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Monday, April 18, 2011

Get Ready, Tess St. John Is Coming Soon!

Happy Monday All,

This week is a special week. My incredibly awesome Critique Partner, Tess St. John, is getting ready to release some of her stories. I'll be reviewing one of them on here this week and giving you information on how to get your hands on them.

Tess and I belong to the same chapter of RWA (which is how I met her). At the time I was joining the chapter, she was the treasurer. I was signing up for the annual Conference (which just so happens to take place around my birthday--so it's my birthday present from my husband the last couple of years and this year it's ON my birthday).

We started emailing back and forth. I met some of the other chapter members at a couple of meetings before the Conference happened, then I met Tess at the Conference.

Those first few emails have sparked a friendship plus Critique Partnership that I feel very blessed to have. She's encouraging, smart, and extremely helpful.

I am thrilled she's releasing her work. I've read several chapters of various novels of hers and readers, the woman's got talent!

So do not be a stranger as I'm going to be talking about Tess St. John over the course of this week--reviewing one of her novels, talking about her website and letting you know how to get your hands on her work.

Before I forget, how was every one's weekend?

Have A Merry Monday!

39 comments:

Suzan Harden said...

Go, Tess, go!

jbrayweber said...

Yay, Tessy!!!

Judythe Morgan said...

I've had the privilege of beta reading Tess's books and I have to say don't miss any. She weaves fabulous stories.

Bethany, thanks for giving everyone the head's up that release day is approaching.

And, Tess, congratulations. I'm ready to load on my Kindle.

Aislinn said...

Congratulations on the release, Tessy!

Tess said...

Thanks so much, Bethany!! Your sweet words made my day!

Suzan--thanks for stopping by...You're next!

Jenn--I appreciate you stopping by to cheer me on!

Judythe--You're much more than a BETA reader!

I'm totally excited, but I woke up this morning thinking about something I added to Second Chances just before I finished it, but am too afraid to look and see if I screwed up the whole scene by using a the wrong word...Can you spell OBSESSIVE! LOL

Jessica said...

LOL - I first read your title as: Get ready, Tess! St. John is coming!

I thought...is Bethany becoming prophetic? Then I read it again...oops! LOL! Guess I need more coffee.

Congrats to Tess and so happy for you Bethany that you have been able to find an avenue that supports you and enables you to pursue your passion for writing!! :)

HUGS!!

Susan M said...

Good luck, Tessy. Can't wait to read it.

Cara Marsi said...

I've read some of Tessy's books as one of her online critique partners, and I love her writing. I'm excited about her releases and can't wait to download her books onto my Kindle. Go, Tessy!

Misty Evans said...

Happy Monday! Congrats, Tess, on your debut release. I've read snippets and now I get to read the whole thing. Yay!

Ree said...

Nice support, Ms. Tess! Like Misty said, I look forward to reading the entire book! Very happy for you. :)

Kathleen Bittner Roth said...

From yet another online crit partner, let me say that I'm a bit over the moon that we are finally seeing Tess St. John's books for real! Whenever a chapter of her wip showed up for me to crit, I got my cup of tea, a few cookies, set everything aside and hunkered down for a good read, pinching myself every once in awhile as a reminder that I was critting to help, not to just enjoy a great story. Here's to a long and glorious career. Couldn't be happier for you Tess!

Kathleen Bittner Roth said...

Oh, yeah. Forgot to mention your website...awesome!

Melissa said...

Congratulations!! So excited for you, Tess! You know I LOVE your books!! Those special Tuesdays seem like only yesterday! :) Can't wait to see them up and ready to download!

Bethany said...

Wow...it's only 11:45 a.m. Central time...

Suzan & Jenn--thank you for your support for Tess!

Judythe--It's my pleasure. I've been waiting to spread the word about her work for awhile now!

Aislinn--Thank you for supporting Tess!


Cara--Tell Nook users, from what I understand, she's planning to make her work available on Nook, too.

Jessica--Thank you for supporting Tess. Also, thank you for all your support!

Susan M.--Thank you for supporting Tess. I think you'll enjoy her work...it's good!

Misty & Ree--Thank you for supporting Tess! She rocks!

Kathleen--She's updating her website, so I'll be posting the link later in the week. Thank you for supporting Tess!

Melissa--Thank you for supporting Tess!

Tess--You know I'm enjoying posting about you and I'm looking forward to reading all your novels! Best wishes on your releases :-)

Tess said...

Thanks so much, Anne (Aislinn)!!!!

Thanks for stopping by, Jessica!! I'm so happy for Bethany too. She said she felt like she found a home when she found Northwest Houston RWA and I'm so pleased she's part of our family there now!

Susan, you're such a dear! Thanks.

Sandra Edwards said...

Love Tessy and her books!

Tess said...

Cara, you're such a dear and I love your books too!!!!

Thanks, Misty and Ree!! Two of my writing friends from RWAonline! Thanks for your support through all these years, ladies!

Kathleen, I wouldn't be releasing SC if it weren't for you, dear. Be sure to read the special thanks section of the book.

Missy...I so miss our Tuesdays! Thanks for your encouragement...always!

Tess said...

Right back at you, Sandy...and your books!!!

Bethany said...

Sandra--Thank you for dropping by and supporting Tess :-)

Tess--You're part of the reason I feel at home with NWHRWA :-)

Anonymous said...

Yay, Tessy!! My very first crit partner (we met through RWAOL too) and I love, love, love her writing. Can't wait to read your First Published Book from start to finish. *Happy Dance*

Congrats, Tessy, You Rock!!!!

--Chiron

www.chironradio.blogspot.com

Tess said...

Thanks for stopping by, Chiron. My queen of Inspiration! You are such a sweetie!

Bethany said...

Chiron--Thank you for dropping by and supporting Tess :-)

Mimi said...

I'm a big fan of Tessy's books, and I'm so excited about her release. YAAAAAAAAY! I'm so lucky to have you in my life.

Thanks for the blog, too, Bethany.

Robin Haseltine said...

Tess is a marvelous writer!

Everyone will fall in love with her characters, and they'll remember them long after the book is closed. Tess, I can't wait until your books go live! I have a special spot on my bookshelf waiting for all of them :)

Tess said...

Mimi, I'm so lucky to have you, dear!!! My sweet BETA reader! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Bethany said...

Mimi,

Thank you so much for dropping by and supporting Tess :-)

Bethany said...

Robin,

Thank you for dropping by and supporting Tess! Her work is awesome :-)

Tess said...

Oh, Robin...honey, I wouldn't be half the writer I am without you! You've stuck with me through everything!!!!

Samanthya said...

Thanks to Tessy for being such a great crit partner and wonderful person. I got a chance to crit the first part of Second Chances and I know it is a great story. Can't wait for your release. May lots of good things come your way! Lots of hugs! Samanthya

Bethany said...

Samanthya,

Thank you for dropping by and supporting Tess
:-)

Nina Cordoba said...

I read Tess's excerpts on her website and I can't wait to read her stories!

Ciara Gold said...

This is so exciting. Can't wait to read your stories!

Tess said...

Thanks so much, Sam...and I'm so glad we met through RWAonline and you joined Hearts Through History RWA!

Tess said...

How sweet, Nina! I hope you enjoy them...SC will be out Wednesday...and two of my mysteries will release this summer!

Bethany said...

Nina,

Thank you for dropping by and supporting Tess
:-)

Bethany said...

Ciara,

Thank you for dropping by and supporting Tess
:-)

Victoria Gray said...

Tess writes stories that capture the delicious emotions surrounding falling in love and dealing with adversity to keep that love whole. Her characters will touch you with their humanity and their great love for one another. So excited to see her work in print!

Tess said...

Victoria, your words left me speechless! Thanks so much, sweetie.

Bethany said...

Victoria,

Thank you for dropping by and supporting Tess
:-)