Today’s post will be short but ending with a party invitation. How fun is that?
While lizards race across the patio enjoying temps in the 80s, I’m putting the last touches to the first Abishag mystery, Sinking Ships, before sending it to the formatter. (Note: the cover shown here has been updated with a better photo of the Dominator wreck provided by a former high school classmate. I’ll show that cover when Sinking Ships is e-published.) Even in the thick of NaNoWriMo, I’m hoping to release the novella before the end of the month. The second in the series of four Abishag mysteries, Indelible Beats, should be available before Christmas. I’m half way through its final edits now. The third, Riddle in Bones, needs another wash before sending it to my beta readers. The last one, An Eggshell Present, is still a work-in-progress at more than 15K words.
Speaking of NaNoWri, I’ve reached a word count of 30,430. The cohort is doing extraordinary work, achieving incredible goals, and inspiring me with their determination.
Speaking of book releases, Debra Holland sent me this invitation today. Since you know me, you are invited too.
COME CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF SWEETWATER SPRINGS CHRISTMAS
Monday, November 18th, I will be hosting my first ever Facebook launch party at:https://www.facebook.com/events/628356887207612/?ref=br_tf.
I will be joined by ten other authors who’ve contributed short stories to Sweetwater Springs Christmas: A Montana Sky Short Story Anthology. Throughout the day, we’ll be “chatting” and doing playful question and answers. Each hour there will be plenty of giveaways, and at the end of the day, commenters will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire.
If you buy Sweetwater Springs Christmas: A Montana Sky Short Story Anthologybefore November 18th or during the time of the launch party, you can be entered into a grand prize drawing for a $100.00 Amazon gift card. Just forward your Amazon receipt to my assistant Mindy Freed at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The party starts at 9:00 am Pacific Time and ends at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. The two random drawings for the grand prizes will take place at 5:00 pm. I hope to see you there!