The order page for the new CD is up with clips from the songs.
Happy New Year's Eve!
Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
While Leiha, Neil, Mia, Victoria and I were putting together the book that goes with the new CD SHADOWSONG, we reviewed what we did for last year's BLOODRUSH CD and these were some of our favorite pages.
I can't wait till you see this year's book--it's even better....and hotter:)
Posted by Karen Marie at 6:19 AM
Sunday, December 19, 2010
It's finally done and in production! I can't wait for you to hear the new songs. We didn't put the songs on the CD in the order that events unfold as it wasn't the optimal experience for everyday listening but I'll tell you more about which songs go where once we get the order page up. I think the cover is gorgeous--thanks Mia!
More details coming soon....
Posted by Karen Marie at 8:19 AM
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Leiha and I have had so many projects going on that I ended up decorating our tree in spare moments of much-needed stress release and it may have gotten a little...bodacious, LOL. I love it! I'm starting a thread at my message board where I'm hoping you'll show me your Christmas decorations and trees this year. Bring on the Christmas!
Posted by Karen Marie at 5:36 PM
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
So here's the scoop: when I reserved the block at the hotel, I had to financially put myself on the hook for the rooms I blocked. That meant if no one came, I would owe $40,000 odd dollars. Other hotels wanted a $70-80,000 commitment from me, and Le Pavillon was the hotel I really wanted to do this event at.
When we made arrangements with Le Pavillon, they were very clear that if other conferences came in, or the hype got out that the Saints might be in the divisional playoffs, the price would go up. Other hotels I spoke with said the same thing. Harrah's rooms go as high as $850.00 on the weekends. It's very unpredictable.
After much talking with management at Le Pavillon yesterday, they've made a wonderful concession for the Maniacs. The prices did raise for Friday, Saturday and Sunday to $199.00 but they agreed to continue offering the low price on the days of our event!
Monday night and Tuesday night will be extended at the special rate of $120.00. So if you plan to come Sunday, Monday and Tuesday your averaged night stay is $146.00 which is very competitive with other hotels in the area.
None of us were expecting such a quick response! There are more rooms available at the hotel, but if you want to reserve, remember it's a smallish hotel and the prices for the weekend may change again if you wait too long, depending on what else comes in town.
The good news is we have the great rate for the nights of the event!
In re room for people to attend the signing, we've got plenty. For the talks, I'm doing multiple to accomodate a larger number of people. It's going to be so much fun!
PS: I've been looking at the commments. Whatever you booked your rooms for, that price is confirmed. That confirmed price won't change. This post applies to rooms yet to be booked.
Posted by Karen Marie at 7:22 AM