Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hi all. I know I've been a stranger around here. I never have been very good at writing blog posts. I originally used this blog to "publish" RAISING ABEL, and I didn't really think about what I might do with it afterwards.

Also, my mom passed away on April 11th. As you who have read the blog and the book know, I had a complicated relationship with my mom. She was 89, and her last words to me a few days before she died were, "Because I tell you to." Complicated to the last.

Abel and Jacob are doing well. Jacob slept over at a friend's house last night. He's seven so, you know, he's almost a grown up and he can handle sleepovers.  Abel is upstairs sleeping while his friend Benjamin plays a computer game. Benjamin is still a strong presence in our lives, which is a true blessing. Abel has been getting out more and more and growing stronger physically and emotionally. He's working up to benching 500 pounds. He's at about 470 right now. 470 pounds. Unbelievable.

So, our little family is doing pretty well. Raising Abel still sells a few copies on Amazon, and my new book did pretty well so we're set financially for at least the next six months. (I was "laid off" from the family business. There just wasn't enough work to keep us all going.) I'm going to continue writing romantic suspense, at least for the time being. It's always been one of my favorite genres to read. And, as I believe I've said before, having someone write romance who has no experience keeps that nasty reality from showing up in the pages. :) Oh, and any of you who might have read The Trunk Key, if you can leave even a very short review on Amazon, it truly helps. I keep getting these weird reviews saying that it was really a good story but it was too short: 1 star. Or it was a real page-turner but it was a romance: 2 stars. It would be good to receive a few balanced reviews. All they have to be is true.

The book I'm currently working on is a ghost story and should be finished in the next couple of months. I don't have a title for it yet. Here's hoping it sells a million copies and the boys and I are set for life. Yeah. That'll happen. LOL.

Thanks for reading, all of you who have been stopping by. I don't know when I'll post again. I'm just not that good at this...