I hope your 4th of July was wonderful with friends, family, and food. Hard to go wrong with those things. It seemed to me all the fireworks displays were grander than usual this year. Quite spectacular. Saturday, we watched from the dock and had a good view of the base display. Kids and grands came over on Sunday for lake fun and hotdogs. Just a great time. So did you eat hotdogs or hamburgers?
Lots going on in my writing life, too.
**I’ve been interviewed by Tina Howard of the Leaves Book and Tea Shop (where we had the book signing a couple of Sundays ago) for The Fort Worth Magazine. The July cover has a hippopotamus on it with a feature story on our wonderful Zoo. You can find it around town. The online version hasn’t been updated yet with all the July stuff in it. The Good Reads article is on p. 24 and features moi? Very exciting. Thanks, Tina.
**Getting closer and closer with the book cover for COMPROMISE. Can hardly wait to show you. Working on last rewrites based on feedback from my Beta Readers. Bless y’all for helping out so much. Hope to send it to my editor before we leave for a Red River vacation with part of the family.
**I’ll be on N N Lights Book Bench for Book Lovers today. https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/christmas-in-july-fete Spotlighting the 8TH Book Birthday OF VERMONT ESCAPE which released on July 19 in 2013. (This date also happens to be my SIL Kevin’s Birthday. Happy Birthday, sweetie) In honor of the book’s BD, I’ve got it on sale for99 Cents for a week or so beginning today, July 8. Please check out Mrs. N’s blog throughout the month. Lots of opportunities to win stuff from many authors! Always a fun event and a $75 Gift Card besides books.
**The Greater Keller Women’s Club have asked me to make a presentation in September. I’m so excited. Besides talking, which you know I love, I’ll be able to sell my books. I love to get to meet folks and talk about my books, writing, and me. LOL And maybe I’ll find a few budding authors to encourage. Just like the book signing. I haven’t done a presentation in a long time, so I have my work cut out for me, but it’s all so fun. I’m so lucky to get to do this.
**Now this is really lucky. I won a FREE two week Book Tour with the Itsy Bitsy Books Promotions for TAINTEDin August. Remember this poor book released in September of 2020. Not the best of times for promo, so I have few reviews. I hope others fall in love with this book and Red River, NM as much as I have. We’ll be having a Book Signing while we’re there. Thanks to Georgia Owens the President of The Friends of the Library for setting up the event.
**I had a great time on Isn’t It Romantic Book Club on Facebook last week. So fun to chat with folks. Lots in common with them.
**Lastly, I want to announce the winner from the July Newsletter Contest. Congratulations to Crystal Stewartwho has received an e-copy ofTRUTH BE TOLD. Remember I was going with the Christmas in July theme and this book takes place almost entirely during the Christmas holiday. (But it’s not a Hallmarkish book at all!) LOL