Thursday, May 23, 2013

Virtual e-book fair.

We're still having our virtual e-book fair that we've been having the last few Saturdays. There will be a lot of excerpts and you can even meet many of the authors. Stop in and kick it for a while. You could even win a book, I have a copy of Rip Tide up for grabs. I'll even be in there once in a while.

Gardening this spring

One thing I love more than anything is writing out on our porch. Having a lovely bit of color is of an added benefit as is watching the bees, moths and birds when they come to feed.

This year I figure we were going to have watering restrictions. Well, it happened. Luckily I planned ahead for any drought. Throughout the entire garden I wove 100' (30m) of soaker hoses. We just plant everything we want within about a hands width from the hose. In the picture is one section with some of the lettuce that's started coming up. It kind of works like a drip irrigation system which is great. A lot less water is used and more of it gets to where it needs to go which is the roots.It also makes life that much easier as all we do now is turn on the faucet and everything we're growing gets watered in one shot. You're a busy individual, like I am, set one of these up.

For our anniversary I got Brandy a couple of things that are a little different. For years, I assure you, she will remember it. One, is this very pretty azalea. According the little tag it should grow about four feet high and about four feet wide. About three feet away I have the blue wisteria planted which it's coming along nicely. New sprigs are showing all over it, can't wait to see the blooms on it. There will be a wonderful pink and blue juxtaposition and profusion of color. 

The other is that rose bush you see in the upper left of this photo. Apparently, it's supposed to produce coral  pink flowers. The other rose bush in the lower left is the one we've been having grow for one year and it's just started budding. We're also growing the tomatoes in this part of the yard also.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Our Eighth Anniversary

Tomorrow is a special day for me, Brandy and I will have been married for eight years. I can't say I would want anyone else and we've built a great life together. Can't really say she's my other half but she is an integral part of me. Without her in my life I wouldn't be the man I am now. I think sometimes though I make her a writing widow, after all, I'm writing almost constantly. At least she knows where to find me. Where my laptop is, there I am with my word processor open and I'm busily typing away.

How do you describe the connection that two people can have? I'm not sure I can put it into words because it goes beyond what can be spoken or written. I just know it's there and it continues to grow over time. It's a a part of what we call love. So is the commitment we made to each other for better or for worse.

The two of us have been through a lot of things in the time we've been married. One of those was our losing our house and becoming homeless. We ended up living in this tiny four door Toyota temporarily. It was horrid, probably one of the most stressful things we could have lived through. Still, we stayed together and our relationship became stronger because of it.

Every marriage has ups and downs. That's just the nature of life in general. How you deal with the down times is probably the most important of all. It's one of the things binds a couple together and unites them.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Cover reveal

I went back to the drawing board with this cover and this is what I'm going with now. 
Presently, I'm in the middle of the edits and rewrites for the book. It's looking like it might be out before July 1st but we'll see.