Saturday, May 26, 2007

Mrs Giggles reviewed 'The Facility Trip'.

She liked it, but thought it was too short...

Still, I suppose 78 isn't too bad.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Interesting news in the publishing industry

Print book sales are down, while e-book sales are up!

From Reuters, May 23, 2007

Americans bought $24.2 billion worth of books in 2006, slightly less than the previous year, an industry group said Tuesday, reporting sharp falls in religious and audio-book sales but an increase in e-books.

The Assn. of American Publishers said total sales by U.S. publishers last year were estimated at $24.197 billion, down from $24.263 billion in 2005.

Religious book sales fell 10.2% to $745 million while audio-books dropped 11.7% to $182 million. Spurred by progress in digital technology, sales of e-books jumped 24.1% to $54 million.

Source: Los Angeles Times,0,7831051.story?coll=la-books-headlines

Monday, May 21, 2007

Where the Sizzle Meets the Page...

Thank you, Freya's Bower, for the invite to participate in your author's blog. I admit to being a bit...scattered, at the moment. Tomorrow is finals in Intemediate Algebra and then Thursday I have a final in Shakespeare and between here and there I have a final essay for Amer Lit. Let's just say my brains are leaking formulas and angst.

  • I am very pleased to direct any romance readers over to my dual stories "Of Lilies" which you can download and read at:
  • I also have a paperback (The Bride of Gornoston ~ a naughty gothic romance) due out in late summer and I will be holding a few contests to give away copies, so please feel free to drop me a note here or on my literary blog at mallory_blog on LJ - Introduce yourself, I love to chat on blog.
Thank you Marci for being so patient over the past few months when I was swallowed by homework.

I hope to have my new website up an running during the summer since I'm only taking 2 classes :head desk:

Now, I need to get back to studying sigmas and that triangle thing (cannae remember naught)

Sunny skies and nesting birds

I'm sitting at my desk and birds are flitting by my window. Lots of them. They're hopping in and out of the brush in the abandoned field next door. They're dancing along the fence rail. They're chasing rivals away from the feeder. And they're courting.

So this counts as work, right? Courtship and romance are universal.

All right. I will get back to my fiction, but the interlude was nice!

Maggie Toussaint
Seeing Red coming soon to Freya's Bower

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Habitat for Humanity Rebuilds the Gulf Coast

I'm back from a week in Mississippi, working with Habitat for Humanity building homes for victims of Hurricane Katrina. If you're interested in reading about my trip and seeing some photos, check out my blog here.


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Hello friends at Freya's Bower!

Hi everyone! I've been away for a few weeks at writer conferences and visiting out of town family. I had a great time interacting with other writers and industry professionals, and of course seeing my relatives, but I have to say there's truly no place like home. I was really glad to sleep in my own bed with my own pillow.

My editor, Katherine, and I are hard at work polishing my upcoming release from Freya's Bower. Seeing Red is the first book in a sweet romance series about three sisters. In this book, the oldest sister is intent on turning the crumbling family home into a bed and breakfast but her sisters are dead set against it. Add a sexy rehab guy to the money pit house, construction mishaps, day job mania, and sisterly discontent to the pot and you get a fair idea of Emma's story. Plus there's the little itsy bitsy problem of her not knowing how to cook.

I'm looking forward to bring this book out and getting to know my fellow Freya's Bower authors.

Maggie Toussaint
Seeing Red, an upcoming release from Freya's Bower

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Hello blogger (and blog readers!), I've missed you!

Computer issues over the last year had me believing I'd never get a chance to use blogger ever again, but a recent switch from IE to Firefox seems to have brought me back into the fold. And with good news!

I'll be participating in the Rose of Any Color anthology (with, from the looks of it, several new-to-FB faces!). I received the contract for a short novella titled "Amy's Imperfection" yesterday afternoon. I'm very excited. :)

Now, to get through revisions of my second Dragon Queen book!

(Soon with new un-aggravating design)