July 4th! Holy firecrackers. If you are reading this after the holiday I hope you had a blast! 😊
The weather has been extremely hot and steamy, although that’s not new to South Carolina. It seems like it lasts longer and gets hotter more often.
I’m not going to use the word age. As far as I’m concerned it’s a three-letter word. Therefore I shall substitute it for “mature.” For those on the “mature” side of life, parts start to wear down or wear out. Not much different than a car. I have a friend who needed both hips replaced. She said the doctor told her she was “riding on her rims.” Now she has two chunks of titanium on each side. In many ways we are lucky we have those options. This week I had an option to fix my vision. I needed cataract surgery. No fun, but I am on the mend. So for any of you who have gone through it, I feel you!
I trust many of you are getting back to a more normal way of living. Let’s pray we never have to go through something like that again. Now we can actually laugh about hoarding toilet paper. Talk about counting squares!
Most of you know that I have become one of those “Cat Ladies.” I refrain from inserting the word “Crazy” but give me time. I have some fun news. Miz Boo, the three legged maniac, is going to be featured on the Chewy.com social media bulletin board. I can honestly say I love that little hooligan to the moon and back.
As far as book stuff, this month’s contest will be a signed Advance Reading Copy of my Christmas novel, Santa Cruise. The official on-sale date is October, but I wanted to offer a little Christmas in July. I am very excited about this book. It features four friends from college who meet up at a reunion and they plan the unthinkable: go on a singles cruise. Lots of madcap adventures on the high seas. But before that is published, I’m launching a new series about a brother and sister who have shops in a large art center. The first book is called Hidden and will be out in September. It’s splashed with mystery, suspense, a bit of woo-woo, and of course romance. It has a very interesting cast of unique characters I hope you will grow to love.
That’s my news for now. Be safe, be kind, stay cool, and have fun.
All the best,