That’s the date. Saturday, March 8th, 2014.
The Case of the Sleepwalking Vampire hits Kindle in TWO DAYS!! I’m soooo excited! Book cover is done and I am ready to go, baby.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Decoders, this makes the third book in the series. How cool is that? I’m shooting for 200, so I’m getting closer.
On a totally unrelated and random note, here’s a crazy law. I’m just in that kind of mood.
Once upon a time in history…..
In Sarasota, Florida, it is illegal to sing while wearing a bathing suit.
Does this mean they don’t have beaches in Sarasota? And, if they do, do the police patrol looking for lawbreakers? And, if they catch those singing felons, do they go to jail? Is it also illegal to sing in jail? Oh…so many questions I shall probably never have answered. (Unless, someone out there is from Sarasota and can help me out?)
Well…I’ve much to do before Saturday. Toodles, and Happy Thursday.
The Case of the Sleeping Vampire is DONE!!!! Got it back from my editor, now it’s ready to go. All I need is the cover. So…that’s the goal for the week…come up with a cool cover to match the cool book.
Now if I could just finish book two for the JJ Bennett series, I would be such a happy camper. But, alas. That book is dragging. My fault. I’m slacking. I need some encouragement. Chocolate maybe? Or, perhaps an iced white chocolate mocha. Ooh…that sounds good.
Wait. First, the cover. I want to get this book out there and in the hands of my dedicated fans. Love you guys! XOXOXOXOXO Going to work now. Adios, amigos!!
First of all, seriously, it was in the mid-70s today. Sunny and BEAUTIFUL outside. I feel a tad guilty enjoying this weather as my fellow Americans on the east coast are being slammed with another winter storm. I absorbed the sun for about two hours today. Feel free to live vicariously through me. *sigh*
Now, more importantly, I am finishing editing book 3 of the Decoders series. At last…it shall be done! The goal is to finish tomorrow, send it off to my beta readers, and have it sent to my editor within a couple of weeks. Soooo excited! I feel as though I’ve been slacking a bit on this, bit it is finally coming together. Now to work on the cover.
I love the Olympics. Although, is it just me, or do they have some strange sports now? I don’t remember some of these events from my younger years. Am I going senile or are they adding some very…interesting events to the line-up? Senile, you say? Ah, alas. I fear you are right. Meh. At least I can say I’ve had a caramel flan frappachino.
Until next time. Ciao. And…happy February.
I am in love with Starbucks new Caramel Flan Frappuccino. That is all.
So, my laptop started dying on me and I decided to get a new one. Oh, boy, is it super cool! But…what the heck is up with this Windows 8 thing? They say it takes some getting used to, and, by golly, I think they are right. The first time I turned it on, I had no idea where the start menu was, then, once I found it, I couldn’t figure out how to shut the thing down.
*sigh* I suppose I’ll get used to it. Change is scary, but, I am a strong human being. I can handle it.
Oh, and since it doesn’t come with Microsoft Office, I have to wait to work on editing my newest book until I get it downloaded this week. I thought about using my old laptop to work on my book, but, apparently, it’s mad at me because it refuses to turn on. Bah. Such is life. Guess I’ll just have to relax and watch some TV. Shucks.
If I haven’t killed my new laptop, I shall address you all at a future time. Adios.
Ah, winter is upon us. I wish to take a moment and send warm thoughts to everyone in the Mid West and East Coast. I cannot even imagine living in the cold. Not even a little bit. Brrrr. Just the thought sends chills down my spine. I am a desert rat. Born and raised in Las Vegas, and I LOVE it. I need a long-sleeve t-shirt when it hits 60 and a jacket when it hits 50.
Yet, I have no issues with 100 degrees. That’s not even really hot. When it gets to about 115, yeah…that’s when I start to fan myself and grumble. Unless…a storm rolls in and brings the humidity. Then…ugh! Ack! Blah! THEN…the heat is gross. But, only then.
So, those of you in Maine may want to take advantage in the break in precipitation, to ponder this old law….
In Maine, you will be charged a fine after January 14th, if your Christmas decorations are still up.
Oh, dear. I can think of some years when I would’ve been charged a serious fine for how long I left my decorations up. SERIOUS fine. Maybe I shouldn’t mention things like that. You might start to lose respect for me. *sigh* But, alas, I am a procrastinator. Don’t hate me.
I am still in the process of editing book 3 of the Decoders series. It’s been a bit slow this month because it is the end of the semester at school and I’ve had a bit of grading and semester exams to prepare for. Again, my procrastination. Could have done all this earlier. Whatever.
Now, I must leave you. Until next time. Take care and stay warm. Adios, amigos.
Hope your Christmas was wonderful and full of fun (or funny) events that will survive as fond memories.
Great news! The Secret of the Lady Ghost is now available on Barnes and Noble online! If you were debating on what to get with that Barnes and Noble gift card you got for Christmas, the solution has now presented itself.
And, since it has been a while since I have posted a strange law, here you go.
Once upon a time in history…
In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is “simple assault,” but biting someone with false teeth is considered “aggrevated assault.”
Hm. I suppose we all better be a little nicer to our grandparents. We wouldn’t want those dentures to come after us!
If I don’t talk to you beforehand, have a great and safe New Year!
Merry Christmas to all! And God bless us, every one!
I know those words aren’t original to me, but the feeling behind them is indeed in earnest. I hope you all have a blessed Christmas filled with love, hope, and joy.
I also hope you all eat a lot, so I am not alone in my piggyness.
As a Christmas present to you, The Magic Sapphire is FREE from the 25th to the 27th.
First of all…I hope you all have an amazing Christmas. As you enjoying time with family and friends, and unwrapping all those beautiful and fun-filled (and sometimes, strange) gifts, don’t forget to remember the reason for the season.
Now, the news you’ve all been waiting for…The Secret of the Lady Ghost is finally available in PAPERBACK! Hooray! I know, I know, it took me long enough. But, hey. It’s worth it, right?
Here’s the link…
Hooray! I survived NaNoWriMo and am alive to tell about it!
50,000 words in 30 days was quite a challenge. Hoo boy. Some days, it felt like torture having to pull out my computer to try and spew out some kind of coherent diction. But, alas. It worked! By November 30th, I completed the first draft of the 3rd book in the Decoders series (tentatively called the Secret of the Sleepwalking Vampire), and am significantly close to finishing the second JJ Bennett book as well.
So, I guess all that hard work did pay off. Now, of course, the Christmas season is upon us and I must make my house presentable for the season. So fun! And, may I add, the weather outside is frightful. Well….frightful for Vegas anyways. It gets down to the mid twenties at night and low forties during the day. Brrr. I know, all you Nor Easterners are telling me to quit my whining, but, I’m a desert rat. I thrive in the 100+ degrees of the summer. Cold weather chills me to the bone.
Well, my dears, time to get to work on Christmas. Until next time, may your days be filled with joy and laughter. Each day, every day. Toodles.