Last Blooms of November

The weather service has issued a freeze warning for this week, so I’ve gone out to the garden to take pictures of the last blooms in the garden before it’s too late.

Closeup of rose by Lynn Kilmore

There’s something bittersweet about roses in November in New Mexico, since we know it can end at any time due to the coming of winter. The days are still warm enough for plants to grow … it’s the 30-40 degree F drop during the nights that kills the plants off.

We are currently on round 3 of the rose bushes blooming this year. This third blooming just started about a week-and-a-half ago.

Roses in November picture

The rosemary bushes are also in bloom right now. The blossoms look very delicate.

Rosemary in bloom picture by Lynn Kilmore

I hope you all enjoy the turning of the seasons this month.  Cheers, Lynn

 

Soul Cages on Sale for 99 cents, and a Goodreads Giveaway

Book cover Soul Cages by Lynn KilmoreTo celebrate Soul Cages being a finalist in YA for the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, the ebook is on sale for 99 cents from Oct. 24th to Nov. 1st at all major online booksellers, such as Kobo, iTunes, Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Google Play. You can click here for more information about the novel and to read an excerpt.

Also, there is a giveaway of a signed copy on Goodreads.

Cheers, Lynn

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all of you!

Here’s a quick photo of some of the pumpkins dressed up for the holiday. Picture of pumpkins with googly eyes by Lynn Kilmore These are all from the rogue pumpkin plants that grew in the back yard grass this year. We pasted googly eyes on them.

I have, unfortunately, been quite sick this year, but the garden has been a cheering influence.

Also, here’s a picture of our dog, KC. The vet technicians dressed up the bandaging on her right paw to look like a Jack ‘O Lantern so that she’s ready to greet trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.

Picture of smiling KC the dog with Jackolantern bandage by Lynn Kilmore

I wish you all a wonderful October.

Cheers, Lynn

 

 

 

Soul Cages is a Finalist for NM-AZ Book Award

Book cover Soul Cages by Lynn KilmoreI hope you all are having a good Tuesday. This is just a quick note that Soul Cages is a Finalist in Young Adult for the 2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.

I’m stoked. This is just the sort of news I needed to hear after recovering from another long bout of illness. I’m looking forward to getting back to the final editing of the sequel to Cubicles, Blood, and Magic so that I can get to work on a new YA novel. It’s going to be a very busy autumn and winter.

Cheers, Lynn

The Price of an Outlaw is now available to read

A crime short story I wrote set in the Old West, “The Price of an Outlaw,” has just been published by Over My Dead Body! The Mystery Magazine Online. I am hoping that this is only the first of many stories published about Will Bearman.

Cheers, Lynn