Hey all- I’m so excited to announce that I’ve joined Patreon!
If you’ve been wondering if there’s a way to help an author, artist, or other creative type create more or better work, Patreon is a way to become a patron of the arts. For only a few bucks a month, you can support your favorite artist, podcaster, or in my case, writer.
The Forgotten Actresses series is full of detail about old Hollywood. That means research books, a subscription to newspapers.com, and travel to places so I can explore them more fully (also, visiting courthouses for records, or film archives to watch old movies).
There are several levels of rewards (free e-books, signed hard copies for the Essanay level, and cool extras!), so visit my page to see more, if you’re interested in becoming a patron!
Take it easy for now, y’all!
Hi fans and friends–
You’ll be excited to know that the edits to my newest novel about Marie Prevost are going swimmingly. I’ve gotten my writing routine back in the mornings before work (so valuable to a creature of habit, like me). I’ve also been going hard at it on the weekends, thanks to the nice folks at Cafe Blackbird, here in Edmonton, who’ve created a friendly, warm space for me to go on weekends, stock up on lattes and London Fogs, and motor through a bazillion edits!
I’m taking a quick break between Christmas parties (this weekend we have two of them) to share a photo my husband took of our cat, Lily, helping me verify my German translation a while back (note the ever-present Langenscheidt in my hand):
Happy holidays, everyone!
I’m so excited to announce that der vergessene Flapper is now available through most of the usual online channels!
This is the e-book AND the hard copy. I’m so thrilled to have worked with Roswitha Giesen to create a translation that I’m thoroughly proud of. And I spent the extra time formatting it so it has the same beautiful look and feel that Ian Koviak at The Book Designers gave my English version.
So if you have any German friends, please let them know!
Sorry to be so silent for months. Real life had to intrude on the writing for a while.
I got a new daytime job back in June, and all my energy has been spent settling in, learning the work, and WRITING (really, writing!) for the first time in months. I’ve been churning out pages like there’s no tomorrow. I’ve discovered I’m one of those really weird writers who functions better with a day job. It keeps my brain engaged and working during the day so I can be hitting on all six in my off time. When I was unemployed (for six months), I went through a really hard time. No money, no creative juices, no energy, no nothing. So I officially hate unemployment. I’m just putting that out there.
I’ve finally been able to start promoting The It Girl and Me using other routes, now that I have a little disposable income again. I’ll be doing a Historical Fiction Virtual Blog Tour from November 1 to November 29. I’ll be giving away multiple copies (hard and ecopies) in Canada and the US, so come check out the blogs. If you sign up, you might win a free copy!
Will be posting California updates soon (see them here: http://lainigiles.com/index.php/conquering-hollywood-may-22-2017/). But in the meantime, I need to let everyone know that I’ve had to hike the prices on my soft-cover books a few dollars in all currencies.
Unfortunately, it was necessary, since I was clearing a negative profit through Ingram distributors. Because bookstores have to offer those books at a substantial discount, I was making negative dollar profit, and Ingram does not allow that. If you had planned on buying a book, but now believe that the price is too high, I’m sorry about the increase. But I understand. Please consider purchasing the ebook instead. There are also used books available through various sources.
It was a hard decision to make, but I hope you’ll continue to enjoy my books in the future.
Thanks for your understanding…
If any of y’all are in LA or nearby environs, please come visit me at one of my two appearances:
May 21st – Gatsby Books in Long Beach – Facebook RSVP link
May 22nd – Book Soup on the strip in Hollywood – Facebook RSVP link
If you plan on attending, please click Going at the Facebook RSVP link. That way, I know how many yummy vittles to buy so everyone can enjoy themselves afterward. See y’all there!
Sorry, I’m a bit late posting the link to my interview, but I’ve been a bit of a wreck trying to verify the content for my German version of The Forgotten Flapper (der vergessene Flapper) and get it done before I leave for Los Angeles at the end of next week!
Plus, there’s all that trip prep– organizing research notes, packing, and making sure I have everything collected that needs to go with!
Enjoy… Hoping to see some of you at either Gatsby Books in Long Beach (on the 21st) or Book Soup (on the 22nd).
If you’re looking to win a copy, it’ll activate on Friday March 31. Here’s the link:
If the enthusiasm has been too much for you, then you’ll be happy to know the day has arrived! Local folks, I’ll be dropping off copies at Audreys mid-morning, then I’ll be having an interview for VUE Weekly, our local indie paper. I’ll be home later to answer questions, FB, and tweet with everyone.
Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend, and that you e-readers settle down with Clara and Daisy for a little while during that time.
See you soon!