Getting asked about Book 4 in the Midnight Guardian series is a daily occurrence now, so I thought I would give everyone a quick update.
The title’s going to be Shadows Rising. I haven’t set a tentative release date except for “Fall 2012″ because I’m sort of a freak about deadlines (comes from my journalism days). I absolutely refuse to miss a deadline. So here’s my crazy logic—if I don’t have a deadline set, there’s not one to miss and you benefit from a story that’s properly “baked”.
I leaned in to wedge the dry erase board directly between my video gaming chair and the suitcase grandma gave me for graduation. All had to be readjusted before I could close the trunk. Maybe that’s why I didn’t hear Josie come up behind me.
“Boo,” she giggled. Messy blond strands fluttered across her red punch-stained face. Being the awesome big sister that I am, I faked a startled jump and hit my head on the top of the trunk for real.
The thud made her eyes go wide. “You kay, Sissy?”
“I’m okay,” I said, rubbing my head. “All ready to head off to college.”
This week in the YA Indie Carnival we were asked to write about our most memorable fan experience. I am fortunate to have a few.
I recall a little brown eyed, brown haired girl that attended the Midnight Child launch party. She couldn’t have been more than ten or eleven and looked a lot like I did at that age. She giggled when she asked me to sign her book and giggled again when she told me that William was her favorite character. She asked me if I had read Twilight and if I was Team Edward or Jacob. When I told her Continue reading →
The YA Indie Carnival assignment for this week is to give our summer book recommendations just in time for Labor Day weekend in the US. It’s been a busy summer. Despite the heat, I’ve been able to consume a few cool books. Yet, I still have a number of promising tomes on my TBR list.
I know what you’re thinking. No, I didn’t read it. You know the one that I’m talking about. The one with the colorless cover and the flurry of Continue reading →
As I write this, the hubby and my eldest are at the barn prepping for today’s lamb show. It’s County Fair week in our neck of the woods. This is home to the largest junior fair in the entire state. The whole community practically shuts down for it.
Last year, Justin took home the trophy for Grand Champion market lamb and he’s making another run for it today with his lamb, Steel. (Pictured are his lambs Dex and Steel.) Tomorrow, he’ll show his steer, Charlie, in the beef show. He’s already earned first place ribbons in hay and soybeans and a second place in corn. I’m most proud of the work that he’s done to prepare. Hours upon hours at the barn isn’t usually the highlight of a video game-obsessed, 10-year-old’s summer.
So that’s it. Just wanted to step away from the writer’s desk for a bit to be a proud mama. Thanks for indulging me.