TGIF: Meet and Greet, Goosebumps and Mergers


Another week under our belts and I hope you have something fun planned, even if it’s lounging around and doing nothing. 🙂

This Saturday consist of a meet and greet with members of my new critiquing group.  My critiquing partner, author J Gavin Allan, and I joined a talented critiquing group, which consists of paranormal, contemporary and fantasy romance writers. I’m excited about collaborating and sharing information.  It should be a great experience because when you’re going for gold in the publishing business, you need all the encouragement and support you can get!  ::: WAVING TO THE LADIES  :::::

Just a couple of items of interest to pass on.

If you’re a fan of best-selling author R.L. Stine, (Goosebumps) or have a teenager or pre-teen in your life who loves him, he will be featured on SiriusXM Radio to celebrate the release of his latest novel, “Red Rain,” and the 20th Anniversary of “Goosebumps.”   I can’t believe it’s been 20 years!  My youngest daughter loved, “Goosebumps.”

SiriusXM’s Author Confidential with R.L. Stine will air Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm and replays on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm and Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm on Book Radio channel 80.  All times are Eastern Standard Time.   

The author is also host of SiriusXM Boo!k Radio beginning Friday, October 26 at 7:00pm ET and continuing through Halloween.  In celebration of the holiday, Boo!k Radio will air radio dramas and classic horror novels continuously. 

Speaking of scary things …

Just when you thought the publishing industry couldn’t get any scarier, something comes along to make you shake your head, and say, “It figures.”  In the midst of the ever-increasing battle between traditional and e-publishing, two traditional publishers are talking merger to no doubt compete and fortify themselves against Amazon, Apple and Google.

Guess who? Random House and Penguin. Hmm …

Some of their blockbuster authors include Dan Brown, Toni Morrison and John Grisham of Random House and Junot Diaz and Patricia Cornwell of Penguin. It will be very interesting to see what transpires if this occurs.

Until Monday, take care and do you.