Monday, October 17, 2011

Welcome to My Brand New Blog

Welcome, welcome, come in, look around. I know there's so much to see. I hope you enjoy it. Have a glass of champagne, there's tea and lemonade as well, if you prefer, have a little gnosh, take your time, browse.








 I want to thank you all so much for coming.  This really means the world to me. It's such a great feeling to share this will all of you, my friends, who've come to mean so much to me over the last few years.


We're here today, not only to celebrate the opening of my brand new author blog, but to celebrate the fact that I am now an author.  Yes, finally, after going the ropes in New York and finding no success, I decided to take my writing life into my own hands and self-publish my titles to Kindle.  As most of you know, it was a really tough decision, but one I knew was the right one to make.  I love my books almost as much as I love The Monster, and want to share them with the world.

This enterprise was fraught with great difficulty, as I am not even remotely computer literate, so I would like to publicly thank my mentor in all things formatting -- J. Bridget Chicoine.  Without her help, I would still be a sniveling, groveling mess.  Also, the several ladies who read my manuscripts and gave me the critiques I needed -- Lois Moss, Francine Howarth, Liza Salerno, Bridget Chicoine, and Bev Nickelson.  Thanks ladies, I owe you two!

For those of you who don't know much about my writing, these are Regency romances.  And I stress the romance.  None of my work contains sex scenes, although I've been told my way around a lip-lock is really hot. I wanted these to be something you could recommend to your Aunt Helen, your mother-in-law, and not worry if your tween-age daughter picked it up.  However, as they are for adults, I do use some adult themes.  People are people, whether from 1810 or 2010, and I like to write what drives us emotionally when we're on the path to finding love.




And now, without further ado, I give you --



A short story I just had to write.  It's available for $.99 on Amazon. 


And my long awaited release



Now available on Amazon for $2.99. 

If you'll scroll down the blog, you'll be able to find pictures of my characters, actors who I think would be fabulous to portray them.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  Sometimes, I think a picture is worth more than a thousand words. 

On my sidebar, you'll also note, I have two more titles coming soon, hopefully before Christmas.  And on the top under my header, you'll be able to read the sneak peeks into the books.

So take a gander, look around, enjoy, read, drool over "The Reluctant Grooms" and the women who love them.  I believe I have represented both genders equally.  (Truth to tell, I used to be in love with Haverlane.  Now I think Winsbarren has more than captured my heart.)

Please let me know what you think of my new site.  Feel free to share in the comments.  I'll be around all day.  And thanks again, so much for coming.

And if you'd like to leave your email address in the comments, I will send you a version of A WIFE FOR WINSBARREN for your very own.  I've been told I can send my Kindle for PC version to you to download.  My way of saying thanks for stopping by. 

44 comments:

  1. I got to it fine. Looks great and congrats on the books. They sound and look great.
    Congrats again.

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  2. Beautiful! I love the new look. :)

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  3. Thanks Christine, Thanks Linda. I really appreciate all your help this morning.

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  4. Fantastic, Anne! What an accomplishment, and what gorgeous covers. I wish you every little bit of luck you deserve.

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  5. Talli -- Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate it.

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  6. Yay, Anne! It all looks beautiful!
    ...now to help myself to some scones and tea :)

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  7. Bridget -- Thanks. Couldn't have done it without you.

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  8. This is beautiful, I love the fresh background :-)

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  9. Love it! It looks great, so excited for you.

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  10. Hi Anne! I'm very much looking forward to reading your books! :o) Now, if only I could end up with a little more than zero in my bank account at the end of each month ... :-/ I'll get them. Eventually! :o) Congrats on this, it really is wonderful!

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  11. Sarah -- Thanks so much.

    Patti -- Thanks for stopping by.

    Jessica -- Thanks. I feel the same way about my bank account.

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  12. Your new author blog is wonderful -- what a gorgeous space you've created. I love the header, and all the tabs give me and other visitors a taste of what you write. Can't wait to purchase your books -- just waiting to buy my new tablet, sitting there all alone on the store shelf, as soon as I save another hundred or so. *sigh* I hate to wait!!

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  13. This is lovely, Anne, just like the covers for your books! Wishing you and your loved ones much success!

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  14. Well now isn't this the most fabulous place on the blogosphere today!! I love it. Your book covers are to die for, as is the header!!!

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  15. The new site is STUNNING Anne! Not only is it beautiful, but I love the way it's part blog part author webpage. And the books sound and look fabulous. The site actually gave me a chill and it's 85 degrees here. Congratulations!!!

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  16. Nicole -- Thanks so much for coming by. I hope it has enough to keep people coming back.

    Karen -- Thanks so much.

    Jen -- You're so cute. I don't know if I could say that. But it is kind of nice.

    VR -- Aww shucks, make me blush why don't you. Thanks so much. I really appreciate it.

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  17. Congratulations! Pop the champagne!!!

    "The Relcutant Groom Series" -- love it. I'm working out my e-reader situation and once I do, I must have both of these titles. :)

    Beautiful cover for Winsbarren too. I snuck a peek at your characters below, and I must say he is quite delicious...gives Haverlane a run for his money.

    The new website is absolutely lovely.

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  18. Nicki -- Thanks so much for the lovely praise. Winsbarren is cute isn't he?

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  19. This is a beautiful blog. Definitely like what you are doing here. Also the book covers are amazing.

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  20. This is absolutely gorgeous! The site--your covers--everything. Congratulations. You're going to have big success with this. I know it. And when I buy my Kindle, your books will be at the top of my list. Can't wait to read them and enter the lovely world of silver tea services, garden parties and country lanes. Yum.

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  21. Michael -- Thank you so much. That means a lot to me, coming from a man. No offence. Men don't typically read Regency romances.

    Anne -- Aww, thanks. And don't forget about the butlers. I've just started reading REMAINS OF THE DAY and find it fascinating. So glad I got the butler right.

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  22. Whoooo hooooo! LOVE it. That's Bridget's painting, right? What a perfect match. I'm still drooling over the cover of The Lady's Fate and I love the cover for Winsbarren too. Beautiful site! Just stunning. Really. Congratulations Anne. So happy to see the results of your hard work!

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  23. Found and followed! Are both books out now? Crap, I need to do an announcement! Next Monday all right?

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  24. Anne, this is fabulous! Your website is gorgeous and your book covers are so appealing! I can't wait to read them, and I will once I find the time. I'm so happy for you! I will spread the word! :) :)

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  25. Well well well, I must say it's rather nice here. Soft green background, interesting sidebar links - and you're now an author! Congrats, Anne.

    All the best :)

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  26. Hi,

    I'm so thrilled for you! Hope all goes swell on Kindle... ;) Off to get a taste of Ellis Haverlane: again!

    best
    F

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  27. Congratulations! I love your new site, and the pictures, including all your book covers, are just gorgeous. I'm so excited for you!

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  28. Liza -- I'm so glad you like it. I thought you might. But boy howdy, I'm never doing another website again.

    Alex -- Don't sweat the small stuff. Monday or whenever is fine.

    Shelley -- It's not Genna & Tony, but I think it works. Am really glad you got a chance to stop by.

    Wendy -- It's so fabulous to see you again. I'm glad you stopped by.

    Francine -- Yes, Haverlane! Ah, to dream.

    Rula -- Thanks so much, I appreciate it.

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  29. This is wonderful! Best of luck with your self-publishing venture. It IS a difficult decision to make and it's a lot of hard work too. I love the covers.

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  30. Congrats! And your cover art is gorgeous.

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  31. Big congratulations on the blog and the publishing, Anne! I hope you find a lot of loyal readers, and I look forward to reading your books myself!

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  32. Lynda -- Thanks so much. I think someday I might say the hard work was worth it, but right now I just want a vacation.

    Diane -- Thank you. The ladies who did my covers are the best!

    Domey -- Thanks Domey. I'm glad you stopped by. I wouldn't expect you to read my books but if you do, let me me know what you think. They're kind of out of your usual genre.

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  33. LOVE LOVE LOVE the new blog! It's beautiful!!

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  34. I love the look.
    Congratulations on the writing!

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  35. Sarah -- I'm so glad you could make it. Thanks for stopping by.

    Al -- Thanks. Gotta get back to writing now though. No more fun and frivolity.

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  36. Congratulations, Anne - this is so exciting!

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  37. I love the site! Well done! Best of luck with the self-publishing. I'll be cheering you on. And the covers - gorgeous!

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  38. So happy to be here! You already know I love this blog. :)

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  39. Shannon -- Thanks so much for stopping by.

    Michelle -- You're too sweet.

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  40. Congratulations, Anne! The new site is gorgeous as well as the covers of your books. SO excited for you!

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  41. Jamie -- Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate it.

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  42. I am so sorry to be so late to the party. I am heading off right this second to purchase my very first works by that amazing author, Anne Gallagher.

    I'm so proud, tears in my eyes (and the blog is GORGEOUS!)

    Congratulations, Anne. You deserve every possible joy and success, you've worked for it!

    hugs
    bru

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  43. This is a beautiful blog, and congrats on your books! I apologize for coming so late.

    Those covers are lovely! I'm happy for you, Anne! :)

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