I have so many updates to provide, but first with all the current devastation with the hurricanes in Texas and Florida and the major earthquake in Mexico I want to share some ways for you to help.
Catholic Charities USA–Long term recovery and support click here
Red Cross–Immediate support click here
Caritas (Caritas International)–International relief outside the US click here
These agencies do amazing work and already have people in the areas helping. There are many other non-profits who help as well. These just happen to be the ones I tend to support when disasters hit.
When it comes to my world of writing a lot has been happening since my last writing update.
Firstly, I now have three books (two short stories and one novel) being published by NineStar Press it’s very exciting and I can now share release dates with you (so mark your calendars):
- The Calling – release day January 1, 2018
- A Dragon for Christmas – release day December 18, 2017
- The Reunion – release day October 23, 2017
So, as you can imagine things are crazy busy with editing and working with the publisher on cover art and all that good stuff. I can’t wait to share the cover art with you all.
Secondly, I’m still one of the judges over at the Rainbow Awards. There have been so many wonderful entries and I’m excited to still be part of the process. The awards will be announced in December 8, 2017 click here for the Facebook page with more information.
On the writing front (yep, I’m still writing new stuff) I recently finished my novella T.A.D and it’s started to make its way around my writing group, so this is exciting. The feedback and suggestions I’ve been getting are wonderful and are really helping the story. Also, I’ve been editing ‘A New World – Conspiracy’ there is still writing to do, so this project hasn’t been getting the love it deserves these days. I hope to change that over the next few weeks.
I have a few personal things I want to share with you all. On August 21, 2017, I became a Granduncle, my nephew and his wife had a bouncing baby boy. Eric and I have gotten to meet the newest member of the family, so that has been really quite exciting, I’m very happy for my nephew and his wife. Also, I know some of you still ask and yep, Eric and I are still doing our weekly meals. It really has been wonderful and super easy. We love it. On a bit of a sadder note, both Eric and I have family members who aren’t doing well health wise. It’s not easy, of course, when you live in separate states so you can’t be there for them. However, with the help of technology we get to talk and check in so that is something.
If you haven’t noticed I’ve made a few changes to my website, nothing major but there have been some additions and modifications. We’ll see what more needs to be done, but for now we’re making tweaks here and there.
Lastly, some of you have been asking about the headshots, well the short answer: it’s a process. The long answer; we’ve taken two rounds of photos and we still want to take a third. We’re trying to get various looks and moods, so it’s taking a bit of time. I would like to have the headshots all done by the end of this month. That is my goal, however, the photographer, and the others involved on the project may have other plans. Either way, the photos are moving along and what I’ve seen I like, so that’s good.
That is about all I have this week. Next week I have an amazing author interview coming out, so that is exciting. Have a wonderful week everyone and if you’re in an area of the country or world affected by the hurricanes or earthquake, please be safe and take care.