Friday, June 21, 2019

Vendetta Girl on Sale!

Hi all!  Thanks for visiting.  I've recently released my newest Natalia Nicolaeva thriller, Vendetta Girl, and wanted to mention that this week only it is on sale for Kindle for just 99 cents as part of a Kindle Countdown Deal.

I'm still looking for my first few reviews on this one, so if you like it, consider leaving a few words on Amazon, if you're so inclined.  With only one review up so far, your opinion would have a big impact. Thanks a bunch and happy reading.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Back on the Mountain

Welcome to the endless winter of California.  I'm back up at Mammoth Mountain, where there is still so much snow that the ski resort is going to be open into August this year.

Summer officially starts on Friday, but you'd never know it from the looks of things around here.

Luckily for me, I have a season pass and a place to stay, so I can head out for a few hours on the slopes in the morning and then come home to get some work done in the afternoon.  By lunchtime, the snow is way too slushy to ski or snowboard anyway.  Mostly I'm just taking it easy and enjoying the California summer, Sierra Nevada style!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Moving ahead

It's been two weeks now since I had my prostate cancer treatment and everything went well.  I'll be honest, though, the recovery has been tougher than I expected.  Four hours under anesthesia really wipes you out.  I didn't realize ahead of time, and nobody mentioned it, but the effects take a few weeks to wear off.  Apparently, it takes a week for each hour you were under for the drugs to leave your system.  And then there are the other effects from the procedure that your body just needs time to heal from, but I'm starting to feel almost normal again at this point, finally.  It's definitely a relief to have the whole thing over and done with, and now I just have to cross my fingers and hope that it was successful.  I won't have my first indication until my three-month follow-up.  In the meantime, I'll be here in California, trying to get back into writing mode.  Going through all of this has definitely put me behind schedule on my latest novel, Spy Girl, but I'm looking forward to getting back into the flow of it.  I guess it's probably true of a lot of professions, but for a writer there is nothing quite like the feeling you get from a productive day of work.  It just seems to settle whatever angst you happen to be dealing with and calm the nerves, at least until the next day when you start all over.  There's something about losing yourself in the story that lets everything else fade away.  So, on that note, I'm off to join Natalia on her latest adventure!  Hopefully I can still have this one finished by the fall.