There are lots of things happening in my writing world. I am finishing up book two of a new series I’ve started for Mira Books. The series is called the Jigsaw series, and the first book, THE MISSING PIECE, will be out at the end of July. The second book, which I’m nearly through with, is called SECOND SIGHT.
I also signed another contract with Sourcebooks that will include books 12 and 13 for the Blessings, Georgia series, so for all of you who are enjoying that world, there’s more to come. The next book due out in that series is at the end of June. It’s called A Rainbow Above Us, and with all the thunderstorms and tornadoes we’ve been having here in Oklahoma, we could use a few rainbows. There will be one more book in that series that will come out at the end of December, called THE WAY BACK TO YOU.
One of the things I do when I want to reset my world is to bake. It’s a little like writing, because I’m still using my hands and thoughts to create. I love sharing my stories with people who like to read, and I do the same with my baking, sharing it with friends and family. It satisfies and relaxes me to do this, so my house often smells really, really good.
We’re coming up on Memorial Day, and in my family, we always decorated the graves of our loved ones who have passed, so I’ve been accumulating flowers for a few days now to take to the cemeteries. It is a peaceful feeling for me to do this… a reminder of my life as a child, following my parents and grandparents around the cemeteries as they cleaned off their loved ones final resting places, while laughing and talking about all the good times they’d shared in life. It is a good way to be, being grateful for someone’s presence in your life, rather than grieving forever that they are gone.
I’m wishing all of you a happy month of May. Read a lot of good books. Eat a cookie for me, and be at peace with where you are in this world. Life is always evolving, so be ready for the next new chapter, and enjoy every moment you breathe.
Life is beautiful.
Sending you love from Oklahoma.