Butterfly Swords en Espanol

Slowly recovering from RWA and other things…

Fun news — Butterfly Swords has been translated into Spanish and is now available as El vuelo de las mariposas (The Flight of the Butterflies). Which totally makes me curious about how the prose translates over! Maybe I need to enlist a former student to read the Spanish version.

I need to look up how to do international versions of my website now like the way Courtney Milan does it.


RWA was fun, but completely exhausting. I was notoriously bad at taking notes, taking pictures, taking prisoners at RWA this year so no cool report from me.

Just the highlights:

  • Went to the librarian luncheon for the first time. It was fun sitting with librarians from NYC and Barbara Vey as well as meeting up with booksellers and librarians during the networking hour. And I actually knew some faces so I wasn’t wandering around like a lost duckling like last year.
  • My first RWA signing. It’s something you dream of an aspiring author and there I was! Some very nice readers and bloggers came by to say hi. Also with Harlequin editors stopping by and RTC folk looking for buttons as well as Ruby Slipper scavenger hunters, I didn’t look so lonely.
  • Had a great lunch with Sabrina Jeffries and Miranda Neville at Sardi’s. Sabrina was intelligent, fun, and so knowledgeable and it was a great time just to eat and chat. We got a little preview of her Numbers talk since I was going to miss it for the Harlequin Historical tea.
  • The pinnacle of course was meeting my agent, Gail Fortune, face to face. As I was getting dressed for the Harlequin party, I told my roomies I felt like Cinderella going to meet my fairy godmother. 🙂


Countdown to RWA 2011

I’ve been so busy, I haven’t even had time to wax sentimental this time around. Oh time, he waits for no one.

I’m coming off of a workshop and impromptu book signing this week and running headlong into last minute preparations for RWA. This year will be my first signing at the annual RWA literacy autographing and I’m definitely excited about it. There are 500 authors signing so I’m sure it will be fabulous. Hopefully a few people will come by to see me and say hello.

I’ve also designed a new series of RTCs for THE DRAGON AND THE PEARL for RWA and Dragon*Con:


I am SO in love with the new cover as well as the cards. *googly eyes* The images on the back sides are used with permission from www.chineseclothingonline.com in return for the free advertising so if you’re dying to get your own suit of ancient Chinese armor or a beautiful flowing hanfu, check them out. I’ve ordered two outfits from them and they’re absolutely gorgeous.

I’ll be giving details on how to get these cards in my newsletter coming out this Wednesday in case you’re not going to either conference. If you are going to RWA, keep an eye out in the goody room or you can also look for me Tuesday night at the signing.