blog and giveaway: She’s got the look–Costuming your characters

9/19-Historical Hearts-interview and giveaway

9/20-Limecello’s blog-blog and giveaway: Tang Dynasty courtesans–High class prostitutes?

9/21-Jo Bourne’s blog-interview and giveaway

10/12-Romancing the Book-Interview and giveaway

10/17-Reader, I Created Him – Interview and giveaway


I’m heading out to San Diego this Friday for a workshop on “Keeping Them Hooked” Saturday morning with the San Diego RWA chapter. This will be my first book signing for THE DRAGON AND THE PEARL and I’m doubly excited because I’ll be the opening act for Barbara Vey from Publishers Weekly who’s the afternoon speaker.

This also brings me back to Southern California for a visit to my family and then my BFF’s wedding the next week. I’ll be in the wedding party as a very round bridesmaid as the twins are growing inside me.


Oh me garshk! Is it that time already. I’ll be drawing for the winners for the first round of the Launch Celebration this Thursday. So far there’s a handful of supporters joining in on Facebook, blogs and Twitter. *blows kisses* Thank you!!

Spread the word for a chance to win books and other cool goodies.

Conference Recordings

I found the website where the RT 2011 conference recordings can be purchased.I participated in three panels at the Romantic Times convention. The recordings are $8 to $15 per session. Or it looks like the entire conference is available for $99.

View all RT11 Conference Recordings

RTB11-649: MARKETING: Promoting Like a Big Name Author When You’re Not One Yet Stephanie Dray, Jeannie Lin

RTB11-704: MULTICULTURAL: The Next Generation Kimberly Kaye Terry, Brenda Jackson, Jeannie Lin, Monique Patterson

RTB11-640: SPECIALTY: Kung-Fu Fighting: The Rise of Action Heroes and Action Scenes Jeannie Lin, Lynn Lorenz, Belinda McBride

Our workshop covered characterization, setup and tension as well as other writing devices used in action scenes. For a great workshop that covered fighting strategy, technique, and mechanics, I attended this workshop presented by James Buchanan and Cynthia Vesper.

RTB11-384: SPECIALTY: Fight Club: Live Demonstration Cynthia Vespia, James Buchanan

Though their presentation included some video and live demos which may not translate to the recording, I feel the content they discussed is worth a listen.