Friday, March 18, 2005

Different Voices, etc.

So being the Queen of Google, one day a month or two ago I googled my own name and saw it come up on something called Different Voices. Naturally, I clicked on the link because I was curious and wondered if a magazine had picked up one of my stories without me knowing it. (Sigh...this does happen. A porn magazine featuring obese women lifted my very mainstream story, Picnic, from it's original home, Smokelong Quarterly, because there are mentions of a "pretty plump wife" throughout the piece. Wherever the words appear, they have "pretty plump wife" linking up to pictures of fat naked women. I kid you not. I'd post the link to prove it but it's pretty gross)

It turns out that Different Voices is a really cool blog, a community effort, which features Philadelphia writers and they'd read some of my stuff and decided to link me. This is one hell of a project - it's sexy, it's controversial, and I have absolutely no clue who is behind it though I do have my suspicions. They invite writers to "join the revolution" know I love that premise and when you click on their link, which is to the right with my other links but I'll make it easy for you and put another here, you'll see what I mean.

Anyway, they were kind enough to write to me and offer to promote Three Days in New York City this weekend and how could I refuse? So even if you already own the book (ha), take a click over to Different Voices for an interesting read.

In other news...

I'm featured author this month at Red Hot Romance and they have a pretty cool page for me and a review of the book is forthcoming so I'm pretty psyched about that.

And yes! My son's band has their website up, and it's a work in progress, but here it is and there's some information on tomorrow night's show. In case you haven't heard me broadcasting it enough or read the billboards I've posted everywhere, his band is Flamingo.

More later...