June is busting out all over! The hydrangeas, magnolias, roses, and a spectacular Chaste tree. Check out the photos! I hope you had a good Memorial Day Weekend. Time to remember and reflect on those who gave everything for our country. Sometimes I think we forget those who put country before anything else, including the sacrifices their families made as well. It’s not only a day to remember those who have been lost, but those who continue to fight the good fight for our safety. When you see someone in uniform say, “Thank you for your service.” You’d be surprised how you can make their day.
And, every day should be a day where we remember our blessings and be thankful. I know I am. I am thankful for the opportunity to bring you entertaining stories, and thankful to everyone who reads my books. I am thankful for my fur-family, my friends, and all the support I get from my fans. So, thank you, thank you, thank you.
When I am holed up in my office with my fur menagerie I get engrossed in the characters and the scenarios I create. Quite frankly, I kind of miss them afterward which is why I enjoy writing series. We get to “play” together again. It’s like a reunion, except nobody gets old! If only.
With all the traveling over the holiday weekend, it seems as if vacations are back in full swing. Last summer was a rehearsal after the pandemic torture and I hope people will find the time to reunite with loved ones to celebrate each other. How nice it is to be able to see people and hug them again!
As many of you know, I have become a cat-lady. After three years I have graduated to “crazy-cat-lady.” I wrote about Winnie, my senior cat. For years I thought she was a she, and it turned out she was a he. Who knew??? Certainly not me! Now Winnie lives on my dining room table. No judgement please. There’s plenty of room for both of us. A friend of mine told me a story about her Aunt Anna. Aunt Anna hated cats. Why? There never really seemed to be a good reason. One evening Aunt Anna was visiting and was making such a big stink about a cat being in the house that my friend put her cat’s food bowl on the dining room table. The cat sat in the chair and proceeded to chow down. Aunt Anna made a quick exit. I don’t think she ever went there for dinner again. LOL. People may think I’m eccentric and quite frankly it doesn’t bother me. I earned it. So if anyone gives you grief about your choice of company you can easily say, “You just helped me make my point.” Ha.
About books: the library edition of LIAR! is now available with the paperback edition coming at the end of August. It’s the third installment of Lost and Found where the gang goes to New York for an art show and find themselves in the middle of a twenty-year old kidnapping mystery. Lots of twists and turns and an insider’s guide to some special places in New York City.
I hope you have an enjoyable June…weddings, graduations, celebrations. Or, just make something up! Live every day to the fullest. Be safe. Be kind. And keep your sense of humor. Laughter is the best medicine.
This month’s contest will have two prize winners. The first prize winner will receive a beach tote filled with 6 signed books that include two from the Sisterhood series and HIDDEN and SECRETS from the Lost and Found series. Second prize will be 5 signed books that include books from both the Sisterhood and Lost and Found series.
All the best to you.