Busy summer? Slow down with a good book.
Yes, it has been almost six months since I last posted. I’ve been busy. So have you.
I was ridiculously sick in December.
I took a long time to get better. I wrote a draft of something new.
Then I took a job teaching for the last quarter of the year at Burlington-Edison High School.
Then I went on vacation.
Then I turned 40.
Then I came home.
Then I worked with the Puget Sound Writing Project and some awesome teachers at the University of WA.
Then my new book, River Runs Deep, was released.
Then I got jury duty.
Then my kid got lice.
It’s funny how I can work on something for ages and then when it finally comes out, I’m excited and nervous and relieved and all the things associated with putting something so personal and big out into the world, but life keeps going on around me in spite of how big it feels. It’s reassuring and sad at the same time.
But if you do need some down time in the last days of summer (or are already looking ahead to curling up inside this fall), be sure to pick up River Runs Deep. And if you’re into autographed copies, one of my favorite local bookstores is offering signed copies of all my books with $1 shipping. Not to sound desperate, but my editor would be very happy if we sold a few books.