Dear Intrepid Reader:
If you're reading this post, that means you have not melted in the heat wave, blown away in the gale force storm winds, got ringed in by wildfires in Colorado, or ended up in the belly of the Great White Shark spotted off the coast of New England this past weekend just in time for a Tourist Dinner. Isn't the Apocalypse fun?! Darn those Mayas. But be happy! You are surviving the Very Interesting Summer of 2012...
So far, so good. And if you currently find yourself at the mercy of one of these "adventures" please know that the rest of us are watching what's unfolding on the news and pulling for you. Hang in there. You're in the thoughts & prayers of many.
Meanwhile, for those of you stuck in the Air Conditioning (and thank God for it!!) you have a golden opportunity to improve your Scrabble game (a nice, decorous indoor activity) by reading, nay memorizing, the last and final installment (oh, how sad!) of The Regency Glossary - from Xystus to "Zounds!"
Click here to check out Letters X-Y-Z.
And by the way, Zounds doesn't even begin to express my amazement when I saw that The Lost Heir had moved to the #2 spot on the Middle Grade category NOOK Bestseller List at Barnes & Noble this weekend. Is there a Regency word for Woot? Thank you so much for supporting this book! It's truly a book of the heart for me. Writing these stories with E. makes me so happy, and I hope it puts a smile on your face, too. It's a happy book. You can see the ever-changing list at:
And now, my friends, stay cool! To my Aussie and NZ readers, don't be surprised if you are flooded with American visitors coming DownUnder in search of winter! To all those who are going to the Olympics in London, safe travels and enjoy!
Lastly - an official Happy Birthday shout-out to my "baby" sister Janeen. There is a celebratory dinner of Thai food in our future.
Thanks for visiting! Come back again soon. (Especially for the July 17 release of Royal Bridesmaids - it'll be here before you know it! Click to check it out!)
Occasional musings on books, life, writing, and a general Whazzup! from your 'umble author.