Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Seriously. Who wears this? How do they work??
And to have this little beauty waiting for me on the other side was just icing on the cake.
It was such a beautiful sunny, warm day. When I got home I sat outside and just reveled in the fragrance of freshly mowed grass (thank you, William). This time of year the trees block the houses behind me. I hear the birds sing and it's seems like the city is far, far away.
This is what I call my 'writing chair.' I sit out here with a cold glass of sweet ice tea, pen and tablet in hand and my creative juices just flow. If I had my way - and I hope to very soon - I'd spend every day, all day, in this chair writing books. Just for you.
Our next door neighbors (on both sides) are lovely people. The house to the right of us (you can see their back yard in above picture) has two of the most precious children. Every time we are outside they wave and holler across the fence. We love it but sometimes their mother is afraid the kids are getting on our nerves, so she'll gently shush them.
After what we've been through the sound of those babies laughing and playing is music to our ears. I slipped her a copy of my latest novel and told her after she reads it she'll understand why they don't bother us one little bit.
So far book sales are pretty good - especially when you factor in that it's not even released yet (August 3rd). THANK YOU!
If you don't want to wait until August you can always purchase it from my publisher. Below is the link.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I'll definitely be reading this as I'll have plenty of time to read while traveling to promote this:
Official release is Tuesday, August 3rd but you can click on the above link to catch a glimpse of the plot and order now if you like.
I'll be having a pre-release kick-off on June 25th and 26th in my hometown of Eldorado Springs, Missouri. If you live in that area you're welcome to mosey on over. I'll have more details prior to the event.
Until next time,
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Granville County Court House
Warrenton, North Carolina
After spending two days in Oxford we pulled up tent (i.e. -paid our bill at the Comfort Inn - which was very nice, by the way) and headed over to the county seat of Warren County. Warrenton. I have one word for Warrenton. Puh-recious.
Okay, I can just hear all you Oxfordians getting your panties in a wad. I loved Oxford, too. Warrenton is just so rural and out of the way. Oxford sits right off a major highway, but you have to really be lookin' hard to find Warrenton. It's definitely a destination - not a place you need to drive by or through to get to someplace else. Peaceful doesn't even begin to describe it. (Read the above inscription on the photo. That's the essence of what my heart longs for. Hmm...'essence of what my heart longs for'. Sounds a little bit too fancy but you get my drift.)
I did take lots of pictures of old cemetaries, lovely antebellum homes and even an old plantation home that was built by my family. But first I have to find the cord to my camera. (Where is that thing?)
Speaking of road trips, I am starting to get more details of my upcoming book tour so I had should be able to let you know where I'll be in the next few months or so. Although release date isn't until August I do have a few events scheduled for the next couple of weeks.
In the meantime I want to leave you with the link to order a copy before it hits the shelf.
Until next time,