Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012: It was the best of years, it was the worst of years...

In honor of the year ahead, I gave my blog a makeover. What do you think? I'm trying to unify my *brand* as they call it.

2012 was a strange year spent it with the vague (and ultimately non-existent) threat of a Mayan apocalypse. Instead some truly apocalyptic things happened--the Japanese tsunami, multiple mass shootings--including the Sandy Hook horror, and of course, not to be outdone Hurricane Sandy. That hurricane still has the northeast reeling from the damage, though we here in the Bronx were mostly unscathed.

My parents' health was shaky all year, finally, thank goodness, stabilizing. Then of course we had to endure the slow torture of the election from hell. And now, the lovely fiscal cliff, which as of this posting, we may or may not be heading over in a barrel.

Yet, for me, 2012 was an amazing year. In February Spencer Hill Press bought my book BREAKING GLASS, and bought VISION and a sequel in October. I have been given the opportunity to do some  cover design work for both SHP and indie authors. The Spencer Hill family is an incredible addition to my life. I've met a group of wonderful authors, and of course, my invincible editor, Vikki Ciaffone.

For me, writing and cover design are a waltz with two lovers. They both fulfill me to my core. So who can ask for more?

I face 2013 with a little bit of fear, a little bit of exhilaration. This spring both my kids face new milestones--my son graduates college (hopefully) and my daughter, high school. My book releases in July.

I will be doing a lot of cool BREAKING GLASS related stuff, including some giveaways. And, my awesome super prolific Hamster twin (because we are both hyper enough to power the northeast with our hamster wheels) Michelle McLean and I (along with 21 others) will soon be rolling out a brand new blog for 2013 releases called Scene 13--so stay tuned for that.

On that note, I wish all of you for 2013 only the best of times.

May all your wishes come true.


  1. Likening yourself to a hamster is appropriate sometimes......although they're known to sleep sometimes, don't they?

    Love You!

    1. Stop worrying about me, Mother dear--I run on adrenaline. :)

  2. LOL! yeah, I think we are a little crazy ;) Looking forward to everything we'll accomplish in 2013!

    1. I figured it's only fair we warn the world before we take it over, lol.

  3. Yay SHP! Can't wait to see Breaking Glass, Lisa! Hope my ARC comes soon! ;)

  4. Love the new blog look! And here's to an awesome 2013!!