Thursday, June 26, 2008
Summertime and the living is easy.
Not here, I'm afraid. During the other three seasons of the year, I always picture summer as a nice, slow inner tube float down a torpid creek, where we just drift on the current and enjoy the sunshine and the scenery. Ha! From the moment school ended at the end of May, we've been on Class V rapids, dodging precarious boulders and time-sucking whirlpools. It seems like we race from T-ball to Cub Scouts to family events to swim lessons. Last night alone, we had four commitments and ended up ducking out of two of them and squeezing the others in somehow (and somehow found time in there to keep the lawn watered, the kids fed and the minivan gassed up!).
I know it's all part of this season of our lives. In some distant, murky future, we will miss this chaotic time, when the whitewater slows to a quiet trickle of activity. That seems a long time away right now!
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Yay! I'm on the Waldenbooks bestseller list for the second week in a row with my latest book for Silhouette Special Edition, A MERGER ... OR MARRIAGE?. I had great fun writing this story, especially working with the other five talented authors involved in THE WILDER FAMILY miniseries. It's always a little tough to take a story someone else created and make it your own but I really came to love Richard and Anna (and especially Richard's little boy Ethan. What a heartbreaker!).