I have no coherent, well-thought-out post to share today, just more blabbing about, well, stuff!
First an announcement for my newsletter subscribers:
Instead of waiting until March 1st to announce the winner of my Valentine’s Day giveaway, I’m sharing that news today. And the winner of the mug, candy and Amazon gift card is….
Yay, Vicki! And now back to my blabbing.
I’ve been incredibly busy the last couple of weeks.
I’m judging a contest and have a big stack of books to read in a teeny amount of time, so I’ve been doing lots of this:
minus the lovely view, of course!
I’ve also been having too much fun with romance lovers at the TRR and TRS Valentine’s parties. And, this week I’m partying on Facebook at the Timeless Kisses Event hosted by the awesome Amanda Mariel and Monica Burns.
Not only is Monica Burns an award-winning author, she runs Maroli Design Services and created this customized magazine cover for the event!
But wait, (as they say in infomercials) it gets better! I’m going to cross over into the audio-visual world on February 17th, where I’ll be blabbing on Blab.im with my author friends, Elena Dillon and Kitty Bucholtz.
The show will be live on Wednesday, February 17th at 7 p.m. PST, and is called Elena and Kitty Blabbing About Books. Just in case that inbedded link doesn’t work, I’m going to spell it out: https://blab.im/elenadillon-elena-and-kitty-blabbing-about-books-with-regency-romance-author-alina-k-field. I would love it if you’d stop by!
Besides reading and online partying, I survived a computer crash–occupational hazard, right? I also managed some in-person fun, a Fat Tuesday steak dinner with family, and a Valentine’s Day visit to the Revolutionary War Battle of Princeton.
Yes, I am a time-traveler!
I visited both the Continental Army and the British camps, and then trotted over to the battlefield. For you history buffs, here’s a bit about the battle, courtesy of Wikipedia:
On the night of January 2, 1777 George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek in Trenton. That night, he evacuated his position, circled around General Lord Cornwallis‘ army, and went to attack the British garrison at Princeton. Brigadier General Hugh Mercer of the Continental Army clashed with two regiments under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Mawhood of the British Army. Mercer and his troops were overrun and Washington sent some militia under Brigadier General John Cadwalader to help him. The militia, on seeing the flight of Mercer’s men, also began to flee. Washington rode up with reinforcements and rallied the fleeing militia. He then led the attack on Mawhood’s troops, driving them back. Mawhood gave the order to retreat and most of the troops tried to flee to Cornwallis in Trenton.
There were no horses in attendance, but there were lots of explosions and swirling clouds of smoke.
While the Patriot ladies worked the cannons, the British ladies drank tea and discussed fashions.
They were lovely though, and kind enough to give me the name of a modiste who makes custom corsets.
Next week, I’m embarking on another adventure, Jury Duty! No blabbing allowed, at least until the trial is over!
Have a wonderful week! Author Kim Headlee will be my #EggCerptExchange guest here tomorrow. Please check out her post!
Images: Leitura and Back to the Future Day, Wikimedia; magazine cover, Monica Burns; all others, the author