We have had crazy weather all over the midwest, and the rest of the country, too! Never having been a fan of winter, I was ready for spring long before the groundhog even thought about whether to show himself or not!
Wolf Hunt is moving along nicely– planning a launch on the anniversary of Moonrise’s debut! But since waiting is hard, I wanted to get something out for you who have been so patient. Enter: “Flesh Wound.” Seems he’s not just a dead guy after all…
It’s true–real life is different than books! Interruptions… Distractions…
I’m not usually a winter person, but the weather keeps me inside and writing, and that feels good. Had a “Snowpocalypse” here in the midwest this weekend. Stay safe and warm and get some pages read!
Here’s how I keep out of trouble:
DEAD ORDER is a novel set in a re-purposed building which just won’t rest… and the neighbors are disappearing. Beta Readers are working on it now. WOLF HUNT, the sequel to MOONRISE, is moving along! There is much more story to be told. Did Alan survive the wolves only to be destroyed by the witches?
Let me get back to work. Updates soon! Let me know if you are interested in helping with “Beta Reading”–smoothing edges and catching typos before going to print.
On a November evening, I was sitting in Penn Station waiting for my train. I was in a glass-walled area centered between the gates to the trains and the rows of shops and restaurants. As I sat, a pigeon pecked around the seats for scraps. Few paid him more than a moment’s attention. I’d seen a mouse earlier. Its presence hadn’t surprised me. This was a large space, surrounded by an abundance of food, and peopled by rushing travelers. Outside winter was closing in. The mouse was barely noteworthy. The pigeon, however, held my attention.
Life in the Big Apple is hectic: people in great numbers; cars constantly blaring their horns, belching exhaust; lights flashing, and screens displaying the famous and those hoping for fame. The buildings stretch up to the sky, leaning toward one another. Standing in those buildings you can look down on constantly moving crowds or look across to the building facing you where you see people in offices, working at machines, maneuvering equipment, pushing carts, or staring at screens. Once one of them looked back at me, but he gave me just a moment’s glance. New York has so much to take in. And yet I was transfixed, watching the pigeon. I wondered how it had gotten in here?
SLPL hosted Another Author Shout Outon Saturday, October 13, 2018 It was a great day. Fun meeting and hearing from other authors about their writing Journey. Special thanks to Joe Schwartz and the Schlafly Branch for planning and hosting this event. Watch for future Author Shout Outs and join us next time!
At a writers’ marathon October 20, 2018. Got pages of good work done, shared a portion of WOLF HUNT and got some good feedback.
Good time, Shut Up and Write!You don’t need to be a procrastinator, but it’s a good group to be in if you are one.
I am really excited to be part of the local Shut Up and Write writers group. This is a great group of writers who support each other on our journeys. We meet at St. Louis County Libraries most Tuesday evenings.
I get some coffee ( and sweets :-)) many Tuesday mornings at the Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios shop in Maplewood, MO. If you see me there, come say hi!
I just finished a reading from MOONRISE at The Novel Neighbor bookstore in Webster Groves, MO on August 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM. It was great meeting and chatting with fellow readers.