Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Odds and Ends

Just a few things today that I've been meaning to mention, but they didn't warrant their own posts. So I'm combining them today into one miscellaneous post...

I -- along with 125 other authors -- was asked to submit a recipe to the Snap4Kids cookbook fundraiser. (I sent my grandmother's recipe for yeast rolls.) Snap4Kids helps special needs children and their families with info and resources as well as grants for therapeutic equipment. The cookbooks are ready to be pre-ordered and will be shipped after November 1 -- just in time for Christmas. Wonderful gifts for a good cause. You can order yours here.

The editors at Mills & Boon are running another contest -- this time in a very public way! The New Voices competition opens on Sept. 6, with American Idol-style voting and everything. It's a great way to get your stuff in front of the M&B editors and start building a fan base. You can find all the information here.

A huge welcome to the most beautiful nephew in the world. Born Friday, August 13th, at a very healthy 9lbs, 11 ozs, Baby James is one cutie-patootie! Looks just like his daddy. We've already bought plane tickets to the UK for Christmas so we can meet the newest addition to the family. AC is thrilled to have a cousin.

And finally, if you're in our neck of the woods (Huntsville/North Alabama), there's a book signing this Friday at the Main Library in downtown Huntsville. Full details are here. Want to see me talk about the event -- and a few other things -- on the local news? Oh yeah, click here.



Angel said...

I'll say it again. You were so cute! They picked you to be the spokesperson for a reason. :)

Welcome, baby James!

Playground Monitor said...

You made us proud! I encourage anyone within driving distance to come out for the book signing and meet these talented authors. Remember, Christmas is just around the corner and a personally autographed book makes a great gift.

Welcome, James! Watch out for your cousin, though. She's an amazing child. ~grin~

LA said...

I enjoyed watching your interview! I'm sure you made your Mama proud! And, I've already ordered a cookbook...even though I'm pretty sure I already have the yeast roll recipe.

Smarty Pants said...

You did a great job! And welcome little James!