Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!!

Hope you all are having a fantastic Halloween!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Great Pumpkin Patch

I had a chance to get out to Terrebonne this weekend, a little town not too far away from Bend that sits in the shadow of Smith Rock (a place where Ty likes to rock climb) and has a few great pumpkin patches. It was a windy, cold, spectacular day, perfect for pumpkin hunting. Blue skies turned to gray skies and then back to blue again without a drop of rain, the air crisp, atmosphere amazing.

My hands froze as I took pictures, lost in a field of dead sunflower stalks. After an hour or so, I got down to business and started picking and hauling piles of pumpkins to the scales, where a lady who had seen it all before eyeballed the group and charged a flat fee.

I was tempted by the crazy hamburger smells floating through the farm, but it was cash only at the stand so I headed back to Bend, to 10 Barrel (another Ty hangout), where I used my debit card for an excellent brew and snacks.
Hope you all are having festive orange days this week, with plenty of pumpkin plans in the works :)


Friday, October 19, 2012

Working Hard....

Just a quick post to say that I'm working hard over here, focused and very excited about 44 Book Six and the new series. I've had a few emails asking about the release date for both....Book Six will be out in November sometime (I'll keep you updated on the blog here, but if you'd like you can email me at to be added to the notification list). The new series will be out at the end of the year, or the beginning of January.

The leaves here in Bend have ignited and are spectacular this week....I'm going out on a quick camera shoot tomorrow and will post some pictures soon after that.

I was at Ten Barrel sipping a brew the other day, staring at the "Pray for Snow" signs posted all around. I might try this approach this year, meeting the snow season halfway. I usually meet it only a quarter way, that is I love it until we're in the depths of January with foot of the white powder outside and more on the way. Then I am California dreaming...

Anyway, happy weekend everybody~Hope you are all buying lots of pumpkins and having a fantastic October so far!