So you may have noticed the movie thing fell apart…silly life getting in the way. It’s cause I’ve been working on getting this here book wrapped up!

I’ve been tagged by the fabulous Nikki Hopeman in a game of author infection!

The rules are simple. Search your work in progress for the first use of “look”. Copy and paste that paragraph and the ones immediately before and after into a blog post. Then tag five other authors.

This is from my Filipino Vampire novel, which I have NINE MORE PAGES to edit before it goes to some beta readers!


“She and Suzanne had been planning this trip for ten and a half months. Suzanne’s dad paid her way, but Marissa saved and scrimped to get here. She’d pushed for the Caribbean—much closer (and cheaper), for Thailand—more developed, more to do. But Suzanne convinced her, and she’d gotten a night job. She deposited all the proceeds in a jar marked ‘Palawan.’

And now they were here. It was every bit as beautiful as Suzanne assured her it would be. Marissa was so drunk she couldn’t feel her sunburn any more. She’d loved the limestone islands by day, towering karst cliffs and jagged rocks, beaches with sand as white and fine as flour. The best part was that Palawan was still mostly off the beaten path, a South Pacific paradise. It wasn’t trashed like the beaches in Thailand. She couldn’t help wonder…what would those same islands look like in the moonlight?

The guide answered her question. ‘It’s not on any maps because it is a special place. Tourists bring litter and damage the corals.’

‘Can we do a night dive?’ Marissa asked.”


So now I have to pick five other authors…Jessica Freely, James Newman, Vic Kerry, KL Grady  Genevieve Iseult Eldredge. Go to it, gang!!!