I 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.
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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.
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Fall is approaching here in New Mexico, and you can smell it in the air as the various grocery stores roast green chile for their customers.
I’ve actually got two green chile plants growing in the garden bed. I’m thinking I need to harvest the green chile pods this weekend and roast them on the BBQ grill for storage in the freezer for the winter.
Another sign of the approach of fall is that the State Fair has returned to town, and the night temperatures are getting down into the 50-60 F range. It still gets into the 80-95 F range during the day, which makes for some interesting effects on the exteriors of the houses and the outside equipment that go through a 40 degree temperature change in 24 hours.
We had a rogue pumpkin plant take over part of the grass in the back yard, and to my bemusement I was able to harvest a fine looking small pumpkin that we’ll be able to use for Halloween this year.
We’ve also got a few more sunflowers coming into bloom just now, which brings its own sort of bittersweet joy, because I know this will be the last round of blossoms for the year in the garden. Winter is coming and the nights are getting cold. But the sunflowers blooming are a gorgeous burgundy color. Here’s a picture of one of them.
I hope you all have a pleasant September.
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For those of you in the United States, I wish you a pleasant Labor Day.
This is just a quick note that the short story A Maze of Cubicles is available to download for free from various e-bookstores. You can click here to find a partial list of stores.
Also, student Cheska Ibasan has posted an interview she did with me a few weeks ago, which included advice for young writers. Click here to visit her blog if you wish to read it.
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