If you think I all but dropped off the face of the earth, or at least the Internet, a few days after Into the Light came out, you’re right. Some non-writing, non-book things came up that pretty much have had me ignoring writing and my own books all summer. The last few days I’ve finally gotten my head straight enough that I’m contemplating my writing and books again. I never stopped reading other people’s books, of course. That’s always been a comfort and escape when real life gets less than lovely.
So to cover the Missing Months—thanks again to those of you who purchased, reviewed, and spread the word in any way about Into the Light. It did have a successful debut, although there are a few things on my To Do list for it that still need to be To Done.
In the mean time, in August, InD’Tale notified me that Beautiful Bad Man did win the American History division of their 2012 RONE awards. Thanks also to all of you who voted for it in the preliminary round and got it to the final, judged round.
This month, fellow historical romance author Regan Walker (Regencies) notified me that Dancing on Coals made it to her Top 20 list. In there by the skin of its teeth at No. 20, but in there. :-)
Among the books I used as comfort reads in the last months was a boxed set of Captain Lacey mysteries. I saw a reference to these on KBoards one day, looked on Amazon, tried a sample (yes, in spite of the low price I sampled, what can I say, my mother was a Scot, via Canada, but a Scot). These aren’t romances but historical mysteries with a romantic thread, set in the Regency time period. In keeping with my vow not to review, I’m not, but I will say I thought it was a terrific value for $.99 and bought the rest of the series.
I’m sure some other noteworthy things happened in my Missing Months, but I can’t think of them right now.