First of all, its May and I am looking out the window to the left of my desk and seeing lots of snow. Not just a light dusting of an inch or two. But lots of inches and it's still coming down.
Whining moment over. It was 60 yesterday and it'll be 70 by this weekend. But why it has to snow today I've got no clue.
I've started a new series that centers around an animal rescue and the man who runs it. To see the pinterest board where I've posted all of my inspiration photos go here. This series also has a draft blurb;
Marius appears to have a knack for fitting the right owner with the perfect pet. Some people in town even say he's a dog whisperer. In a world where werewolves are out in the open this man has no reason to hide what he really is. But is he enough to heal his broken town, one pet at a time?
I have a publisher picked out and a good chunk of the first book done so I hope they end up liking it. If it's not a good fit for them then I have another in mind. It's always good to have a back up plan.
Rj Scott's April Autism Awareness blog hop was another great success and the winner of one of my books is Chelsea.
Later this month the Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia starts. I'll have some nice prizes to give away for that hop as well and it's always great to stand together and show support for our community of not just romance readers and writers of GLBT stories but also just as people as a whole.
I will be at the Fort Collins pride fest that same weekend as well. Hopefully it'll be in the 70's that weekend. It's just a one day festival so if you're in the northern Colorado area I hope you'll stop by to say hello. I'd love to meet you and there will be a few of us Colorado authors there as well. I won't have any books available for sale but saying hi is always fun too.
Next month is the Denver pride fest which I will also be at with books and a lot of authors so if you miss the Fort Collins one I hope to see you in June. Or come to both. That's great too.
Lost and Found, the anthology I'm part of, comes out later this month through Featherweight Press. It's a great anthology with a lot of amazing stories in it and all the money from it goes to the Lost n Found center in Atlanta that helps homeless GLBT youth so please check it out.
And in June my second print anthology release, Out in Colorado, will be available through Storm Moon Press. I will have print copies of both of these anthologies available for sale at the June pride fest in Denver.
I made a great peach cobbler last night that couldn't have been easier. I found the original recipe online that called for-
4 cups of fresh or frozen fruit
1 stick of butter
1 box of white cake mix
then it said to melt the butter, mix it in with the cake mix and pour it over the fruit in a 9 x 13" pan in a 375 oven for about 30 minutes or until the batter started to brown.
It was really delicious, especially with some greek yogurt. But I wouldn't do it in a 9x13" pan. It was too big for the ingredients listed. To make that much again I'd say it needs to be at least double the amount of fruit. The cake and butter was fine but there wasn't enough fruit for me. But I'll be making it again for sure. I chose peaches because I had a few bags of them frozen but I think it would be great with mixed berries as well. A chocolate cake mix with the mixed berri
I have a few edits to do and a lot of writing to get done now.