Jenna Black's Blog Experiment

Wherein romance author Jenna Black plunges into the terrifying new territory of blogging . . .


Monday, April 30, 2007

Back from RT

Today is my first day back since attending my very first Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. It most definitely will not be my last! I had a fabulous time, even though I ended up seriously sleep-deprived. I'm not much of a late-night person, but I was having so much fun, I was up way past my bedtime most nights.

I got to meet and hang out with some fabulous urban fantasy authors, who are also represented by my agent Miriam Kriss. I unofficially dubbed us "Miriam's Harem," and we sure did a lot of laughing together. I hooked up with them from the moment I arrived--I actually bumped into them when I was in line at the hotel registration desk. Here they are in all their glory:

From left to right, we have Miriam Kriss, Vicki Pettersson, Rachel Vincent, and New York Times bestselling author, Keri Arthur.

If you haven't read their books, you should run out and grab them immediately! (Well, you'll have to wait one short month to get Rachel's, but it sounds like it's going to be fabulous.)

I could give you a day-by-day, blow-by-blow description of my RT activities, but after barely sleeping for the duration of the convention, I'm not sure my brain cells are up to it. So I'll just show you pictures instead.

Me (trying not to have a fangirl meltdown) with Rachel Caine

Tawny Taylor

Me and Sunny

Shana Abe

Jeri Smith-Ready

Jackie Kessler

Kate Brallier (who, in her alter-ego as Anne Groell, is my editor at Bantam Dell)

Alexandra Sokoloff

Romance Divas Eden Bradley and Jax at the Fairy Ball

Me and fellow Bantam author Eden Bradley at the vampire party--and no, I'm not really scared of her, no matter how terrified I look in the picture (sorry, Eden!)

Samantha Kane, and the world's most photographed baby--little Adele. (Trying to walk with them from the elevator to a table at the Fairy Ball took about forty-five minutes, because everyone had to have a picture. Me included, obviously.)

MaryJanice Davidson and Charlaine Harris

An urban fantasy panel. From left to right: Jim Butcher, Miriam Kriss, Vicki Pettersson, Jeri Smith-Ready, (invisible panelist hidden behind Jeri), Keri Arthur, and, in front of the table, Sunny)

Circle of Seven Productions, who created my book video, arranged to have videos playing throughout the Book Fair. Here's a picture of my video playing on one of the two big screens.


Monday, April 16, 2007

The Devil Inside Cover

I got the cover art for my December book, The Devil Inside, which is the first book of my new series from Bantam. I am one happy camper. (As usual--so far, the cover gods have smiled upon me. Here's hoping they continue to do so!)

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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Blog? What's that?

Okay, I've been a bad blogger. I have failed miserably at my goal of updating this blog on a regular basis. Who knew there were only 24 hours in a day?

I doubt my lax blogging habits are going to change any time soon--at least not before June 1, when my next book is due. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to manage my time while writing for two publishers and still working at my day job. Oh, and having an actual life, too. (Funny, my husband gets a bit cranky when he doesn't see me for days on end as I hunch over my computer.)

I thought I'd poke my head up from what we writers term Deadline Hell, though, and see if I could figure out how to post my new book video for Secrets in the Shadows on my blog. My friend Crystal Green managed to post it on her blog, so I figured I should be able to do the same on mine. ("Should" being the operative word!) So, here goes nothing!

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