Monday, September 28, 2015

Some Randoms

I've just got 3 quick ones for you this time.  The 1st is an article in the New York Times from last week.  It's very good news about independent bookstores.  The 2nd is an article from national best-selling author Laurie R. King about a book's dust jacket and artwork.  And the 3rd is about 2 appearances that Kate Allure will be making in the Bay Area - including this coming Friday night, from 7:30-9:30, at Barnes & Noble on Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose.

There are some blurbs, but mostly links.


2.  "Writing the cover copy for books–those snippets on the dust jackets–is a delicate art. A bit of plot is great, but not just plot, and NEVER spoilers.  (Yes, I've had those.)  A hint about the characters: who they are, where they're going, and perhaps a reminder of where they've been if the book is from a series.  The" […]
3.  Kate Allure — author of sizzling romance for smart and sexy women — will be at Barnes & Noble on Stevens Creek Blvd in San Jose this Friday, Oct. 2nd, from 7:30-9:30pm. Kate will be signing her recently released, Lawyer Up. “The sensuality and sexuality are palpable... 4 Stars!” says Romantic Times Book Review, and Publishers Weekly notes, “Intense chemistry, great characterization, and a kinky page-singeing ending will have readers clamoring for more…”
Local authors in LitQuake
The Silicon Valley Romance Writers of America are thrilled to announce that, for the first time ever, they'll be participating in the world famous Lit Crawl in San Francisco on Saturday, October 17th. They hope to fill the house for their hour of this three-hour festival of readings attended by over 10,000 people. Participating will be romance writers from all genres, from nice to naughty. So come cheer on your neighborhood authors— It's Fun, Fabulous, and Free! 


  1. I knew print would never die! Reading an ebook just isn't the same experience.