Thursday, January 2, 2014

Being Other's Best in 2013

So it is the beginning of the New Year and this week people have been posting their "Best of" lists.

(before we go any further, no I don't have one of those lists lol)

But I do love reading everyone else's lists and thinking to myself " day..." (because of course I think to myself with ellipses...don't you?)

Well my one day seems to be here...and yeah – I'm utterly speechless...well besides the hundreds of words I'm rambling here and the calls I've made to family members and the PMs I've done with my friends and the tweets and the Facebook posts and the prayers of thanks and the squee'ing in private (and a little...lot in public)...
So yeah, I'm completely and utterly speechless

And if you'd like to squee a little with me...

Pulp Friction 2013 Collection
"Something really new this year was the interconnected series from the Pulp Friction group. Each series and main characters were intimately connected to each other and culminated in a four author four series finale story.  It was outstanding and earned all four a place on my list."

And with that AWESOME intro ST&RW named all four series in the Pulp Friction 2013 Collection on their list under Best Action/Suspense Fiction of 2013.

Thank you, Melanie, for taking a chance on a different idea from four wacky type of authors.

Pulp Friction 2013 Collection
"What I thought was incredible about this series is that you have 4 different authors, all writing about characters who are connected, and the stories do intertwine while you also learn different parts of the story, but you never feel overwhelmed by details or overloaded by the multiple storylines.  At least I didn’t!"

That was only a bit of what Diane said about the Pulp Friction 2013 Collection when she listed us under her Best Series and Serials of 2013.

It is much appreciated, Diane, we hope you enjoy us again in 2014.

Judging Jude
"Strong characters, fantastic writing, had me from the first word."

What a heady feeling I get when reading this compliment about Judging Jude on the Bear's blog...right there in black and white for all to see and read...that Tom thinks that way about a book I wrote...and put it on his Best of 2013 list.

I admire you, Tom, and for you to like Jude enough to include him on your list means the world to me, thank you.

*whispers* pssst...on a side note...Judging Jude (you know, the one the Bear likes with the strong characters and fantastic writing *squees all over again*) is on sale at ARe for 50% off!


  1. Congratulations! And I'm blushing right there with you on Pulp Friction! That was an experiment that turned out well!

    1. It was an experience I'm fiercely glad I was a part of - and I'm looking forward to us having some more fun in Flagstaff for 2014. *hugs Lee*