Thursday, January 31, 2008

Moooooooooving on in!!



In celebration of the opening of Firedrakes Weyr and the debut of my children's series, Adventures of Harriet, the Half-pint Holstein, I am holding a Cow Party here on my blog Thursday and Friday!


Now, I went and blew up my websites the other day (yeah, perfect timing I know LOL) but I have made a home for Harriet where you will find coloring pages and activities for the kids (of all ages *g*) and book information.




Firedrakes Weyr is holding celebrations on their site, message board, and yahoo group today plus a big Chat tonight....yup, I'll be there too.

As for my party.....you know me, the best part is giving things away!!! Leave a comment today or tomorrow and I will be doing random draws as well as one at the chat tonight, PLUS a grand prize drawing for the Cow Pack.

Here's what I have up for grabs!




There are cow pens, keychains, and magnets for the adult kids and I have a special Harriet bracelet and sticker set to give away for the younger children. So if you have a little one who would like a Harriet Bracelet, say so in the comments and I'll add you into that giveaway milk bucket LOL.







And one lucky party-goer will receive a Cow Pack including: cow pens, cow notebook, Harriet Keychain, stickers, and a four-pack of my origional design Cow Thank-Moo cards!











So, hay, go on, have a bull, er ball and while you're all dancing around having fun....watch you don't step in any cow-pies LOL.
And make sure you stop back in to see if you are a giveaway winner!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Break out the bubbly!!

Firedrakes Weyr is having their Grand Opening this Thursday, January 31st!

Special celebrations going on at the website, message boards and yahoo loops.

Pop over to www.firedrakesweyr.com to join in the fun and get a chance at some of the giveaways from both the publisher and their authors.

I'll be giving away some prize packs all day long in connection with the debut of my children's series: Adventures of Harriet, the Half-pint Holstein!! Some cow gift packs for the parents and special Harriet bracelets, and magnets for the kids!

Please spread the word around the blogesphere and anywhere else you want.....hope to see you there!!



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Sunday, January 27, 2008

The best friends ever!!

So, I finished the radio show (see below post) which was really cool to do, kinda like chatting on the phone with friends. Immediately after it was all over, my IM went nuts and my critique partners conferenced me in to whoops and hollars and lots and lots and lots of kudos......they had all tuned in and listened--They are the absolute best friends ever!!


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Me...a radio personality??


Not really (but how cool would that be LOL) but I guess I'm getting my fifteen minutes of fame this afternoon on a internet radio talk show to help promote the grand opening of Firedrakes Weyr and my new children's series The Adventures of Harriet, the Half-Pint Holstein.

Oh! I got the cover---what do you think?

Now, this afternoon should be fun because yesterday I woke up with an awful cold and my voice cracks like a twelve year old boy during puberty--not good. Also, if I'm not there, then I'm probably at the emergency room from a humilating spill during the family skate we're taking the boys to just before LOL--it's been YEARS since I've ice-skated, so I figure I'll probably be falling more than them LOL.


So, if you have some time this Sunday (Jan 27th) afternoon, come visit me on the radio at 3pm EST click on the radio above and follow link to listen to the Dragon's Den of PIVTR. Or you can follow the link on Firedrakes Weyr's website. (If all else fails, try the Listen Live and see what happens LOL--this is a first for me too)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Almost here.....

Wow, things are moving at the speed of light now and it won't be long before my new publisher, Firedrakes Weyr is open! They've just revamped their website for the celebration as well as have a new yahoo group and message boards....come on over and take a look!


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Monday, January 21, 2008

For a Great Cause!

From Rhonda Penders, Editor-in-Chief, The Wild Rose Press:

Judith Rochelle, is one of our multipublished authors at The Wild Rose Press. In late summer, 2007 I approached her with an idea of a project that would enable RJ and me to give something back for all the wonderful things that had happened to us since we opened in May 2006. I wanted to find an organization that I felt everyone, everywhere would care about and really embrace. While many qualified, the one that kept coming back to my mind was St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

A few days later, Judith created a synopsis and a proposal for a book incorporating romance, suspense and St. Jude's. It took my breath away at what she'd come up with. Judith wrote the book, RJ and I edited it, and Kim Mendoza did the beautiful cover. None of us, including the publishing company, will receive any compensation; every penny will go to St. Jude's. Children's Hospital.

The result of this, is the amazing Crimson Rose book called "On the Run" by Judith Rochelle.
The book will be offered in both print and electronic format. The amount raised will be announced on our web site twice a year. The first report to be posted at the end of June 2008.

If you've purchased this book, thank you for your contribution to St. Jude's, if you haven't purchased it yet, I strongly encourage you to do so. The download is $5.00 and will go into a special fund to be donated to St. Jude's twice a year.

I've been very very blessed to have not only three very healthy sons, but cousins and nephews and nieces and children in my life who have been healthy and happy and strong. Sometimes we all have to take a reality check and realize that there are families out there truly suffering due to their children's long term illnesses. Maybe some of these children are in your family and circle of friends. St. Jude's is an amazing hospital in Memphis, TN that supports and helps families and children of long term illnesses.

If you would like more information on this project, you may contact Rhonda Penders at rpenders@thewildros epress.com. To learn more about the author, please visit www.judithrochelle.com. To see the amazing work St. Jude's does, please visit their web site at www.stjude.org

Thank you for your support of this important project.

Rhonda Penders



On the Run
by Judith Rochelle
Rose
PRINT ISBN 1-60154-214-3
(240 pages) Sensual



When Robin Fleming witnessed the murder of her sister, Jamie, her only thought is to grab her nephew and run, from her vicious brother-in-law. Running and hiding, covering their tracks, they eventually settle in Memphis to begin a new life. Robin, now Laura, though still grieving for her sister, is determined to make a good life for her nephew. Then illness hits Andy, and while Laura is dealing with that crisis, bad luck and unfortunate circumstances bring all the players together again and endanger everyone’s lives. Can Dr. Gage Hollander, who has fallen in love with Laura, find a way to save them?





Available now from The Wild Rose Press....ALL Proceeds going to ST. JUDE'S CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Thursday, January 17, 2008

T-T-Tagged

A few people have been tagging me left right and center, namely Adelle and Emma so I figure I should get to it LOL.

The general rules I guess are to tell you seven unusual things about myself and then tag seven people, so here goes:

1. Well, now you all know that I dabble in art. It was always a hobby so never really told people.

2. My secret hope for this children's series is to have Harriet made into a stuffed animal--how cool would that be.

3. Hubby is home on holiday, both kids are in school today--you figure out the math if I'm not online a lot today *g*

4. Popcorn does not replace potatoe chips no matter how many topping you try to put on it

5. I am easily distracted and play in my own head a lot....I can easily miss a whole conversation if I'm having a better one with the characters in my head

6. I'm not a traveller. I like staying home.

7. Hubby is calling--I really need to get off......the computer

(bet you all thought I was a blushing sweet writer LOL--you ain't seen nothin' yet)

Tagging:
Brownwyn
Sarah
Nicole
Candice
Lee
Danielle
Jane

...but I'll have to let them know later...kinda busy right now *g*

Monday, January 14, 2008

INTRODUCING.....

HARRIET, THE HALF-PINT HOLSTEIN



This little lady is my baby and the heroine of my new children's series. I am so happy she found a home at Firedrake Weyr. I also found out some wonderful news this weekend...they have approved my artwork which means not only am I the author, but the Illustrator as well!!

Here's a bit of a preview:

The Adventures of Harriet the Half-pint Holstein follows the antics of a very small cow looking for excitement and adventure in the world around her. Harriet’s humorous escapades have her helping friends, meeting new ones, and learning that life is full of big and little triumphs. With friends like a hyperactive pig, a macho chick, and a group of inventive musical mouse brothers, The Adventures of Harriet, the Half-pint Holstein are sure to become a favorite with all ages!

In the first book, Harriet and the Musical Trio, Rosebud’s bell is missing. Harriet sets out to find it and prove to the grumpy cow sisters that ‘size has nothing to do with being useful’.


The series will be beginning very soon, tentatively set up to have a story come out every two months. You can bet I'll be back with a release date as soon as I have it!

Friday, January 11, 2008

I did it! I did it! I did it!

This past Tuesday, I went to my Weight Watchers meeting....and came out with a HUGE goal accomplished! And my 10% Keychain!!
Love the copper color!
For those who don't know, the first goal they have you make is 10% of your weight rather than the lump sum of all you want to lose (and a whole lot less scary LOL). For me, I had to lose 23lbs (so now the universe can easily figure out how much I weight but that's okay, it won't be for long LOL) Well I did it!!! And over the holidays even...I was good but at the same time, I didn't deny myself some of my Christmas favorites--which is why I love this group!
Not only that, I topped it off by losing an extra two pounds over the three weeks and hit my 25lbs marker to boot!
Yeehaw!
Can you tell I'm proud of myself! And now I have an anchor in the keychain as a solid reminder that I CAN DO IT and inspiration to keep me going.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Releasing Today!


Where will the brooch ends up this time.....

Luck be a Cowboy
(The Legacy of the Celtic Brooch 12)

Travel consultant Sarah Monroe’s sudden streak of bad luck continues when, after taking a baseball bat to her cheating fiancĂ©’s truck, she discovers she’s trashed the wrong one. Worse, the real owner, sexy cowboy Harper Reed, witnesses her act of vengeful vandalism. The last thing she needs is her passport cancelled due to a criminal record—or to risk trusting another handsome man.

While Sarah worries if their shaky negotiation will hold up under her bad luck, Harper tries to find a way to prove that luck is not only in the eye of the beholder...but in the heart of a cowboy.

Available TODAY from The Wild Rose Press
And then find out where the Brooch has been in the previous Lecacy of the Brooch series available only from The Wild Rose Press!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Back to Being Good

Okay, the holidays are over and for the most part...sort of..well, there might have been a couple days....I've kinda been good....but come on, turkey, cookies, chocolate, booze...well, a girl ain't perfect.

But, I got back on the wagon quickly and have been very good the last few days. Why? because next Tuesday is weight in at Weight Watchers and damn it! I want my first 10% keychain!! I only have.....





Tuesday, January 1, 2008

THREE Nominations!!

What an awesome way to start the year!!


















Christmas on Parole has been nominated for Best Romance of 2007 from The Long and Short of It Reviews in both the short print and short ebook catagories!

















Voting starts on January 1st and you can vote here:


http://www.longandshortreviews.com/poll.htm

And this just in...







Standoff at the Waterin' Horse Saloon has also been nominated in the short ebook catagory!!