Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Much Ado about Nothing....


A Really Expensive Dress Rehearsal.

We showed up at the hospital on time and ready for the day at 4:45. My daughter was upbeat and optimistic, albeit sleepy.

By 7:30, she was IV'd and valiumed and ready to go.

At 10:00, we got a call down in the waiting room asking if Ashley was allergic to aspirin. Um...haven't a clue. Since you aren't supposed to give children aspirin, I never have. She's had Tylenol and Motrin...but even at 14, no aspirin.

Well, seems she'd had an allergic reaction to something. Surgery was immediately stopped...The success of the bypass depends on her continuing to take aspirin after the surgery. So...since we don't know the answer to whether she is allergic to aspirin or not, we now start another round of testing with an immunologist . There is no simple test, no blood test for this common allergy. So, now we are once again in a holding pattern waiting for yet another insurance referral and an appointment.

Like jugglers with plates balanced precariously in the air, we watched as they one by one fell down and shattered. My daughter cried when she found out...we all did.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Back when I used to work outside the home, I would have huge bouts of insomnia on Sunday nights as I mentally prepared myself for the week ahead. Well, it's 2:40 am, and I'm awake. This time it isn't work that's keeping the sand man away. Instead, it's my daughter's surgery, scheduled for 7:30, just a few short hours away. It doesn't help that we have to be at the hospital at 4:45 am! Or that my ex-husband flew in for the surgery.

I'm glad he did, for my daughter's sake. He hasn't played a very big role in her life since he left when she was two years old. It doesn't help that he lives, literally, across the country now. So, visits are limited to a few weeks in the summer and occasional holidays. But, on this momentous occasion, I don't want to share her.

But, I've tried to put myself in his shoes. That's what authors do, right? They look at things from other people's perspectives. And I'm being graceful and letting them have this time together. Although she's just a block away right now and I'll see her in just a few hours... anyway, you get the picture.

So, wish us luck and send lots of positive thoughts and prayers in our direction today if you get a chance. Thanks!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

4.5 Blue Ribbons for The Werewolf Whisperer

Seems like everytime I open my inbox, I find a new review for one of my books.

4.5 Blue Ribbons from ladybirdrobi at Romance Junkies!

"THE WEREWOLF WHISPERER was a unique experience. Ms. Scott held my attention with gusto as I devoured this book, unveiling its mystery, discovering Jackson and Serena as they developed their new relationship. It spun a new twist on lycanthropy that is wholly unique and unseen anywhere before."

Another Review for The Vampire Oracle: Chalice!

I stumbled upon a review from GhostWriter Literary Reviews. Deanna gave my little story 4.5 Stars.

"It definitely gives a different twist to the life and loves of a vampire. Great Job!"

Click here to read the entire review.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

4 Tombstones for The Vampire Oracle: Chalice

I received my first review for The Vampire Oracle: Chalice - it received 4 Tombstones from Jennifer at Bitten by Books.

"Laced with interesting character development, The Vampire Oracle: Chalice is an enjoyable twist on the detective short. Set in New York City and packing a quick punch with the two lovable leads, Chalice is a hot novella that begs for sequel tales."

Click here to read the entire review.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Review for The Werewolf Whisperer

The Werewolf Whisperer received 4.5 Tombstones from Rachel at Bitten By Books ~ Here's a little of what she had to say.

"Ms. Scott has put an interesting twist on lycanthropy with this must read summer thriller. I hope to see more of Eclipse and its hairy band of characters in the future." Bitten by Books

Click here to read the entire review.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Diva Day

I'm blogging at Divas of the Dark today! Hope to see you over there.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Vampires, and Werewolves, and Contests, Oh My!

Happy Monday -

Would you like to win a free download of The Vampire Oracle: Chalice and a lovely set of wineglasses? If so, bop on over to Coffeetime Romance  and answer some easy questions to win.

Or, if Werewolves are more your style, hop over to  Whipped Cream  at Long and Short Reviews . I'm in the spotlight there!  Each day I'll be giving away a werewolf necklace, and then, as a grand prize for the week, I'll give away a download of the book with a necklace and a tote bag of assorted goodies (bookmarks, pens, etc.).

Or enter both contests - you know you want to!!

In other news:

I was inteviewed at Wild On Books , so if you want to see the very glamorous me, bop on over and take a peek. I think I make a mah-velous Diva!

Also -  On August 6th, multi-published author Ericka Scott (that's ME!) will be blogging at Bitten by Books . She'll be talking about Dark Shadows -how to use  foreshadowing to enhance a story without giving away the ending.  Commenters will have a chance to win a free e-copy of The Werewolf Whisperer, her latest release from Phaze.

AND the interview that has left me shaking in my flip-flops. My first ever radio interview is tonight (gulp). I'll be interviewed by Lillian Cauldwell on PIVR (http://www.internetvoicesradio.com/), and then the interview will subsequently be available as a pod cast. Tune in and I'll be reading an excerpt from The Werewolf Whisperer and gibbering mindlessly (oh, I mean talking) about my writing and what new and exciting books will be released in the upcoming months.

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