My father-in-law had knee surgery today… all went well and he is going to be fine…. but it made the day busier than normal….. and I am behind visiting my friends (blogs)…..
BUT…….LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL~ a surprise!
One of last week’s Outdoor Wednesday participants, Curtiss Ann Matlock, sent me one of HER books, the soon-to-be re-released Sweet Dreams at the Goodnight Motel !
Curtiss Ann Matlock and her blog Pressing On joined us in last week’s Outdoor Wednesday for the first time (I hope she will be back again). She generously gave away her books to the first four people who commented on her post…and I was one of the lucky ones!
Biography from her official website:
Curtiss Ann Matlock is the author of nearly forty books and short stories in romance and women’s fiction genres. With over 7 million copies in print worldwide, her books have earned rave reviews, spots on the USA TODAY bestseller list and numerous awards.
Born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in 1951, into a family of avid readers, Curtiss Ann began reading before entering first grade and was writing vignettes while still in elementary school. Her writing career began in her early thirties, with publication of two small, warm-hearted articles about her life, for which she received a total of $100. She was so enthused at this success that she immediately started writing her first novel. She also enrolled in the professional writing program at the University of Oklahoma, studying under the distinguished writer and teacher Jack Bickham and bestselling mystery novelist, Carolyn Hart. In her second year of study, Curtiss Ann experienced the dream of selling the first novel she ever wrote, a romance, to Harlequin Books.
Told with a strong Southern voice, her insightful stories portray the uncommon valor of everyday people and the humor, heartbreak, and shining graces of small-town life. In 1999, Lost Highways was published by Mira Books. The book was nominated for a RITA Award in women’s fiction and began the warm-hearted and funny series about the lives of the beloved characters in the fictional Valentine, Oklahoma. The most recent and sixth book of the Valentine series, Sweet Dreams at the Goodnight Motel, was a 2005 Oklahoma Book Award Finalist.
Curtiss Ann lives with her husband and a number of cats in Oklahoma and Alabama.
Thank you Curtiss Ann for the autographed copy of your book. I am honored… and will treasure it!
Curtis Ann Matlock has two reprints coming out April 1 at Wal-mart (Cold Tea on a Hot Day and Sweet Dreams at the Goodnight Motel AND coming (new) in May 2009, Chin Up, Honey.
Don’t forget to come back Wednesday for Outdoor Wednesday……. you NEVER know who you might meet!