Saturday, August 18, 2012

Like a Bad Penny...

...I know, I keep showing up!

Well, thankfully, here and there, once or twice a month, I show up. I know that doesn't help the 'fans' (HA!) of this blog, if there are any of you out there - but you know how life sometimes gets in the way of things you really want to do, forcing you into things you must do.  Not complaining -- just the way life is.

But -- there is good news! Another contract with Decadent Publishing for its 1NightStand series.

North Pier lighthouse, Sheboygan, WI
I'm stoked -- finally I've been able to work my hometown into a story which will be published. Not that I don't have other tales which take place in truly beautiful Sheboygan, Wisconsin - I do - Wise Men Say is first I've finished. Well--so far!

Through this story I get to relive supremely wonderful winters at the Kiwanis Park sledding hill. Sure, I could have chosen the terraced area at Vollrath Park, but I'm 'southsider,' so Kiwanis was closer. Anyone from Brat Town will 'get' that!

Toledo Firefighter, my nephew, Todd!

Wise Men Say, honors those who I absolutely admire--brave men in women who are or have been in uniform. That includes my father (WWII Pacific Theater), my husband (Germany during Vietnam), my family's friends who were in the WACS, WAVES, Korea, Vietnam, and the wars of my adult life in the Gulf and Middle East.  It's also for those in law enforcement (in or out of uniform) and those who carry hoses in to burning buildings -- many of whom are dear friends and family.

And, the main character looks like --nope, not my perpetual favorite Russell Crowe--but (still another fave!) Jim Caviezel. After I submitted the story, this photo popped up on Face Book -- damn, someone was picking through the photos in my head! Yep, he looks just like the main character--even in the right uniform!

 I hope you enjoy reading Wise Men Say come this holiday season as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Hopefully, I'll catch up with you before October!


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