Wow! Just realized I haven’t posted anything on the blog in ages. Lots has been going on over the past few months, but much of it is of the exciting-but-I-can’t-talk-about-it variety—so that’s not much fun for anyone. Suffice it to say, I have a wonderful new project that has been incredibly enlightening.
In other inspiring news, I went to New York City last week and attended the Women in the World conference. I’m still letting all of the information percolate (and will probably be percolating about it for the rest of my life). The morning panels I attended focused on some of the most horrible atrocities that are being perpetrated against girls and women today—and the incredible, heroic women who are making it their life’s work to fight the tide of gender violence: Obiageli Ezekwesili in Nigeria, Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe in Uganda, Vian Dakheel Saeed in Iraq, and Sunitha Krishnan in India.
Then there was Helen Mirren.
I never thought I was really prone to hero worship or cults of personality, but lately I think I do in fact idolize Helen Mirren. Her combination of independence, talent, endurance, humor, and sexuality just seems so…idolizable. In real life, she did not disappoint. You can watch her entire delightful interview with Tina Brown here.
In fun book news, Bound to Be a Groom was nominated for a 2014 Best Bisexual Erotica award! Meanwhile, Bound with Love comes out on June 1—and has already received a lovely review from Publishers Weekly. Lastly, I will be in Dallas for the annual Romantic Times Booklovers Convention, May 11-17, and look forward to all the panels and parties that will take place there. If you are attending, please join me at the Giant Book Fair or any of the following events, listed here.
I think that’s about it for now. Hope you are all enjoying a splendid spring!