Friday, September 24, 2010

The Little Things and other Things

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Hey, all! Right now I'm in the writer's cave so if I've been a little MIA, you know why.
But I am around...

In fact, I'm around in my local library to be exact! I went online to my library to see if a book I ordered was in and then --since I was there at my computer already, mind you--decided to see if MY book was there. And it is! In fact, my lovely library ordered two copies, which was a nice surprise. One is out (thank you for reading!) and one was listed as "displayed".

Hmmm...displayed?

I was intrigued so needless to say. So I hightailed it on over there. And this is what I saw:

(FYI mine is the lime green cover on the right)






Two books away from Sophie Kinsella!

How cool is that?








Keep in mind it was not easy to whip out my camera phone and take these pictures, especially since this table is smack dab in the middle of the library.

By the circulation desk.

By the front doors.

With tons of people passing by giving me strange and somewhat pitying looks.

But it was worth the embarrassment for this fun blog fodder. :)

(Sometimes it's the little things.)

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Okay, enough of that. Onto other sundry things...


Like the Harlequin/Mills & Boon NEW VOICES contest. Alas, the contest is now closed. But if you are a romance writer and ever thought about writing for Mills & Boon, I suggest you take a look at the entries and READ. On September 27 the TOP TEN list will be decided by expert judges. So I think it is worthwhile to take a look and see what entries are drawing their attention.

It's almost like a reality show where they're picking the NEXT ROMANCE AUTHOR. Pretty cool, so check it out!


That's it for me.

Did you enter the New Voices contest?
Have you entered any other contests lately?

41 comments:

Piedmont Writer said...

Oh Jennifer, how totally awesome is that, your book on the table in the library! I got goosebumps for you just looking at the pictures.

And no, I didn't do the M&B contest. I should have, but I didn't. I'm still trying to get the last few scenes for my ms. finished.

Anonymous said...

Сегодня любой дом рассматривается, как респектабельный, только если в нем есть шторы, балдахины, карнизы, ламбрекены, модные занавески и прочие приятные вещи. Драпировки ткани на окне и между комнатами стали обычным явлением, причем многие из моделей являются поистине произведениями искусства. С изменением вкуса, стиля, финансов и размеров окон в наших домах изменяется и мода на шторы и изготовление штор на заказ. Сегодня разрабатываются процедуры оформления окон, которые позволяют легко ухаживать даже за самыми сложными конструкциями штор. Снять с карниза, постирать и повестить обратно даже самую сложную на вид штору стало легко и просто – все благодаря использованию современных разработок, когда шьются шторы под заказ.

К тому же есть такая новомодная тенденция – создавать в доме единый стиль с помощью оконных занавесок, гардин и штор. Понятно, что нельзя декорировать окна спальни и гостиной однотипными шторами, однако, можно добиться того, чтобы изделия были сшиты в одном ключе, либо в похожей цветовой гамме когда идет пошив штор на заказ. Это создает единое пространство и на подсознательном уровне настраивает на гармоничное восприятие дома в целом. Необходимые подсказки даст наш дизайнер салона штор, который наверняка оценит все возможности в данной области.

Sheila Siler said...

Congratulations! What a thrill! I'm happy for you!

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Clearly the person two comments above had a lot to say about this.

Here's what I have to say:

My. Dream. Come. True.

How exciting! I love that you took pictures. I'd do the same.
~ Wendy

Jen said...

Wow!!! I'm in awe!!! I love it! It's gorgeous, and seeing it out like that must be absolutely surreal!!

Kristi said...

Woo hoo! This is SO COOL!

Thanks for sharing...I love happy fun posts like this!

Congratulations!

(AND I would totally take pictures too!)

Joanna St. James said...

no don't stop tell us more these are the little moments that make writing so worthwhile eek am excited for u. I entered the new voices contest, submitting my entry was nerve wracking then exhilirating but I am not afraid of the comments anymore they will help me grow right? so everyone bring on the honest comments

Laura Pauling said...

That must be so cool to see your book in your library! Yay!

Jules said...

That had to e such a rush to see your book on that table :) Congrats!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Terri Tiffany said...

How cool about your book! I am definitly asking now at mine!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Thanks!
It is exciting. I wanted to scream, "THAT's MY BOOK THERE!" But then people might get freaked out and run away from the table. LOL

Wendy: Your comment almost made me wet my pants. LOl

Joanne said...

Raising my coffee cup in a toast to your book! You must be thrilled seeing it there ... congrats!

storyqueen said...

Awesome!

and Roxy Music's Avalon is one of my favorite albums of all time.

Shelley

Linda Kage said...

The book looks wonderful nested in there next to all those superbig authors names. Congrats!!

I hadn't even heard of the New Voices contest. Sigh. maybe next year.

Julie Jarnagin said...

Wow! So exciting. I really do love your cover.

Marcy said...

Wow...I don't blame you for taking a picture. I think I might have even stopped those pitying on-lookers and screamed "THAT'S MY BOOK!"
Congratulations!

As for NV, yes I entered (title 'From One Night to Forever' in Warm and Cozy section for anyone interested) and even though I'm not holding my breath that I'll be in the top 10 of over 800 entries (yikes!), I'm still excited to see the outcome on Sept 27th.

Carol Kilgore said...

How cool! I would've taken a photo, too. Only happens once :)

Kenda said...

Excited for you--an author high, I'm sure!

Diane said...

Well yeah! I would have been proud to be pitied over that. You should ask your library if they want you to autograph it for them too. :O)

Conda V. Douglas said...

Oh wow, how cool is that--your book displayed at your library! Love it.

Patti said...

I think anyone would understand you taking a photo of that, congrats. Also I love the song "More than this".

Kimberly Franklin said...

Your book is out? Congrats!! I must order my copy today. :)

Love pictures, by the way. It's hard to take picture of anyone's books out in public like that. People look at you like you're crazy. :)

Rula Sinara said...

Cool, Jennifer! I'd have done the same. What a feeling! Folks would wonder about the silly grin on my face :).

I hadn't thought of it that way, but NV is definitely like a reality show competition.

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Oh my gosh, that is so exciting! I'm glad you took a picture for us to see :) Congratulations!

Susan R. Mills said...

How cool to see your book on display like that!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Jennifer, that is SOOOOO cool! I would have headed over there, too. I'm so glad you braved the onlookers so that we could have pictures! :-)

Dawn Simon said...

So exciting! Congrats! I'd have totally taken a picture, too!

I haven't entered any contests lately.

Have a great weekend!

Chicki said...

Thanks so exciting, Jennifer! You're in good company.

Carolyn V. said...

Awesome picture! Congrats on your book being there. That is so cool.

T. Anne said...

Yay! I think you're kind of a big deal anyway. But yeah, the whole library thing rocks!

Tamika: said...

Jennifer, I am elated:0) What a blessing!

Leah (aka Mary_not_Martha) said...

Congratulations! I can't even imagine what that must be like to see our work in that awesome display. I'd be running around (pretending I wasn't the author)gushing about the fantastic new release over there with the green cover!

Leah (aka Mary_not_Martha) said...

Congratulations! I can't even imagine what that must be like to see our work in that awesome display. I'd be running around (pretending I wasn't the author)gushing about the fantastic new release over there with the green cover!

Julie Musil said...

Oh my gosh, that must have been so exciting! How did you keep from jumping up and down, screaming, "This is mine, this is mine?" That's awesome.

Julie Musil said...

Oh my gosh, that must have been so exciting! How did you keep from jumping up and down, screaming, "This is mine, this is mine?" That's awesome.

Karen Lange said...

How exciting! I'd be snapping pictures too. :) Congrats and happy weekend,
Karen

Heather Sunseri said...

I'm so excited for you, Jennifer! Congrats! I'd be snapping pictures, too!

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