Sorry for the protracted silence/spotty blog posting. I’m still deep in revision-land, trying to keep track of the various changes I’ve made as I work my way through this old manuscript. But I have a few things to say today, so here goes:
My latest book has arrived at my house. It isn’t in stores just yet, but it should be available soon. The book is Hearts Evergreen (Steeple Hill, November). There are two Christmas romance novellas in this book, mine (A Cloud Mountain Christmas) and one by Katheryn Springer. This is a mass market romance, and that means it comes and goes from stores in the blink of an eye. If you want a copy, buy it soon.
Jill Eileen Smith has an interview spotlight with me on her web site that some of you might find interesting. She asked lots of writing related questions.
I am currently involved in the Breaking Free bible study by Beth Moore. I believe Beth is a truly anointed teacher, and I never do one of her studies without God revealing something to me that I never expected going in. If you’ve never done one of her studies, I highly recommend them, especially Believing God.
Heads Up! Would you like a chance to win one of three hardcover copies of Amy Grant’s new book, Mosaic? Well, tune into this blog the week of October 15th for details. I’m currently reading a copy of it now, and it’s a lovely mixture of lyrics and memories, bits and pieces of Amy’s life so far.
I would really like to own an iPhone. Seriously, I would. They are too cool. But AT&T’s cellular service in the Boise area is not good. Too many complaints about it for me to leave Verizon which has been the best cellular service for me. Plus I’ve got lots of long distance friends on Verizon, too, and I enjoy our free chats.
Anyway, I decided to try out the new iPod Touch, having been led to believe it would work as my PDA for contacts and calendar. Ooh, truly cool device. It’s so thin and light. It is the iPhone without cellular service. Only I got it home, and I learned that, unlike the iPhone, the Touch doesn’t allow me to add new appointments to the calendar. Contacts, yes. Calendar, no. How stupid is that? It is the same technology as the iPhone, and they leave off that capability. I took it back to the Mac store since it does me no good if I can’t enter appointments in it when I’m out and about.
At the end of the month, when I’m eligible for the new every two, I’m going for a Verizon Blackberry and putting an end to my iPhone envy.
This week the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is featuring Kristin Billerbeck’s The Trophy Wives Club. I featured it in an earlier blog post. It was delightful! In her usual witty chick lit voice, Kristin tackles a serious topic. This is now my favorite Billerbeck novel.
Okay, back to the revision salt mines.