Friday, February 20, 2009

Before and After - My Work in Progress

These are photos of the project my family and I have been working on for the last three years.


The inside is nearly complete. (We are doing much of the work ourselves.) When it's done we'll be able to spread out into the new rooms. Hooray!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My friend Jessica Verday's novel will be published this fall by Simon Pulse. From Amazon:

When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is deadâ?¦and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. It only makes things worse that everyone now treats Abbey like either a freak show or a charity case. Thank goodness for Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special.

Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen's betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her—one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.

I 'm counting down the minutes until this book arrives on my doorstep!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'm letting you in on a little secret...

Tomorrow on the Query Tracker Blog an editor from Mindflights Magazine will be spilling her secrets on what makes a manuscript sparkle and how to submit to her magazine. She'll even be answering reader's questions via comments in the post!

I had a lot of fun interviewing Angie Lofthouse so be sure to drop in!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

This one's for you, Jacoby

A good friend of mine has let it be known (through the grapevine) that I don't post in this blog often enough. He's right, of course. I am nearing the completion of an addition on our home that will nearly double our living space. I would have sooooo loved to be able to write today, but spent my time learning how to router baseboards, which comes with its own sense of accomplishment.

The good news is, while I have no time to read books, I've had plenty of time to listen to them. I'm a new fan of Jodi Piccoult.

My Sister's Keeper My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
A hard read emotionally, but oh so worth it! The ending was a surprise within a surprise!

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