We're buzzing around the hive this week, spilling all the good news about our fellow Bees. It's so fun to be involved with this great group of women. Talent abounds in the hive!
So, unless you've been camped out reading books in a "magic" bus in remote Alaska, you've probably heard of my friend Tina Ferraro. She's got so much good news lately, this is gonna be another long post...
First of all -- TOP TEN USES FOR AN UNWORN PROM DRESS is a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Woo hoo, Tina!!
And -- it also has been selected as a luncheon giveaway item at the New England Chapter Romance Writer's of America conference next month. So those of you attending, make sure you get one!
Tina's new book WHEN BAD FLINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD GIRLS has been slated for a Spring, 2010 release. The premise sounds really fun...
It features a serious student whose well-intentioned friends are trying to force her to relax and snag a boyfriend. But she has neither the time nor inclination for romance, so she sets out to have a "bad summer fling" with a lifeguard at her summer cabin. She plans to return to school with a "broken heart" so that her friends will rally with TLC rather than matchmaking advice. But what to do when her "bad fling" turns good?
Sounds like a great early summer beach book -- I mean, lifeguards? Totally hot. Except for the Hoff -- but that was another week's post.
And last but not least...
To add to Tina's wonderful professional news, her daughter, Sarah, received acceptances this week to the 2012 classes of CalTech and MIT! Still waiting on some other schools before making a final decision, Sarah does know her heart lies in the field engineering, especially robotics.
Tina dedicated HOW TO HOOK A HOTTIE to Sarah, who read every page (many times) and did her best to keep her mom "honest" when it came to creating main character Kate, the nose-to-the-grindstone, dedicated student (which Tina is the first to admit that she was NOT).
Isn't that great! Smart girls rock. And so do smart moms, BTW! Please join me in congratulating Tina on her happy, happy week of news!
Heather Davis is the author of
Never Cry Werewolf
Coming in April 2009 from HarperCollins