Monday, September 1, 2008

Tuesday News

Good morning, blog buddies. I thought I'd start today with a hearty congratulations to our moderator, Kimber An, as her girl Alaska governor Sarah Palin becomes John McCain's running mate in the U.S. Presidential election! I'm not discussing politics here; I just think it's neat that a woman I know Kimber admires has a great opportunity. But this blog is about books, right?

So, in the spirit of Northern exposure, I wanted to highlight Alaska author Jackie Ivie. Her latest, A Knight Well Spent (I cannot stop giggling at her titles!) comes out this October. "Scotland 1141. A Norman king's attempt to rule the Highland clans is making his favorite knight's job difficult, indeed--and this is before a woman of mystery lays siege to the warrior's heart..."

I like the idea of the Highlands from the English point of view!

And for titles set in Alaska, try Debbie Macomber's Mail Order Marriages. She always has such fun, sweet, charming reads.

Debbie is also participating in a very cool event- Unleash Your Story. An annual event spearheaded by the authors of Romance Unleashed, Unleash Your Story is a month long write-a-thon for charity that will be fun, help writers set and meet writing goals and encourage both readers and writers to donate as they root for their favorite author or team.

To add to the fun, they decided to invite readers to join for a read-a-thon that will combine their passion for reading with a desire to make a difference.

Debbie is the pacesetting author, with a goal of 30,000 words. Take a look and see if you'd like to get involved. Their goal for 2008 is to raise $10,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Kimber Li said...

Great job, Robyn!

And thanks for the congrats. Most Alaskans are really proud to supply the person who might be the very first woman Vice President of the United States. Our excitement crosses party lines up here. Governor Palin has an 80 - 85% approval rating here. This is the most exciting news to hit Alaska since statehood in 1959, except for maybe the PFD law.

Anyone who wants to follow the story from Alaska's point of view can pop over to That's our local television news' website. They have video clips of local news broadcasts.

Anonymous said...

I met Jackie Ivie at RWA. She's a sweetheart. I'm looking forward to reading her books.

It's nice to hear about the ladies of Alaska. My thin San Diego blood couldn't take it!

Robyn said...

Jill, it's finally cool enough here in Oklahoma to think about wearing closed-toe shoes. After this summer, I could use a little hockey weather!