Thursday, January 19, 2006

MATING NET poem challenge

Though this may sound like outrageous vanity,
I am absolutely serious about needing creative
help to compose a snappy little limerick.

The object of the exercise is to promote my short
story MATING NET --a chess term for a position
in which the King absolutely must be mated--
by crafting a few witty, sexy and attention-grabbing
words about my alien Djinn heroes and their high
handed ways with women.

Therefore, I've launched a little contest through my
newsletter, but since my deadline is January 25th,
I'm opening up the challenge to anyone.

Best wishes,

Monday, January 16, 2006

MATING NET author chats with reigning Mr Romance

My January/February newsletter is "up" at

Features include a lavishly illustrated interview with reigning Mr Romance, Andrei Claude; a love scene excerpt; an informative article on piracy by Eppie-finalist author Brenna Lyons; and an intriguing challenge for poets and limerick lovers.

My "occasional" newsletter comes out every second month, but I'm usually nearer to the ides of any given alternate month than to the first.

That is partly because I procrastinate. Actually, there is a great deal more I could get done if I did not put off doing That Which Must Be Done!

Procrastination includes sudden urges to scrub toilets or refill liquid soap dispensers. I don't know why this happens to authors, but several of my acquaintances report being overcome by the toilet-cleaning phenomenon, usually when they are under a deadline to produce a novel.

You wouldn't think Romance Authors would be so mundane, would you?

My newly released newsletter is basically a self-promotion vehicle, but I try to make it decorative and informative.

I invite you to go and look. The January/February newsletter is "up" at

I also have some new interactive jigsaws (of attractive gentlemanly anatomy) for general, mild enjoyment and fireworks at

Best wishes,

Rowena Cherry
MATING NET--Helispeta wanted to marry well...but not THIS well.
SHORT story
ISBN 0976539713