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The Naked Page

Author Jamie Sobrato's Diary


See You In Atlanta

This is the week of insanity and frantic last-minute wardrobe planning for those of us in the romance writing world. In a few days we will all board planes to Atlanta and converge on that big sweaty city for a week of industry networking and gossip, a week of editor and agent meetings, a week of catching up with the writer friends we don't see all year.

And of course, since we've spent the other 360 days of the year mostly alone except for the imaginary people and voices inside our own heads, we are an interesting group to observe in such an intensely social setting.

If you're going to be in Atlanta on Wednesday, July 26th, stop by the Marriott Marquis downtown, 5:30-8:30 PM, for RWA's annual literacy autographing, where a buttload of authors (including me!), will be crammed into a giant room signing books. It's fun, it's dizzying, and it's a good cause. Plus, I occasionally like someone to stop by my table and pretend they're a fan of mine, and who better to do that than Naked Page people?

Here's a link to a complete list of authors attending.

And if you're going to be at the conference, I hope you'll say hi if you see me wandering the hotel.

I'll try to report in here to let you non-conference-goers know what's going on. Bethany has a head injury, and she's going to be my roommate this year. This should be fun. Well, she's not going to be my roommate because of the head injury, though that might make more sense (Does she realize what she's getting into? Actually, she does--she's had the misfortune of sharing sleazy hotel rooms around Europe with me...). I will not tell the story of how she got the head injury here, but I am tempted to make up something good.

Oh, and need I point out that this your last week to find The Sex Quotient in regular stores? Yes, I must point it out. You can buy an autographed copy at the literacy thing Wednesday night, by the way. I think there might be copies of Once Upon a Seduction there for me to sign too.


More of Me to Love

You may have been wondering if I have:

a. died
b. been abducted by aliens
c. run off to join a cult
d. forgotten that I have a blog
e. all of the above

Or you may have better things to wonder about than the minute details of my possible alien abduction and subsequent probing.

I don't have any good excuses for my absence (plenty of bad excuses though). So instead, I will just drop the big thrilling news on you that I have prolonged my writing career by another year by selling 3 more Blazes, all to be released in 2007. So you get more of me to love, and I get to earn something resembling a poverty-level living. It's a win-win situation.

I know you're all squirming in your seats there, and not because of that strange itch you've been suffering in your nether regions. You want to know about the books (humor me here--nod your heads).

In April 07 there will be an international Blaze set in Italy, tentatively titled Sex In Any Language, in August 07 there will be a paranormal Blaze featuring Lauren and Carson from The Sex Quotient, titled Call Me Wicked, and in November 07 a kick-ass action-adventure Blaze titled Sex Bomb.

Not to mention my next Blaze for October 06, the first in a 3-book series called Lust Potion #9. My book is A Whisper of Wanting, and it's followed in November and December by stories from the fabulous Colleen Collins and Carrie Alexander. More info on the series to come.

So there. No more angst over whether I'm being probed by aliens. I'm actually, you know, busy writing books and stuff...just as The Great Enlightened One has instructed.


The Sex Quotient is Here

It's July 1st, which means my book The Sex Quotient is officially in stores and will be for the next few weeks or so. Go buy it! Please. Pretty please?

Since I am broke (this is a blatant attempt to induce guilt and make you go buy my book) and had to stop paying the person who used to update my website, and since I have been too crazed/busy/verging on manic to figure out how to update it myself (or have our dear lovely Cindy do it for me), I don't have anything about the book on my website. How sad is that? Now I am one of those lame authors with a website desperately in need of updating. I used to be so efficient about that stuff. Soon it's going to start feeling all stale and musty over there on http://www.jamiesobrato.com. I already see cobwebs in the corners. I should just give it up and go straight blog, with no static site. Really, I know I keep saying that, but I should.

Anyhow, I woud post the back cover copy to entice you, or something, but I can't even find it, and I'm too lazy to type it off the back of the book. Seriously, I'm just a mess. Trust me--the book doesn't suck. How's that for a sales pitch?

Here's the cover again, so you can be sure to spot it and that loony freaking cowboy and horse on your next trip to Borders: