It’s Spring! In Texas! Which means the weather is confused.
I’ve been enjoying some time off this month. I left my last job on March 10th and don’t start the new job until March 30. Almost a full 3 weeks of an intentional vacation, y’all! That’s a record for me, because I usually forget to plan vacations. What have I done with this time off, you ask? Not much. Got rid of a few things, read, did laundry and dishes, read, a little writing, read, went to my mother’s for two days, read. Whew! That’s a lot!
And They Danced came out earlier this month. I don’t have any sales information as yet, but I’ve been following the Amazon ranking. It’s fluctuated from 300,000 to 1.2 million in the ebook ranking. I didn’t expect it to hit Bestseller out of the starting line, but I think it’s doing well. People seem interested, and those who have been reading it are liking it so far. I haven’t seen any reviews yet, so PLEASE write a little something when you have a chance. It’s the reviews that help promote the book, especially when there are literally millions of books to choose from.
My book was previewed on Lone Star Literary Life. The blog tour is set to begin in May, so that’s coming up. I can’t wait to see how that goes!
My best of list was published on Shepherd.com. I chose The Best Mystery and Suspense Novels Based in Texas. I have no way of knowing how my little list is doing, but it was fun to do and hopefully it helps some of my favorite Texas mystery authors find new readers.
My podcast interview with Kathryn McClatchy at Authorpreneurs Unleashed is available. We discussed Creating a Healthy Writing Lifestyle. The information is for writers and nonwriters alike.
Other than that, it’s been quiet. I’m a member of the board for Writer’s Guild of Texas, and this year I took on the Secretary position for Sisters in Crime North Dallas. Hopefully, I won’t get too overwhelmed or get behind on my other duties. I’m also trying to do more on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram to let people know I’m alive. This also makes for my third blog post in 2023, so that’s impressive. It’s really hard for a homicidally introverted person to be social on any medium. I don’t think of much to say, so unless y’all give me some ideas, you get my ramblings and mutterings.