Merry Month of . . . April?
Except for excruciating pain, April wasn’t a
bad month taken all in all. I think that’s because I’m so happy to know I’ll get rid of this awful hip pain on May third.
Then I’ll be in the hospital and rehab for a couple of weeks, and then my
younger daughter, Robin, will wait on me hand and foot. No, no, no. I didn’t
mean that. But I won’t be able to bend over until the doctor releases me to do
so, and my poor short-legged wiener dogs will have to have someone else place
their food dishes on the floor. Except, of course, for Scrappy (he dines on the
red chair in the living room) and Bam-Bam (who takes his meals in bed. My bed).
Sigh. My dogs aren’t the least bit spoiled.
In April I finished writing BRUISED SPIRITS,
and started writing SPIRITS UNITED. Don’t get too excited. The union in this
book isn’t Daisy’s and Sam’s, but they’re getting closer and closer to the
altar. The old Pasadena Public Library will play a big role in SPIRITS UNITED, because
I just murdered a woman in the biography stacks. Mind you, I don’t yet know who
she is or who did her in, but I’ll have lots of thinking time to work out the
details as my hip heals.
Here’s the cover art for BRUISED SPIRITS.
Love these covers!
Other than that, and my as-yet unfulfilled
searched for a good sandalwood candle, that pretty much takes care of April.
Therefore, I’ll write no more. Will be in
touch in at the end of May, when I hope to heck I’ll be able to tell you my
left hip is pain-free. That will be such
a blessing. Then we (the doctors and I) will have to deal with my back pain, but one thing at a time, you know?
I’ll communicate individually with everyone
who won a copy of the audiobook, GENTEEL SPIRITS. At the end of May, I don’t
know what I’ll give away, but I’ll think of something. If you want to enter
this indefinite contest, please send me your name and home address. My email
address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
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