The writing news:
I signed and returned a contract to Samhain for the re-publication of SCREWING WITH PERFECT. I love the Samhain site, the cover art is outstanding, and the writers signing on are exemplary. The publisher and former CEO at Ellora’s Cave, Crissy Brashear, was my first editor at EC; she bought my first published book–CAPTIVE. All those reasons and more warrant adding my name to the Samhain roster, but truthfully, the publisher had me at the word ‘Print’.
It’s been a long haul with SCREWING WITH PERFECT, from writing the manuscript during a stressful time and having the story literally pull me through, to having the book then go on and final in Dorchester’s American Title contest, to this new opportunity to see the book in print. The Samhain homepage is at – http://samhainpublishing.com/
After finishing my revisions on TOUCH ME, I submitted the book for editorial consideration. Will advise when I hear anything.
My remaining revisions–SOME ROUGH EDGE SMOOTHIN’, THE PICKUP LINE, LOST ANGEL, and TAINTED LOVE–are temporarily on hold, in favor of completing ON MOORSTEAD. I can’t stand not finishing a book. The paranormal-medieval witch tale is at 62,000 words and climbing.
Today is my sister’s birthday. To celebrate, we all piled into the van yesterday and headed up to furniture country in the Gardner MA area, a 2 and a half hour trip. Loads of warehouses to browse. We all liked the La Chance outlet the best–they carry heirloom pieces, the unique and quality type of furniture your kids would actually LIKE to inherit. Afterward, naturally, we went out to eat, this year at a lovely restaurant at the site of an old historical mill, complete with rushing waterfalls. Outside, white and black geese and wood ducks kept us entertained; while inside, a welcoming fire burning in the hearth kept us warm and cheery in the large common room.
Today I cut the DH’s hair. I know, I know, just too, toooo cute. I’m not a hairdresser, have no training, but I’ve always cut his hair (My sons’ too when they were young) Part Yankee frugality, part DH would wear it down to his shoulders otherwise, as he used to. His hair is wavy and very forgiving of mistakes, which I continue to make, even after all these years.