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Book Signings:

The McKinney Bookfest scheduled for Sept. 22 was canceled. I had mixed feelings. I was sad to miss the opportunity to visit with readers and sell a couple of books but thrilled to skip what would’ve been a nightmare drive in torrential rain. People who live in that area faced scary flooding.

Next book signing is closer–right here in Fort Worth. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Tarrant County College in downtown Fort Worth. So, I really hope folks in the metroplex will be able to stop by.

Anyone who stops by will get their name in the pot for a drawing for a FREE ticket to the luncheon during the Home Run Author Event that will take place in the Texas Ranger Baseball Stadium in Arlington on March 23, 2019.  Also, if you’ll be in the neighborhood in March, let me know, and I’ll add your name to the drawing as well.

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Church progress: We’re entirely out of the old building. Nearly killed ourselves moving the organs.

IMG_0010 These weren’t as heavy as some of the pieces, but there were so many pieces!

The Relocation Central Commission has  approved the architect’s plans, and I’m hoping that after the meeting today, we won’t have to meet every week. Our volunteers have just been super committed, but hey, we’ve been at this since early May, and it will be until probably December 2019 before we can move into our new building. I think we all need a bit of a break. Once or twice a month should hold us until we’re start planning to move out of our temporary site.

ACT OF SURVIVAL: Wednesday evening I finished Book 3 in the Second Chances Series. Of course, I’ve got a ton of rewrites and editing ahead, but the story is finished! I’ll need 3 Beta Readers to look for story glitches. This book will be close to 70 K words.  Time-wise, I’m hoping for late Fall. If you’d like to volunteer, please let me know. Here are the first 3 books in the series. IMG_6903

Boat House: We are finally getting the boathouse & dock remodeled. It’s been an old corrugated tin eyesore. It blocks my view from where I sit at my computer.

 IMG_1475 This was 3 years ago after the rains came and the water rose.

Its presence almost kept me from wanting to buy the lakehouse. Fortunately, I didn’t let that stop me. And truth be told, (My second book title :))I sort of grew to love this old place. One of our daughters and SIL have a boat in the boathouse. It doesn’t work all the time. Our workers moved it out because the boathouse is so old, they were afraid it might fall down as they dismantled it and hurt the boat. (That was the way our old garage was, too! LOL)

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On the Sisterhood of Suspense blog this past Tuesday, I shared a bunch of gorgeous fall pictures you might want to take a look at.  https://sisterhoodofsuspense.com/2018/09/25/september-fall/

There will be more to come there and here.

Hope you’re enjoying the cooler Fall weather. Let me know if you’d be interested in being a Beta Reader and if you’d like to have a chance for a FREE ticket to the Home Run Author Event in March.  Love to hear from you.

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