Greetings, Fire Enthusiasts. I hope this post finds you and yours well. As I pen this note to you it is a wonderful Saturday morning. It’s March 23, and yesterday was my forty-fourth birthday. It was very nice and I thank many of you who bombarded my Facebook Profile with well-wishes. I don’t know how, but I had forgotten how great that day is thanks to social media. I thank you all for making a crazy day very special.
If you were here for a visit last week you are aware that I am being transferred from the main facility to a cold storage facility that Sun Maid owns that is just a few minutes down the road from there. I’m unsure whether I start this new gig on April Fool’s Day or the Monday after that. I promise you it isn’t some sort of cruel joke – I am being moved. In any event, potentially yesterday was my last day with my 100+ employees; a crew that I have known as their supervisor for ten years, and many of whom I’ve known in one capacity or another longer than that. So the day was bittersweet. There was food, cake, wine (ok, I took that home unopened) and very nearly tears shed as most were quite unhappy to see me go. We were busy, I’ve been pulling away to enable my partner to realize how tough the job is going to be without me doing most everything, I was celebrating a birthday at the same time that I was saying goodbye. As I said, it was a crazy day.
In book news, I’m waiting to hear back from my editor extraordinaire. She’s had Seeing Ghosts for a week now. As for the cover, I have given sneak peeks to a bunch of my besties and the reviews have been ecstatic. Once I get a feeling for how big the final editing job might be, I’ll begin setting plans in place for the reveal. I promise you you’re going to love this cover. If you would like to potentially be involved in that reveal, simply let me know. I will provide the cover and a pair of synopsis to choose from via an e-mail, and anyone can choose to be involved or not. No pressure.
I do have a secret project taking place this summer which I will divulge at a much later date. I’m a little nervous since it is a collaborative effort – something I’ve never done before. I can’t say much about that. I’ve probably said too much already…
Other than that, this year will be about promoting the new book. I will be working on soft cover versions for all three of the books, which most likely will include new covers for the vampire books.
Before I go, I would like to leave you with the blurb for the new book once again. I hope the regulars aren’t getting too sick of it already. I know many people can only visit a few times a month. I’m like that myself. If you haven’t visited and potentially might like to make yourself available for a cover reveal, interview, guest post or review once the book comes out, I’d love to hear from you.
“Paul Herrera finds himself bequeathed a mysterious old house near the California central coast by a deceased aunt he never knew. The woman who shows it to him is the spitting image of his wife, taken from him three years before in a senseless car accident which also took his unborn son. While he deals with the ghosts of a past he cannot let go, there are new ghosts Paul must deal with - alone for the week in the expansive two-storey house that he will soon discover holds many secrets. Eventually, he will see that he is surrounded by ghosts as he struggles to hold onto the only thing that he has left in this world - his sanity.”
Now I’m going to go play with my birthday presents. I received three Blu-Rays: Les Miserables, Let Me In and Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day. Yes, I’m a brat. Was there ever any doubt?We’ll talk soon.