Behind the Scenes
A look at what goes on in my writing world
Beware the Iris stalk!
So, I was trimming out dead iris stalks when one of them attacked me. It went up into my arm and sent me to urgent care.
Did the doc cut open my arm? Nope. She gave me an antibiotic and sent me home to soak the entry point with warm compresses 3x a day.
These pieces of iris stalk eventually worked their way out of my arm!
Added April 2023
This person tried to get the balloon up but it kept sinking. It didn't appear to be a good day to fly! Seeing hot air balloons is nice bonus of living up "north"!!
That's north Alabama…
2021 ended up being a busy yet sad year. The busy part? My husband and I moved from south Alabama to north Alabama. From a small town to a metropolitan area. From no interstate highways to two several interstate highways. From warm to COLD.
The sad part? We arrived with three dogs and only have one now.
Unfortunately, in November 2021 we discovered she had a heart problem, a tumor that caused congestive heart failure.
In memoriam: Adopted February 4, 2020 - December 29, 2021.
2021 not kind to Sadie either. She was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Two days after we lost Millie we were in the vet ER with Sadie who had pancreatitis. The next few weeks were up and down with her as she lost weight, suffered a stroke or seizure, and in general did not fare well. An x-ray also showed serious spinal issues.
In memoriam: Adopted October 1, 2011 - February 2, 2022
This is Daisy the day she was abandoned with Millie. Both their coats were dull and rough.
This is Daisy all grown up!
In addition to designing bookmarks, I've been hard at work updating my website. Romance Writers Report will be publishing my article on mobile friendly websites so it seemed a good idea to get my ducks in a row!
This is the bookmark for my two writing skills books. Again, a lovely job! The Tassanoxie (below) and these just arrived. Absolutely can't believe how well they turned out.
Since I publish ebooks, I really like framing the books so readers can tell they are ebook only. These are on order for a book signing in December (2019). Should be here soon!
I've been working with Su at Earthly Charms to update my bookmarks. Didn't she do a lovely job with my Victorian era historicals?
Although I never could figure out where to use it, here's what Su of Earthly Charms created for me.
I enjoy quotations from writers and posted this one on my Facebook page not long ago. I thought I'd share it again.
This origami swan is a folded manuscript page taken from my next release, Butterfly Bride, Regency historical romance. Nicoloe Ayers
(AyersEdits) who edited my manuscript made it for me.
Isn't it darling?
As you can see, I think we've achieved that goal.