Isn’t Summer Grand?
I’ve been very busy since the beginning of June. But summer is always a busy time!
My sons have been involved in a Performing Arts Camp for a number of years, and I thoroughly enjoy volunteering to help with the costumes because it lets me get to know the kids and the other parents. Fortunately, there are many people who help with the costumes, so I was able to maintain a fairly rigorous writing schedule… until around July 10th. After that, the frenzy of summer vacation overtook us. We traveled to San Diego and then on to Costa Mesa for my niece’s wedding. We visited my mother-in-law, and spent time with various relatives we haven’t seen in ten years. My kids seemed to enjoy the trip. I say “seemed to” because they are teenagers. Those creatures are notorious for either hiding their feelings or showing disdain for most things. Fortunately, my sons were fairly enthusiastic throughout the trip, and we all had a great time. My older son learned to boogie-board, and my youngest son went paragliding (while my husband and I tried not to freak out).
After we returned home, we visited University of Pittsburgh so my older son could see if he might want to attend college there (he might), and I had to deal with some medium-to-large sized emergencies. But I am mostly in one piece (except for my toenail, but that’s an entirely different story.)
The good news is that my editor is reviewing two of my books. She is about to complete her final pass on my novella “It Takes a Spy…,” and she just sent me her first round of edits for “Lady Catherine’s Secret.” Once I have her final stamp of approval, I’ll begin working with the cover artist for both books. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with! I absolutely LOVED the cover of “Gambling on a Scoundrel.”
Should I do a big cover reveal? Definitely!