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I’m Still Standin’!!

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(Just Because This Picture Makes Me Smile)

Okay, some of the time, I’m not quite vertical, but by golly, I have survived this latest mutant spawn of the Swine Flu, and I’m here to tell the tale. My first advice…DON’T GET IT!! This is wicked, wicked stuff, and can be fatal for the very young, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. So, avoiding is a good thing! And if you DO get it, for the love of everyone you know, stay home. HOME! Sleeping alone. Washing your hands about a million times a day, and trying not to cough on anyone. AND…if you go from well to sick in about sixty seconds, head straight to your doctor for Tamiflu to try to knock this stuff out. (It only works within the first 48 hours or so). Then pray.

Today is the first day in well over two weeks that I am actually thinking I might be recovering. And I’m SO happy to see that light at the end of the tunnel. I have things to do, stuff to say, and most of all, a brand new book to get published! Yes, A Boy Named Rabbit is now ready to be formatted and sent out into the world, hopefully to reach lots of people and make them smile…or cry. I’m pretty excited about this third novel. It’s a sequel to Wake-Robin Ridge, and I hope readers who enjoyed that one will find a place in their hearts for a little ten-year-old boy, unlike anyone else you’ve ever met. I know he shakes up Sarah and Mac’s life pretty thoroughly, and I hope he’ll have an impact on yours.

Also, I’ve been reading whenever I can, so I have lots of reviews I need to get posted for you. Just finished Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher story, Personal, and have a few things to say about my beloved Reacher, and about Lee Child’s way with words. I finished what should have been a light fantasy series by Lindsay Buroker, The Emperor’s Edge, but which turned out to pull me in and make me crazy for each succeeding book in series. Also, a review of The Thorn Prince by Mark Lawrence is coming up…truly one of the darkest and most disturbing books I’ve ever read, for so many reasons.

Currently, I’m reading Jennifer Melzer’s latest, Siren, and so far, it’s proving to be very intriguing. That will be on my agenda, too. And I don’t want to forget Karen Yankosky’s wonderfully funny Good Luck With That Thing You’re Doing, a book sure to brighten your spirits and make you laugh out loud.

Last, now that I’ve gotten Rabbit’s story told and into publication mode, I can get back to writing the sequel to Swamp Ghosts. I’m pretty excited about this story, too. The book tells the story of Maggie and Gunn’s best friends, Hunter and Willow, who live in the same little Florida town of Riverbend, but it’s a very different kind of tale than Swamp Ghosts was. Fewer reptiles, for one thing. 🙂 And more romance, with a pretty large helping of human tragedy to complicate things. And of course, humor, because Hunter Painter is nothing if not a weirdy-weird guy, with a very quirky way of looking at things. Hopefully, Hunter will be out this fall.

So that’s all the news from me–the good, the bad, and the unwritten. What’s yours? Anything new in your lives that I need to know about? Let me hear from you. I’ve missed you ALL, and I’m so glad to be back!

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13 thoughts on “I’m Still Standin’!!

  1. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:

    Just an Update For Ya! 🙂

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  2. Glad you are on the mend.

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  3. Will be good to have you back on form!
    I’m lucky, the virus I’ve had is not as bad as yours, however it is sneaky – On Sunday I felt fine for the first time in 10 days. Monday, it came back.
    Even managed to damage an eardrum, blowing my nose!
    Today I’m just wobbly. Hoping it will go away again.
    I also have a short coming out in an anthology soon, and I’ve just had the first draft back from my super-critical beat. Loved the plot, loved the characters, but everything else? Oh dear, major re-write coming on…

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  4. Hope things are on the up for you illness-wise! And so excited to hear about Rabbit’s story is nearly there for publication! From what I managed to read before my break it was seriously awesome, can’t wait to finish it when it comes out 😀

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    • Hi, Mishka! Still feeling improvement, slowly. Thanks so much for the kind words about A Boy Named Rabbit. I’m glad you enjoyed what you read, and if you by any chance want to be a Beta reader again, I’ll be needing more for Hunter. Just let me know.

      Look for publication info on Rabbit right here, soon! I have a few things I want to get done first, but it won’t be long now.

      Thanks for stopping by, and hope all is well with you? Happy 2015!

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