07-21-18 Patricia Sargeant

Monday, January 14, 2013

Lucky 13

Yea it's a new year 2013. Those of you who are extremely superstitious of the number thirteen just take a deep breath. That's it, in and out, everything will be fine.

Two of my brothers were born on the thirteenth, even had the nerve to be born on a Friday! My husband moved to Boston on the 13th and we met a few months later.

So I have great hopes for the year 2013.  My husband and I have several projects we are hoping to get published this year,  We've had some success in self publishing, my romances, his historical fiction among other things. Toward the end of last year I published my first cozy mystery, "The Pink Lady." At the moment it is only available on Amazon but one of my goals is to publish it in other formats as well.  I'll have a short story published in a magazine and  have another romance novel in the works as well as another mystery.

The Tucson Festival of Books is coming in March, one of my favorite times of the year. The workshops are great, I always learn something. And of  course, a chance to spend the weekend talking books, both reading and writing, is not to be missed.

So don't let 2013 scare you, look it in the eye and smile. It's going to be a great year, a lucky year. 


Paty Jager said...

I have good feelings about 2013 as well!

Sarah Raplee said...

Elaine, I agree that 2013 will be a banner year for writers!

I'm curious about your move to publish a cozy mystery last year. Do your sales indicate your romance audience followed you into this new genre?

I've heard it can be like starting over to publish in a new genre. Did you find that to be true for you?

Also, does the Tuscon Festival of Books happen every year?

Inquiring minds want to know, LOL!

Judith Ashley said...

Looks like 13 is your Lucky Number!

I also have plans to be published in 2013. Just have to beat this bug back so I can stay at the computer.

If there isn't a Desert Dreams in 2014, I think I'll see about the Tucson Festival of Books.

Anonymous said...

I read the Pink Lady months ago and the characters are still with me. Excited to read more int he series.

The Tucson Festival of Books is also one of my favorite times of the year. What a privilage to be able to attend all of those classes and workshops..for FREE!

(PS-I was born of Friday the 13th and know that this is going to be the best year ever!)

Diana Mcc. said...

I anticipating wonderful things happening in 2013! Glad you feel that way too!! Happy New Year!