I’m back from Kentucky. (Actually I’ve been back since Tuesday evening. But by now y’all should know I’m not known for timely posts!) It was quite an impressive workshop, and I got a lot out of the one-on-one sessions with the attendees. There were a lot of very talented writers there, and I have no doubt that many of them will get published. It was a really great experience and I hope I get the chance to do it again.

The Kid was very glad to have me home though, and proudly announced that she’d learned to swim while I was gone. (Remember, I wasn’t even gone a full four days…LOL) And, she proceeded to lie face down on the living room floor with her face down in the carpet, and kicked her feet and waved her arms to show me how she swam.(I wish I’d had a video camera!)

There’s less than three weeks to go until the official release date of Mark of the Demon. I’m absolutely dying to see what it looks like as a real book. Remember, I didn’t receive any ARCs, and I’ve yet to get my author copies (in fact I’ve been told that those might not arrive until a few weeks after the release. Aakk!)

However, you can now read an excerpt from the first chapter! (FYI–The formatting is a bit off and stuff that’s supposed to be in italics isn’t, so it may read strangely in parts.)

And finally, there’s an interview of yours truly at Lurvalamode.com. (And there’s a review of Mark of the Demon as well!)