Our Nation’s Capital

I had a great time at Romancing The Capital earlier this month. (It’s on again for August 3-5, 2017, so mark your calendars.)  This year I went two days early to give myself some time to explore my old stomping grounds. I lived in Ottawa for eight years, and WOW! Have things ever changed. Ottawa is getting a light train/subway. It’s also expanded a lot.

When I lived there as a kid, we had to go to the Parliament Buildings every time family came to visit. BOR-ING.  Now, as an adult, I had to go. Sadly, they were sold out of tours but I did get to go up the Peace Tower.

I have to admit it’s much more interesting as an adult.

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Parliament Hill

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Parliament

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The locks leading into the Rideau Canal from the Ottawa River. This photo does nothing to show how pretty they actually are.

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The Rideau Canal running through Ottawa.

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I thought it was International Yoga Day or something, but there is Yoga on the Hill every Wednesday at noon during the summer.

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The East Block. (The West Block was under repair, so no pictures of it.)

 

FREE BOOK – Chris and Sidney and SCREEN IDOL

Hey, I’m celebrating being at Romancing the Capital from May 5th to May 7th by putting my first Hollywood to Olympus novel on sale. SCREEN IDOL is free – check out the first book about the hit show “Olympus”, where stars and mortals are equal victims when it comes to Cupid’s arrow.

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The Write Cast – episode 3

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It’s not always a good day to write. Somedays the words won’t come. And other days, people send them back!

Coping with Rejection is never fun, but if you play the game you have to learn how to deal with it. Drew Kozub, JH Moncrieff and I talk about the ups, and downs, of rejection.

Listen or download for free HERE.

One week from today…

I will be helping register people for ROMANCING THE CAPITAL, in Ottawa, Ontario with the ever-awesome Sadie Haller.

The event has sold out, but there is a FREE BOOK FAIR OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON SATURDAY, MAY 7th FROM 2 to 4 PM. If you are in the area, please come by and say hello! I’ll have paperbacks to sell, AND a free giveaway!  Plus, there are 50 other amazing authors who would love to meet you. Seriously, bring a friend. You’ll both score big!

The Write Cast – episode 2

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It may be April Fool’s Day but this is no joke!  The second Write Cast podcast is out. Join me, J.H. Moncrieff, and Drew Kozub as we talk about Spring Cleaning for Writers! Setting and realigning goals, keeping track of deadlines and receipts, and other helpful hints.

Listen or download for free HERE.

Long Weekend Plans (and free review copies!)

We are coming up on the long weekend – what will you be doing?  If you think you might find a quiet corner to curl up and read, I have an opportunity for you. I have a limited number of review copies of SCREEN IDOL available for member of my Facebook readers room (The Next Chapter). If you haven’t found Hollywood to Olympus yet, or would like to introduce a friend to the series, now is the time! Join the group and leave me a comment!

All I ask is that recipients post a review on Amazon.com, and wherever else they like.

Sexy handsome playboy outdoors with shirt open revealing hot body and nice abs

Sexy handsome playboy outdoors with shirt open revealing hot body and nice abs

SCREEN IDOL

Sydney Richardson should have trusted her instincts and locked the door when a Greek god appeared on her doorstep at sunrise. After months of work, she needs every second of the day to wrap up a two-part fundraiser for burn victims like herself and she can’t afford to waste time with a TV hunk, no matter how good he looks in a toga.

Chris Peck, worshipped by millions as Zeus on the hit drama Olympus, desperately wants to prove to the producers of a soon-to-be-cast romantic comedy that he doesn’t need fight scenes or special effects to make the jump to the big screen. Acting as the slave-for-a-day in the show’s fan appreciation contest was supposed to cement his everyman credibility but the winner wants nothing to do with him.

Chris is captivated by the woman who refuses to fawn over his looks and fame, and he promises to put her fundraising efforts over the top if she’ll spend the day with him. However, just when he convinces Sydney they could have a chance together, the movie’s producers offer him an audition that would mean breaking his promise and leaving Sydney in the lurch. The king of the gods has until sunset to prove to his new off-screen love interest that Hollywood magic and reality can co-exist.