So, that's part of the reason this blog has been so neglected. But there's another, even better reason--a new book. I have just passed the final draft of my newest novel, Katie Lost and Found, to my husband/editor. I have a cover, a blurb (sort of) and a tentative release set for mid to late August.
Finishing a book is always a little bit of a surprise. I write, rewrite, read, re-read, rewrite some more and just when I think it may never happen, there's nothing more I can find to do with it. Now after my editor/husband gets started, we do find some things to tweak, but for the most part, a new book has been born and there's nothing to do but put it out there where readers will have the opportunity to tell me what they think.
I like this book. It was a little idea that grew and grew and led me on a merry chase, but I really like it. In the coming weeks, I'll be posting excerpts for anyone who wants a taste. I'd love to hear what you think.
Oh, and did I tell you this is the first in a new series? Welcome to Walnut Lodge, unlike the Miracle at Valley Rise series, will be made of up stand-alone novels, each featuring characters associated in some way with Walnut Lodge, an inn located in "middle-of-nowhere" Kansas. All of the characters from Katie Lost and Found will return, but each story will have its own beginning and end. I'm excited that that little idea has taken this turn and look forward to working on not one, but two series now.