This Has Been Quite a Year for this Writer
The sad but not unexpected death of Billie Johnson, who had so brilliantly re-published the old books in the series and the new ones as they came along, seemed like the end of the series. .
Mike Orenduff, a great writer on his own, and the founder of Aaekenbaaken & Kent publishing offered to continue with the series. Not only would he republish the latest, but he also wanted to redo the earlier ones, to be re-edited and with new covers. Of course the editing took a lot of time.
Finally that was all done, and then I had to finish the latest in the series, Tangled Webs. After it was published this fall, of course I had to spend time with promotion.
In the meantime, though I had finished a new mystery in the Deputy Tempe Crabtree series, the publisher, Mundania, decided to have new covers created for the first four books, and asked that they be re-edited, which I did.
Then Mundania had a computer crash, which put everything in the Deputy Tempe Crabtree series on hold. If all goes well, the newly edited editions of the first four books should start coming out soon. As for the new book in the series, Spirit Wind, it still must go through the editing process, so it's debut will be sometime after the first of the year.
And that's what's been going on in my writing life.