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May You Live In Interesting Times

May You Live in Interesting Times, or Reordering My Ducks

Funny how life likes to make a shambles of human plans every now and then. Probably to keep us silly humans from becoming insufferably conceited about thinking we have everything in control. It's like the famous Chinese curse*, “May you live in interesting times.” 

Photo of a yellow cat surrounded by yellow ducklings on a pink blanket - may you live in interesting times
How did I end up with all these ducklings?

In rapid succession, I had a change in job location, a spectacular roof-damaging hail storm, and an unexpected death in the family (I'm the executor). Combined, they've stomped all over my schedules and plans for the rest of the year. Especially since that same hail storm damaged the roof of the estate's house, too, meaning that has to be fixed before the house can be sold. It's sort of like taking on a second job. Or really, a third job, since I already have a full-time day job and an ongoing author business.

I'm finally getting all my wild-ass ducks back in a row again. This means changes to my book publication schedule. 

Paranormal Romance News

As I wrote in my July newsletter**, I was 90% done with Shifter's Storm (Ice Age Shifters Book 5) when the interesting-times events began unfolding. I plan to publish this in September. I've mentioned before that books 5, 6, and 7 will form their own mini-story arc, and will be writing those next books early next year. You've already seen the lovely cover, but I'll show it off again closer to when the book is ready to launch.

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Space Opera News

The next release this year will be Spark Transform (Central Galactic Concordance Book 5) in November or December. This book has blown all previous deadlines, but I am determined to get it done and out the door. If you're a series fan, thank you for being patient. I love the characters, and the events unfolding in the Big Damn Story Arc are thrilling.

As a matter of fact, all the characters are about to experience the “may you live in interesting times” curse on a galactic scale. Fun times ahead!

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*It's actually one of three famous curses. The other two are “may you come to the attention of the authorities” and “may you get exactly what you wish for.” If the Chinese didn't invent the double-edged sword, they certainly perfected it. 😉

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