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Update on the radio interview–unintentionally otterly chaotic


This is where I have to admit being slightly unclear on the concept. For some reason, last week’s live interview with Tracy of the Mamie Dowd Eisenhower Library  was lodged firmly in my head as radio. Or podcast. Something aural.

So, I grabbed some books, thinking  I could show them to Tracy as we talked and she would be inspired for questions. And I dressed for a radio interview. Very casually. Not in catchy colors. And no makeup. After all, who would see me? I never dress up for work, where I was headed later, so the only person who’d know would be Tracy and an engineer.

Wrong. Oh wrong. This was TV.

So, about the only thing that went correctly on a visual level was a mass of fluffy blond hair, my trademark, and possibly wilder and fluffier than usual. And the books. I brought Spokes, On Call: the Collection, and Donal agus Jimmy.

Rare Event 5 star reviewI’d sold everything else at Pride. I’d ordered stacks of books from Dreamspinner earlier in the week, but they hadn’t arrived yet, nor had the printer shipped my stock of Otter Chaos. Two of the books, The Rare Event and A New Man, had special ties with this library, since I was inspired to write both by non-fiction I’d picked up there. (They have a rotating display at the top of the stairs, and I read the lower left-hand corner book, no matter what it is. It’s generally interesting.) And I had neither book on hand.

NewMan[A]FSSo, learn from my error. Keep copies on hand at all times: you never know when you’re going to need them. And put ALL the details on the calendar.

The interview will run on local access TV later in the month, and will be available on YouTube. I’ll post links when available so you can all have a giggle at my sartorial distress contrasting with (hopefully) high quality audibles.

Also, we have a winner from last week’s “Guess the title” contest. Trix, check your email. I would totally buy that book.



Getting nervous–radio interview and a giveaway

NewMan[A]FSTomorrow morning, I’m going up to my local library to tape a radio interview with the lovely librarian Stacy. She was charmed to know I not only obtained reading material at her branch, but plot bunnies. Possibly I may get to tell my story about reading the book in the lower left corner of a particular display, no matter what it is, just to keep my horizons broad. So far this has resulted in two novels and one WIP.

Rare Event 5 star reviewThe books with roots tracing back to that fateful library display are The Rare Event and A New Man. I’m planning to take the books (I had to purchase my own copies for reference, plus some. Plus a lot, actually.) with me, forest of sticky notes and all.

To take my mind off speaking to a microphone, I’ll offer a prize of one copy of your choice of those two books to the winner of the “name that plot bunny” contest. To enter, give a title and a subject for a non-fiction book, real or invented, that might be the book that sparked the WIP.

otter chaos (1)While F*** Like a Mink: the Sex Lives of Mustelids, was not the inspiration for Otter Chaos (Now on preorder at 99 cents, what are you waiting for?), that’s the sort of loopy entry you might offer.

Go wild, and if the winner’s read both possible prizes, we’ll talk. Entries open through Monday, Sept 28 at 11:59 pm.


Best book? Best Contemporary?

The Rare Event PD Singer novel Dreamspinner GR-cat-21-NGR-cat-26-N (2)
Busy, busy end of the year! The Goodreads M/M Romance Group is currently voting on various favorites, and much to my delight, The Rare Event is up for two awards! So are some other fabulous books, like Eden Winter’s excellent Diversion, which appears in several categories, and yes, the book is just that good. Eden also has entries in Best Free Story and Best Short Story (In Dreams), and All Time Best M/M (The Wish). Newcomer Amelia C Gormley is in here too, for Best Contemporary. It was so hard to choose Best Anthology, because both EM Lynley’s Going for Gold and Josephine Myles’ Lashings of Sauce are under consideration.

I’ve already voted–it’s your turn to make the tough decisions. Go take a look! Voting runs through Dec. 31.

Absolutely floored by Bear on Books’ Best of…

Rare Event 5 star review I was absolutely astounded when I spied Tom Webb (Bear on Books) had put The Rare Event on his Top of 2012 list!

Here’s what he said:

Slow building, exquisitely told, this was my runner up for book of the year. I sat there after finishing it and had to re-read it immediately. I was afraid I missed a word, a sentence.

There are so many great books on his list (see the entire list here) that it’s a great honor to be included at all. Thank you, Tom, and may my work never disappoint you.

Giveaway at Jessewave’s

Blood on the Mountain PD SingerJessewave has a copy of Blood on the Mountain to give away today. Sign up here! (And be patient–the site’s loading slowly because of holiday traffic.) There’ll be another copy Saturday in Wave’s Big-Assed Holiday Giveaway, plus a chance for your choice of the other Mountain novels and a copy of The Rare Event.

In other news, Blood picked up a lovely tribute from a reader (you can see the original at Amazon).

What’s not to like about this book. Yes it can be read without reading the others, but in combination it makes a very good read. The struggles and surprises along the way left me emotionally charged.

I’ve had my partner read the first 2 books and he don’t seem to want to put them down. The commute to work don’t seem long enough for him.

The coggles of my heart are particularly warm today.