376 Wed March 20 2002 - 09:46:47 Fullname: Nate Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Hey, just wanted to say i LOVED the book "Tempted Champions". finally the word champions is used where it really belongs- with Buffy and Angel. (NOT cordelia.. grr) thank you for the book, i've been waiting for a Buffy/Angel book for a long time. this is definitely the best BtVS novel since the golden seasons.
377 Mon March 04 2002 - 04:25:51 Fullname: Yvonne Navarro Email: Comments: Hi again! Yes, I know it's only a few days after my last post, but I did want to tell folks that Tempted Champions is now out and available! While I rail against buying used books on Amazon (because they sell them in direct competition with the same brand new ones), I have nothing at all against grabbing new ones there -- I freely admit I've bought plenty of new books and CDs from them. If you want to check it out on Amazon, here's the LINK straight to it. As of Sunday night, March 3, it was up to sales level #542, which I thought was pretty nifty. Thanks! 378 Fri March 01 2002 - 15:00:44 Fullname: Yvonne Navarro Email: Comments:
Hi everyone, and happy March!
Sorry I haven't posted in awhile -- I've been having a little trouble getting to the message board, most often I get something called a "Communications Exception" message from my computer and it won't come up. Since my attempt this morning was successful, I thought I'd better take advantage of it!
I wish I had more interesting stuff to tell. Not working on any books right, but I am working on two stories for an Angel anthology. Both are due on April 1st, and one is finished in first draft. Next up is a story for an anthology that asked me to submit. Also working on cleaning up the house to put it on the market -- I have high hopes it will sell quickly, my Dad is being the ultimate cynicist and doesn't think anyone in the world wants it. ::grin:: Also beating myself to death in the hopes of progressing a little further in my belt level at my martial arts academy before we move. The weather here in the frozen north is getting colder instead of warmer, so typical. The temperature right now is about 20, while in my future home of Sierra Vista, Arizona, it's 68. ::sigh::
The World Horror Convention is only about 6 weeks or so away, and is taking place right here in the Chicago area. I'll be a special guest there, and I'll also have a dealer's table for Dusty Stacks, my little bookstore. Stop by and say high, but please don't freak if I can't remember your name. Between regular life and the internet, I'm lucky I can remember my address, much less a lot of people I only know through the virtual ether. Also check the Announcements Page for an upcoming appearance at the Schaumburg Library on March 14th.
Wes came up for Valentine's Day [insert disgusting cute heart image here -- ha ha] and we had a grand time. Worked out, repacked a messy storage locker full of boxes and furniture, ate way too much, and managed to watch 6 episodes of Six Feet Underand see two movies -- Blackhawk Down and Brotherhood of the Wolf -- in only three days. No rest for us wicked!
Look like The Willow Files, Vol. 2 has made it to the preliminary Bram Stoker ballot in the Works for Young Readers category. Thank you to the folks who recommended it. Here's hoping it makes it to the final ballot -- that would be cool. Toot toot!
Take care everyone, and hang in there -- spring is just around the corner!
379 Thu February 07 2002 - 15:53:42 Fullname: Mark Shiney Email:
email@example.com Comments: That should be 'your' trip (sayeth the Grammar Monster). 380 Thu January 24 2002 - 08:21:01 Fullname: Mark Shiney Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Von hi, glad to hear you're trip to the Real Coast was a nice one. And I think that all newlyweds should learn martial arts. 381 Sat January 19 2002 - 15:21:41 Fullname: Yvonne Navarro Email: Comments: Hi everyone and Happy New Year! The trip to California was fun and interesting and sometimes frustrating, but I'd still rate it top notch. I hope everyone's having a great year so far. MIRROR ME, in case you haven't heard, is finished and with my agent. There's a VERY large chunk of it on the website -- just go here to down load. It's in a completely safe PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format. I hope everyone likes it.
Time to go knock myself out at martial arts training. Cheerio!
382 Sat January 12 2002 - 23:42:13 Fullname: virginia driver Email:
email@example.com Comments: i like you kool pictures in the artist gallery and i like your books i've watched many of the movies based on your books but i never new that you wrote them until today. well i hope you write back i think i'll start reading after age very soon. ttyl buh bye
383 Thu January 10 2002 - 03:01:53 Fullname: Mark Shiney Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Von, hi! Welcome back--and I hope you had a terrific holiday season in my neck of the woods. I also hope you got a little bit of that Californy sunshine (unfortunately there wasn't much sizzle--and I was down in Palm Springs!). Talk to you soon--and thanks for all your advice and help. 384 Thu December 20 2001 - 19:49:01 Fullname: Yvonne Navarro Email: Comments:
Festive enough for ya? Annoying? ::grin:: Whichever, be sure to stop by the Darke Palaceweb site and check out the way I've decked out the place for the Holi-Daze, not to mention the outfit I've decked on myself to keep up with the season.
I'll be off in La La Land with Wes from 12/27 through 1/9, soaking (::please please please::) up the California sunshine. I'll have email access, but I may not be all that speedy in answering, so please be patient. I won't be able to fill Dusty Stacks Bookstore orders during that time, but I can put books on hold for folks if they place an order, so feel free. I'll ship everything out as soon as I return.
Here's wishing everyone the safest, bestest, happiest and healthiest Holi-Daze ever!
385 Tue November 27 2001 - 05:09:26 Fullname: Gail Petersen Email:
email@example.com Comments: Hi Yvonne,
Very cool site! Got your link thru NJ Horror Writers and stopped by to say hi. We met once - briefly at Horror Writers Convention in 1993. Come say hit back when you get a chance at http://homepages.about.com/gailpetersen/gailpetersen/ or else at the site for my band - The Catholic Girls - at http://www.thecatholicgirls.net
Hope to run into you again sometime in the horror realm. All the best, Gail 386 Tue November 20 2001 - 15:11:16 Fullname: Yvonne Navarro Email: Comments: Hi everyone.
I thought I'd be writing to remind everyone of the Con-Cat weekend over Thanksgiving, that nifty little convention down in the Knoxville, Tennessee
area at which I was to be the Author Guest of Honor. Unfortunately, the 13th
Con-Cat has apparently brought its own dose of bad luck and at the last minute the
convention encountered major hotel problems that it could not resolve. The bottom line
is that today, only four days before its scheduled event dates, Con-Cat literally found
itself with NO hotel and has had to cancel the entire convention. If you pre-registered
or made arrangements to host a dealer's table, please contact the convention at
firstname.lastname@example.org for a refund. They plan to reorganize and regroup and hold a real
whiz-bang of a convention next year!
Since I have everyone's "ear," the Buffy fans out there will be interested to know that
TALES OF THE SLAYER is now out, and TEMPTED CHAMPIONS is scheduled to be published in
March 2002. This makes for a very busy next few months for me. I'm also still
determined to finish the first draft of MIRROR ME by the end of this year (I just don't
give up that easily!).
Remember to check out my little online bookstore
Dusty Stacks. There are lots of neat items there, including some fine autographed copies for the fan in your life (and who says you can't buy YOURSELF a holiday gift, too?). There was some initial confusion over the search function, so if you tried to find a book and couldn't, please stop by and try again. The search box has been removed because it did not search the book inventory, only the site itself (which is really rather small). To search for a book on the Dustystacks.com site, just go to the Catalog Sections
here (http://dogbert.abebooks.com/abe/BooksBrowse?vendorclientid=969675). If you prefer, you
can browse the entire inventory
here (http://dogbert.abebooks.com/abe/BookSearch?vci=969675). We have lots of neat stuff,
including t-shirts with weird art excerpts on them for great prices (or we can custom
make shirts for you using your design). Check it out. And while I might mention the
bookstore now and then in my Tidbit mailings, I won't be using that list for exclusive
bookstore mailings, so if you want to get those you'll need to specifically ask to be on
that list. It's a whole privacy thing.
Again, I'm sorry about the Con-Cat cancellation. They did their best to resolve the
problem, but in the end that lucky 13 thing got the best of them.
Here's wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
387 Fri November 16 2001 - 03:42:49 Fullname: ÀÌ¿µ¹Î Email:
email@example.com Comments: ???????? 388 Wed October 31 2001 - 05:21:18 Fullname: Weston Email: Comments: I still remember the lunch in Chinatown. Pretty darn good, if I remember. It was nice meeting you.
...and thanks to everyone else for their ultra-kind comments. Yvonne and I are very happy. It's not often that two like-souls meet and fall in love.
Again, thank you,
Weston 389 Fri October 26 2001 - 15:14:34 Fullname: Doolittle Email: Comments: Wow. If we'd had any idea it was THAT serious, we would have paid for lunch in L.A.! Now what are we going to do for an engagement present? But seriously, heartiest of mazl tovs to you and Weston. That's exciting news. J and Kate say yay. 390 Mon October 22 2001 - 20:36:05 Fullname: Yvonne Navarro Email: Comments: Nicki and Vampress -- thanks for stopping by (Nicki, I swear we don't bite; we just act that way). And thank you to everyone who's given Wes and I all these well wishes.
Barb, I'll keep writing under my own name (so people who are used to it can still find stuff), but I'll probably have to use the Ochse name for everything else. After all, I can't let it go uncorrupted, can I?
WORLD FANTASY SCHEDULE
The first weekend in November I'll be at the World Fantasy Convention in Montreal. If you're there and take a notion, I'm going to be on two panels:
Killing a Character You Love - 11 am Fri (Take note, Wes... hee hee)
Martial Arts - 3 pm Fri (Is anyone really surprised about me wailing until I got on this one?)
Alas, I did not get a reading slot this time around, so plans to read one of the more, un, "enthusiastic" chapters of MIRROR ME (which is currently on page 382, by the way) are, alas, tabled. Maybe next time.