Manuscript to Book

Hey everyone,

First of all thank you to my followers and also to the several new followers I’ve just seen this past week. I’m pleased that you’ve found my tiny blog!

I had great plans at the beginning of the summer to blog more actively, post some more book reviews (which I love doing), and be more active on social media. But, life got in the way. I spent much of the summer finishing, polishing, and rewriting my manuscript for the third installment of Shelby’s story. I had to submit it to my publisher, Paper Angel Press, by mid-August. I made it! But then, quite frankly, I was too wiped out to think of blogging.

Add to that the fires in my area of California, and life just took over. The impact of the fires has been staggering and my heart goes out to all those who have lost their homes. Many, many people have been displaced in our area. In addition, people who can go back home return to compromised water, no electricity, and record-high temperatures. And fire season has just started.

But now, the third book in the Shelby McDougall series, The Found Child, is on its way from being a Google Docs manuscript to being a real, live book. I just received some cover designs which I love. Hard to choose! I have also received a production proof copy, so I have my work cut out for me for the next week or two.

Very exciting!

More soon,


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