7 December, 2012
23 November, 2012
Okay…take 2. You don’t know about take 1, which has not so conveniently disappeared from my computer screen (grrrr!) and, while I can’t quite blame the cat as in this YouTube clip, disruptions are most definitely afoot in this household!
Yesterday was a perfect case in point. I had a to schedule a blog (with a giveaway so check it out HERE.) I duly began writing the blog and it was going really well. I left my office for a moment to make some lunch, came back, screen empty! Gasp! I have a touch screen computer and it would appear that my office curtain had brushed the screen, blown ever so softly by the gentle breeze through my office window, and somehow removed/deleted my blog. Not happy. Rewrote blog.
And then, after struggling to get comfortable to write at my desk (knee surgery in September is still making it’s presence felt) I settled on a recliner with icepacks and continued working on the manuscript I have due mid next month. Spent a solid hour working making good progress, and yes, went to save document and since I was working on my Samsung tablet and because I am still a little unfamiliar with my word processing program on the tablet I ended up changing screens before the save process was complete and losing all my words! Gasp! Swear!
As if that wasn’t enough, I needed to do a software upgrade on my tablet. Now, I’m wary of these as the last time I did an update on my HTC phone I lost the ability to send or receive pixts (despite several attempts to reset.) Of course, I lost something off my home screen didn’t I? Gasp! Swear! Curse! Not sure how to get it back exactly but it’s neither urgent nor important (which my impending deadline is!) so I’ll just have to wait for another day/week/month to figure it all out.
Ah, electronics, what did we do without them? Possibly we were a great deal more relaxed.
11 October, 2012
4 September, 2012
It’s officially Spring here in New Zealand, although you wouldn’t know it by the weather! Either way, it’s time for some spring cleaning and I’m asking you to join me over on my Yvonne Lindsay facebook page by 15 September to stay in touch and see my latest updates.
The advantage is that you will go into a draw for a Spring into Spring gift from me to you. The randomly drawn lucky recipient will be chosen from amongst all the “likes” (up to and including midnight 15 September NZ time) to receive a The Master Vintners thank-you-pack with signed copies of the first two Master Vintner books, a New Zealand glass Koru bottle stopper, wine charms and more!
If you haven’t done so already, please, migrate on over there by 15 September because my facebook profile will be closing to public view after that date. I look forward to seeing you there!
14 August, 2012
Despite the most forgetful of starts, our late planted tulips bulbs are delivering a beautiful, and much welcomed, display of colour in our garden on these somewhat dreary wintery days. I took a few shots this morning of them and have been marvelling at the raindrops gilding the leaves and petals.
I’ve just finished my 24th title for Harlequin Desire, the third book in my The Master Vintners series, and today I’m filling in time with a mass of chores I’m behind on. One thing about housework, it always happily sends me back into my office to write!
Oh, and late last night (well, 7pm, which is late to me for a courier delivery) a box with my October release author copies arrived. A FATHER’S SECRET is flagged with the Billionaires & Babies flash and has already been reviewed at Fresh Fiction. You can read the review here!
3 August, 2012
…and I apologise for that. Right, so now that’s out of the way, let’s see what we can do. I’m recently returned from RWA2012, which was spectacular. During one of the luncheons (note to chefs: diabetic option does not mean same meal as everyone else, but dried out to a crisp with no dressing or sauces, seriously! ) we were presented with an amazing video and I wanted to share it with you all here.
Here’s the spin and when you click on the PopularRomanceProject.org link you’ll get to see the video, which is just awesome so feel free to spread the word and share the link:
Support Documentary Love Between the Covers through Kickstarter
Emmy award-winning film producer Laurie Kahn is working on a documentary film called Love Between the Covers, which will “upend expectations and delight its viewers as it takes them into the remarkable worldwide community of women who create, consume, and love romance novels.”
Love Between the Covers
is part of the larger Popular Romance Project, and the footage Kahn and her
crew are shooting for Love Between the Covers will also be used at a symposium about the deep roots of popular romance at the Library of Congress, in nationwide library programs about popular romance run by the American Library Association, and at a huge website looking at popular romance across time and cultures (PopularRomanceProject.org).
Romance Writers of America, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Mass Humanities, and Tavris Fund at Brandeis University have provided some funds for this project, but additional funds are needed to complete the film and launch it. Kahn has created a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000+ for Love Between the Covers, and she is offering a wide range of donor gifts, including copies of the film, first chapter critiques, a thank-you in the film credits, and tickets to the film premiere. The Kickstarter pledge deadline is August 27, 11:59 p.m. EDT. Visit the project’s Kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1162698421/love-between-the-covers
to donate or to learn how the funds will be used.
To learn more about the Popular Romance Project, Love Between the Covers, and to get a sneak peek at the film visit http://popularromanceproject.org/.
27 April, 2012
8 March, 2012
I love the month of March. Here in New Zealand (and definitely in the area where I live,) it heralds the end of humid and uncomfortable summer nights and sweltering days (although our past summer didn’t hold as much of that as usual.) The sky is usually blue and clear, the days a comfortable temperature and the nights cool enough to snuggle under the bedcovers to sleep.
This month, is also a release month for me and I’m really excited about A FORBIDDEN AFFAIR. Not only is it book 2 in my The Master Vintners series, it’s also part of the fabulous line up of books in Harlequin Desire’s 30th Anniversary month! Because of this, it also features a novella length story, FOR LOVE OR MONEY, in the back, by the talented Elizabeth Bevarly.
In A FORBIDDEN AFFAIR: Nate Jackson finds it almost too easy to seduce his enemy’s daughter. And after their white-hot weekend, he issues an ultimatum—Nicole Wilson will work for him or her family will learn of their affair.
Nicole has little choice. Yet even as she bows to her lover’s demands, she sees the hope for redemption in Nate’s eyes. Can his reasons be justified? And does she dare trust a man planning to destroy all she holds dear?
14 February, 2012
Wow, it’s been a while since I blogged and I have to admit, I’m a very bad blogger. However, I am on facebook with a page (I hope the link works) and I am on twitter (@YvonneLindsay) now too, so if you want more current updates, please like or follow me to see what’s up!
So, today. Valentine’s Day (on this side of the dateline, anyway.) I’ve been busy presenting a talk to readers and writers at the Howick Library. Thanks to awesome publicity from our local papers (The Eastern Courier and The Howick and Pakuranga Times) not to mention the publicity through Auckland Libraries, there was a fabulous turnout and the Q&A went on for an hour and a half over time. Lovely people, lovely venue–great way to spend Valentine’s Day.
I love February. Not only do I have a new release this month, THE WAYWARD SON, but it’s also my birthday month and who doesn’t love a birthday?
And who doesn’t love a competition? Celebrating this gorgeous month of February (it’s still summer, mostly, here in New Zealand) I have a three book giveaway–Rachel Bailey‘s WHAT HAPPENS IN CHARLESTON, Paula Roe’s BED OF LIES, and my THE WAYWARD SON. So bring it on.
What does Valentine’s Day mean to you, love it or hate it? And why? All comments to go into the draw with one winner to be randomly drawn on my birthday (NZ time) 21 February.
19 December, 2011
I’m blogging on eHarlequin about being Museless in Auckland. Come along and join the discussion to go into the draw to win an autographed advanced copy of my February 2012 release, THE WAYWARD SON!