It has been awhile since last I've done this. Maybe it's time to get back into the thick of it. Before I get to that, however, a few items of business to see to.
The recent tornadoes in the American Mid-West, particularly in Moore, Oklahoma, gave some of us an idea on how to help. My fellow instigators of mischief Norma Beishir, Shelly Arkon, and myself have a page over at Facebook, Authors For Oklahoma. We've assembled donations of books and ebooks from a wide variety of authors, and are just about done with that process. We'll be organizing gift baskets of the books and ebooks for raffling off, with all proceeds headed to the American Red Cross. And on the page we have links for the Red Cross, and for other charitable endeavours in the area assisting those affected by the tornadoes. If you haven't already heard about it, drop by the page, like it, and keep up to date with us. We'll let you know when we're ready for the book raffles.
Second, my good friend and co-conspirator Norma has one of her ebooks available for free for today and tomorrow at Smashwords. Final Hours can be yours by using the coupon code QC75P. Head on over there and get hold of a copy.
And third, Shelly will be releasing a short story in July called The Partner's Progeny. I've already read it, and it's a good one. Check out my review for Secondhand Shoes, her novel, by clicking on her name below. Her cover is making the rounds in the last couple of days, and it's done by Collin Beishir, whose graphic design work is outstanding. Here's a little about the story:
For seventeen years, Victoria Sheek has been a paralegal surpervisor at the Law Offices of Pereene, Carr, and Sevino, specializing in injury law. Rumors portray her as a bully. She remains confident that her position will never cease because of close relations to one of the founding partners, Mr. Carr.
Until Mr. Pereene, the head partner, hires Monica Bowman. Smitten with her because of her resemblance to his deceases granddaughter, Melissa, and his memories of her, she can do no wrong.
Which one of the two girls will keep their position at the firm? It takes an unexpected event to decide the outcome of their rivalry….
Now then, with business at an end, I'm slowly getting back into the proverbial swing of things. The last few weeks have been difficult, since the death of my mother, and I would like to thank you all for your kind words and support. It's been a painful and difficult period, and I know it's a long road ahead. In time, it'll be something I can live with. I miss her a lot, but such is life. All I can do is keep moving forward.
The support I've gotten from friends both here and in my life have helped tremendously. Thank you.