Halloween Chat!

The Knight Agency is hosting a Halloween-themed chat this evening, featuring author Kristen Painter, whose novel BLOOD RIGHTS, the first in a trilogy, is now in stores. Join us for a fun time, featuring spooky book talk and fun prizes.

Chat begins at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT, tonight, October 27. You can access the chat room here. For more details about the chat, visit The Knight Agency blog.

So grab some candy, don your costume, and meet us online for a little Halloween fun!

Chat Tonight!

We’re hosting a very special evening in the TKA chat room tonight. Come out and chat with four terrific paranormal romance authors: Gena Showalter, Nalini Singh, Jill Monroe, and Jessica Andersen. These four talented writers have joined forces to produce a series of four books for the Harlequin Nocturne line, interwoven stories with a fairy-tale feel that are being published in consecutive months. Gena’s and Jill’s books are already on shelves, with Jessica’s and Nalini’s contributions coming soon.

So join us in the chat room tonight and hear all about the Royal House of Shadows series, and how these four writers worked together to create the world and characters that make up their four stories.

WHAT: Chat with Gena Showalter, Nalini Singh, Jessica Andersen, and Jill Monroe

WHERE: The Knight Agency Chat Room

WHEN: Tonight! Thursday, September 29th @ 9pm ET

See you there!

One Writer’s Success

TVNZ aired their in-depth interview with Nalini Singh this weekend, and you can now view the broadcast online here. It’s a great inside look at her career, following her on her book tour and taking viewers inside her home office and library, as well as talking a bit about her background.

For those of you interested in chatting with Nalini, she’s going to be part of the Royal House of Shadows chat over at The Knight Agency’s chat room this coming Thursday, September 29, at 9 pm ET. Nalini will be on hand with Gena Showalter, Jill Monroe, and Jessica Andersen, and together they will discuss the four-book continuity they have written for Harlequin Nocturne. More details available on the TKA blog.

Chat Time

Hey everyone! It’s time for another author chat at The Knight Agency’s chat room. Agency client Christine Cody will be in the hot seat tonight, discussing her book, Bloodlands, the first in a new series where the apocalypse meets the old west.

Christine has previously published under the names Chris Marie Green and Crystal Green, so you might already be a fan. Come on by and hear about the new series, ask questions, and possibly win a book!

WHAT: Chat with Christine Cody
WHEN: Thursday, August 11th at 9pm ET
WHERE: The Knight Agency Chat Room

Just choose a user name and log in (no password required). Your computer must be Java-enabled to access the chat room.


Linkity Link

Happy July 12th! I’m sure it’s some sort of holiday somewhere. Plus it’s the boss lady’s birthday, so if you bump into Deidre Knight on the interwebs today, give her a virtual hug. 😉

So–new blog home. I’m liking it so far, though I’m still in the early stages of tinkering with WordPress. The reality is that I’m knee-deep in submissions and reading for clients–more so than usual–so I haven’t had as much time to play over here as I’d like. But I managed to get the RSS feed up and a few more links in the sidebar. More to come, I promise. And I really will change the banner up in the header, even if I am kind of fond of those chandeliers. The entire scope of the photo makes me feel like I should be waltzing in a wonderful gown. But I want something more publishing related, so… Maybe I’ll put up a photo of the stack of unread novels next to my bed. Er…stacks.

In the absence of enough free time to conjure a brilliant post for you all, I leave you with my favorite alternative–links. Enjoy!

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2011 Book PreviewThe Millions on the big releases for the next six months. Actually more like eight. Not everything is here, obviously, since they’re focusing on big hardcover, literary-type works, but it’s still an interesting overview. I know my to-read list picked up a few titles.

Into the Deep – A very thought-provoking and mysterious photo by artist Lori Nix, courtesy of The Paris Review Blog. There’s a story there…

Jim Shepard on Short Stories – The writer recommends five books of short fiction he finds worthwhile, and explains why.

Guided by the Lit: Or How Two Classic Authors Became Contemporary Life Coaches – Author and Columbia professor Jenny Davidson looks at the way authors of great literature have somehow become guides to how we should live our lives, in the summer issue of BookForum.

Penguin Books UK Announces Live Chat with Copywriters – The publisher will offer up a live online chat with their staff copywriters on July 14. Could be useful for writers looking for tips on how to dream up titles or write a short book synopsis (think back cover blurbs). Keep in mind this is the UK publisher, so the chat will be London time.