Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Judgment Fire, Coming Soon

The latest in the Deputy Tempe Crabtree series, Judgment Fire, is planned to debut in August.

Besides investigating the murder of a battered wife, she'll be calling back memories of her painful high school years.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

What's Been Going on With Me

Though I’ve managed to catch up on most of my work, and my latest manuscript in progress is now in the second go-round of editing by me, things will once again start moving at a fast pace.
Here’s some of the fun stuff that I’ve managed to squeeze in. I spent a late afternoon visiting over appetizers with Becca Buckley, the organizer of WOW (Wizards of Words) and Heather Howard, the author of The Chore Whore. We were celebrating the fact that Heather’s book may be made into a TV series. The book is about a personal assistant to the stars. Very funny and would make a terrific series. We also laughed a lot.

My weekend was great. My sis and her hubby, her daughter and two kids all came to visit. The event was to celebrate our little church’s 50th anniversary. We had a great turnout, wonderful food, and my good friend, mystery writer and gospel singer, Lorie Ham was our guest performer. Three of our teens also performed and did really well after one of them managed to get over the giggles. It was a fun day. Sis and I ended it by watching the finale of the Survivor. Yes, I got hooked on that show. I’m not good for much more than TV watching after about 8 a.m. Usually been going full speed ahead since 6 a.m.

I’ll be off-line for awhile beginning next Wednesday. Hubby and I are hopping a plan for Omaha and one of our favorite mystery cons, Mayhem in the Midlands. Looking forward to it and seeing old friends and hopefully making news ones. Instead of flying home, our daughter and son-in-law will be picking us up in their motor home and we’ll travel home with them. (They’ve been vacationing at Disneyworld and visiting relatives.)

In the good news department, Mundania Press will be releasing the next in my Deputy Tempe Crabtree series, Judgement Fire, this summer. Oh and one other family tidbit, my middle daughter and hubby (the preacher) have obtained legal guardianship of a fifteen-year-old, so I now have 19 grandchildren!

That’s it for now.


Friday, May 4, 2007

Another Day, Another Post

I'd really like to do this once a week, but something I just get two darn busy.

I've been doing lots of classes for the residential care business which is time consuming and requires a lot of paperwork--but it does pay my credit card bill (much needed.)

Our church is planning it's 50th anniversary, and I've been involved writing articles for the newspaper about it. It was fun to tell everyone that our little church had its beginnings in a home, a gas station, and a chicken coop.

I'm still working on my latest Deputy Tempe Crabtree book and hope to come up with some ideas for a Rocky Bluff P.D. book. The next one in both series is supposed to be out this fall. Tempe's book is called Judgement Fire and the Rocky Bluff one is Smell of Death.

As far as trips, our next one is to Mayhem in the Midlands in Omaha. This is another favorite as we've made a lot of friends in Omaha. It will be in a different hotel this year, more modern and closer to all the wonderful restaurants and shopping in the Old Marketplace. We are looking forward to a meal in Ahmad's Persian restaurant. Instead of flying home, our eldest daughter and her husband are picking us up in their motor home as they head back to Oxnard. So we'll get a bit of sightseeing in as well as visiting with our kids.

There are always a lot of things in the works, but I only worry about one day at a time, who knows what the future holds?