Death by Chocolate and the Daphne 2014

The Kiss of Death on-line chapter of the RWA met for their annual Death  by Chocolate event in San Antonio during the Nationals. Chocolate, laughter and lots of hugging. It was a great event. The chocolate was divine and I don’t regret a bite. Waiting to hear the results of the unpublished Daphne du Maurier contest gave me the jitters, but that’s all part of the writing life.

I didn’t place this year. I received an honorable mention and (drum roll) a request for a full manuscript from the agent who judged my category. Exciting times.DSCN2433

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Author: Jo-Ann Carson

Jo-Ann Carson writes a saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance. Her latest stories are in the Gambling Ghosts Series: A Highland Ghost for Christmas, A Viking Ghost for Valentine’s Day, Confessions of a Pirate Ghost and The Biker Ghost Meets his Match. An anthology of the novellas will be coming out this summer. Currently she is working on Midnight Magic, A Ghost & Abby Mystery, the first book in a spin-off series from her Viking ghost story. Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, playing Mah Jong and drinking good coffee. You can chat with her on social media: You can find all her links on her website - http://jo-anncarson.com

21 thoughts on “Death by Chocolate and the Daphne 2014”

  1. A request for a full!! Pfft, who cares about the placing. 🙂 That’s wonderful, Jo-Ann, congratulations! Best of luck with it. And all those chocolate treats look so yummy!

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    1. Oh Ros
      I love your attitude. To be honest, I felt quite disappointed, but you are of course right. The half-full glass of water has an agent request in it.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
      Best
      Jo-Ann

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  2. I am now a member of Kiss Of Death but have not yet had a chance to attend. But considering how much chocolate figures in my writing it’s definitely a bucket list event. In the meantime I may have to host my own Death By Chocolate event.

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    1. Hi Pat
      Welcome to our KOD chapter. It really rocks. You’ll have to join in on our one line Wednesday fun on Twitter. You’ll get to meet a lot of us there. I can’t say enough good things about the chapter (supportive, friendly, fun, hard working for the cross-genre…). There were two Vancouver writers at the Death by Chocolate event, Toni Anderson and Katheryn Jane who I sat beside. It’s great to have you in the group.
      Chocolate Events are always fun.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Jo-Ann

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    1. Hi Jodie
      I love this comment. Yes, the request is a fine topping for the cake.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Best Wishes
      Jo-Ann

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  3. Congrats on receiving the agent request for the full manuscript, Jo-Ann! Wonderful to see the pictures of Death by Chocolate party spread. You are a wise woman not to regret eating chocolate 🙂

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    1. Hi Jacqui
      Thank you. The chocolate was good:) I thought about you when I was there, as you did well in the Daphne’s the year before.
      Best Wishes
      Jo-Ann

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  4. Wow, Jo-Ann! Request for a full manuscript!!!
    Who cares about placing when you’ve got the “real icing on the cake” with a request.
    Go, girl, go!

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    1. Ahh Irene
      I do like how you look at the world.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
      I think you are absolutely right.
      Best
      Jo-Ann

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