Sunday, February 8, 2009

(Still Another) New Member Intro

Okay—I think I’m finally ready to dive in to this (cess)pool of demented humanity. I realize I have a lot to learn about how this stuff works—for instance, I didn’t know the forum was running a discussion about how Jackie and I are the nicest people in UF—well, that’s true. But there are some devious individuals who shall remain nameless (but whose initials are Derek or Lord Ruthven) that think they are going to stir up a fight between us.

Oh, you have no idea who you’re messing with…. But we’ll take this up in person at Dragon*Con, won’t we? Be warned.

Anyway, back to the intro—I’m Jeanne Stein. Besides being the nicest person in UF, I’m the author of the Anna Strong Chronicles. I love anything UF, Joss Whedon, Vampire. I share a blog with Mario Acevedo here. We post twice a week-- Mario posts on Monday, I post on Wednesday. Mario will pop in with an intro himself but right now he’s in revision mode so he barely has time to breathe, let alone post. And if you know Mario, you know he NEEDS his rewrite time.

Anyway, for those of you who would like to get to know my stuff, I’m running a contest. Submit a comment between now and midnight Feb. 13th and you’ll be in the running for all this loot:



If you have any questions you’d like to ask me, don’t hesitate. I have no secrets. Nice people tend to be incredibly boring. Here’s a pic taken last week at a talk I gave at a San Diego JC—My hair is different, as usual. I change styles and colors at will. You’d think someone who has been on the planet as long as I have would know how to wear her hair. I’m still experimenting.



So, is there anything else I should tell you? I’m looking forward to being a part of this group. Mario says I need to loosen up. If being around Mark and Anton and Mario and Dakota doesn’t do it, I’m afraid I’m a lost cause. Which reminds me—starting next week, Saturday, I’m going to run a feature spotlighting two or three of our illustrious members who will share pics of their writers’ rooms. If you’re like me, I’m always curious (read nosy) to see where the magic happens.

It’s probably been mentioned already, but we Leaguers are taking over the Club RT room on Thursday, April 24th at 10:30. We have great give-away’s planned. So if you’re attending RT this year, be sure to put that on your calendar. Will all be providing more details later.

See you on Saturday.

71 comments:

Chris said...

Welcome! I've read all the Anna Strong books except Legacy, which is sitting very near the top of my TBR pile right now. :)

Barb P said...

Hi Jeanne! I was able to get a hold of the first Anna Strong book and thought it was awesome! I would obviously love to read the rest. So I am definately in! Thanks for holding the contest.

Dakota Cassidy said...

I lubs me some Jeanne--yer like the gloss in my lipstick, and I'm so glad I got to hang out with you :)

Big sloppy kisses,
Dakota :)

Jeanne Stein said...

To Chris and Barb P-- Anna and I thank you. Look forward to getting to know you all better.

To Dakota-- I can't wait to be a peep in your parade at RT-- we should have some fun!

J.

Gareth said...

Hi Jeanne,
Congrats on your success. Look forward to hearing more about your writing.

Libby said...

Welcome, Jeanne!

Your books have been on my radar for months, and when my semester is over in May, I can't wait to finally read them! Your covers are incredible :)

SciFiGuy said...

Love your Anna Strong and I think all of the Reluctant Adults are pretty nice....well some are crazy (Hi Mark!)...but still nice.

Christine Moore said...

I love Anna! How many books do you see for this series? I can't even consider the end of this series!

silveradept said...

Wow. Lots of great authors and lots of good-looking books. I think I'm going to have a lot of good material to recommend to readers just by hanging out here.

Skarrah said...

Hi! I've heard wonderful things about your Anna Strong series. I keep trying to get my hands on over here in the UK but they never have the first one! Lol. I'm going to have to cave and order it in from the US. :)

Natalie said...
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Natalie said...

Welcome! Welcome!

We get all that loot?! BUT where's the Spaghetti O's? No food? =[

Still, your fantastic give away should put you back into everyone's good graces. :) Anything Anna Strong would do the trick!

So, when should I expect the loot? =P
Haha, I kid. I kid.
No seriously. =]

Brooke Reviews said...

HI! I look forward to reading more entries from you. :D

Mishel said...

I've been really interested in your series Jeanne but I haven't had a chance to get my hands on your books yet. Big sad face!

But welcome (= Nice to have you here.

KorynMarie- said...

I've been wanting to read this series and I haven't gotten around to it yet, but it sounds awesome, so count me in!

Natasha said...

Welcome! That looks like some great loot!

Jo said...

I’m always curious (read nosy)... Ditto! ;p Not just about where the magic happens but about most anything. =) I'll definitely have to stop in.

Estella said...

I love your Anna Strong books!

Toni L. Chapman said...

Jeannie,

As you know I have already read all of your books but I'm glad to see your part of this group. I am not with the majority of people in Paul's group because I don't want to mark any of you. I'm willing to share as long as I get first crack at the new stuff.

Toni

Taylor-Marie said...

Yaaay! More books (x
I've wanted to read this series for a while! But I couldn't order it (See another comment on where I got 9 books off Amazon to Australia which cost me a lot & Mum got up me)
Ahaha. Well then, I like nice people (: I'm nice, too.
I think we'd get along goodly
:D!!

Wendy said...

Hi, Jeanne!

I think I'm the only one who hasn't read all your books, eek! But hello, they sound great and I love the covers so I must!

I'm so sad I can't go to RT this year. Isn't it supposed to be at Orland or something? That's like 3 hours away! Maybe I can make it the 24th?? Who knows..

Although I work on Thursday..argh!

Berni Phillips Bratman said...

Loot is good: please sign me up for the drawing. I've read and enjoyed most of the authors on this blog. I'd love to add you to the list.

dan-phi said...

I've heard good things about the books, but haven't picked them up yet, so winning would be a nice way to check them out.

Lori T said...

Hi Jeanne~

Welcome! I really wish I was going to RT this year...or any year for that matter...but it sounds like you have lots of fun planned!

Do you have any upcoming events or signings in the Colorado area...for some reason, I thought that you were from the Colorado area? Am I even close?

Daelith said...

Great to have you join us.

Word of advice though...don't let loosen up too much around Mark that you let your guard down. You might end up in his basement zombie collection.

Georgia said...

wow - that's quite a bit of loot! i'd love that swag!! i will likely be dropping into dragoncon as i love in the atlanta area. maybe i will see you there! :)

sadieloree said...

Argh! I lubs me some loot! And apparently it brings out my inner pirate.... Count me in, please!

Leslie said...

Hello Jeanne -

I'm new here and love your idea of sharing pics of where the writing magic happens. I'll look forward to seeing those pics.

JD said...

Between all of the authors on this blog and the authors over at the Deadline Dames, I'll have fantastic (in both senses of the word!) reading fodder for a very long time. Hurrah!

I too am inquitive (read: snoopy) about writers' rooms. While it's nice to see where the magic happens, it would be satisfying to know if other people are just as grotty as me!

Zed-Aitch said...

Sign me up! I love your stuff, and if I can get it free, that just means I can pass along the ones I already bought to needy friends :-)

Zita

Pat said...

Thanks for celebrating your arrival with us! I would love to include your books as part of my late night reading.
I don't have any secrets either. It takes up too much time and effort to keep stuff like that hidden. And anyway, I prefer that people get to know the REAL me.

donnas said...

Welcome. Look forward to your posts. I change colors and hairstyles at will too, there is no reason to be predictable and always show up looking the same way!

Silky said...

Hello Jeanne,

My name is Toni, but in Fantasy Land I'm know as Silky. I love a good book or 4, and great books are even better. I hear yours are great! Please sign me up for the drawing. I also am a Reluctant Adult, hence the alternet identity, and not just an internet alternet either, I use it when I go to the Renaissance Faire in the summer.

Take care, and welcome.

Silky

Anonymous said...

Please enter me
GypsyWitch36

Nicole said...

I just discovered Anna last week as part of a reading challenge to discover new authors. I'm hooked! I loved the different take on her becoming a vampire and everything she had to deal with initially. I can't wait to see how the story progresses, so I'm definitely up for the contest!

Pam P said...

Hi Jeanne. I checked out your books when a few friends told me I must get them, and I do like what I've read about them. Seeing those writer dens will be interesting.

CrystalGB said...

Hi Jeanne. Your books sound great. Nice prize you are offering.

ddurance said...

I too like to change my hair. It's been blonde, orange (I kid you not), black and currently a mixture of blonde and red. I just like to keep people guessing. LOL

Deidre

Suzette said...

Why has no one ever told me of you r series, I'm so behind! All these reluctant adults...what fun!

Ruth Schaller said...

Oh, I've have so wanted to read these books! Pick me! Pick me!!! I would love to go to the RT Convention, but it seems they never have it around Niagara Falls, NY or else I WOULD BE THERE!!!!! LOL :D

Jeanne Stein said...

Wow-- great response. Thanks for all the "welcomes"-- I may just have to give away more than one set if this keeps up!

To those who have already tried Anna, I say thank you-- to those who have yet to try the books, I know time and money are often factors. I plan to give away something every week I post so stay tuned!!

Jeanne

Erika Lynn said...

Welcome! and it is way more fun to keep changing your hair. its better than being complacent.

alanajoli said...

So, having tried out many different hair options--what's your favorite hair color and why?

I'm also really looking forward to your feature. It's fun to see the places where people spend all of their writing hours. :)

Jeanne Stein said...

alanajoli said...

So, having tried out many different hair options--what's your favorite hair color and why?

I think the color I have now--kind of reddish brown. I was a blonde for most of my life, As I get older, though, I sometimes think I need more color!! But I'll NEVER be gray...NEVER--thanks to a little help from L'Oreal...

J.

Jeanne Stein said...

Lori T said... Do you have any upcoming events or signings in the Colorado area...for some reason, I thought that you were from the Colorado area? Am I even close?

Yes, I do live in Colorado. Next local thing is April 19th-- Englewood Library Meet the Faces Behind the Books. I'll post more info as it becomes available.

J.

Jeanne Stein said...

Daelith said...Word of advice though...don't let loosen up too much around Mark that you let your guard down. You might end up in his basement zombie collection.

You're preaching to the choir...I've already had the basement experience. It was horrifying!!

J.

Rottie_mom said...

OH another new to me author! I've added your books to my ever growing list lol.

Michele Bardsley said...

Jeanne, I love you more than my own spleen. Even though I am salivating to win all those lovely Anna Strong goodies, I will, of course, defer to the readers. 'Cause that's the kind of person I am. LOL. I can't wait for RT!

blackroze37yahoo.com said...

hey jeanne!
would love to win the autogrpahed books of yours!

Cathy said...

I've recently started getting into Urban Fantasy stories and would love to read this series.

Paula said...

I look forward to seeing those writer caves.

Lisa said...

Welcome! I haven't had a chance to read the Anna Strong books, but I've heard good things about them. Thanks for a chance to catch up with the rest of your readers!

Carrie - the book girl said...

I haven't read any of your books...yet. I will have to make sure to check them out at my next weekly trip to the bookstore.

Jeanne Stein said...

Michelle loves me more than her spleen? Nicest thing anyone has ever said to me!!

J.

Jeanne Stein said...

Again, thanks for the very warm welcome-- I hope Anna wins you over--she and I both appreciate it.

J.

Kisha said...

What a great stash of loot! Sign me up, I would love to get to know your work, have heard great things about you.

cindy said...

Hi, I thought I would drop by and say hi.... welcome and lots of good wishes for you. Seriously guys I so need to know how to get you guys on the shelves of the stores here in podunk Ft. Riley Kansas this blows.... So many wonderful authors and books and I never get to read them unless I sneak to buy stuff off amazon while hubby away.... If not careful the card gonna melt...

CindyMac

annalisa said...

Hi Jeanne!
I have a copy of The Becoming that was published by ImaJinn Books and love it! Is there any difference in the book that was published by ImaJinn Books and the one published by Ace Books? The covers on your books published by Ace Books are absolutely gorgeous!

Also, is there any chance your next book, Retribution, will be released before September 2009?

Thanks for offering all the great loot for your contest. Someone is going to be very happy! :)

Carol said...

It's cool to see you here with this crew, Jeanne, but you are JUST FINE the way you are. :)

Jeanne Stein said...

Annalisa asks:I have a copy of The Becoming that was published by ImaJinn Books and love it! Is there any difference in the book that was published by ImaJinn Books and the one published by Ace Books?

Not too much in The Becoming. ImaJinn also put out a Blood Drive that pops up now and then and there ARE differences in that edition. My editor at ImaJinn didn't really do much editing and unfortunately, some stuff got left in that shouldn't have been.

In fact, that's the main difference I see in being pub'd by a big and small house-- I actually have an editor that edits at Ace.

J.

ann marie said...

Hi Jeanne,
I just wanted to say welcome and you have picked up another new reader. Have a great week :)

wyrdkat said...

I've been meaning to give the Anna Strong Chronicles a try, but haven't gotten the chance to yet!

What a lovely prize package :)

Kiyote said...

I have been meaning to ck out Anna Strong but haven't had a chance yet. Care to get me hooked?

Jeanne Stein said...

Kiyote said...I have been meaning to ck out Anna Strong but haven't had a chance yet. Care to get me hooked?

I want to get EVERYONE hooked!!

Thanks to you and all for playing and for the warm welcomes.
J.

Fantasy Dreamer said...

I have heard a lot about your Anna Strong books -- would love to read them! Vampire books are an absolute favorite topic for me.

Beth said...

Can't wait to check these books out! What a great site - and so perfectly named. Brilliant! :)

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MonieG said...

I would love to win your books. I read Biting Edge because I found it through Mario's website but still haven't had a chance to read yours. I will soon though as they look like my type of books.

aimdel said...

Hi Jeanae!
I love the Anna Strong series! Since I am attempting to recover from my unfortuate Amazon addiction; I had to check them all out from the Libary.I would LOVE to win this prize! I even have a nice little spot my book shelf for them! so PICK ME!!!

Qwill said...

Love the series. Honestly though, Anna's decision making skills are questionable at times! It makes for enjoyable and occassionally tense reading. Can't wait for the next one.

And welcome to the League. I'll assume you know what you've gotten yourself into...

Jeanne Stein said...

Okay friends-- the contest is officially closed. I'll post winners this afternoon.

Thanks to everyone who participated and special thanks to all who have already tried the Anna Strong Chronicles. It means a lot.

PS Qwill said: Honestly though, Anna's decision making skills are questionable at times!

Leaves room for growth--hopefully, you have and will see it as the series progresses.

J.

Who the HELL Do We Think We Are?

We're a bunch of paranormal romance and urban fantasy authors who occasionally blog, make filthy jokes and prowl the halls of conferences and conventions with switchblades!

Current roster: Mario Acevedo, Michele Bardsley, Sonya Bateman, Dakota Cassidy, Carolyn Crane, Molly Harper, Kevin Hearne, Mark Henry, Stacia Kane, Jackie Kessler, J.F. Lewis, Daniel Marks, Richelle Mead, Kelly Meding, Allison Pang, Nicole Peeler, Kat Richardson, Michelle Rowen, Diana Rowland, Jeanne C. Stein, K.A. Stewart, Anton Strout, and Jaye Wells

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