Monday, January 18, 2016

What I'm up to and an audio book recommendation

Nothing to see here.

I'm hammering away at the keyboard. Well, some of the time. I also stare out the window a lot, put my head in my hands while trying not to cry, and drink a lot of tea.

I have a self-imposed deadline of February first that I'm trying to meet - I want a finished draft. That's two more weeks, I think. I hope I can do it!!

I'm reading a lot of books for research right now, so I'm not getting much done in the way of reading for fun. EXCEPT, I'm listening to the recent Newbery Honor Award and Odyssey Honor Award winner, ECHO by Pam Munoz Ryan, on audio in the car and oh my gosh, it is probably one of the best audio books I've ever listened to. The story has a strong musical component to it, and they hired a musician to play various instruments throughout the recording. Plus the narrators are fabulous. It's really excellent. I love a good audio book - there is just something about having a story read to you that never gets old.

Have a great week!


  1. Hey! I just wanted to say that I've read 2 of your books in the past 3 days and I'm on a third one now. I'm also about to order some more! All I can say for now is that I'm loving them! I've read Falling for You and I Heart You, You Haunt Me and now I'm reading Far From you. I've read you live in Oregon, I do too. Anyways I hope you continue to write such amazing books as these, and I will be here to read them all :)

    1. Hi Lindsay - thanks so much for stopping by to let me know. I'm so glad you are enjoying them. Happy reading!!