On Hiatus For The Summer

Hey, folks. You know, being a fiction writer with a day job is pretty challenging in and of itself. But toss in your average family day-to-day stuff, some extra day job stressors, the arrival of galley proofs for your upcoming book, and a family health emergency… and things get a little extra nuts. Posts I’ve planned haven’t made it onto the blog simply because other responsibilities had to come first. And right now, our minds have be set pretty firmly on our new book, FBI K-9s #2, BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE, which is now 90% planned and needs to be completely written over the summer.

As a result, I’m going to be taking a hiatus from blogging for the summer to concentrate on upcoming deadlines and on giving our readers the best possible story. But we’ll be back with our usual weekly schedule in the fall as we change gears a bit on the blog and start exploring the world of K-9s in law enforcement and search-and-rescue in anticipation of the release of LONE WOLF on November 29th.

Lots more to come with LONE WOLF as we expect ARCs and NetGalley copies to become available sometime in August, and we’ll be making early reading copies available to our street team, book bloggers, and professional reviewers. In a sign of how close this is coming, I was very pleased to receive a stack of cover flats this week and they look spectacular!

As good as the cover looked electronically, it's a real knock out in printed form. Many thanks for our editor, Peter Sentfleben, and the creative team at Kensington for an eye-catching cover that is going to look amazing on bookstore shelves. I’m looking forward to using these cover flats for signings and promo later this year.

Many wishes to you all for a safe, happy, and relaxing summer. I’ll see you on the other side, hopefully with a complete draft of BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE in hand!