What I've Been Up To

No, it's not the usual holiday hustle and bustle. I've done all that I'm going to do and I'm quite content. Looking forward to Christmas Eve when family (some I don't see that often) will gather for dinner and opening gifts.

But in the meantime I've been re-editing the first four books in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series as Aakenbaaken & Kent are going to republish them. It's been an interesting process--partly because these first four books were written in the early 1980s and things have changed a lot since then. And no, we've decided not to update them but the publisher is going to put in an explanation that is the way things were back then.

I've also discovered that some of my characters have truly grown and made major changes over the time of the series--which is as it should be, but as the author, I never know if it's been done as well as I hoped. (Up until now, I haven't reread any of these books.)

The covers will look much as they did before because I had the rights to them.

In the meantime I've been promoting some of my other books that have been re-published. All of this takes time, and I've used some promoting sites that aren't expensive, so I have no idea as yet what the results will be. 

For those of you who will be receiving Kindles for Christmas, don't forget that all my books are available for Kindle.

What I haven't been doing is working on my newest Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery. I'll get back to it once I've finished going over number 4 in the RBPD series and get it off to the publisher.

Why don't you tell me what you've been doing leading up to Christmas?



Lorna Collins - said…
So happy to know these will be back and available again! Great series!
Thonie Hevron said…
As much as a "burden" as it is to do it, I'm sure you're happy to re-edit these first books. There's something satisfying about looking over your first works, especially as you're not updating. That would be time-consuming and detract from your current writing. When I got the rights back for my three books, I did the same although only a few years elapsed. By the end of the process, I was proud to put my name on the cover.
Glad you'll have your family around you for Christmas!

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