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Hi, y’all! Yes, I’m still here. Sorry for being MIA for so long.
I sort of ditched my book-life for a while to immerse myself in Mommy Life. I also turned up the dial on volunteering, helping put on the 50th anniversary celebration at Emily’s old preschool and doing my usual gigs at Emily’s school as well. I recently added “tutor” to my repertoire, and I’m really enjoying that, too!
But, alas, I couldn’t escape writing for too long. My crazy brain came up with a new idea for a book, and my agent said, “Get going on this!” So, I’m back at the keyboard, balancing mommy-hood, volunteering, and being an author. It feels good! Thank heavens, I haven’t forgotten how to type. 😉
I’m also recovering from pneumonia! Emily had been sick with a stomach virus, and I was feeling worn out. Finally went into Urgent Care, thinking I had bronchitis, only to have chest x-rays done and pneumonia diagnosed. It wasn’t as hard for me to scale back on my schedule as I’d thought, once the fatigue set in. But, as I write this, I’m three weeks out, and I’m definitely feeling more like myself. Whew!
March E-Book Madness!!! Three big book deals going on this month: HarperCollins has lowered the price on The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club to 99-cents, and Thomas & Mercer has cut the price of Walk Into Silence to $1.99 and Walk a Crooked Line to 99-cents! If you haven’t read these babies, now is the time to buy ’em!
I’ve got an interview coming up in Gazelle Magazine, a monthly glossy, that’s published for the St. Louis market. I will share that when it’s out!
In the meantime, I will be pulling back some on the volunteering, so I can work hard on the new book. I’m also following my New Year’s resolution to read more. Currently, I’m hooked on Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Gamache series. (I know! Better late than never!) And, I’ll be starting an online book club in the next month or two. If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Sweat Pants Book Club, find me on Facebook at Susan McBride Books. I’m debating whether to hold discussions on that page, or start a new page dedicated to the book club. Regardless, the first book we’ll be reading is The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson. It’s nonfiction, but as juicy as a novel!
So happy to be back in the saddle again!
Happy Reading & Happy Spring!