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Back to School and Back to Work!
So, the summer went by in a blink. I don’t know how it does that, but it seems to be a regular thing. Emily’s already been back in school for a week, and I’m playing catch-up, working hard to clear my desk so I can write, write, write! I’m the Room Parent Coordinator again this year, but I’m not a Room Parent for the first time in three years. That should free up time to write as well. Juggling is not my best skill, but I’m getting better at it (I think). I’m going to make myself report in to y’all every month and let you know where I am on the new book (called WASPS). I’d better have a lot to show, or I want y’all to publicly shame me, okay? No mean names, but you can say, “C’mon, girlfriend! You type 120 wpm, but you write like a snail!” That should make me wince a little.
Before I forget, there’s another deal going on for one of my books: TO HELEN BACK, the first River Road Mystery, is 99 cents on Kindle through the end of August, thanks to the kind folks at HarperCollins. So, if you haven’t read a Helen title yet, now’s your chance to do it on the cheap! Here’s a direct link, so no excuses!
As for “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” (besides enjoying lots of time with Emily and her friends), I must confess that we went on an actual trip for the first time since Emily was born! I know! We’re so bad, right? Emily got to fly on four planes and experience hours of travel delay in airports as we flew to Rhode Island for a family reunion. Little Miss E had bunches of fun with all her cousins, and then we took a side-trip to Block Island, RI, where Ed spent plenty of growing-up time in the summers. Needless to say, it was wonderful. Emily had a lot of firsts: being on a plane, building a sand castle on the beach, and going into an ocean. We will never forget the marvelousness of our trip and look forward to going back to The Block again!
I think that’s it for this month! I need to get cracking on a chore chart for Emily and on some emails for my RP Coordinator gig. Then, I promise, I will write!
Happy August, Happy Back to School, and Happy Reading!