Barbara Meyers, Author – July 2013 Newsletter

ajtillock2013 012Did I miss June? There must have been nothing newsworthy to report. My Guilt Trip took up the first week in June. You can read my four-part series about that by simply looking at my previous blog posts.

Upon my return home, I work work work the day job. No one there seems to understand I am old and I am tired. Luckily, working lots of hours this time of year is not the hardship it was six months ago when it was not only tourist season but holiday season. This time of year my shifts are almost manageable. My store manager and I have something in common: we’ve both been with the company for ten years. At this point I’ve adopted the Survivor motto: Outwit, Outplay, Outlast.

My fellow authors are extremely generous in offering guest blogs on their sites, something I don’t reciprocate because I’m techie- and time-challenged. I know I’d just screw it up.

You can read a little about my dreaded guilt trip here courtesy of Cynthia D’Alba:

Read about my junior high crush experience here courtesy of Mary Hughes:

FirstTimeAgain,The72lg[1]FINALI’ve reviewed the print galley for THE FIRST TIME AGAIN which is set to release in May 2014. Here are some review excerpts:

“The chemistry between Baylee and Trey was adorable. Baylee…has a sweetness to her that makes you want to give her a shoulder to lean on. Enjoyable story, thought it was heartfelt and look forward to reading more in the Braddock series.”
Single Title Reviews
“…The First Time Again is emotionally charged, sexy, and fun. If you’re looking for a great read, I recommend this story. This is a great contemporary romance full of heart, a bit of heat, and the strong ties to family.”
Long and Short Reviews

The First Time Again by Barbara Meyers

“…this story… is filled with nostalgia and full of
emotions. Barbara Meyers is a talented author composing a
unique plot with equally unique characters. THE FIRST TIME
will leave you with a good warm feeling to see justice and
vindication following for the lovers.”

51Lt2jJTdsL__SY346_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_I Never Thought I’d See You Again the 2013 Novelists, Inc., anthology goes on sale on July 30, 2013 in trade paperback and digital. My story is “Katy’s Place.”
The paperback is priced at $16.95 and the digital edition is $9.99. The paperback is already up at Amazon and B&N for preorder, and the digital should be up soon.

Lou Aronica is the driving force behind the anthology. Find out about his various enterprises at
Find out more about Novelists Inc. at

Several important people in my life have June birthdays including my husband. Birthdays are a big deal in my family—we make the effort to go to dinner and spend time with each other and generally there’s a delicious cake created by my daughter, pastry chef extraordinaire. I’ll drop anything to spend time with my family. They are the most important people to me and the most fun people I know. Cake is an added bonus.

A word here about the carrot cake my daughter made for my manager’s tenth anniversary. It was addictive!!!!

Watch for my blog on the Nine Naughty Novelists site courtesy of Meg Benjamin on July 9th.

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Thanks for reading.