Sunday, January 29, 2012

Book Three Coming Soon!

44 Book Three will be released on Valentine’s Day, just a few short weeks away. I already have the champagne cooling in the refrigerator :) and can’t wait to release the bubbles along with the book.
A HUGE thank you to all my readers – I’m so appreciative that you’ve taken time to immerse yourselves in the world of Abby and Company. I love writing the 44 series and will keep doing so beyond Book Three.
These characters have become so real to me lately that when I’m out doing errands around town, I’m sure I’ll bump into Abby at Riverbend Park practicing her dribbling or Kate drinking a cappuccino at Thump Coffee. It’s been an amazing experience on my end, and I want to thank you for coming along for the ride.
On a completely random note, late at night, after a long day of writing, I like to watch the Dead Files with Amy Allen. I know it’s a little goofy, but I think it’s super fun watching Amy walk through haunted houses and contact ghosts and spirits.  I’m hoping the show returns for another season.
Well, back to work on this mild, beautiful Sunday in Bend. I have plans for an ice-free walk later today, which is quite an amazing thing in late January around these parts.
Happy Sunday,

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

GIve Me What I Want And I'll Go Away...

Wow! Bend is in the midst of a Storm of the Century here, with lots of snow and high winds. I've been having a great time watching it from my window this morning...lucky me! (Although I did venture out to snap this photo for the blog, boots and all.)
The snow started yesterday, so in celebration last night we dusted off Stephen King's "Storm of the Century" and watched an hour or so. It's a fun movie (a mini-series from 1999) and we have a tradition of watching it during big storms. It's four hours long, so it'll take a few nights to finish up.
My orange cat's real name is Andre Linoge (his nickname is Buddy), named after the stranger who shows up on the island just as the storm hits and says over and over and over again, "Give me what I want and I'll go away."
If you haven't seen the movie, I highly recommend it, especially this week.
Hope you all are having a great day!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

This and That....

Greetings from Bend!
Just a quick post to say hi to everybody. I'm knee deep, maybe even higher, in Book Three right now and most of my writing is going into that. I know some writer/bloggers out there are pretty amazing at keeping up with both their novels and blogs at the same time, but alas, not me :)
Thank you to all those who have written....both on this blog and in means SO much and I absolutely love getting your mail!

The picture above is what I plan to be doing once Book Three is out in February....can't wait to get up to the mountains and play in the snow!
Well, okay, gotta get back to work over here, although first some more coffee.
Happy January!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

I've been battling a bug all week, but the beauty of the morning sunrise had me standing out on the deck in my socks, camera in hand, loving life and snapping shots like someone who, er, might have a fever...But I like to think of these kind of inspirational skies as a sign, especially because it's the beginning of the new year, and I didn't want to miss it, not for one second.

Then I thought that I should post one of the pictures here, today, along with my wishes for a great New Year to all!

Also, just a quick note to let fans of the 44 series know that Book 3 will be out February 14, 2012.  Thank you to those who asked :)

Hope you are having a great day, wherever you may be~