Saturday, February 02, 2008

Romantic Times Author Spotlight and Blog Tours

Hey, just a post to let everyone know I'm a featured author this month in Romantic Times BOOKReview magazine's Author Spotlight on the "exclusive content" section of their website (for subscribers), or you can link to the page from my website for non-exclusive content. You can find an article written by me about the origins of The Legacy (now available for preorder on, a brief description of the story, and an excerpt. I was told that RT readers like the steamy stuff, :-) so I tried to choose the excerpt appropriately. All in good fun, mind you, all in good fun. LOL!

Saturday I spent a lovely day in Tomball, TX Lone Star College's library as part of an author appreciation panel. A panel of local North West Houston romance authors spoke to an interested audience on how to get published, find an agent, connect with other writers, and many other interesting topics. We also sold and autographed books and raised money through a raffle basket to donate to the library. We noshed yummy chocolate treats and mingled with readers for an entertaining and rewarding day. I didn't have a book to sign yet, so I brought my wonderful Terry's Wilde & Wooly Bears to display. I'm still debating whether I'll give these wonderful bears away. I've grown so attached to them, I may just have to keep them for my very own. LOL!

In coming months I'll be making the blog tour, so look for that as well. Several well-travelled blogs have asked me to be a guest. So, look for me in April on Booksquare, History's Hoydens, Killer Fiction, and Juanty Quills. I'll be giving a talk and doing a booksigning for the Los Angeles Romance Authors in April, and having a booksigning and tasting with my former personal chef, the fabulous Chef Norie, in Houston at Read It Again and Again Bookstore. Finally, I'll be teaching an online class in May for Elements of RWA chapter. Whew! I guess I'll get my fifteen minutes of fame and then go back to my cubby after that's all through. I'll post more details as we get closer to the events.



Colleen Thompson said...

Loved your excerpt in Romantic Times. Can't wait to read The Legacy!

TJ Bennett said...

Thanks, Colleen. I'm at the nail-biting stage already... :-)