Friday, February 4, 2011


Friday evening. Another round of storms are rolling in tomorrow. Nothing to get excited about anymore...nothing new. I believe the Superbowl must be this weekend, but we don't have TV so it's not exactly a huge event at our house. Can you tell?

A friend of mine, Amarinda Jones, rode out the huge Cyclone Yasi and lived to tell of it. Her power is finally back on so I expect to hear a bit about it from her. Hurricanes/Typhoons/Cyclones that rate a category five on the scale are scary no matter where you live. I'm just glad she made it okay.

Another friend of mine lives in Cairo. For an extremely moving first person account of the last week or two, check out her blog at Jenyfer Matthews. There are several posts so make sure you go back two or three so you don't miss them. They are truly well worth reading. I'm so glad she and her family are safe.

My parents (who live in Texas) have more snow than I do--and they have colder temperatures. Mighty strange going's on out there in weatherland. My baby brother lives in Chicago where they also have a bit of snow...although I like to point out this snow still didn't beat the record snow Chicago had the year I graduated from high school. Heh. 1967 was a good year!

I proofed my galleys and sent them back to my publisher for Phantom's Rest. Yay!!! Getting excited about the release of this book on February 12th. This is a new venture for me. :-)

Been working on a new work in progress--Shadows on Stone--and I'm very pleased with how it's coming along. I hope to have it finished near the end of February. It's the first of a series I'm calling Tuatha Treasures. I think it's always exciting when you have something new to work on.

And finally--the groundhog (you know the one) forecasts an early spring. Now I don't know if that will pan out or not, but hope does spring eternal, doesn't it? Just in case, I believe I might buy myself a pot of daffodils so all bases are covered.

Y'all have a good weekend. See you on the other side.



  1. So glad Amarinda and Jenyfer are okay. They're both living through some scary events.

    Can't wait to hear more about the new WIP

  2. Sure seems to be, Amarinda. It just makes me tired, you know?

    Amber, Shadows is pretty different from other stuff I've written so we will see. I'm nearly half way with it.

  3. A pot of daffodils. What a lovely thought. Congrats on getting your proof in and your productivity.

  4. Just the though of daffodils makes me smile, Sandra.