What happens when you write a blog and call it 52 Over 50, a blog aimed at getting up and getting out, about revving things up and getting things done? Well, sometimes the lure of the couch is a little too much, the call of the bag of chips in the pantry a bit too strong. Yes, I’ve been slacking. In my defense, I’ve still been writing. I launched A Trail of Embers in May, and completed Stripped, the first book in the Port Fling Romance series I’m co-writing with Kim McDonald.
Some mornings it all comes together. You leap out of bed, tackle the day and get a thousand things done before you leave for work. Other days aren’t that productive. Yesterday was one of those Energizer Bunny-kind of days. I wake up with the sun and am on a roll: I write an entire chapter for A Path of Fire—the prequel to A Trail of Embers I do some set up for launching A Trail of Ember—watch for it coming the week of May 17 I make a healthy sin-free lunch for work And—I stil
“I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!” The Ghostbusters’ song sounds in my head as I stare fixedly forward. Behind me, I hear quiet breathing, the restless shuffle of feet, a child’s hushed giggle quickly shushed. I don’t look back. I keep my eyes on the glow of the candle sheltered in the lantern in the aisle separating the rows of pews. Ghosts? Here? Never . . . okay maybe. Here is the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Quebec City, Quebec. The cathedral, built between 1800 and 1804,
Today my book A Trail of Embers started its 30-day Kindle Scout campaign. What’s that you ask? Let me tell you about it. Amazon calls it “reader-powered publishing for new, never-published books.” Basically, what that means is: it’s a system of nominations that runs for 30 days. During that time, readers can view the first few chapters of a book and vote for it. At the end of the 30 days, books winning the nominations receive a publishing contract with Amazon. The nominators