. . . . leading up to the launch of my next book. I meant to make this first announcement earlier today, but a nasty storm got in the way. I didn't have any real damage, and only a momentary power loss. That "moment" however, was enough to knock the air conditioner off again. And with temperatures forecast to remain in the mid-nineties for the foreseeable future, no A/C is definitely not a good thing. Getting it back on takes priority even over a book launch.
So out I went, once the downpour was over, to wade through mud to the A/C, where I have learned to wiggle a thingamajiggy.
I have no idea what I'm doing, you understand, but wiggling the thingamajiggy does not electrocute me and does turn the unit back on. (And now that I re-read that, I can see all sorts of rude comments coming. Please don't!)
Complicating my life even further was a cat who got herself stuck while hiding under the kitchen sink when it thundered. And then I realized that the traipse through the mud had pretty much ruined my cream-coiored linen-look flats.
Anyway, better late than ever, today's really big news is that I have a firm publication date -- January 3, 2016 -- for "Yankee Reconstructed: Vol. 2 of The Grenville Sagas." So it's Christmas in July around here, and there will be another couple announcements coming before the end of the week. Stay tuned to hear what other surprises I'm cooking up.