BOOK PLANS, SCHEDULE, & MORE
SATURDAY THE 14TH (well, a smidgeon after midnight) so we’ll pretend…
and not quite the same as Friday the 13th (if you are superstitious), but close since a parody of that film
and it’s summer. The weather has been gorgeous and
(I wanted to update yesterday
but I didn’t have a chance)
because when I finally got home after a long day and sat down last night,
I started watching the TV show Nikita again on Netflix. It’s one of my favorite shows, so instead of updating or going to sleep which is what I needed to do, I stayed up pretty late watching that.
Lyndsy Fonseca is great as Alex, and I really like her with Owen
(I added a favorite clip of them to my favorites playlists). I could easily see actress Lyndsy Fonseca portraying my heroine…
a pic of her with actor Shane West
from Season One
And as I mentioned previously my books are being updated
some minor things were changed and that particular update is complete, and both of my books are available and will be, but there is more going on with my series which I will share when the new editions for book one and two are complete…
I should have those release dates within a couple weeks.
I’m still figuring some things out while making some final author and book decisions.
I’m also planning on attending some book conventions within the year and next. So I hope to meet some new authors, readers, and anyone who participates in those kinds of things. I will be sharing that information as I know it.
And as I mentioned previously, book three Hard To Hold — will be released in the winter
and will complete my Dead Ringer mystery series
with a possible prequel and spinoff, and my book party
will be around the time of that release, at a venue with live entertainment.
I’m also in the middle of moving, packing, and cleaning out my house —
Which includes throwing stuff out, boxing up, and more — with some vacation in between, and then it will be time for house fixups.
Moving is such a huge process — and takes a lot of work,
so I probably won’t be completely moved out until spring, which will be here before I know it since so much to do, but I’m lucky I can take my time if I wish.
So today I wanted to share how I decided on
my main characters name
Naming my heroine:
I originally chose the name Sarah because I wanted to use a common name and partially because I loved the TV Show Buffy from the 90’s, and Sarah is the name of the actress who played Buffy…
So my books were almost titled:
“A Dead Ringer for Sarah” which is mentioned
in my book one Rock Star
But after looking up different covers and versions of the song “Everybody wants to be a Cat” from the film Aristocrats (since my series is Bobcat and Mountain Lion themed) I decided on the name Katie which works well with the nicknames offered for cats to tie in with the theme.
My favorite version of that song is on one of my playlists sung by songstress Jade Williams aka Sunday Girl accompanied by talented guitarist Tom Braggins. . .
I also created one of my
(Katie’s younger brother)
loosely based on one of my best friends whom I refer to as B —
in my book two Real Time dedication.
He is (a film Encyclopedia) and
there are really no words to describe how grateful I am for all his patience with any questions I’ve had while writing — and in every day life.
He is awesome, and B stands for
Brilliant and the Best…
You Rock B!
And finally, one of my most anticipated concerts is in a week, and I’m super excited for it. I’m also supposed to go to Myrtle Beach on Tuesday but don’t know if I can swing the beach with my schedule, maybe for a few days — regardless
my recommended beach read is Gidget by Frederick Kohner
He supposedly wrote the book based on his daughters shenanigans and trips to Malibu. I would love to meet her.
Loved the movie too. I think I first saw the film in the 90’s and thought Moondoggie was incredibly charming, played by actor James Darren, and I could really relate to the character Gidget played by Sandra Dee — for being the smallest of size and for being the only gal in the group a lot of the time. Such a cute romantic summer flick. Going to the beach has always been a tradition in my family…
Well, it’s after midnight and I have a full schedule tomorrow so I’m signing off but I wanted to share a quote I love, because good advice:
“Hug and kiss whoever helped you – financially, mentally, morally, emotionally – to this day. Parents, mentors, friends, teachers. If you’re too uptight to do that, at least do the old handshake thing, but I recommend a hug and a kiss. Don’t let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.” Stephen King
Okay, that’s it for tonight.
I was going to include reader’s questions this time, but too long of an update, so next time.
Hope everyone is staying cool and enjoying their summer.
Thanks for reading and following.