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Writing from the Dark Side

Heh! I started out calling this blog post "Blogging from the Darkside" and then went to "Writing from the Darkside" and then went on to finally arrive at "Pubbing from the Darkside".  This little tidbit of information should be able to give you a little hint over what has been happening at the Oliver Homestead since I last posted.

Big News! I am part of a great collaboration with a collection of Writers who decided that if a romance book should be done, it should be done by us! Hence, the beginning of what is now know as Welcome to Serenity Harbor, Maine.

This is huge! This is ginormous! All of the books are set around the fictional coastal Maine town of Serenity Harbor. We didn't limit genre, only that their characters fall in love in Maine.

For me, this was a return to something that I love... well, yes... it was a return to writing. I've blogged a little bit about some of my struggles with illness that left with being unable to write for a whi…

Just in case...

you don't have a teenager who's into vampire books you may be out of the loope when it comes to the big event happening this weekend. This is the last in Stephenie Meyers books trilogy about a teenage vamps and the young women who love them. My daughter was practically in orbit the other day when we watched the trailer for the upcoming movie. And for those of you who haven't seen it. Check it out...

And just in case you haven't gotten enough of tempting bite of Edward and Bella you can check out for the latest information.

As for me? I'll most likely be at Borders on Saturday night with a group of teenage girls waiting for the release of the book. Maybe I should invest in earplugs? Just kidding.... really.... sheeesh!


I just recently finished TWILIGHT. No kids in my life, but I could not hold off as I usually do. I tend not to read books that get so much play. I've not read a sinlge Rowling book.

But this TWILIGHT was actually dang good. I enjoyed the story, the characters, and even the writing. I was pleasantly surprised.

Now, I did go watch the trailer, and not a single one of the characters is even close to what I imagine in my mind and that is a bit disappointing.

I'll read the rest of the books, but probably skip the movie.
Teagan Oliver said…
Thanks for posting. I have to agree in that I was a hold out when it came to the books. I've seen scores of Vamp books over the years, but I haven't seen my daughter get so engrossed in a book or as excited about a release since the Potter books. I asked her what made these characters different and she says that you actually feel for the characters.They are so real that you can't wait for what is going to happen next. As a mom, I'm for anything that gets my kids to love books that much. Now, if I could only find one for my younger son that had this effect.
Chris V. said…
I love vampire books and this one does sound intriguing! Even more so ws wondering what it's like to have a big group like that waiting to see you as the author? (Besides noisy? ha!)
Teagan Oliver said…
Alas, I'll have to see the mass of people waiting for the book from the spectator point of view. But I can definitely do a lot of dreaming that it's my book instead.

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