May 6th, 2013
I just got back from the OWFI conference in Oklahoma City. This was the first conference I attended as a Published Author! Woohoo! I sold a few copies of my book, handed out many business cards and bookmarks, attended a dozen interesting workshops and got my muse fired-up again. I sat down and thought through all of my story ideas and drew up a plan to get these books written and in the hands of readers over the next few years. Passion’s Race - which is available in e-book and paperback - will now be book 1 out of 4. Think of this as the ‘Passion’s’ series. I’m currently working on Mike Dawson’s story, and have Kate Brook’s story and Passion’s Promise (book 4) started.
Mystical Connections, will be book 1 of 3, and we’ll call this the ‘Mystical’ series. (I’d like to have MC ready for readers by summer!) I want to revisit my first MS, The Chase is Over, book 1 of another 3 book series. It needs editing and updating, but I’m thinking I can have that done by the beginning of next year. And the plotline for Heart’s Reunion, book 1 of the ‘Heart’ series - a 3 book series I’ve been brewing in my head - pushed its way to the forefront, showing me it’s almost ready to be written.
Sisters Of Spirit, the anthology written with my friends, is already available, and we’re in the discussion stages to write several more anthologies together! I know it sounds like an aggressive schedule, but I’m excited about it. My goals have now been set for the rest of 2013 through 2016. Lots of work to do, many characters to bring to life, but my heart beats with anticipation that the next few years are going to be awesome.
This week, I’ll be updating my website and sending out a newsletter, so keep your eyes peeled. More news heading your way.
By the way, if you’ve read Passion’s Race and/or Sisters Of Spirit, please go to your favorite e-retailer and write a short review. Feedback from our readers will help make the next book something you’ll want to read. Wishing you a marvelous month of May …
Until next time, Hugs - Christine
March 26th, 2013
The last two weeks have been an emotional roller coaster. We welcomed our first grandbaby twelve days ago! Three days later we lost my twenty-four year old niece. The morning after I flew back from the funeral, I woke up with a terrible cold/flu - thank goodness it only lasted a few days, but talk about feeling crappy! Then Spring dumps over ten inches of snow on us. It sure is beautiful, but it makes me want to hunker in, curled up in front of the fire.
But - I have a newsletter to finish, a contest to judge, and I desperately need to get back to my creative space to work on Mike Dawson’s story!
So, I drag myself out of bed yesterday morning, and the first thing I do is check email, then pull up the amazon site to check the rankings of Passion’s Race and Sisters Of Spirit - and what do I see? Passion’s Race is now available in PAPERBACK!!! Can you imagine the thrill as I did the Snoopy dance around my office?
Such mixed emotions, the highs and lows of life coming together in an odd blend of events! I tell myself to take a deep breath, to be thankful for the wonders of life, to cherish the memories of Jamie, and to celebrate one more step on my publication journey!
Breathe with me, won’t you? Until next time, hugs - Christine
January 16th, 2013
Passion’s Race - Business woman turned pro triathlete risks everything even her life to prove her worth. Get your copy today: http://tinyurl.com/bwyox3s - Kindle; http://tinyurl.com/d3h5yxs - All romance ebooks; http://tinyurl.com/ck55cb2 - Bookstrands; http://tinyurl.com/ck174kf - Lachesis Publishing, also available at iBook Store.
Sisters of Spirit, the anthology. Four friends … universally connected … a hidden cove … their path to Destiny! Get your copy today: http://tinyurl.com/anaqfjc - Kindle; http://tinyurl.com/bcpndla - Lachesis Publishing; also available at iBook Store.
Passion’s Race will be featured during a live radio interview on Guam’s Newstalk K57 tonight (My time) - 2:30pm tomorrow on Guam! Hafa Adai.
Until next time. Hugs, Christine
January 10th, 2013
January 10, 2013, another magical day. Sisters of Spirit, written with NYT Best-selling author Annette Blair, me, and introducing Lynn Jenssen and Jeanine Duval Spikes is now availalbe on Amazon.com, Bookstrands.com, and of course, our publishers website, lachesispublishing.com!
Four friends - Universally connected - A hidden cove - their path to Destiny!
Writing this with three of my good friends was a blast. We sat at the table together, the creative energy swirling. Each story is unique, but they all tie together through the sisters. We bounced thoughts off each other, laughed and cried through several shared scenes, and then the silence would descend and we would work quietly for hours.
If you’re looking for four great reads under one cover, Sisters of Spirit is a must read!
Until next time. Enjoy!
December 20th, 2012
Passion’s Race is now available - official release date 12/18/12. Pre-released 12/12/12! Available at Amazon.com, iBook store, and Lachesis Publishing, get your copy today!
I’m doing the Snoopy dance and sharing with all my friends on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and I’d ask you to do the same. Spread the word, share the news, read a great story. Passion’s Race is about a business woman turned pro triathlete, who risks everything, even her life, to prove her worth.
Need a great Christmas gift? If they have an e-reader, buy Passion’s Race today. It’s a story written with “heart” and I’m sure you and they will love it.
Other exciting news: Sisters of Spirit - the anthology will be available 1/10/13! Four friends - Universally connected - A hidden cove - The path to Destiny. Four stories written by NYT Bestselling author, Annette Blair, with Lynn Jenssen, Jeanine Duval Spikes, and Christine Mazurk!
Happy Holidays!! And may 2013 be even better than 2012, which has been an awesome year!
Until next time, Hugs - Christine
September 11th, 2012
We all remember exactly where we were 11 years ago, and the fear we felt as we watched the horror unfold. John and I lived in Guam then, and had just gone to bed (we were 15 hours ahead of EST). The phone rang, our son calling to tell us to turn on CNN, babbling about a plane striking the World Trade Center. We turned on the TV and sat up all night, watching the insanity of the attacks.
We had friends in NY. Were they anywhere near the Trade Centers? Were they traveling? Were they safe? We made phone calls trying to locate them, but couldn’t get through. We were numb with disbelief! When the first tower fell, our shock turned to heartbreak, the tears erupting. (I think I cried for weeks.) How could this happen? Who would do this?
All of those innocent lives lost for an act of hate. It is so senseless, for what does anyone gain? I wish we could all just get along. Peace and happiness are so much richer than death and destruction.
My heart still goes out to the families who lost loved ones that day. From the World Trade Centers to the Pentagon to the travelers on those planes - in memory! May God Bless you for you did not deserve to die.