Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Blog Award--Thanks to Angelina Rain

Angelina gave me this award almost two weeks ago--sorry for taking so long to post.

I am very proud--this is my second award for this site. I am supposed to say seven things about myself as a taggie and then pass the award along to fifteen bloggers whom I've recently discovered. So here goes:

1) I've won two *paying* awards for inspirational poetry.
2) I won a city-wide cooking contest and a team tennis title for the tri-state championship in the 70s.
2) I was selected as one of the top ten Discharge Planners in the country in the 80s.
3) I was nominated for Home Care Administrator of the Year in the National Association for Home Care in the 90s.
4) With Linda Campbell, writing as Terry Campbell, we were finalists in the Booksellers' Best Award in consecutive years in the 2000s.
5) I've been a solo finalist in two RWA-sponsored contests in the 2010s.
6) I will debut my first fiction book as Bobbye Terry this year.
7) I hope to win an award for one of my new novels soon.

Now on to choosing some great bloggers to receive this same Stylish Blogger Award:
1) Caroline at
2) Melinda at
3) Gail at
4) Beth at
10) Kati at
14) Yvonne at

Great sites folks! Congrats one and all.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Angels: The Vampires of 2011

I usually manage to hit a trend before it comes. Note, that when I originally wrote with Linda Campbell as Terry Campbell, romantic comedy wasn’t “in,” yet just a year after we released our books, all the editors were asking us, “Why didn’t you submit to us?” (this happened, honestly) Then we had a time-travel set in the civil war period. Two no-nos. Guess what? Time-travel is now on the upsurge. Yay! This time the book re-releases as a debut book from Black Opal Books on February 11th. Check out Craigs’ Legacy (book cover at the end of this blog).

But, right now, I want to talk about angels. We should have known they were going to be a trend. I mean, vampires are always in black—angels in white, right? So the pendulum swings…There is a twist. People seem drawn to the fallen angel, the one who wants redemption.

Daryn Cross has a book, Walk Right In, coming out from L&L Dreamspell in October and its sequel Walk Right Back, in January 2012. I mentioned this once before in an interview and everyone asked me about these books more than the one I was writing about. There is interest. As usual, my angels are a bit comedic and bungling. But the demons are menacing and the risks real. I do have a fallen angel as well who needs to redeem himself. He’s dropped in to a human’s body and they’re living quite a dual life.

Let me know what you see regarding the trend of angels. I know Nalini Singh has a series going on. Where else do you see this trend, and what do you think of it?

Craigs' Legacy debuting February 11, 2011, electronic formats--print to follow.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Terry Campbell backlist on Kindle

Most of my current readers know I wrote for many years with a co-writer as Terry Campbell. Our backlist of romantic comedies is now available on Kindle for $2.99 each. Want to laugh? I think that's worth $2.99. Check them out. The best way to find them is at this link:

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Best of 2010 Blogfest

I decided to celebrate the accomplishments of 2010 a little differently. I hope you enjoy...
Daryn, aka Bobbye Terry and Terry Campbell