It’s February 27th, 2019 when I’m writing this. I’m inside recouping from the recent blizzard. In the last few days, I’ve moved just under a foot of snow with the help of the Webguy and the Red Pen. The object of our endeavor was to get as much off the drive before the Beta Reader packed it down with his tires leaving for work. We’ve had 91.2 inches of snow this winter season, and today it’s looking like we will be getting six more. It’s beautiful when it’s falling. On each side of the house, it swirls in snow eddies. On the southside, where the large trees protect us, it falls straight down. On the northside, it slams our house and my office window with such attitude that I suspect it’s somehow related to me.Read More
I haven’t disappeared. All is well. We’re just busy working on getting the next book ready for publication. Sideshow, Book #26 of the Haunted Series, is in the final edit before the Beta Reader gets it. The new Cid Garrett P.I. book The Promise is scheduled for editing in March. I’d love to give you exact release dates, but I don’t want to tempt fate. The fates and I have an agreement: I stay on my side of the universe and they stay on theirs.Read More
Sorry I’ve been out of touch, but I have been busy writing the 26th book of the Haunted Series. It’s called Sideshow.
I went to bed last night knowing I was one chapter from being finished with my first draft. Naturally, I dreamed about Sideshow as my subconscious continued to work on finishing the book while I slept. I woke up early, too early, but it was either be entertained by a power-craving inner librarian or get up and write. I chose to write.
I sat, predawn, and stared as the cursor continued to blink on a white screen while I waited for the coffee to work on my caffeine-starved brain. Where do I go with this? I decided to read the last five chapters, and then Chapter Forty-five flowed out of me. The first draft of Sideshow is finished! Woo Hoo!Read More
It’s a rainy day here at the top of the mitt. My joints are creaking. I suspect they learned of my love of the sounds of squeaky door hinges and are trying to do one better, ouch. Rainy days have always been wonderful reading days – thunderstorms, not so much. There I am, focused on the book, and CRASH! My arteries are cleared of plaque and my tea is decorating the sofa.
Writing on a rainy day can be problematic. I can use it to create a dreary mood, but the muted lights make me drowsy. Napping on a rainy day is bliss times ten.Read More
Yesterday the Blue Angels arrived. Yup, during my nap. The house shook as they went overhead. I got up and looked first outside and then at the calendar. I wonder if other authors lose time like I do? I used to keep up with the seasons by writing my books in real time. Now I try to push ahead a bit. Book 25 takes place in autumn in the Haunted Series.
But July is almost here. The National Cherry Festival is about to descend upon us, and this year I’m caught up on my work, so I’ll be attending. It’s going to be hot this weekend, so I’ll watch the air show from the deck outside my office window, drink icy cold drinks, and ruminate on what the next book will be about.Read More
The first day of summer is here! Up at the top of the Mitt, we are experiencing nice seasonal days. I have hopes to time my vacation, next month, to take advantage of all this area has to offer. Yes, I’m taking a vacation. We all need to recharge, and this crazy brain of mine has been steeped in the haunted world for quite some time now. So before they put me away, I will have to venture out.
Time for updates.Read More
Book #23 “The Candle”:
It’s in the second edit with The Red Pen. After that, it’s the blurb, Beta Reader, and book cover - otherwise known as the three Bs.
Book #24 “Book of Souls”…Read More
I looked at the advanced weather report and saw that we’re headed not only for a thaw but a big thaw. In my area, all that snow we received last week is going to turn to water. The ground is still frozen, so it’s going to be a royal mess. Where I live, there are rivers that will be impacted, and well, those who live in a flood plain know the rest. I don’t live in a flood plain. I live near the top of a very large hill, but it doesn’t stop me from being concerned for those that do.Read More