Speaking of J-rock, I just did the galleys for COLD AS ICE and kept chuckling. I like to do little shout-outs, and my heroine works for the law firm of Roper, Hyde, Camui and Fredericks. If you don't know who Hyde and Camui are then it doesn't really matter, but it amused me. My heroine's martial arts instructor was Master Tenchi, in honor of an anime my daughter loved many years ago, and I even give a shout-out to Kate's Latin teacher, Mrs. Wiesen.
The RWA conference is coming up next week (in Atlanta -- come for the massive autographing if you're nearby), then a family wedding (forcing me to miss seeing Yoshiki in the flesh
The glorious thing is I want to write. I've got all these stories I want to tell. You'd think after so many years I'd run out of ideas, but they just keep coming.
And I can't wait to get to a book about Reno, the punk Japanese gangster.