Yeah, it’s been a while since I was last here with anything personal. Thanksgiving and Christmas have kept me fairly busy, but mostly I was away on family emergencies.
My older sister, Shelley, nearly died from the H1N1. She spent some time in ICU on a ventilator struggling for her life. That was 2 weeks ago. She’s home, but still dealing with health issues, which I pray end very soon so that she is well for Christmas. She’s got a new grandson, and I want her to be healthy so she can experience this first Christmas with him.
Having her survive is a miracle, and I am eternally thankful for answered prayers and a healing touch from God.
Yesterday, my younger sister and her girls–and their friends–came for a visit. We spent the day doing the Christmas baking. Several hundred cookies later, we collapsed exhausted all around the living room to watch a holiday movie. I love having family at my home. It’s just such a blessing to be surrounded by people you love, knowing they love you back!
I’ve been scouring the ‘net for items I’ve missed regarding my work…reviews and such…which I’ll be posting throughout the week.
Another year has come and practically gone. 2010 will be here before we know it. I’m hopeful for fresh beginnings on some works I have in progress. I’m trying to get book one in a new series revised and completed and submitted to a publisher. I have a couple short fiction pieces I want to submit to Eternal Press, too. I keep saying I’m waiting for things to slow down, but I can’t wait on that…need to embrace the new year with gusto!
I’ve received fan mail from several readers expressing a strong desire to read more about the United Universe and Spade. So I am very happy to report that I’ve discussed book two with my publisher, Asylett Press. As soon as I have run a cursory edit, the sequel will be sent to the publisher for release in 2010.
As I’ve said before, I am quite pleased with the reader reaction to GeeWhiz. And I’m thrilled with reviewer reaction!
I’m also working on the final edit of book two in the Myerson Mystery series so that I can submit that to BookStrand for a release in 2010.
I’m writing a new book set in St. Ignace, too. My husband and I visited St. Ignace a couple years ago and I fell in love with the area. The community just seemed so close-knit. I loved the live shows at the public marina. It’s simply stunning, too. I hope to have it written in 2010 and submitted for release the following year.
Of course, I’m always working on short fiction.
A lot coming up. A lot to look forward to!
Here’s the new video for my November release That Taste of Orange! Let me know what you think!