I'm very excited to share my new Intrigue cover with you. A Doctor-Nurse Encounter will be an August release, although it's available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble online for pre-order.
I also want to share an annoyance with you that occurred around my participation in a library event. I live in a small town plopped in the middle of L.A. if you can imagine that. We have a little local newspaper, so when my first Intrigue came out in Dec. and I had a book signing at our local Borders, I put the event in our newspaper.
About a month after the event, a librarian contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in participating in the Author Fair the library has in June every year. I jumped at the chance, had a nice chat with the librarian, and sent her a copy of The Stranger and I, my Dec. Intrigue release.
I just got the flyer for the event, and my name is listed there as a...fiction writer! Huh? Sure I write fiction, but I'm a Romance writer first. Why wouldn't the library put that?
Last year before I was published, I picked up the flyer for this same event in the library. I showed it to the librarian when I checked out my books and asked why there were no Romance writers. She wrinkled her nose and proclaimed, "Oh, I don't read that stuff." Did I ask her if she read Romance? I replied with stunning cool, "Well, I write that stuff." She became very flustered and suggested that I participate next year. So I was excited this year about being part of the event as a Romance writer, and they have to ruin it by calling me a fiction writer!
Do you think the library might be embarrassed to have a Romance writer at their event? I don't know, but I think a lot of people in my town read Romance and would be a lot more interested in meeting a Romance writer than an author of a wedding planning book. I'm just sayin'. There are going to be a lot of "fiction" writers at this event. I wonder what they REALLY write. I'm going to sneak into the library with a Sharpie, find the flyers, and correct my genre!
Do you think I'm justifiably annoyed?