Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Eve

Today is a wonderful and exciting day for me. Of course the first reason is because it's Christmas Eve and my huge family gathers together to share food, gifts, and merriment. I love Christmas Eve.

Also, what makes this time extra special for me is that my second book is finally out. It was published a few days ago and I announced it yesterday. It's such a thrill to have it on amazon.com. The name is Any Meat in That Soup? and I'm trying to get the word out.

From December 25 through December 29, the first book in the series is FREE. Yep, to celebrate the publication of #2, #1 (Who Killed My Boss?) will be free.

And the third reason I'm so darn giddy is that I lost weight. Down a total of 21 pounds since September 10.

Yeah, today is going to be a good day.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Perhaps a Christmas gift

My second book, Any Meat in That Soup, should be out in a matter of days. I'm excited certainly, but also a little nervous. So to help with the nervousness I'm going to be writing today--working on a Sci-Fi in cooperation with Patrice Fitzgerald and also working on the third in the Sam Darling series (Can You Picture This?).

If AMITS? comes out by Christmas, it will be a wonderful present for me--and maybe for someone on your Christmas list.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Writing news

I'm pleased to announce that my next book, Any Meat in That Soup?, will be coming out later this month. Hopefully it will be in time for Christmas. I'm going to have a special sale on the first book in the series--Who Killed My Boss? That way, if  you haven't read the first one you'll have a chance to get both of them.

Having a hard time uploading a picture from my iPad, but when I get home I'll be able to publish the cover art.

I received some edits from my publisher and am busy going through those. At the same time I'm grading papers from the university course I teach, and also working on two other books. One is the third in the Samantha Darling series, and the second is a Silo story from Hugh Howey's world of Wool.

My publisher is awaiting Any Meat in That Soup? so she can get it to the formatters for uploading to Amazon. Additionally I've given her Reality Is Murder to look at. It's a stand-alone mystery that I absolutely love. It's not written in my first-person, cozy voice. It's third person, and I hope is a little scary.

Lots going on in my writing life. And I love it. The only bad thing about it is that it's a solitary occupation. For an extrovert like me, it's difficult to take. Part of the reason I write at Panera, I guess.