Coming Soon – A New Website!

It’s true! It’s on the way! After six years, I’ve decided to build a new website rather than revamp the old one. It’s not ready yet, but I wanted to give you–my fans–a heads up. I know. A lot of people don’t like change, but change can be good, and I’m ready for a change. I’ll be adding some new features and content that will, I hope, give my fans, and newcomers, a better overall experience when visiting my site. Stay tuned for the launch date. Until then . . .

Happy Reading!

The January Curse

Maybe you’ve been there, too. A particular month of each year when you (or your entire family) seem to get sick. For us, it’s January. Since January of 2005, our entire family has been plagued with heinous colds and ugly stomach bugs. One year it was strep throat. Often, there was only one of us well enough to take care of the others until that one finally succumbed.

We stocked up like good survivalists. Cold meds? Check. Boxes of tissues? Check. Homemade chicken soup? Check. Bleach wipes? Check. We became obsessed with wiping down surfaces, along with the plea, “Don’t. Touch. Anything.” If one of the sick dared to show his face in the common areas of our home, the first question was, “Did you wash your hands?”

We did this every year. EVERY year, like clockwork, often spilling over into February with a mutant round two. Eleven years in a row. We could count on it. We planned nothing for January because we knew we’d be sick. It became a family joke. We could have laughed about it, but it wasn’t funny. We were sick of being sick. And yet, we continued getting sick.

Until this year—2017. As usual, we waited for it. We stocked up. We planned for nothing but endless days of lying in bed watching reruns of The X-Files, too sick to drag ourselves anywhere but to the bathroom. It didn’t happen. Five days in, we looked at each other, too fearful to mention that we were five days in without anyone getting—no! don’t say it. “It” will hear you. Shh! Don’t say the words!

Day after day, week after week, we waited for “it” to strike, but it never did. Several times we thought it had. At one point, three of us had sinus headaches with loose noses and post nasal drip. Were we sick? Nope. No fever. No chills. No body aches. No weird cravings for biscuits and sausage gravy or extra creamy mac and cheese only to end up drinking chicken broth and sucking on saltine crackers. Life went on as usual without interruption.

Is the January curse broken? Who knows? But for 2017, it is. Maybe “it” decided to move to a new month. Maybe it’s lurking in February, ready to take us down when we least expect it. Of course, now that I’ve mentioned “it”, “it” will be eager to pounce. Good thing I have my prepper list. Cold meds? Check. Tissues? Check . . .

Happy reading!

*BOOK UPDATE –  I haven’t been around much in recent months, but 2016 was a very difficult year. However, that’s a post for another day. For now, just know that I’m still writing. The story for Kav Raines and Aubree Scott (third book in the Majesta Landing series) is moving forward.*

Fun Friday

A gem from Joanne Guidoccio’s blog. Here’s a tribute to all the excuses we make in life. Pertinent to authors and the choices we face, but also to every person on the planet who walks and breathes. Take heart, though. The more we hesitate, the more mistakes we make–eventually we learn from it and it turns into wisdom. After that, nothing can stop us!

Joanne Guidoccio


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Pull up a chair, get comfortable and spend a little time in my corner of the internet.  I love to read, but I love to write even more.  Stories have been spinning around in my head since I was very small.  I hope you will stop by from time to time to see what I’m working on and what new projects are lurking in the back of my mind.  Your interest is greatly appreciated.

Happy reading!