Monthly Archives: June 2010

Reading Can be Hazardous to your Hair and Leslie Kelly comes to visit!

One of the many things I’m responsible for at Harlequin, in addition to managing our Community and Social Media properties, is the creation of book trailers and videos to support the online marketing of some of our books. So you know, I have a number of video interviews scheduled in July with some of our fabulous authors one of whom is Deanna Raybourn, author of the Lady Julia Grey series for MIRA Books. Now Deanna is a particularly favorite author of mine, and an all around lovely person, and I’ve inhaled each of the books in the series and was eagerly awaiting the publication of book #4 and really looking forward to chatting with her about it.

So in preparation for meeting up with Deanna in Orlando, I requested a copy of her latest book (to be released in October) the highly anticipated Dark Road to Darjeeling. Her lovely editor Val, sent me an electronic copy and after much hopping up and down and squeeeing I downloaded it to my Kindle and took it home with me to read. Everything was fine until…

I coloured my hair and forgot about it while reading the opening chapters of Dark Road to Darjeeling and accidentally turned my medium brown hair into a hue somewhat reminiscent of hmmm, DARK chocolate. As in really, REALLY dark brown chocolate. Which I thought I was getting used to…

But then we had a visit from author Leslie Kelly at the Harlequin offices today. Leslie has written dozens of books and novellas for Harlequin Blaze, Temptation and HQN. Her books have been honored with numerous awards, including the National Readers’ Choice Award, the Romantic Times Award and three nominations for the highest award in romance, the RWA RITA® and she was here to visit Toronto with her lovely husband to tour the Harlequin offices. I had the honours of taking her around to visit with our digital team and then we went upstairs to reception, and …

…we took a photo!

Ok, this hair thing is going to take more getting used to!



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