Thursday, March 29, 2012

Too Good To Be True....

Didn't I tell you all it wouldn't last? The courtyard soccer game has resumed! This was taken twenty minutes ago...




The photo's not large enough here to see the ball, but it ended up on the sidewalk right in front of our apartment. I knew the games had resumed because I could hear the ball hitting the pavement--probably out on the parking lot, which no doubt thrills the people who have vehicles parked out there!


We saw it outside this morning, along with all the other toys thrown around the courtyard, so I was fairly certain it wouldn't be long before they'd be kicking it around outside our door again. I guess it's time to do what I should have done last week....


But...I also have good news!  Fueled by the spectacular reviews given Immoral Support, Something Old and Miracle Dad on Amazon, I've decided to bring my "Toni Collins" pseudonym out of retirement and write a new romantic comedy--that is, if my contract allows me to use my pen name outside of Silhouette while they still have some of my books on their roster.


The new one will be titled Superhero in Training. I couldn't write it without the expertise of my good friend and fellow author, William Kendall. I suggested we could do it as a joint project under our Scarlett Martin and James Morgan pseudonyms, but since he never responded to that, I think he may be a bit overwhelmed!


The plot? No, I'm  not revealing anything about it--not yet. You'll just have to wonder for now!



14 comments:

  1. Perfect! How about this plot, Toni? A superhero in training swoops down in the middle of the soccer game and those kids better watch out. :)

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    1. I was hoping they'd want to participate in the Hunger Games. Aren't most kids really into that now?

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  2. Yes, why not add another book to write, to fill up all your free time !
    But really what wonderful news. How very exciting for you.

    Now William has to think up some form of sonic noise wave gun that you could shoot out your window and disrupt the soccer idiots ! without harming them, darn it !

    Put the Condo owners on speed dial !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Parsnip--the only thing that will stop these kids without harming them is an eviction notice. A former tenant told me another former tenant we both knew got evicted for fighting. That's a violation of the rules. So is this. So why did that family get kicked out while these families are allowed to stay and go on breaking rules?

      As for a new book, yep, my plate's already full...but what's great about the Silhouette Romances is that they don't take very long to write, and they're fun.

      And I have some reviews to write! Backlogged on that....

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  3. There was this bit on one of the papers yesterday about a device the military has that directs heat at a target, enough to make them uncomfortable and run. You could aim one of those at errant soccer players.

    And I'll gladly consult for you on this one. From what you've told me, it'll be a terrific premise!

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  4. Know2 where I can buy one?

    Thank you for consulting! You are, after all, the expert on this sort of thing!

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  5. Those things would probably run up a quarter of a million bucks! They get mounted on top of a Hummer!

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    1. Is that all? When I win the Mega Millions Lottery tonight, I'll order a couple from Amazon!

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    2. Now the girls are out there with the friggin' ball. I guess it's time to take this to the parent company.

      Where do I buy those thingys, William?

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    3. We'll have to bribe someone in logistics.

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  6. When you win the mega millions, will you adopt me?
    Just kidding... :o)

    That sounds like a great idea! New book ideas are sometimes right under our noses...And, you'd have a terrific partner if you did!

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  7. Norma, sorry about those kids again. I like the idea of inviting them to the Hunger Games. Some might actually go. Good luck with the new book idea, too. Take care!

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