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April 22, 2014

posted Dec 2, 2014, 5:11 PM by Sandy Raven   [ updated Dec 2, 2014, 5:14 PM ]
So... even though I said I needed to be better about updating, I haven't done so, have I? But I really do have a good reason. Really, I do!

I spent the entire month of March writing a novella, then I sent it to my editor and she is already sending me back chapters with her comments and suggested revisions. I started doing them as she started sending them, so hopefully I'll make my turn in to the managing editor for the boxed set. This is an exciting first for me, as I've never been a part of an anthology or boxed set before.

And there's even more news. I've kind of been keeping under wraps for a while because I was asked to... but I'm such a proud mom, my pride demands to be shared. My oldest daughter is getting married this weekend. My D1 has been the apple of my eye since before she was born. I am so proud of her and the choices she's made with her life, including the new son-in-law I'll be welcoming into the family this weekend.

But that's not all, dear reader. Oh, no.... On Mother's Day weekend, my second daughter (D2), graduates from college. While D1 is the apple, D2 is my sunshine. She's the most like me. I see so much of myself in her that it's scary. Her heart is so pure and her will so strong, she'll succeed at anything she sets her mind to. And mom's going to be here cheering her on the whole time!

The day after she graduates, we leave for RT in New Orleans (I'm bringing D2 and my new VA with me.) I'll be on a panel with several superstar authors and... sigh... how I got lucky enough to get on that I never know. ;-) I'll have to contain myself and not go all fan-girl on them. So look for me in the HOW TO BE A HAPPY HOOKER workshop, along with Shana Galen, Miranda Neville, Valerie Bowman and Tessa Dare. Truly, I'm not worthy to shine their shoes, and I'm going to be there, with THEM! Can you hear me SQUEEEE?!?!?!?!?!

That's it for now, the novella (I really need come up with a title for it... like really soon!) will be out on the last week of June, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The boxed set will be titled SCANDALOUS SUMMER NIGHTS, so look for it this summer!

Oh... One more thing. I got a puppy two weeks ago. He's so cute. See? His name is Attila, and I obviously cannot walk up the hill as fast as he can. :-)