Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hi Everyone!

I got a fun note from Cathy the Community Relations Manager at the Barnes & Noble in East Brunswick, New Jersey.  She's having a Gift Basket of Romance contest and my book AIN'T MISBEHAVING is one of the featured books!  She sent some pictures, and I'm thrilled to be included with these terrific authors.

Here's another picture of the books together on a table.
I'm top row, second book from the left!
Thanks for sharing, Cathy.  The contest runs until the end of the month so if you are in the area check it out!

Monday, August 20, 2012

It Was Fascination, I Know!

The booksigning on Saturday was wonderful.  Diane Kelly and Misa Ramirez Bourban were so much fun to sign with.   And the staff at the Hurst Barnes & Noble were delightful.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see us.  I'm sharing a couple of new pictures!

Gayle and Lori and Gwen!

Diane and Molly with Carolyn and Jen!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Event next Saturday!

Diane Kelly, Molly Cannon and Melissa Bourbon Ramirez:  Author Event Extravaganza!

Branes & Noble welcomes three acclaimed area writers who'll introduce their new mystery/romance works: Diane Kelly with Death, Taxes and Extra-hold Hairspray, Molly Cannon with Ain't Misbehaving and Melissa Bourbon Ramirez with two popular series!
Saturday August 18, 2012 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Shops at North East Mall
861 NE Mall Blvd, Hurst, TX 76053, 817-284-1244

Stop by and say hello if you're in the area next Saturday!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Home again, Home again, Hippity Hop

I'm home from the RWA conference and I had the best time! I got to accost some of my favorite authors and be a fan girl, and then I got to sign AIN'T MISBEHAVING and talk to readers who'd already read it.  It was the best of both worlds.  I'll post a few pictures.  Our good friend Jan picked us up from the airport and took us for lunch at Laguna Beach.  It was beautiful -dolphins jumping in the waves, cool breezes, great company!

The next day I picked up my registration packet and got my name tag with the SOLD ribbon on the bottom! That night was the BIG booksigning and I got to sit by Julia London. JULIA LONDON! I love her books!!

I'll show more pictures later.  In the meantime, it's good to be home.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Sharing a Table

I'm heading to the RWA conference next week and I'll be participating in the big literary booksigning.  This year instead of seating author's alphabetically they have assigned tables.  I'll be at table #203 and I'll be sharing it with Erica Hayes, Joyce Henderson, Imogen Howsen, Julia London, and Tawny Weber.

Book Signings - Anaheim, CA
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
We will be at the Romance Writers of America's Readers for
Life Literacy
Autographing Event.
Time: 5:00-8:00pm
Place: Anaheim ConventionCenter
Besides the authors at my table there will be hundreds of authors there.
But you can find us at table #203.
We hope you'll stop by and say hello

Monday, July 16, 2012


My son and granddaughter are here from Ohio so yesterday we had the whole family together - including my daughter and her husband, my other son and his wife and my grandson.  Everyone except my DIL who is traveling for her museum project. She's on her way to Turkey, but we miss her and drank a toast in her name. 

Now that the kids are older and busy with their own lives it's a rare a precious thing when I get everyone in the same room.  I'm going to sit back and savor it. 

Enjoy your kids!

Monday, July 9, 2012

I'm at Forever Romance blog talking about libraries and the love of reading.  Stop by and let me know what book is an old time favorite.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Get Lost in a Story

Today I'm blogging at Get Lost in a Story and I'm giving away books.  Please stop by and say hello for a chance to win!

My good friend Angi Morgan is asking all the hard questions, and sweating the answers out of me. It should be lots of fun and we'd love to hear your comments.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

At Last My Release Day Has Come Along

Sound the trumpets--The big day is here!!

AIN'T MISBEHAVING  by Molly Cannon hits stores today.  Amazon is shipping copies as we speak.  Kindles and Nooks are waking up to find there's a new kid in town.

Yikes, Yahoo, and Yabadabado!!

Thanks to everyone who has supported me in reaching this day.  Friends, family, and the strangers I eavesdropped on when I needed fresh dialogue.  I'd swaddle you all in big bundles of the lightest linen and bounce you on my knee if it was possible.  Since I can't do that I'll just say I'm awfully grateful.

MAWAHHH! (that's a big sloppy kiss in case you couldn't tell)

I'm sure I'll be back with pictures!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I'm blogging at The Naked Hero today and I'm barefoot.  Those of you who know me won't be surprised by that, but I'm also a Goddess!!  Stop by and say Hello!

And can you believe AIN'T MISBEHAVING comes out in 6 days??  June 26, 2012.  Lordy Loo--put me in a can!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

I went to Baltimore and all I brought home was this Souvenir

Well, I haven't gone yet, but I'm getting ready to go to Baltimore this weekend with my sister and my daughter and my niece to see my other sister in a play.  Souviner follows the musical career of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy woman who can't carry a tune but still manages to give recitals that become the talk of New York City and eventual holds a sold out concert at Carnegie Hall.

This is a picture of my sister, Sherrionne Brown.  For the record she can sing quite nicely.  But for this performance she bravely has to sing off key.  It's not as easy as it sounds.  And get a look at that dress!  That hair!  The big feather fan! I can't wait! And if you happen to be in the Baltimore area the show is running every weekend during the month of June.  So, if you have a chance, go see it!
By reading my blog one might think I travel a lot. Ohio last month, Baltimore this month, Anaheim next month. But I don't really. Or maybe I do, and I just haven't adjusted my brain to accept this new reality. I will ruminate on that another day.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Stop the Presses! I Just Took a Shower!

In the middle of the day!

We just returned from a short trip to Ohio, and we stayed in a lodge that had a bathtub the size of small canyon. It was glorious to behold. Well, let me tell you, I ran right out, found the nearest drugstore and bought some of those cheap Calgon type take-me-away-english-garden-lavendar-sweet-pea-herbal-spa-in-a-box bath oil beads and soaked for a good long time in the middle of the day for no good reason. And I wasn't even dirty. What a treat.

 Fast forward to today.

I bought a Lee Child novel, The Affair to read on the plane home.  In it he describes these two guys in a truck who are hassling him.

 Fur. Ink. Hair. Dirt. Grease.

 I love it.  Five words and you have a complete picture of these men.

 While I was reflecting on the economy of Mr. Child’s writing, I suddenly realized I'd been living in the same pajamas for the better part of two and a half days. All the while I was writing a lot and sleeping a little, and eating some more, and writing some more, and then lollygagging a bit, and writing a bit more, too. For two and a half days. Give or take.

 Fur. Ink. Hair. Dirt. Grease.

 I’m not saying the description hit too close to home, but…for some reason a shower seemed like a splendid idea. 

Ah, now that I smell like rose petals rinsed in sunshine, passion fruit and rainbows, I guess I better get back to work!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Here's the list and Molly's on it!

I'm so excited to participate in this gigantic author signing at Nationals.  The last time I went to one I worked as a cashier!  If you're in Anaheim on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, from 5–8 p.m. PT in the Ballroom (third floor) at the Anaheim Convention Center stop by and say hello!

This event is open to the public; there is no admittance fee. Please note: No outside books will be allowed in (from attendees, not signing authors). Proceeds from book sales go to ProLiteracy Worldwide.

Authors Signing at the Literacy Autographing: at RWA national conference
Sparkle Abbey
Cherry Adair
Dee J. Adams
Ivy Adams
Jeanne Adams
Ann Aguirre
Jami Alden
Cassie Alexander
Victoria Alexander
Kathy Altman
Laura Marie Altom
Donna Alward
Julia Amante
Starr Ambrose
Susan Andersen
Beth Andrews
Mary Kay Andrews

Vivian Arend
Amanda Arista
Keri Arthur
Claire Ashgrove
Jennifer Ashley
Louisa Bacio
Rachel Bailey
Kim Baldwin
Leigh Bale
Leanne Banks
Maya Banks
Elisabeth Barrett
Jenna Bayley-Burke
Anne Marie Becker
Tina Beckett
Shelly Bell
Meg Benjamin
Jennifer Bernard
Sandy Blair
Toni Blake
Mary Blayney
Karina Bliss
Joanna Bourne
Kira Brady
Jennifer Bray-Weber
Allison Brennan
Rogenna Brewer
Dee Brice
Terri Brisbin
Suzanne Brockmann
Linda Broday
Cheryl Brooks
Carolyn Brown
Margaret Brownley
Boone Brux
Marcella Burnard
Grace Burrowes
Annie Burrows
Dominique Burton
Jaci Burton
Britt Bury
Christyne Butler
Catherine Bybee
Kristen Callihan
DeAnna Cameron
Molly Cannon
Kate Carlisle
Susan Carlisle
Teresa Carpenter
Isobel Carr
Robyn Carr

Ruth A. Casie
Tera Lynn Childs
Terri Clark
Debra Clopton
Ellen Connor
Cynthia Cooke
Karina Cooper
Shelley Coriell
Lecia Cornwall
Jannine Corti Petska
Cara Covington
Connie Cox
Caitlin Crews
Heidi Cullinan
Victoria Dahl
Margaret Daley
Jordan Dane
Lauren Dane
BJ Daniels
Lydia Dare
Tessa Dare
Patricia Davids
Alyssa Day
Sylvia Day
Zuri Day
Tracy Deebs
Cindy Dees
Donna Del Oro
Wendy Delsol
Janelle Denison
Virna DePaul
Tracey Devlyn
Jacqueline Diamond
Lena Diaz
HelenKay Dimon
Lucienne Diver
Christina Dodd
Karen Doornebos
Kate Douglas
Marissa Doyle
Stephanie Doyle
Olivia Drake
Stephanie Dray
Vicky Dreiling
Eileen Dreyer
Judy Duarte
Jennifer Echols
Simone Elkeles
Kendra Elliot
Cara Elliott
JT Ellison
Janie Emaus
Suzanne Enoch
Karen Erickson
Carol Ericson
Elizabeth Essex
Jennifer Estep
Bronwen Evans
Trinity Faegen
Suzanne Ferrell
Laura Florand
Karen Foley
Tina Folsom

Marie Force
Amanda Forester
Delores Fossen
Addison Fox
Angie Fox
Susanna Fraser
Barbara Freethy
Tina Gabrielle
Alice Gaines
Shana Galen
Yasmine Galenorn
Diane Gaston
Olivia Gates
J.T. Geissinger

Louisa George
Cindy Gerard
Rachel Gibson
Teri Gilbert
Adrienne Giordano

Deeanne Gist
Debby Giusti
Linda Goodnight
Samantha Grace
Cecilia Grant
Jane Graves
Abby Green
Leigh Greenwood
LB Gregg
Laura Griffin
Maurissa Guibord
Janet Gurtler
Diane Haeger
Lynnette Hallberg
Jan Hambright
Lori Handeland
Karin Harlow
Fiona Harper
Lynn Raye Harris
Thea Harrison
Lauren Hawkeye
Alexandra Hawkins
Laura Hayden
Erica Hayes
Jennifer Haymore
Pamela Hearon
Lorraine Heath
Susan Gee Heino
Joyce Henderson
Lisa Hendrix
Rita Henuber
Kristan Higgins
Tes Hilaire
Lynda Hilburn
Tammy Hoganson
Cindy Holby
Karen Amanda Hooper
Anne Hope
Imogen Howson
Elizabeth Hoyt
Sara Humphreys
C.C. Hunter
Jackie Ivie
Alexandra Ivy
Brenda Jackson
Lisa Jackson
Ellie James
Julie James
Sandy James
Syrie James
Hannah Jayne
Sabrina Jeffries
Carolyn Jewel
Linda O. Johnston
Darynda Jones
Linda Winstead Jones
Crystal Jordan
Sophie Jordan
Debbie Kaufman
Laura Kaye
Erin Kellison
Diane Kelly
Dorien Kelly
Leslie Kelly
Brigid Kemmerer
Anne Kemp
Sharon Kendrick
Jeffe Kennedy
Janette Kenny
Lisa Kessler
Cindy Kirk
KC Klein
Angela Knight
Cassiel Knight
Erin Knightley
Ruthie Knox
Kieran Kramer
Jayne Ann Krentz
Geri Krotow
Robin LaFevers
Joyce Lamb
Elizabeth Lane
Kimberly Lang
Sharon Lathan
Rosalind Lauer
Andrea Laurence
Stephanie Laurens
Suzanne Lazear
Jade Lee
Melinda Leigh
Kara Lennox
Allison Leotta
Rose Lerner
Yvonne Lindsay
Sophie Littlefield
Carrie Lofty
Julia London
Julie Ann Long
Roni Loren
Sharla Lovelace
Fiona Lowe
Elizabeth Lowell
Jennie Lucas
Jennifer Lyon
Kathy Lyons
Sally MacKenzie
Sarah MacLean

Katy Madison
Shawntelle Madison
Margo Maguire
Ann Major
Anne Mallory
Margaret Mallory
Lissa Manley
Michelle Marcos
Carol Marinelli
Shirley Marks
Deb Marlowe
Mia Marlowe
Lynne Marshall
Kat Martin
Hanna Martine

Sandra Marton
Delilah Marvelle
Cathy Maxwell
Melissa Mayhue
Monica McCarty
Cathy McDavid
Myra McEntire
Maureen McGowan
P.J. Mellor
Christine Merrill
Theresa Meyers
Tanya Michaels
Courtney Milan
Melanie Milburne
Julie Miller
Kristin Miller

DiAnn Mills
Phyliss Miranda
K.A. Mitchell
Kate Moore
Laura Moore
Trish Morey
Alexis Morgan
Sarah Morgan

Stephanie Morris
Pamela Morsi
Carole Mortimer
Debra Mullins
Sophia Nash
Elisabeth Naughton
Laura Navarre

Rhonda Nelson
Miranda Neville
Kate Noble
Brenda Novak
Molly O'Keefe
Barbara O'Neal
Kaitlin O'Riley
Jana Oliver
Kathi Oram Peterson
Robin Owens
Liza Palmer
Pamela Palmer
Cathryn Parry
Kate Pearce
Nicole Peeler
Marlene Perez
Robin Perini
Marta Perry
Mary Hart Perry
Carly Phillips
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Caridad Pineiro
Chris Platt

Rhonda Pollero
Jane Porter
Cindy Procter-King
Amanda Quick
Erin Quinn
Julia Quinn
Tara Taylor Quinn
L.L. Raand
Haven Raines
Hope Ramsay
Anna Randol
Deanna Raybourn
Christy Reece
Terri Reed
Tiffany Reisz
D. B. Reynolds
Sarah Richmond
Christie Ridgway
Christine Rimmer
J.D. Robb
Nora Roberts
Gina Robinson
Farrah Rochon
Maya Rodale
Karen Rose
Ann Roth
Robin L. Rotham
Roxanne Rustand
R. C. Ryan
Renee Ryan
Ruth Ryan Langan
Cristal Ryder
Sharon Sala
Cindy Sample
Barbara Samuel
Lynsay Sands
Charlene Sands
Cat Schield
Anna Schmidt
Bronwyn Scott
Jessica Scott
Regina Scott
Veronica Scott
Maggie Sefton
Lizbeth Selvig
Marie Sexton
Susan Sey
Sherri Shackelford
Karin Shah
Jill Shalvis
Liese Sherwood-Fabre
Kira Sinclair
Nalini Singh
Stefanie Sloane
Cheryl Smith
Heather Snow
Jill Sorenson
Teresa Southwick
Kerrelyn Sparks
Terry Spear
Tori St. Claire
Rochelle Staab
Shannon Stacey
Wendy Corsi Staub
Susan Stephens
Gabi Stevens
Shelli Stevens
Jillian Stone
Sasha Summers
Carla Swafford
Karin Tabke
Liz Talley
Candis Terry
RaeAnne Thayne
Kay Thomas
Sherry Thomas
Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Vicki Lewis Thompson
Pamela Tracy
Christine Trent
Janet Tronstad
J.D. Tyler
Amanda Usen
Kimberly Van Meter
Rayna Vause
Jeannie Watt
Tawny Weber
Karen White
Loreth Anne White
Barbara White Daille
Lori Wilde
Eileen Wilks
Beatriz Williams
Lauren Willig
Michelle Willingham
Teri Wilson

Mary Wine
Laurin Wittig
Pearl Wolf
Veronica Wolff
Lenora Worth
Laura Wright
Patricia Wright
Maisey Yates
Mingmei Yip
Rebecca York
Rebecca Zanetti

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day of the Week Undies

I'm not sure when it happened. I'm not sure when I became a slave to whatever day of the week it happened to be. Take yesterday. It was Wednesday, but Wednesdays aren't just hump day in my house anymore. No, now they're Taco Bueno Wednesdays -- a tradition that started when I ran the local soccer league in an office next to my husband's shop. The office needed to stay open during the noon hour, so he started bringing Taco Bueno over for lunch.  It was close by and who can resist a Mexi Dip?

Anyway, I don't run the soccer office anymore. I haven't for years. I work at home, and my husband comes home for lunch every single day. We eat sandwiches, or leftovers,  or whatever happens to be on hand.  Except on Wednesdays. On that glorious day my husband arrives, fast food bags in hand, and cheers of jubilation fill the air. Taco Bueno day survives! May it ever be so.

So what's the big deal, you might ask?  One day filled with spicy, cheesy goodness is to be celebrated.  And that would be true if it was just the one day.  But it's not.  Now it's my whole week.  Dance Class Monday, Girls Day Tuesday, TacoBueno Wed, Thursday-- thank goodness is still searching for it's own identity, Grand baby Friday, and Hubby Cooks Breakfast Saturday and Sunday. 

Obviously, that's not all I do on those days.  I write everyday, too.  But my writing schedule is shaped by those events.  Carefully plotted and planned to fit those parameters. I have always been relaxed, unstructured, and fancy free.  Some might say unorganized, muddled, and flighty. But the point is I laughed at my friends who treated Meat Loaf Monday or Laundry Day Tuesday like a religious observance.  Alas, my weekly routine has turned into a set of those old panties with a different day of the week emblazoned across the front. 

Except for Thursdays.  Run, Thursday, Run!  (Shouted in a voice like Richard Harris at the end of Camelot)  And if you're too young to remember Richard Harris and that movie, you probably don't remember Day of the Week undies, either.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Guest blogging with the lovely Dawn Alexander

Today I'm over at Dawn's blog: Writer in Waiting

She asked me some challenging questions but it was lots of fun. Come by and say hello!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Culture, culture, culture

My friend Judi was visiting from Seattle last week, so we went to the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth to see The Age of Impressionism exhibit visiting from the Clark Museum. Monet, Manet, Picasso, Renoir, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and more. Even typing their names gives me a thrill. The exhibit will be up through June, so you should treat yourself and go if you get a chance.

Here we are showing off my bag from the gift shop. Even at a museum it's partly about the shopping.

We went to the Amon Carter Museum, too. They were displaying four paintings by John Singer Sargeant. Only four, but I love JSS, so it was worth it. The next day we went to the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. In addition to the sculpture inside there is an amazing outdoor garden area full of trees and flowers, water features and of course sculpture, too. Such a beautiful peaceful place in the middle of Dallas. And Judi was a good sport about my driving home from Dallas in going home traffic with only one good eye. Thanks for the lovely visit, Judi!

Thursday, March 29, 2012


My book release is still a few months away, so I thought it was time to gussy up the old website in preparation for the big event. I was thrilled to add the finalized version of the book cover for AIN'T MISBEHAVING and to also include the wonderful quotes given to us by Mariah Stewart and Jill Shalvis. I'm still over the moon about the kind words from these two amazing authors!

Also, as a bonus, if you go to my website and click on the Molly's Book tab on the top menu, you can read the first chapter of AIN'T MISBEHAVING.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekend Adventure

I've been sick as a dog for almost three weeks, but I marked my return to health by having the most marvelous weekend! First, I got up at the crack of dawn and drove myself to Houston, grabbed my sister and niece and headed into the wilds of Houston to meet my agent Kim Lionetti when she finished the confernce she was attending. She was fabulous, down-to-earth, friendly, and funny.

Then we dropped her at her hotel and drove to one of my favorite bookstores in the whole world, Murder By the Book. The beautiful, talented Melissa Bourbon was signing her new release, A Fitting End, the second book in her Magical Mystery Dressmaking series along with three other mystery writers.
After the signing my sister conquered the Houston traffic, and we returned to her house where my lovely brother-in-law was waiting for us with grilled steaks!

I'm home again, but it was a wonderful whirwind of a trip!