Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Card...

To be given to anyone who looks over the age of 18, stands still long enough, or I don't have to chase too far to tackle. Goes along with the simple, clean lines of my website.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Release date!

August 3, 2009 my first book will be available for purchase at

Here's the SiN Forum thread for you to take a look at.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Calling cards

The idea of a calling card, also known as a visiting card, used during the late 18th and early 19th centuries has always intrigued me. If you wanted to make the acquaintence of someone, you went to their home and left a card.

Of course, just as with our modern day Facebook, Myspace, and emails, there was a very definitive set of rules that went along with the custom. Each folded corner held a different meaning, and the manner that the card was delivered was also noted. Was it presented to the occupant of the home by the card owner or did a servant deliver it? Was the card engraved or printed?

Modern day business cards have their place and serve a purpose, but as an author I am my business. What I want is an easy-to-carry-and-keep, attractive remembrance that will pique the curiosity, compelling the holder to go directly to my website: the cornerstone of my business.

This week, it addition to assembling my product (writing), I will also be designing a calling card. Be sure to follow this blog and you'll be the first to see it.

Are there any customs or rituals that you've introduced into your way of living? I'd love to hear about them.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

GDRWA meeting

This evening I attended my first meeting of the Greater Detroit chapter of the Romance Writers of America. I met many nice women (and one guy), the majority of those in attendance (excluding myself and the other newbies) seem to be knowledgeable in the publishing world. This is excellent! The perfect place for me and the other newbs to learn how to maneuver our way through foreign territory.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Birth of a novel

[microphone in my face] Ms. Gunn, now that everything's set for the release of your first book...the editing, the excerpts, the website, the cover...what are you going to do?

[laughing] Oh, I'm going to Disney World!!

Yeah, that would have been nice. The reality is I took all the amazing energy that came from uploading my gorgeous cover to all the right places and used it to completely clean my house. [shaking head] I cleaned places that haven't seen the light of day in years -- like under the stove! Believe me, that wasn't a discovery that will be finding its way into any upcoming novel. [shrug] Although you really never can tell when something seemingly too mundane, too base, might weave its way in.

If at some point you read about the disgusting gunky, understove buildup in a future book...well, you are in the know as to where that hands-on reasearch came from.

Now to get back to the real way to celebrate the release of my book. Finish the next one!!

Friday, June 12, 2009


OhmyfreakingGOD!! Could this cover be any hotter? Thank you to April Martinez for creating this breathtaking work of art to represent my first book. I about had a heart attack when I opened the email yesterday!!

Be sure to check out the excerpt at to see what's in store for Eve, Samantha, and Roman...the stars of Open Proposal.

And become a follower of this blog for updates on the release date!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Nearly hyperventilating...

I received the first draft of my Open Proposal cover art! Ahhh!! It's gorgeous...lots of smooth, naked flesh...both male and female. [licking lips] Yummy! I'm not going to share it yet, but soon...I promise! Believe me're going to LOVE it!

Each new discovery along this journey simply takes my breath away.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I was recently interviewed by my beautiful friend, Dawn...aka Domestic Witch. Click here to read that interview.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Coming together...

Oooh, that sounds naughty! What I meant was that things with Open Proposal are really shaping up. The excerpt has been added to the Books link at Hope you take a minute to check it out!