Thursday, November 17, 2011

Holiday Rush

It's a busy time of the year for me between working on books and enjoying the holidays.

My next novel, "Souls of the Desert" is currently in the hands of my focus group who will render their opinions and suggestions within the next couple of weeks. Hopefully, I will get a thumbs up on the book and that will mean few changes. Their input is invaluable, and I, as the author, must determine the if the points of critique merit changes in the story. In the meantime, my talented wife, Susan, is working tirelessly on the book cover and promotional book trailer. If everything goes as planned, it should be published in January 2012. I'm very excited to get this one out to all my readers, and as a matter of fact, I can hardly wait!

As far as the holidays are concerned, Thanksgiving is a no brainer. We just cook enough food so we can have leftovers for a solid week. My wife and I are planning an escape to the Big Easy for Christmas. My pal, Bob, and his wife, Cindy, own a second home in New Orleans, so we'll impose and sponge off of them for a few days. After all, isn't that what good friends are for? But seriously, we did get an official invite from them and I need to do some research around New Orleans for a future thriller that keeps rattling around in my head.

I'd love to hear about your holiday plans. I invite you to share your comments below!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Halloween came and went this year, and so did the five dollar bags of treats. The little spooks came in clusters and to my surprise, most of them said thank you or gracias as they left my doorstep.

I'm not sure that Halloween is considered a real holiday since people don't get off work or out of school, but Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Ahhh. Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends, and we'll eat until we pop like a tick.

They say that the melatonin in turkey is what makes us so sleepy after eating the holiday feast. I'm sure the beer or glasses of wine has nothing to do with it. My favorite part about the holiday is the next three days of eating leftovers. Dry turkey, rock-hard stuffing, and molded pumpkin pie are...priceless!

After Thanksgiving is over, we look forward to Christmas. We'll get to indulge in the same type of meal we ate at Thanksgiving, plus we get to re-gift the presents we got last year. I can hardly wait!