Well, it looks like the groundhog wasn’t quite right this year. Here we are in the first week of April and instead of April showers bringing May flowers, we have wind and snow beating up on the first buds of the trees. Last week, the robins were singing and the bunnies hopping, but today they are all snuggled up in whatever shelter they can find. Maybe Mother Nature is a bit confused or maybe she needs some medication. Must be menopause.
I know I’m ready to put on some shorts and do some barefoot gardening. I’ve ordered the seeds and the plants and waiting patiently for them to arrive. More so, I’m waiting for the weather to cooperate. Lots of work to do around here this spring and summer. Like new siding on the house and landscaping that can’t be done until the siding is complete.
Of course, I also have the lake place that is calling my name. I have my old furniture sitting on the back porch just waiting to go to its new home at the lake. There are fishing poles and maybe even a boat to find. And I’m hoping I get to spend some writing time up there as well.
Writing is going slow. I’m working on a book that is an entirely different genre than my usual romance or erotica. I will soon be introducing my alter ego. Ann Nevada. The ideas of a very special and intelligent man coupled with the writing ability of a romance writer. Not sure how this political thriller will turn out, but I’m really excited at getting it completed and released. Hopefully, later this month.
I’m preparing for Wild Deadwood Reads in June. My goodness, I had so much fun and met so many great people last year. I’ll be sponsoring a trail ride, going to the rodeo, going on a ghost hunt, and taking along a friend this year. I hope she enjoys herself as much as I did last year. It’s a wonderful place. Steeped in history. Beautiful scenery. And we’ll cross our fingers it doesn’t rain or end up being in the upper nineties like it was last year. I can’t wait to go to the wineries and toss some money in the slot machines. Or watch those awesome eight second rides.
It is also exciting to know that I got to participate with a group of awesome authors in creating the anthology. So many great stories set in Deadwood. Something for everyone. Watch for it to release on June 1st just in time for the signing on June 9th. And if you watch my blog and my Facebook page, one lucky winner will get a copy of their own. Signed by all the contributing authors. And the best thing is, all the proceeds go to a great cause! The Western Sports Foundation.
Well, I just wanted and needed to take a break from the thriller writing and say hello. It’s time for me to get back to Washington D.C. and San Antonio, Texas where a lunatic with a gun is holding a senator’s daughter hostage. Will she get saved? Watch for the release of The 2nd coming this spring! Have a great week and don’t forget to email me if you would like to be included in my newsletter mailing list where readers can get exclusive offers that nobody else does! Happy Spring and April Fool’s and Happy Easter!!