Sunday, February 7, 2010

Where Have I Been?

My daughter lovingly (well, not so much so), reminded me that I haven't written anything on my blog page for quite awhile. I know...sorry. I've been a bit busy reading books. I was asked to be a judge for a book contest, and had to read 10 historical fiction novels in 4 weeks. It was intense, as some of the books were quite hefty...600 plus pages! That's a lot of reading. In fact, there was one point where my eyes got a bit bleary. I thought, "Oh no, I'm going cross eyed or something!" I know, it was a bit melodramatic, but at least I only screamed it inside my head. Luckily, with a little rest and some eye drops, I was back in business.

I've also been preparing my next novel for publication. This process is fun, exciting, and grueling. The book is historical fiction and takes place in 1917 Russia during the Bolshevik revolution. The title is, The Silence of God, and it's due out the last week of May or first week of June. I will attach several pictures of Russia which were taken during a research trip for the book. Let me know what you think.

I will take my sweet daughter's advise and try to do better at updating my post. Hey! Maybe I can talk her into writing a few blogs for me. That's only fair, don't you think?