Friday, May 29, 2009

Drama in the desert.

The past couple of weeks have been busy, as well as a bit stressful. My aunt has been in the hospital twice for internal bleeding and is still in ICU. Please send out good wishes to her. She could really use them.

In more upbeat news, our pool is getting a waterfall installed today, after 3 days of spraying the pool's shotcrete down several times a day in 100 degree heat. Of course, this is extremely wet work, what with all the extra holes in our water hose. Somehow it got trampled or axed during pool construction and now we get a shower every time we use it. The supervisor has promised to deliver a new one soon. LOL

I've finished another chapter in Desert Magick: Dream Catcher and am fairly certain I will have the manuscript to my editor by the end of June. And in case you missed my previous blogs, the first book, Desert Magick: Superstitions took Finalist award in the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. I'm thrilled to receive this honor. And a big woohoo goes out to friend and fellow writer Fairlee for winning first prize! You go girl!

If you're in the Phoenix area, I'll be doing a Literary Tea at the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree on September 20th. Everyone attending will get a signed copy of Desert Magick: Superstitions. We will have a formal tea together and they have asked me to read and do a Q&A session. I will also present tasty tidbits about witches, ghosts and other paranormal phenomena in the book to add to the fun. For more info and to make reservations, please visit www.carefreetea.com.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Oops, publishing correction!

Well, in all my speedy typing to get social networks and blog updated, I put the wrong publication month for Breach of Worlds. It's scheduled for July not June. Yes, writers make mistakes. About a gazillion of them. LOL

Boy, this week we've reached 107! Nearly toppling records. We'll see what today brings but it's already warm. Last night we had a bit of rain around the valley and lots of wind and lightening. Monsoon like weather and it's only May!

Appts today then back to work on Desert Magick: Dream Catcher. Ah, my glamorous life!

Happy reading.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Desert Magick: Superstitions Honored!

Well, I'm excited today because I just found out that Desert Magick: Superstions has been named a Finalist in the Fantasy category of the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Hubby is taking me out to my favorite Mexican restaurant to celebrate!

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Heat is On in the Valley of the Sun!

Yikes, it's been 100 degrees for a week now! Hubby and I are putting in a new pool and we were hoping to have it finished before the triple digit heat. Ah, well. At least, we'll have water soon.

I'm very distracted and working hard on getting my writing done, what with all the jackhammer noise and the mini-bobcat that rolls past my office window every few minutes. Another day of this and they should have the hole finished. One more day, only one more day...

Meanwhile, Desert Magick: Dream Catcher is coming along. I hope to be finished with the draft for my editor by the end of June. Breach of Worlds is scheduled for release in June so I'll keep posting updates on that. The heat is on!

Happy reading!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Well, it's Cinco de Mayo. Hope you're planning for some yummy Mexican food today! It's a Southwest favorite around these parts.

I'm plugging away on the Desert Magick sequel and also planning ahead for the 3rd book in the series. Each book stands alone but the characters return in subsequent books, along with new characters, to kick evil's butt in the Valley of the Sun. Of course, today, they're taking a break for some yummy enchiladas.

And if you're wondering just how glamorous a writer's life is, I'm headed to a dentist appointment then to the eye doc. Yes, I'm an insane writer, but I'm also human. At least, last time I checked. Now go get some tacos!

Happy reading!

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