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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Catching Up

Catching Up.
A lot's been going on since I last posted.  So, here's a little update.

I've been hard at work on getting my next book Nine Days out into the world.  It's currently in its first hard copy edit stage and being edited by my husband Scott and me.  My goal is to have the second hard copy edit ready for Monkey Boy Editing by the end of the school year (so, the end of May).  The front cover art is done, the back cover art is being worked on by Big Mike and the synopsis is being tweaked hopefully to perfection.  I'm really excited (and terrified) about this story making its way into the world.

Los Angeles Central Library
My wonderful husband took me to the Central Library in Los Angeles, CA back in February.  This is the library that inspired Lilianna Gregor's 18th birthday trip in Future Letters.  The place was incredible!  Just like Lil said - I'm pretty sure I could live there forever and be completely happy.  To check out more pictures from our library visit click here.

Fairy Realm
Last week we took a Dylan and Lil type camping trip to Cambria, CA.  We already go there as much as we can, but this was our first camping trip of the year.  During this camping trip I tried to take Dylan Mead's Fairy Realm picture.  For an amateur with no training at all here's what I came up with (pictured on left).  To see more pictures of our Lil and Dylan style camping click here.

Our next adventure will hopefully be to the San Francisco Indie Authors Event in June.  I'm super excited about this.  There will be so many amazing authors there!  Maybe I can get a few books signed. ;-) This will also be our first "pup free trip" since getting Laura-Glue.  She will *not* be pleased about this, but we'll see what happens.

So, for now it's back to work tomorrow after two weeks off (Spring Break and vacation!) with seven weeks until my seniors graduate, lots of reading (current reading list: The Indigo King by James A. Owen, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Stay by Jennifer Silverwood, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee), editing and writing for Nine Days and some mapping for book one of a new project - Elementals - (my first try at fantasy/paranormal writing).

So, what are you reading? 

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