Hello My Happy People!
I am finally starting to feel more like myself again. I still have a cough that is driving me crazy, but I feel so much better. My bruises are almost gone from the medical procedure I had last week too so life is good.
I have started doing some indepth research for my thriller, The Touch. I will be writing on Into the West: Family Ties later today and this weekend. I am laying out a cover for another friend's book, Lance Steen Anthony Nielsen (check out his work on Amazon). This will be the second cover I have done for him. The first was Pegasus Bridge.
I have also started interviews for season two of our podcast, Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt. We start off the new season with Australian bestselling romance author LM Wilson. Writing is a real family affair in her home. You should check out this interview!
This first podcast of season two just goes to prove how Murphy's Law (anything that can go wrong, will go wrong) keeps plaguing my existence. At the end of the last rebroadcast of our holiday break, I mentioned I planned to bring better sound quality in season two. So of course, the very first episode of season two we had sound issues!
There was something about our connection that was giving us feedback whenever Wilson would speak. We tried several things to get rid of it, but nothing worked. We think it might have been due to the kind of internet connection she uses. I'm trying to get rid of it in post, or at least make it less annoying, but it just figures this would happen. I tell you, Murphy hates me!
The interview was great though and we found out we have a LOT in common. It was so much fun and I know if we lived anywhere near each other, we would be meeting up for coffee and talking about books on a regular basis. She has a new book on pre-sale for a February 1st release. Check out A Vow to Break on Amazon (< click underlined text to go). Check out the interview in our season two opener coming February 1st, 2023.
I do have one change I am going to be making with my Manic Monday blogs going forward. Manic Mondays are changing from a regular blog to a vlog. I will be posting a video on TikTok on Mondays and I will share it here in a blog post so my regular followers can easily find them and just watch them on my site instead of searching TikTok. However, if you want to follow us on TikTok (< click underlined text to go), that would be great too!
That is everything I wanted to update you on today, so now it's time for the jokes and for me to get back to work on my books!
Have a great weekend, people!
Q: I thought you went to buy camo pants. Why didn't you get any?
A: I didn't see any.
Q: Are you good at math?
A: Oh no! I failed math so many times, I can’t even count.
Q: Why did you get fired from the calendar factory?
A: I don't know. All I did was take a day off.
Q: I heard you were addicted to the hokey pokey. How is your recover?
A: Great, I turned myself around!
Q: Are you indecisive?
A: I used to think so, but now I’m not so sure.
Q: What kind of people use selfie sticks?
A: People who really need to have a good, long look at themselves.
Q: How do you deal with disappointments in life?
A: I always take life with a grain of salt ... and a slice of lemon with a shot of tequila.
Q: How are things going?
A: Not good. I used to have a handle on life, but then it broke.
Q: Did you hear about all of break-ins over at the parking garage?
A: I did, that is wrong on so many levels.
And last but not least ...
Q:What do you do when life gives you melons?
A: See a doctor ... you might be dyslexic.
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