July 9, 2010

New Website -- Come See Me Here...

Check out my new website/blog here (and maybe buy my book!). Looking forward to "seeing" you soon!

May 3, 2010

Not Yet Flown North for Spring Or Summer

Since I've not yet migrated my blog to a custom URL, I'm not sure what will happen to it (I'm still receiving dire warnings, which, if translated correctly mean my blog may one day disappear, or burst forth in a language currently unknown to mankind).

I watched the video on the mechanics of transferring, but got bogged down about three minutes in and decided to simply wait until my new website is ready before blogging in earnest again.

New site will look like a website but function like a blog, so I won't have to rely on my webmaster to plug in changes. He's in the throes of designing now, but plan is to have something up and running by mid/late May. Please stay tuned. Thank you!

April 25, 2010

The Only House We Haven't Looked At

Having sold our two-story in Folsom, Steve and I have been house-hunting for a few weeks now. We've looked at new houses, old houses, remodels, short-sales, REOs, houses on the river, houses in the park, two-stories, one-stories, houses with goats, houses with hives, and one house with an indoor theater posing as a church.

The house above may be the only one we haven't looked at.

April 16, 2010

Shasta Lake -- Before and After

Steve flew over Shasta Lake last November, and took this shot from a helicopter. Gorgeous, but upsetting; lake levels were so low, there was speculation it would take 10 years for it to fill again...

...and now here it is, five months later. The lake holds 4.5 million acre feet of water, and it's now at 4.1. Although the snow has already started melting, more fell last week. Once the lake is full, it will spill into the Sacramento River, and we'll either 1) use it, or 2) run for our lives. See you on the ark, people!

April 10, 2010

Here at last, here at last, thank God almighty...

They're here at last!

My publisher, Jim Brumfield, sent this box of ARCs -- Advanced Reading Copies -- of my novel, THE BRIDGE AT VALENTINE, which the UPS man delivered yesterday. Couldn't wait to tear into it and check out the book, which looks terrific, all glossy and trade-paperback-ish, nestled in its box of white Styrofoam wrap. Never has a delivery man in shorts made me so deliriously happy. Now to share with a few key local reviewers, and pray for happy results.

Keep your fingers and toes crossed? (I've said it before, but I'll say it again -- it takes a village to sell a book!) Thanks for your support!

April 5, 2010

The Bridge at Valentine -- Pre-order from Amazon Now -- Woo!

THE BRIDGE AT VALENTINE, my first novel, is now available on amazon.com for pre-ordering. Although Amazon says the book debuts August 16, that's an error -- it actually debuts August 1, which Amazon promises to fix. Soon.

Meanwhile, my publisher received his first box of ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) and says they look great. Now keep your fingers crossed for some great reviews...