I’ve been working on an ongoing project that’s about a hair colorist named Delia who is the only human working in the high end spa in Boca, owned and run by Franco DeWolf alias Frankie the wolf. Iresistible to the social elite clientele, he talks a big show but thank goodness the staff is there to cover his useless ass. Why the siren on the rock for inspiration? Delia’s ninety year old aunt returns to her lost siren beauty once a month as she sings through the night out on the beach. It’s only later that Delia’s gift of song becomes exposed for what it is…siren blood and she’s horrified!
The series, called As the Chair Turns, is an ongoing humorous paranormal serial about Delia and Frankie and the local interaction between the supernaturals and the spa’s human clients.
Start looking for DeWolf’s Salon and Spa in the early spring of 2017.
I’m excited to announce I’ve signed a contract for my new shifter erotic romance with Decadent Publishing as part of The Hot Moon Rising series. The Moonlight pack welcomes a new wolf to town. I’m not quite sure which of the men below Lucas resembles more.
I know you’ve been waiting impatiently to see how the kitchen project is coming along. Ha ha! But although it seems like I’ve been making coffee in the bathroom forever, it’s only been since last month. Now that it’s finally coming along, I’m loving it. We had a major glitch after the granite went in. The backsplash we bought a couple of years ago just didn’t look right with it.
We both adore the backsplash. But there was no way of making it work. So I started my hunt for a new backsplash. Absolutely nothing appealed to me …well let me rephrase that …everything appealed to me — it just wouldn’t go with the granite on the countertops or the cabinets.
I began my hunt online and found something I thought might work. I liked the texture of it, and I figured I could find the color to go with what we had. Later that day when my husband came home from work, we made a trip out to the tile store. The last row, the last aisle, in the back corner, they had just brought in a new display and, as we looked at it, we both said yes, that’s what we’re looking for.
Look at that texture, look at the colors. It’s all natural stone, rocks my favorite things. I get to stare at the details, search the crystals, look inside the little tiny geodes. Every little space is a world in itself. I can go exploring on the backsplash in the kitchen while I’m washing dishes.
Nope. The kitchen is not done yet. But at least that one wall is finished. We still have one to go. Then it’s the challenge of that pass through over the sink. We may need ideas, and are certainly going to need help. The granite slab is sitting here in my family room waiting to get installed.
The book rights for this book reverts back to me on September 8th. I have to provide a new cover and it needs a few updates. This is the rough draft of the cover. I uploaded the new one today. If We don’t lose power tomorrow, with the storm, I should be able to get it scheduled on all the main distribution centers.
So I’m also formatting for multiple systems. The book has a companion read which I’d like to update too. Then I have to add them to all my buy sites.
While I’m doing all the housekeeping an independent author handles, I’m still trying to write a book I just signed a contract for and do the final edits on a full length novel I plan to have out in the spring.
The author’s best friend is the PA. Personal assistants can take s load off an author’s shoulders so she can spend her time effectively writing. Because there are still blogs, newsletters, contests, and book signings to take up writing time.
If you’re a new author or writer I’m going to be adding tips to this tab. If you want to share your ideas, leave a comment here. What did you find the most difficult when writing or your biggest challenge?
I guess this is the week for cleaning out everything. I took one look at my old website and thought something has to change. So I made some changes. Unfortunately I was also taking the counters out of my kitchen and replacing them with granite. That means all the drawers have to come out of the cabinets. And if the doors have to come out 28 years of accumulated garbage has to be sorted through. So as you can see there’s the after before the before. There’s devastation still all around my house. I have scattered drawers and junk and old countertops in my family room, in my dining room, in my sunroom, and in my kitchen.
But the good news is if you’re looking at this post, I’ve created a new website, much to my own relief. I’m used to blogging on my blog spot at Google. But I wanted to combine my website which was a mess and a new blog that I can do altogether. This is the test. My first new blog at my word press blog combined with my website. The website is still under construction. I’ll be adding things as we go. I hope to have some contest up and running in the next month and some fun games that we can play about writing. So keep checking back or sign up for my monthly email. Or like me or something like that which means following me here. You can stay up-to-date with my progress in my kitchen and you can stay up-to-date with my progress on my website at the same time. Thanks for stopping by leave a comment I need all the support I can get.