Monday, July 22, 2013


Hey Everyone,
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

I just got back from our family vacation and I'm so happy to be home (will post pictures later this week). I hope it doesn't take too long to catch back up. It's going to get crazy fast around here. Sports crank up with football starting Monday, in addition to summer basketball training. At least baseball is over for a while!

I also have some exciting things happening for me this week.

First, I was welcomed home by boxes of Pop Travel books! Yay! And just in time for my Book Launch Party on Saturday, July 27!! I'm very nervous and excited about it. (Will tell you all how it goes.)

TODAY, I get to go to the SPACEDOCK with Mary Pax! I love her intergalactic interviews and now I get to do one. Yay!

I met Mary at the beginnings of my blogging venture and what captivates me most (other than her writing) are her summer star-gazing posts. This is her 6th year as a star guide! She always shares the most beautiful pictures from the observatory. I get to see spectacular sights through her eyes that I never would otherwise! And bonus: The gift shop now stocks her paperbacks!

Mary is a terrific, fellow sci fi author and today is the first day of the Blogger Book fair, with The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear on sale for 99 cents. She is also hosting a giveaway for copies of paperbacks and ebooks!

Currently, she's writing short stories, working on a fantasy novel, and in the homestretch on the fourth book in the Backworlds series. Not too busy, right? Ha!

Here is a blurb about The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear by M. Pax. (On sale! 99 cents!)

The journey into adulthood is stranger than she expects.
Graduation from community college isn’t the magic elixir Hetty Locklear counts on for becoming an adult. Her parents, who work the Renaissance fair circuit, insist she spend part of the summer with them. Hetty doubts pretending to live in the Middle Ages will help her find her way.
 To make it worse, an entity haunts her at her dead-end job, warning her of a dangerous man she doesn’t know. The ghost leads her to a lover who has a lot of secrets. He pulls her farther into peril and into a strange, hidden world of genetic experimentation.
New Adult Science Fiction Fantasy.

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I hope you'll join us for a cosmic cocktail and cool company!


M.J. Fifield said...

It must be awesome to come home to boxes filled with your book. I'll be very interested to hear about the book launch party.

Jennifer Shirk said...

YAY!! Fun to hold your books!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Welcome back and glad you got to hold copies of your book!!

Unknown said...

Happy book holding day!!!! That must feel so surreal!

Elise Fallson said...

That must feel so awesome.
Congratulations! :D

Libby said...

Hi Tara! I caught you at MPax's blog. Just thought I'd drop by to say hello. :) Congrats on the box of books. Feels awesome, right?

mshatch said...

Heading over to see you at the Spacedock - and yay for your books arriving!!!

Dana said...

Great photo! How cool it must be to hold your own books. :)

Happy Monday. ☺

Unknown said...

Yay! So cool to hold your own books!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Holding your own book must be awesome. Congrats to both you and M. Pax.

Southpaw said...

How wonderful it must have been to open THAT box!

VikLit said...

Holding your own book!! How exciting is that!

Christine Rains said...

Woot! Congratulations! I'm heading over to the Spacedock now. :)

Heather M. Gardner said...



That is awesome!


Rena said...


Like actual books you can run your fingers through the pages and smell the ink. Ah, that must be glorious. I hope you get to enjoy them!

Unknown said...

Holding your books is an awesome feeling. I felt quite good holding anthologies with my stories in them-- so this must be super!!

Wish you all the luck in the world, and a gazillion sales.

Julie Flanders said...

Such a great pic of you and your books!! You look so happy and it makes me smile just to see the pic. Congratulations!!!

I've had a conflict come up and might not be able to make the launch party but I will be cheering you on either way. Hope it's a huge success!

klahanie said...

Hey Tara,

This is all good stuff. Have fun getting to the spacedock :)

It's good that Mary and your kind self, help bring further awareness of each other.

Cool photo of you. Poptastic!

Gary :)

LD Masterson said...

I'd want to lay down and have someone bury me in copies. Enjoy!

Shallee said...

Good luck with your book launch! How exciting! And I love Mary, too. :)

Romance Book Haven said...

Yay! So exciting! Congrats and all the best!


Nicole said...

Boxes of your very own books?! You're living the writer's dream. :) Enjoy every minute!!

Yolanda Renée said...

Congratulations, what a welcome home!

Mark Means said...

Congrats! Probably no better feeling than holding the fruits of your labor in your hands for the first time.


Tara Tyler said...

superb welcome home, indeed!
and more joy from you all!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara .. so pleased you had a good break. Your book popped up when I opened the Kindle this a.m. - I have yet to read it .. but I will - good luck for today - as it's your book launch.

And that's great you're going to meet up with Mary - I'd love to do that too - how exciting ..

Well you've met her ... and now I must buy Renaissance ..

Cheers to you and have a fun weekend being home and the book launch .. Hilary

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