My Refracted Brain  

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I’ve had quite a bit on my mind lately. It’s caused a lot of mayhem. A lot of twos coming out as toos and that kind of thing. So far I have searched for one or the other of my books under the titles, Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind, Miss Delacourt Has Her Day, Miss Delacourt Has Her Mind (unlike moi) and Miss Delacourt speaks Her Day. It’s all very confusing and I can’t seem to get it straight. Meanwhile, my search engine is convinced that a book called Miss Delacourt Has Her Mind truly exists. Then there’s the numbers things. How many giveaways do I have going this month? How many people have entered? How many entries each? How many people have added MD2 on Goodreads? How many have added MD1 on Goodreads since MD2 came out? (it’s an impressive number for a two year old book). How many people have entered to win a free copy of MD2 on Goodreads (over 1,000—a free book is a free book!). How many copies of MD2 are in libraries according to the world catalog? How many copies of MD2 have sold on Amazon? How many copies of MD1 have sold? It’s quite simply, exhausting, especially since numbers were never my thing (hence, the twos and the toos). I have some serious calculating to do at the beginning of next month when the entering of the giveaways is all over. However, if you feel you need another chance to enter either the gorgeous Miss Delacourt’s Roses painting by Jana Parkin giveaway, the regency gent and lady hand painted mugs by Audrey Eclectic giveaway, the “twins”, as I call them, or, less incomprehensibly, a set of my books, signed, giveaway, OR the picnic hamper full of rose bedecked dishes Ginny and Sir A. took out on a picnic the day after their engagement giveaway, AND you have already done everything that has been previously outlined as ways to enter, you can do these: Look up Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind on Goodreads (or just click on the handy green link to the left) just below the first review, where it says that it is part of two lists. One is the Clean Romance List. The other is the New Authors to Watch For list. I have no idea who put my book on these lists but I am currently in the middle of the pack of each list with JUST ONE VOTE. I think it would be a blast to see what happened if some of you voted for it. You can get an entry for each list. Next, you can figure out how to add Miss Delacourt Has Her Day to either list—and get an entry for each. Aren’t I just full of great, demanding and self-absorbed ideas? Meanwhile, the very last book review for the month is up and running, posted by my darling friend, Eowyn of Refracted Light. I can’t remember how I found her blog but I probably made her a bit nervous when I asked her to please be part of my MD2 critique group. I barely knew her real name and I had never seen her face (in her photo on her blog, she sports one solitary eye). When a rather nervous and totally gorgeous woman with a manuscript shaped object in her hands showed up at the library party in Utah two years ago next month, I rather suspected it might be Eowyn. (It was.) I read her notes in the margin of the first half of MD2 on the plane ride home with great interest and appreciation. Better than that, I had the chance to spend some one on one time with her and some other blog friends (most of which have been on this tour) one evening and had a chance to get to know her better as a person. (She got an A, btw.) Since then, she has read the second half of MD2 and read the entire thing over again in book form. And now she has blogged about it. Read her lovely review HERE. Love you, Eowyn!!! I’ll be back sometime in early April to announce the winners of the giveaways (see sidebar for more MD2 giveaways). Can’t wait!!!!

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9 wise, witty and wonderful comments

I had the great fortune of meeting (I have the two/toos as well, since I first spelled it "meating")Eowyn last year. We even got to chat online once. She is amazing and I wish I could get to know her even better!

I'm going to look up those Goodreads lists and see what I can do to get you on them. :)

March 30, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Is that picture totally appropriate for Eowyn or what? I freaking love her and she and I actually once talked about MD2 and she told me how much she loved it! I can't wait to read her review!

March 30, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Yes, your picture AND title are great tributes to the friend who reviewed today! Love it!

I'm awesome at mixing up my homophones when my brain is overloaded, too! Miss Delacourt Has Her Mind. That is hilarious.

March 30, 2011 at 11:07 PM

I did it.

Two votes.
Two books added.
(or is that Too...?)


March 31, 2011 at 7:42 AM

I think if there is a third book, it should be called Miss D Has Her Mind. I like that.

March 31, 2011 at 7:43 AM

Eowyn is my best friend in all the world and I love loving people who love her too!

Good luck with all you have going on right now!

March 31, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Bravo, Heidi! I just finished reading Miss Delacort Has Her Day, and it was a delight! I enjoyed it very much. I'm so proud of my cousin!

March 31, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Elaine helped me figure out how to vote for MD1 and MD2 on the clean romance list.

April 2, 2011 at 10:45 PM

I imagine you must be exhausted! Having a book release all by itself would exhaust me, but with all the other stuff you're working on...phewsh! I will forgive you any mixing up of two and too. And anything else!

April 4, 2011 at 12:20 PM

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