Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Random Photos/Random Linkages/Random Video

Video of a little mountain storm come to the cove at Killian Knob. This was the storm where we lost the top off a big tree - *sad* - and it knocked down another tree in the process. Luckily, we let our trees grow wild around us, and so does our neighbor next to us, so we hope soon another tree will take the place of the fallen one, and the one with the top off will grow back okay, or another will take its place.

So. I'm back from SIBA/Daytona, and a one afternoon/night in Savannah. I'm swamped with things to do, so I can't talk about the trip today, but I will say it was fun, and I met some wonderful people--booksellers, authors, publishers, bloggers, etc. If you are on twitter, there is a hashtag #siba10 where they 'tweeted' during the entire trade show, so that's a way for inside scoops. Some of the authors (I may do this if I have time) will be blogging about the experience on the Siba blog; et cetera, et cetera, et cetera!

But for now I leave you with some photos taken from my room, all but one are from the Plaza hotel room, where I snapped them from my balcony. There is one, the last one below, taken from my hotel room window at the Savannah Hampton Inn in the Historic District on Bay Street, which was a gorgeous hotel--if you ever stay in Savannah, do look up this hotel! Bay street was lined with historical buildings and some were made into hotels--the Hampton was charming, and very very clean, comfy, and I just loved it (I have a big love for Hampton Inns anyway!)

Our own  Janna Qualman has a post on the R&T Blog - go check it out! Angie (Gumbo Writer) and I, along with our wonderful staff, are busy working to get the fall issue of Rose & Thorn Journal, and the R&T newsletter out - if you haven't signed up for our newsletter I hope you will -it's free and we never sell or give away your email address. Just Sign Up Here. We hope you'll go by and read the summer offerings on R&T Journal, because soon they will be gone--well, not gone, for we have our Archives Page you can always peruse.

All these were taken from the 'balcony' in Daytona Hotel

I also wanted to give a bit of news. I'd been talking about a novella-length work that would be published along with two other author's novella-length works. From what I understand, that is happening for sure, and the book will be released Winter 2011. The authors who I will be published with are two NYT Best-Selling authors (and I will be there one day! yes....yes I will...): Sarah Addison Allen and Deborah Smith. I saw the book cover (image later) and loved it. So, more as I know it!
from room, out of my hotel window, in Savannah

Y'all have a great day - I am going to be having some give-ways on my blog - probably starting Friday or Monday - stay tuned!


lakeviewer said...

The pictures you shared speak of a love for the sea, for waves and magical lights. I bet you muntain is a great retreat; but, the sea beckons all of us to follow our adventures beyond the horizon.

Congratulations on the upcoming novella publication. Looking forward to it/them.

Carolyn V. said...

Congrats on your Novella being published!

That storm was amazing. Very scary. But your view was awesome, even through the storm. =)

Kittie Howard said...

Great pics of the sea...they soothed as if I were there. And congrats on the upcoming novella pub, Kat. That's a big deal, yay!

I love the Hampton Inn so much I ordered their comforters. The web has their official site but also a bogus site so I got the toll-free number from the NY Inn and called.

Teresa said...

Loved the video (I love storms) and the happy news about the novella!


jeannette said...

Catherine, good to hear from you. Boy, or rather, girl! - you are on a roll with writings, lady -guess you are making up for lost time, eh?:) Congrats!

Marguerite said...

Loved the video and all of the pics! Glad that you had fun and that you are home sweet home, again. Congrats on the novella, sha!

Sandra Leigh said...

Such good news, Kathryn! I'm glad that you had such a peaceful view from your window on what sounds like a very busy weekend.

Marisa Birns said...

Wow, that was one scary rain storm! There is torrential rain here today, with flooding and a tornado watch! Yikes, the weather is awfully grumpy.

Beautiful pictures and Savannah is on my list of places to visit so will keep the hotel you recommend in mind.

Yay to the novella!

Karen said...

So glad your trip went well. I love the sky over water. Beautiful! Welcome back.

Deb Shucka said...

So much wonderful happening in your life these days. I' really happy for you. Tomorrow is October. When Portland?

Doreen said...

just wanted to let you know I read Tender Graces and was riveted. loved it!! can't wait to read Secret Graces, and the many more to come!