Sorry to be away for a bit. My eldest dareling started kindergarten on Monday, and my youngest started at a new preschool. The Dare household has been settling into a new routine. It’s a rite of passage for us all…sniffle.

I had the most wonderful time with the book group at Sunshine Books in Cypress last week. The lovely ladies of Sunshine really know how to make an author feel welcome! This Saturday, I’ll be signing books at the Borders Express in Orange, CA, from 11 AM to 1PM. (1500 E. Village Way, Orange, CA)

Now that the darelings are back in school, I have more time to write. And boy, do I need it! Deadline for Stud Club book two (Twice Tempted by a Rogue) is fast approaching. Luckily for me, I’m able to combine deadline goals with fundraising goals for mega-motivation. For the second year, I’ve registered to participate in Unleash Your Story, a reading and writing event to benefit Cystic Fibrosis research. Once again, a group of us are teaming up–mostly friends from the Eloisa James/Julia Quinn Bulletin Board–to form the BonBon Chocolate Mafia. (Yes, of course there’s a story behind that name. But it’s long.) Last year, our team raised over $1200!

My goal for the month is 30,000 words (or more) by the end of September. I’ve added a little widget to the sidebar to track my progress. You can support this very worthy cause by either donating to my page or by joining the event yourself by making a reading or writing goal and collecting donations.

Click the image to learn more!

2 comments to “Unleashing my story!”

  1. Erica Ridley
    · September 3rd, 2009 at 1:28 am · Link

    Looks like so far so good with the ULYS! Go, Tessa!!

  2. Vanessa Kelly
    · September 3rd, 2009 at 11:32 am · Link

    Way to go, Tessa! I’m a bon-bon, too, and my goal is also 30,000 words. So far I’m at 6,600. No cool widget on my website, though. I have to get one!