My new motto is "Be a warrior, not a worrier."
Paul has begun his 5 weeks of radiation treatment.
Baby Max, at three months, has now hit newborn weight at eight pounds.
I've been suffering a series of mini strokes (a bit more than TIA's but no lasting damage that they've found). ). After an ambulance visit to Barrows Neurological, I’m taking anti-coagulant meds, new diabetes and cholesterol meds, monitoring my blood pressure daily, and have been instructed to go on the Mediterranean diet or something similar. Since Paul is our primary cook, I guess he’s going to be eating more carefully also. Sorry, Ian, no mac n cheese and honey baked ham for the holidays. The sides will be—you guessed it—veggies. And sugar free jello for dessert.
We’ll manage. I want to be around to play with our grandkids, and to get my future books written!
Positive Book News!
Now the good news. I finished the rough draft of Crescent Moon crossing. I’ll be sending it out to a developmental editor this month, and plan to query agents and editors in January. Whether I get offers or not, this book will be published in the spring. Look for a cover reveal around Valentines.
Then I’m going straight into writing the second book of my paranormal suspense series. Book 2, tentatively titled Stones of the Ancients, will be set in Scotland. I am SO STOKED to write this one!
I’ve been running a slew of promotions to support my existing book, Song of the Ancients. It’s free if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, and only $1.99 otherwise. If you’re looking for a stocking stuffer gift, pick up a copy!
I’m also playing around with Pinterest and adding pictures of each of the main characters from Song of the Ancients. I’ve had a visual of Nicholas in my mind for years, and it’s been fun imagining the other characters, especially Sinclair and Rod Standing Bear, the Lakota characters, and well as Samantha and bad guy Nuin Ash. Take a look after the first of the year on Pinterest at writersandy.com. Let me know if the characters look like you imagined them. I’ll be posting character photos from Crescent Moon Crossing also, probably as part of the pre-release publicity push.
Advance Readers Needed
I’d also love to get some Beta readers for Crescent Moon Crossing in December/January. If you’d like to read the book and give comments before it’s released, complete the “I’m interested” form on this website and I’ll get in touch with you when it’s ready for you to read. Thank you! And no, your email will not be shared anywhere, with anyone except me.
Happy holidays to you and your loved ones. Stay safe. Stay healthy.