Where in the World is Mia Today?
Yes, Dr. Nynke, the answer is Boston. (Those of you who are regular commenters and visitors to my blog will recognize Nynke, but now we need to put a Dr. in front of her name. ;-) I’m so proud of her!) So yes, if you want to be technical, I’m in Boston, looking out at a gray sky and a gray river cuddled up with two dogs in my writing chair. But in terms of cyber-space, I’m in several places at once.
First of all, I’m at Reading Between the Wines. It’s a really fun blog I’d never visited before. I think you’ll enjoy it. And of course, Sourcebooks is offering 2 chances to win SINS OF THE HIGHLANDER there.
I’m also supposed to be at NightOwl Romance. Last time I checked the post wasn’t up yet, but they may be on the west coast. I’m sure it’ll be there soon. Again, my publisher is offering a giveaway.
Thought I’d also give those of you who visit me here a little heads up about what I’m currently working on. I just finished Waking Up with a Rake and the manuscript is in the capable hands of my beloved beta reader, Marcy. Before I begin Romanced by a Rake, the second book in The Royal Rakes series, I’m taking a little time to revisit a story that’s dear to my heart. It’s Maidensong.
This is my debut title from back when I was writing under my real name. You always hear writers talking about “the book of my heart,” but in this case, it’s no cliche. Like someone who’s never loved before, I poured my soul into this book with abandon.
The book has been out of print for some time now and my agent recently helped me reacquire the rights to it. So I’m going back through this story, adding scenes that my editor deleted, deleting things I find troublesome now, and generally sprucing it up for a new audience. My agent and I plan to reissue Maidensong as an ebook probably in early February. Of course, it’ll need a new cover, but looking through pics of cover models to find my hero Bjorn will be no hardship!
I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s available.
Now a question to get our cyber-conversation going. I’m reading LUNCHEON OF THE BOATING PARTY by Vreeland for my book club right now. It’s about Renoir and his painting of that title. Fascinating. What are you reading?