Monday, November 24, 2014


This past week I was able to go with my hubby on a business trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

At the gorgeous ABQ Uptown outdoor mall.

I grew up in San Jose, California and I never thought I'd have the chance to actually go to Albuquerque. It brings back a childhood memory of listening to a Partridge Family song over and over and over and over . . .


I have so many memories of my sister and I singing along with this song as children. We always yelled the word ALBUQUERQUE at the top of our lungs. And I have no recollection of my mother ever telling us to keep it down. She's a saint!
Great childhood memory.
I still love this song to this day!!

I love going with my hubby on business trips. It gives me a chance to have a bit of a writer's retreat. While he tends to his business, I sit in the hotel room ALL DAY and work on my writing, uninterrupted. There are no distractions and I get so much done. As a matter of fact, my newest book, GIRL OF MINE, is nearly complete. Time to do some serious editing. I will announce a release date when the book is ready.

My daughter completed the first draft of the cover and I LOVE it!

She also sent me the first mock up of the back cover, which cracked me up . . .

Yes, it says GIRL ON MINE, instead of GIRL OF MINE.
And I need to come up with a REALLY AWESOME TAGLINE.
And I've already slightly changed the blurb. But I love the silly "quotes" she put in there!
The back cover is definitely a work in progress! But I love sharing this kind of stuff with my readers. It shows the progression from the early concepts and designs to the final product.

That being said . . . GIRL OF MINE, coming soon!

When we arrived home from our trip, we found that our two computer monitors refused to turn back on. Hence, we made a hasty trip to Best Buy and now I have one HUGE monitor that allows me to have several items open and in view at one time. I love it! It makes my writing life so much easier.

Have a great Monday, everyone!


  1. I loved those funny quotes too! Think big! And I love the blurb. Wow! Have a fun Thanksgiving! You're awesome.

    1. Aw, thank you, Charissa. I laughed out loud as those quotes. Glad you love the blurb. Although, I re-wrote it today! It still says the same thing, but . . . well, better! Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!

  2. I'm so excited for you new book! Your daughter has done a fantastic job with your new covers!

    1. Thank you so much, Jana! I'll pass that on to her, it will make her very happy! I love working with my daughter. It's so much fun to feel like we're a mother-daughter team. My new book is coming along and I'll be posting more and more about it as I finish it. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Your daughter is doing a fantastic job. I love the funny quotes. It's nice you had some alone time. I love that. Hope you...and everyone else....has a yummy turkey day.

    1. My daughter has helped me so much. I couldn't do this without her. Her sense of humor certainly comes out in those quotes!!
      I love alone time--when I know I will also have family time too. I need a balance of both and appreciate them each individually.
      Hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving, Sherry!