Half the month is gone! I haven’t posted in a month and I have lots of news from this month!
It started on the first with my birthday… of course I’m not going to say which one it was because I keep trying to stop counting and yet it gets counted for me anyway… especially by my mom! So a very special someone didn’t wish me a Happy Birthday until his third call of the day. But that’s okay because my mom visited me and brought me a chocolate bar.
The next night LJ and I had a nice dinner in and then he slid open the doors on the coffee table to reveal a card leaning against a small gift bag. When I moved the card I saw the bag was from a jewelry store. I opened the card first and had to read it twice to try to recover from the beautiful words. Never mind biding a little time before I dove into the bag.
I reached in and pulled out the square box that was wrapped in silver paper and ribbon and untied the ribbon. The wrapping paper was on so tight I had to actually undo all the tape. Finally. I was about to open the box. Of course little boxes like this can hold earrings, necklaces or rings and when I flipped it open it was the latter that I was least expecting glittering up at me like stars twinkling in the night sky! A birthstone (sapphire) surrounded by diamonds. I counted but have forgotten how many already. That was one of the most exciting days of my life!
I had the best week’s vacation last week. I got so much writing done that I typed THE END at the end of the third installment of my Mysteries of the Past series. This is the third book with David and Rebecca at the helm and it was definitely a fiery start!
I’m working on bringing you Haven and Ethan back and I think I have finally worked myself out of that. My mind was too set on more of Ronald’s misdeeds but I didn’t want to go there. It won’t be as fiery as that first novel was but I think it will be more on the sweet side. Mysterious? Yes. But not based in fact and nothing as horrifying as it must have been for that poor girl who endured a night at gunpoint. I have decided that, if I can manage it, the Haven series will be no more than a trilogy and I’m going to bring Leroy back!
Lastly, I have a proposal for you, my readers, or at least those who live in my area… I know it’s early yet but I’m thinking about Christmas. I’m thinking of putting together boxes, just like you see on social media, as gift boxes for you to give as gifts (or buy for yourself). It would contain a book, a blanket, a mug, some tea and a bookmark. The book would be signed. AT this time the cheapest I can estimate is $50 inclusive. If you want me to toss in an extra book then it would go up in increments of $15 for each additional book. Of course I might be able to shave some off here and there if I make a few adjustments and if I have to order books I might have some wiggle room depending on how many I order at one time.
There’s one catch… I need to know sooner than later so I can order the proper quantities of everything. I also am not guaranteeing that I will have my latest edited and published by Christmas as time, and couch company, always play a huge role!
So think about who you might want some gifts for and let me know! I’m excited about this as a general idea and if it pans out I will then offer for Valentine’s Day, a Beach Pack and a Fall Pack (although fall is pretty close to Christmas!)
Keep writing my friends!