November 11, 2019
Snow is predicted tonight, and the leaves are coming off the trees in waves after the first frosts. It's a delicious time of year!
I'm thanks for so many things - for readers, bookstores, editors, reviewers, publishers, mail carriers, fellow writers, and all friends of the word.
The latest review has arrived from esteemed author Deborah Clearman on Amazon: "Darrick and Lourana are both deeply rendered, sympathetic characters, each flawed and lonely. They form the psychological heart of this novel, lending credibility to the crescendoing psychic phenomena. The crimes against society and the environment committed by the Kavanaghs give the book its gravitas...Spot-on dialogue and vivid prose paint a portrait of a tortured and beloved place." I'm honored by this thoughtful analysis.
I'm thankful for my WV EZ-Pass as I hit the road for the last big event of 2019, the Kentucky Book Fair. Love sailing through those tollbooths!
I'm thankful for the muse that sparked To the Bones, and how the story quickly evolved into a cross-genre thriller taking place over a snowy Thanksgiving weekend in northern West Virginia.
I'm thankful for the continued love shown to Leopard Lady: A Life in Verse, and to older books such as Hotel Worthy and Blood Clay.
I will have some big news to announce soon - keep watch for updates here, and for appearances at Inkheist, Giant Panda and Charlotte Readers podcasts, and more!