Friday, July 13, 2012

Lucky 13

Happy Friday the 13th!

As some of you already know (see Magical Musings post on the subject), I've always considered this to be a lucky day...and I hope that proves true for you, too!

This awesome book photo on the left comes courtesy of the wonderful Jill Thomas, who sent me a snapshot of her vacation reading stack. So honored to be in this literary company!!

This week has been a busy one...half the summer has flitted by and I'm only just beginning to believe it's actually BBQ season. Summertime events -- both online and off -- have been happening so fast that I haven't had the chance to highlight them, but I did want to tell you all about a few:

Last night, I met the lovely Elizabeth Hoyt, Jade Lee and Allie Pleiter at the Fremont Public Library, where we took part in a romance panel and got to meet some really nice patrons. We're doing it again tomorrow -- Saturday, July 14th from 2pm - 3:30pm -- at the Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee, IL. So, if you're in the area (or up for a road trip!), please join us. There will be dessert and a drawing for a bag of free books!

On the subject of book giveaways...I'm a guest this week at Darcyholic Diversions and am giving away two copies of my digital romantic comedy, On Any Given Sundae. The contest runs until the beginning of August, so it's not too late to comment and be entered!

And, finally, I saw these chocolate/Oreo owl cupcakes on Pinterest this week and fell in love. Had to share them with you all, too! Have a fabulous weekend, everyone :-).


Edie Ramer said...

Yours is the prettiest book spine in the stack. :)

I hope it's a good day. My husband and I are going out to eat tonight. Otherwise I'm doing formatting and other stuff that I don't enjoy. I'll be glad when I'm back to writing.

Enjoy your talk tomorrow!

Jill Thomas said...

You belong in that great literary stack, Soul Sis! Hope you had a great Friday the 13th--I've always thought luck is what we make for ourselves.

PS. No big surprise, but I've made these cupcakes before and all I can say is Y.U.M. :))

GladysMP said...

Any contest for a print book?

Marilyn Brant said...

Edie, thank you ;). It's been a pretty hectic weekend, but all went well. Hope your formatting project went smoothly -- I know that's not a lot of fun!

Jill, I agree very much with you on making luck for ourselves ;). And I'm glad you made and loved the cupcakes before!! I think the Oreo company should send you special stuff just because you love it so much. BTW, hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Gladys, the only contest going on right now for a printed book (a signed copy of A SUMMER IN EUROPE) is at www.AustenAuthors.net -- commenters on any of the blog posts this month are up for a drawing of my book and other novels by members of the blog ;).

Jakki Leatherberry said...

Those cupcakes look so yummy, Marilyn! Are you planning on making them soon?
Made Aubrey Minnie Mouse cupcakes for her b-day last year with Oreos as her ears & starbursts molded into her bow! I'll find a pict & send it to you!
Enjoy the last half of your summer! :)