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Gayle-Carline-March 2017-022You can look for the roses in life, or you can look for the thorns. I’m look­ing for roses this year. How about you?


April 9 - I will be at LARA, the Los Ange­les Chap­ter of Romance Writ­ers of Amer­ica, giv­ing a work­shop on the Nuts and Bolts of Self-Publishing. It’s a topic I love to talk about, if only because the world of pub­lish­ing is chang­ing so quickly, and the peo­ple who are the most suc­cess­ful at it are the ones who can adapt. For more details about attend­ing, go here: http://​www​.lararwa​.com/​m​e​e​t​i​n​gs/




Works-in-Progress My newest man­u­script is a depar­ture from any­thing else I’ve ever done, although it feels like a cul­mi­na­tion of every child­hood imag­in­ing I’ve ever had. It’s an adult his­tor­i­cal fan­tasy, “new adult” for those famil­iar with the genre. I’m try­ing some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent with this one, by query­ing agents to see what kind of tra­di­tional deal I can get. Although I love the sense of own­er­ship that self-publishing brings, some projects might ben­e­fit from a pub­lisher, espe­cially now that I know what I want from a tra­di­tional contract.

What’s the book about? 

Lisette de Lille is not excited to be mar­ry­ing a local noble­man, but she is shocked when he and his Span­ish mis­tress sell her to the pirate Rocco instead. Rocco is ruth­less and seduc­tive, and holds the secret to an ancient curse involv­ing drag­ons. Lisette will do any­thing to avenge her kid­nap­ping, even if it means becom­ing as ruth­less and as seduc­tive as her cap­tor. But will she pay the ulti­mate price, of becom­ing a dragon her­self, to bring judg­ment to her betray­ers, or will her love for Rocco turn her heart from revenge?

Tune in next time to find out more.

In the mean­time, I’ve begun the fifth Peri Min­neopa book. It’s going to involve aero­space engi­neer­ing fraud and espi­onage, mur­der and black­mail, and we’ll meet Peri’s brother, Endeavor (Dev).

March 26 Another Sun­day, another month, means another OC Sis­ters in Crime. In Feb­ru­ary, we will hear from the fas­ci­nat­ing Michael Thomas Barry, who will tell us all about writ­ing true crime ver­sus fic­tional crime! As usual, we will be at the Irvine Ranch Water Dis­trict Com­mu­nity Meet­ing Room (visit the web­site and look at the map). The fun starts at 2 pm. For more infor­ma­tion, http://​www​.ocsis​tersin​crime​.org.

The new book is here!


So go here (http://​gayle​car​line​.com/​a​-​m​o​r​e​-​d​e​a​d​l​y​-​u​n​ion/) to find out more about the book, and…

Go HERE to buy (this link will take you to your choice of Kin­dle or Paper­back) - https://​www​.ama​zon​.com/​M​o​r​e​-​D​e​a​d​l​y​-​U​n​i​o​n​-​M​i​n​n​e​o​p​a​-​M​y​s​t​e​r​i​e​s​-​e​b​o​o​k​/​d​p​/​B​0​1​D​3​M​M​Z9K


The launch party was a blast! (Photo by Gar­rett Miller)

Life is good, folks!


That’s all for now, but check back when you can. 


BTW, if you want to lis­ten to me ram­ble aim­lessly about writ­ing, I’ve been priv­i­leged to be a guest on two shows. You can check them out here:

•  Gar­rett Miller’s Blogtalk Radio show, Rat­ed­GRa­dio. http://​www​.blogtalkra​dio​.com/​g​a​r​r​e​t​t​m​i​l​l​e​r​/​2​0​1​3​/​0​9​/​1​3​/​r​a​t​e​d​-​g​-​r​a​dio

• Jason Matthews’ Google+ Show, Indie Authors. http://​www​.youtube​.com/​w​a​t​c​h​?​v​=​9​y​O​T​9​Z​Y​4​TnA

The mys­ter­ies and humor are all still avail­able and sell­ing as ebooks and paper­backs. Take a tour of my author page on Ama­zon, pick out your favorite, and start read­ing imme­di­ately. Why wait?


Stay tuned… I’ll post more as I book ‘em.

Danc­ing Corgi Press

In the meantime,

Keep read­ing, Peeps!



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