A week ago at the Romance Writers of America conference, Shirley Hailstock and I sat together at a Harlequin marketing meeting, eating chocolate (her) and drinking coffee (me), when one of us remarked that we should "do something together" for our August releases.
The next evening while we further bonded at dinner over Shirley's incredible dress she wore to the RITAs one year (the romance writer's version of the Oscars - pictures, please!) and I was drinking a glass of wine - sorry, Shirley, but I've forgotten what you were drinking (I suspect water)...Anyway, I digress. During this conversation, I got the distinct impression that Shirley loved cars more than she loved horses. Her August book features one powerful Corvette and the historic Route 66, while mine features powerful race horses, including one promising colt recovering from a mountain lion attack (and one sexy horse whisperer).
What could we possibly have in common to talk about our two books? (some of you are already ahead of me) That's right. HORSEPOWER.
Now, some of you may not know this, but Shirley has a wicked sense of humor. And me? Well, I've been known to look at the world with a slightly jaded eye. Together, we just can't talk about horsepower without getting a bit out there or getting a bit competitive. Neither one of us will admit the other's mode of transportation is better. So here we go, Shirley. Top this!
For the next few weeks, Shirley and I are going head-to-head in our quest to prove which is better - horses or cars. And we're asking you to play along - on this blog, on Facebook (Shirley, Melinda) and Twitter (Shirley, Melinda, #HorsesVersusCars).
Commenters, meme creators, witty on-liners and support of the fun posted anywhere from today through August 20 will be in the running for a prize - autographed books (one from each of us) or if you're an author, you could win our utmost respect (lol!). Winners will be announced on Shirley's blog post (here) on August 21.
So, which is better? Horses or Cars?