Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy Patriots Day!

Happy Patriots Day! Here in Massachusetts we are celebrating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.

It's also Boston Marathon Day. Good luck to all of the runners!

I have now officially entered the week known as SPRING BREAK. On the list for this week...

1. Spring cleaning.
2. Buying my daughter new clothes since she no longer fits into any of her stuff.
3. Reading Jesse Hayworth's novella Sunset at Keyhole Canyon (ARC)...coming out in May!

Jess Andersen, author of Harlequin medical stories and the UF series The Nightkeepers, is starting a cool new endeavor. She is publishing "fun, sassy contemporaries" as Jesse Hayworth. Why do I like this?

1. Jess is one of the nicest, most down-to-earth authors I have ever met.
2. I love the idea of an author branching out and trying new things. Not being afraid of risk.
3. We desperately need some positive stories in romance. I've personally had enough of the "a-hole hero" and that whole trend. Cripes.

Jesse Hayworth has her novella Sunset at Keyhole Canyon coming out in May.

Summer at Mustang Ridge is coming out in June.

And finally, Winter at Mustang Ridge will be out in December.

I can't wait to read these. Giddy up, cowboy! (I wonder if any of the cowboys have a beard? I'd even be happy with some scruff).

And finally, as my friend Sam Wayland put it, Twitter broke me.

Yes, it broke me like a wild stallion.

Too many negative, horrible news stories and links. Folks being mean and judgmental. I need something perky, dammit! Perky and happy and positive...and rainbows and unicorns...

Do you like my unicorn?

So, I started a new Twitter account. Please follow if you are so inclined! It's called @PerkyHappyStuff, and I will post only happy news. Cute puppy pics. Uplifting stories. Vintage Britney Youtube videos. If you have any happy news, send it my way.

In related news, I got my sparkly unicorn temporary tattoos from Amazon. I have to hide them from my 10 year old daughter.

Hope everyone has a great week!


Unknown said...

Hey Penny! *waves*

Happy Patriots' Day to you, too! I mentioned the holiday yesterday to Arizona, who was like "what??", reminding me that it's a Mass thing. Well, I'm totally going to celebrate down here in CT by watching the Sox game whilst sort-of writing.

Thanks so much for the shout out, and I hope you dig the stories! I'm having a ton of fun with them, and while they tackle some serious issues, I love the word "positive" for them almost as much as I love your unicorn :)


Unknown said...

Happy Patriots' Day.
Looking forward to the new contemporary by Jess, aka Jesse. I love her Nightkeepers series.

Julia Barrett said...

Just when you start your positive blog. Be safe. My thoughts are with you all.

LynnHolt said...

Love small town romance. Will look for Jesse Hayworth's new titles!

Penny Watson said...

Hi Jesse! I can't wait to read this new series. And I think it's really awesome you are taking a risk on something new and totally different. Way to go!

Penny Watson said...

Hi Amber! Let me know what you think about the books!

Penny Watson said...

Thanks, Julia. Always yin and yang. I'm trying to see the positive things happening today, but yesterday surely tested my new resolve. Thanks for calling and checking in on my yesterday!

Penny Watson said...

Hi Lynn! I will keep posting stuff here on my website about Jesse's releases.