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Sunny | What Book Format do you prefer?
Uncategorized / January 8, 2009

With my new release, Mona Lisa Darkening, just out in mass market paperback—the first one of my novels to do so—I’m left scratching my head a bit. One reader emailed me with praise for switching the series from the more expensive trade paperback to the smaller and economical mass market paperback format. But two other readers queried, asking if Mona Lisa Darkening would possibly be available in trade or hardcover format, which they preferred. I’m sorry to say no. But it surprised me greatly that they would ask. I’d love to hear which format others prefer, and why.Okay, some happy news. My 11-year-old son, Michael Chen, recently starred in a small independent film called Children of Invention, an amazing experience all in itself, but now we’ve just learned that it’s been accepted into the 2009 Sundance Film festival, under the Spectrum category! Here’s a link to the other 15 films in the category—the Spectrum group is halfway down the page. Robin Williams, Ashley Judd, Mary Tyler Moore, and the like are listed there! And, as listed in my son’s bio, he’s a great dancer. Here’s a ballet clip I just posted of him on YouTube from last year’s recital. I’m…

Sunny | The Journey from Physician to Writer
Romance / August 17, 2007

I’m giving one lucky winner a signed copy of my new release, Lucinda, Darkly. So don’t be shy about posting a comment on this blog. Winner to be announced in the blog comment section the next day, so be sure to check back tomorrow. My editor just emailed me last night with the happy news that my single title LUCINDA, DARKLY is a national bestseller. And ON THE PROWL is a USA Today bestseller—my anthology with Patricia Briggs, Eileen Wilks, and Karen Chance. So I guess that elation is definitely going to affect the topic of this blog: how I became an author. For me, turning writer was a complete turn-about in careers at the mid-point of my life, from respectable family practice physician to penning erotic dark fantasy/urban fantasy. Which is more fun? Well, of course, the latter. This new career has lead to TV appearances on Geraldo At Large and CNBC, won me several awards—my first ever in my life!—and forced me out of my normal reserve into public speaking and meet-and-greets with complete strangers at conferences. But then, writing those hot love stories in more explicit detail than I could ever have imagined when I first picked…