Hi, friends! Happy Monday.
Wow, what a weekend it has been. To be honest, I’m kind of relieved it’s the week. Of course, this week is going to be hectic as well. But backtracking…
On Saturday morning, I attended the Melissa Public Library writer’s group again, only this time, I went as a guest to support my friend, Paula. I’m so thrilled for all that she’s accomplished in the few short months since she published her children’s book, Jack Learns to Grill. The next book in the Jack Learns series, Jack Learns About Bullies, should be out next month!
Later that evening, I had the honor of being a guest author at the Colony Library’s annual meeting. There, I won a $15 gift card to Bath and Body Works (which has already been spent). I also learned that Jeopardy is more a test of speed and reflex than actual knowledge.
But hey, I totally got to answer The Hunger Games question.
This weekend, my sunflowers also started to grow! I realize I haven’t been very good at keeping y’all updated on my gardening adventures. The sunflower, tomato, and bell pepper seedlings are all strong and healthy, but I’m a tad bit concerned about my butterfly weed. We’ve had a lot of strong storms and they seem to be struggling a little. If they don’t make it, however, I’ll try again in the fall in time for the monarch migration.
In other news, my dad is well on his way to getting that hole in his retina repaired. We spent the morning with the surgeon who will be operating tomorrow.
The good news is that other than that hole, his eyes are in pretty good shape (granted, “pretty good” for his eyes is probably still “godawful” for a normal-sighted person, but what are you gonna do).
Since sitting around in a waiting room can get rather boring, I took some work with me…
The Lurking in the Deep anthology will be available May 7 and I could not be more excited about it! I’m finally getting the chance to read everyone else’s stories and they are AMAZING! I am so proud to be a part of this collection! You can find LITD on Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25396970-lurking-in-the-deep
Finally, before I go, I just have to share this. Boy Band has been in the top 5,000 Kindle Bestsellers for the past three days and is currently in the top 2,700! I am so, so touched and amazed and I simply cannot thank you all enough! It is Young Adult, written for a pre-teen/teenage audience, so I understand that it’s not a book for everyone, but to everyone who has given it a chance, words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you, thank you, thank you all and please continue to spread the word!
Love to all.