Sunday, March 8, 2009

Dear Readers

My web designer and I are trying something new without my website. We've shifted the Dear Reader letter to my blog.

In all seriousness, forcing me to update the Dear Reader letter on my own is a way to force me to update my blog! LOL Plus, it's a way to keep the Dear Reader letter current and let you know what I'm up to.

This is going to be a great year for me. I have a fairly full schedule of online workshops until October or so (when I Christmas shop in earnest). In a few weeks I will attend my first ever Pasic conference. I'll be at the Pennwriters conference in May and, of course, my two favorite conferences, Nationals in July and New Jersey in October.

I'll be shopping for some new clothes which always thrills me. Not the shopping. The clothes. I'm not much of a shopper, but oh my sweet day I do love the look and feel of a brand new dress or suit. And don't even get me started on new shoes. One of my friends used to call me Conference Barbie. I'm not blonde. I'm not all that cute. And I'll never have a waistline so small it goes against some laws of physics. But you better believe my purse and shoes will match, my underwear will be color coordinated and my finger and toe nails will match my outfit!

But the really great news of the year is that I signed another contract with Harlequin Romance and I'm already working on the first of three books we have planned for 2010! I'm thrilled to be doing two connected books and, if all goes well in deadline world, a Christmas book.

I have a June release, MAID IN MONTANA, that I'm absolutely over the moon about. If you like stories about wounded heroes and genuine heroines determined to work their way out of trouble, this book will touch your heart and make you laugh out loud.

Also, be on the lookout for a new addition to this site called Home Cooking! Last year my family put together a cookbook containing the recipes of my mom and the seven sisters, three sisters-in-law, several nieces, and a few aunts of my immediately family. I'll be posting recipes from this cookbook.

You'll get recipes for such wonderful treats as peroghis, haluski, painted sugar cookies, sesame noodles, and even macaroni salad.

My mother has been praised as one of the best cooks in our region and some of my sisters are definitely following in her footsteps. I hope to have that page up within a few weeks, so get your measuring cups and spatuals ready!

And check back for regular Monday morning posts....

Until next week

susan meier

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