Well, I'm finally back. I said I'd be here every Monday and I've already missed one.
But today is an exciting day so I wanted to make sure I did a blog post. Not only is it release day for my first book in the Maidens of the Mystical Stones series, it's also my only granddaughter's birthday. We celebrated last night and it was lots of fun with pizza and mashed potatoes and carrots. That was her request for her birthday supper. I also cooked roast beef for those who don't really like pizza. And we had ice-cream cake which was really delicious.
I'm excited to have the first book available to readers. It's always a little nerve-racking, too, to have a new series out. Authors always hope it will be liked as much as the previous one...or more.
Later today, I'll be dropping in to the Tule Book Club to celebrate the book release and to share some information about this book. There will be giveaways, too. I'll be on the Tule blog and also featured on Harlequin Junkie. Then on Wednesday I'll be on Nan Reinhardt's author spotlight. She is a fellow Tule author and is great at helping other authors promote their books.
The weather last week was lovely and it's supposed to great this week, too. I love the cooler fall days. The sun is still warm, but not so hot that I can't be out for even half a minute with my sun sensitivity/intolerance wreaking havoc and causing an extremely itchy rash. The trees are already changing colors. We don't have many trees with red leaves, but lots of lovely yellows, browns, and oranges.
I'm going to have a table at our town's Pumpkin Fair this Saturday selling my novels. There should be a wonderful turn-out with the nice weather. Our small town is transformed into a much larger population with so many visiting to see the weigh off and the huge Farmer's market.
Then next week, I think I'm going to drive out to Manitoba. That's where I'm from originally and I've been feeling a little homesick lately. I haven't been back for four years––the longest stretch since I moved to Alberta in 1989. Even though I don't have any immediate family left there now, I do have some friends that I like to keep in touch with. I also go to the cemetery in the tiny town. I visit my Mum, Dad, brother and sister's graves...as well as so many relatives and other people I knew during my childhood.
It's a long drive, but luckily I can break it up by staying with a friend in Moose Jaw overnight. If I don't go now, I'll likely be dealing with winter roads. I wouldn't make that long trip in winter even though at one time I didn't think anything of it and that was before cell phones.
So the next time I get back to the blog it will be the middle of October. Canadian Thanksgiving is early in October so I'll miss being home for that, so I'll be cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for my family a week late.
Next time, I'll include an excerpt from Autumn's Magical Pact.
Hoping you're all having a lovely autumn. Until I'm back. Magical Wishes. Leigh Ann