Friday, July 7, 2017

Next in line...

Aha! Found the next writing project! A Young Adult mystery. It's a completed draft, in the edit/rewrite stages, and it's a story I love! A teaser...

           "For the first time ever, I’m glad Mom and Dad insisted I take every first aid course the YMCA offered. I kneel next to her and place two fingers on her throat. Her skin is cool, too cool. There’s no pulse. I check again to be sure.  
           How long has she been dea… I can’t even think the word. A cold thrill runs up my spine. What if she’s been mur-- Don’t go there, Cait! My hands shake so badly it’s hard to hit speed dial."

More to come... But in the meantime, blackberries from the garden... I see muffins in my future!





Monday, July 3, 2017

While I've been waiting...

Still waiting for word on XVI - Homecoming (book 3). But, I haven't been letting my fingers (or my brain) get rusty. Nope - I just typed "The End" on an historical, middle grade book. While that simmers on the back burner, I'm going through several other partials and story ideas... I wonder what will be next?


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Waiting, waiting, waiting...

While I am waiting to hear from my agent about her thoughts on XVI book 3 (XVI - Homecoming) - I have been busy on other projects!

The one I am mainly focusing on is a Middle Grade historic fiction.To give a bit of a hint about the era - there was radio, and Billboard was putting out lists! Here are a few songs from the list for the year in which the novel is set. Can you guess what year it was from these three chart-topping hits?

Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler
Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles

How'd you do? Did you have to Google them, or did you know? Let me know in the comments!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Update on XVI book 3

If any of you are still hanging in here with me... I just five minutes ago sent off the completed manuscript to my agent!

Tentative title is XVI - Homecoming.

I hope to have more news soon!

And, for those of you who haven't given up on me - thank you! The journey is drawing to a close on Nina's adventures & I can't wait to get this book into your hands!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

News on the XVI Book 3 front

Just sent the draft of XVI Book 3 to my beta readers! It won't be much longer (I hope!) I'll keep y'all posted on progress to publication!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas! Peace on Earth!

As a writer, I always have my dictionary close at hand. Sometimes looking up familiar words is a good thing. Today I revisited Peace. The Webster's definition: (in part)

Peace [Latin pax, pacis, peace] A state of quiet or tranquility; calm, quietness, or repose; freedom from war or hostility; a cessation of hostilities; absence of strife; tranquility of mind; harmony; serenity; public tranquility and order. This Peace is what I wish for the whole world, today and every day! And, I hope to live my life as a reflection of this peace.


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Now appearing at...

If you're in the neighborhood... I'll be at Village Lights Bookstore in Madison, IN this Saturday from 1-3 p.m. Village Lights is an awesome place and I am thrilled to be doing another event with them. It promises to be a beautiful weekend, so if you're close by - you should come to Madison. It's a wonderful walking/shopping town - and there are some good eats to be had - and I'd love to see you!