Happy January! It's the time of year for fresh starts, resolutions and goals, and for looking forward. The year ahead shimmers with tantalizing possibilities and, no matter what the year behind us brought, we optimistically dream of better times to come. Personally, I resist the urge to make formal resolutions, instead I pick a word that I try to make my focus for the coming year. This year's word will be simplify. As in simplify my schedule (by being careful of what commitments I make), simplify my housekeeping (by first decluttering all those packed-to-the-rafters rooms), and simplify my to-do list (by focusing on the truly important tasks and letting the others go).
And on the writing front, I'm plugging away on the seventh book of my Texas Grooms series. This one (as yet untitled) features schoolteacher Janell Whitman and is scheduled for release next December.
Stay tuned for more info coming soon.
Don't forget to take a look at the great guests I have lined up for my Spotlight Interviews.
- This month Katherine Rice Adams is stepping into my author spotlight. Katherine is a fellow blogger on the Petticoats and Pistols site and I've really enjoyed getting to know her better the past few months - I think you will as well. You can see her interview over on my AUTHOR VIP page!
For my January giveaway, Katherine has graciously agreed to give away an electronic copy of two of her novellas, Peaches and The Second-Best Ranger in Texas, one each to two of my lucky newsletter subscribers. So if you're not already subscribed, be sure to click on the newsletter button over on the left side of this page.
- Linda Scalissi, Agent with the Three Seas Literary Agency, is going to stay in my Industry Spotlight through January. Look for her interview on my INDUSTRY VIP page.
And last but not least, here's my quote for the month, and it's one I really love.
If you have a family that loves you, a few good friends, food on the table and a roof over your head, you are richer than you think. ~Author Unknown