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The Center Cannot Hold, Elyn Saks

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Near disaster & light at the end of the tunnel

 1. The Black Screen of Death
I'm lucky to be posting. This week, for the first time in my computer owning history, I caught a virus. It was of the Trojan variety.
It was NASTY. Terrible. Awful. Horrible beyond words.Not your typical, don't worry your virus protection's got this all day long variety. This sucker embedded somewhere inaccessible and rendered my trusty laptop useless in five minutes of insertion (ohhhh sounds dirty). 
I got the black screen of death & immediately wanted to do unspeakable things to anyone stupid enough to tread within one hundred feet of my blistered emotional state.
Thank God my neighbor Russ Karlov is somewhat of a computer savant. He gave up his Tuesday night and part of his Wednesday tracking it down and removing it. I gave him a Groupon, which hardly seems a fair trade. He gives up six hours of his life that he'll never get back & in return he gets $30.00 worth of food & drinks at a local "upscale" tavern? I would have offered my firstborn, but that would actually have been a bigger punishment.
Thank God for techno geeks. Without them people would be jumping off high rises on a daily basis over lost emails.

2. It's Here! It's Here!
Yesterday while still in the throes of computer hell, I got the final draft of the cover for Confessions! Not only that, but I got a release date! Take a peek. I dare you to find fault. It is, by far, the best cover I've ever had & I am eternally grateful to my Aussie compadre Justin James for doing such a splendid job. Kisses babe ;)

I told you! Isn't it the greatest???? I've updated my Elsie Love site to include the cover and some other new tidbits. please stop by, click the like! button, & send a note to Robin Sitten, this month's author in the spotlight.
Confessions of a PTA Mafia Mom, will be released as an eBook in May, followed by the print version in early July. I will be doing a giveaway on Goodreads, as well as here, so stay tuned for that.

3. Dare Empire Media Lounge Chat

This Saturday, April 9th, Dare Media is launching their chat group, The Empire Lounge (see above video). It's a great opportunity for readers & writers alike to gather, talk to their favorite pubbed authors & generally just have a rip roaring good time. Guess who is slated for the first slot? Moi. Yep, that's right. At 10:00 A.M. (egads, I might have to set an alarm) US central time, I will be there. The question is...will you?
Until next time...


  1. Thanks, I am returning a follow.

    Nicole Weaver

  2. That is a very cool cover. I'm in the process of having my covers redone professionally. Can't wait :)