Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy New Year!

What a fantastic year we had, wouldn't you say? Even with the bittersweet I am so blessed to know have. It's hard to believe 2011 has come and gone in the blink of an eye. I thought I'd take a moment and reflect on the things we've done together this past year.
I had several books released and I certainly hope you have purchased them. If not, don't delay. I have it on good authority that they are really good. I believe you will enjoy them. Now lets see,
February 2011 Sleeping Beauty was released and by my alter ego, Alexis Ke released Midnight Indulgences and the Scorpion Queen. I spent a week in April at the annual Romance Slam Jam conferance in Baltimore, Maryland. I always love going to Slam. I have found over my writing career it is one of the best conferances I attend on a regular basis. From the meet and greets to the work shops to the banquets it is the best. Also this past year, my book Masquerade was a finalist for an Emma Award for book of the year and best romantic suspense.
I have tried to network and have as much fun as humanly possible with the many book clubs and my readers. I can't thank you enough for the multitude of support you have shown me over the years. I am so blessed to have you. I also attended the Authors After Dark con that took place in Philadelphia this past August. Wow, what fun we had. Also August was a sad time for readers and writers when we lost our sister Leslie Esdaile Banks to cancer. She is deeply missed. In August my alter ego also released The Shadow Box and Invisible Love which was a part of the anthology 'What White Boyz Desire.'
Oh, I almost forgot. In June my book Crown and Glory was released. It is in memory of my bestest best girl friend who died of breast cancer in 2008. She inspired this book whose heroine is a breast cancer survivor. I am donating all author proceeds from the sale of this book to the fight against breast cancer. I hope you will help the fight and purchase this book. In November, I also lost another dear treasure. My aunt, died of pancreatic cancer. There will always be a special place in my heart for her but I know she's up there in heaven chillin with my mom.
I have several projects in store for 2012.

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