June brought the last two weeks of school and then summer vacation, which obliterated any routine that my family managed to have while school is in session. July began with me recovering from minor foot surgery—I have been walking in a boot for three weeks and have two more to go. I have to admit that during these last two months, I have felt the wind fall out of my sails and have tried to give into the ying of my yang of being an author.
The truth is I have been on a nonstop pace since setting out to write my book in February 2009. It was only last June that Skyhorse offered to publish my book and then only a short five months later that the book went to press so we could meet the February 2011 publication date, which we did.I know that the first 8-10 months after a book is published is when the book is “hot” and then it can quickly become old news. So, I am gearing up again, pursuing opportunities for book events in the fall and winter—at libraries, book clubs, schools, churches—and, fortunately, the interest and enthusiasm is strong. I just saw on Amazon.com that only five of my books are left in stock, with more on the way, so the book is selling!