Sunday, May 27, 2007's All Folks!

After a very strange (and strained) start to the year, I'll be once more temporarily MIA around here. This is probably the last chance I'll have to blog for a while (not that I've been so regular lately - like I said, it's been an odd first half of the year!)

My computer will be in storage for the month of June while I shuffle around from place to place, homeless for a month, until my new place is available the first week of July. I do have a housesitting gig from June 19-July 4, so it's really only the first part of June I have to worry about. I imagine we'll be in a hotel, but I hate to leave my daughter alone in a hotel (she's almost 15) while I'm at work all day, so we're trying to find friends for her to stay with during that time.

Edie, you said things come in threes, I hope this is the last round! ;) Actually, I have three (no, four!) good things to look forward to in July. I'll have someplace to live (yay!), my daughter's birthday is the 14th, Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix comes out 7/13, followed by the last book on the 21st. *grin* It's the little things in life, ya know? :)

So, anyhoodles, I'll be away for a while, though I imagine I'll be logging in from work from time to time to read your blogs. Just don't tell anybody. :)

Meanwhile, I recommend Linda Howard's "Raintree: Inferno" from this month's Silhouette Nocturne. I just finished it last night and am looking forward to the next installments of the Raintree trilogy. The only thing I didn't like, was the fact that she left me hanging and the next two books will be written by two different authors. (I'm guessing that was the deal with this series.) Though it will be interesting to see what the other two do with it and how they tie her story in with theirs.

As I read, I could see why she is a best-selling author. Her writing style is fast, clean and fun. There were only one or two very minor blips that she and the editors didn't catch, but nothing dealbreaking (little things like using the same word twice in a sentence). The truth is, I just bought this book because it was small, on sale, she wrote it, and I liked the cover. :) I intended to read it to study her style and ended up impressed with her pacing and economy of details, as well as the realism - her heroine had to pee and brush her teeth. :D You don't see that often, and the way it was written was funny and realistic.

So there ya go. Have a great holiday weekend, and I'll see you around. :)


  1. July is going to be a good month! Good luck with everything. I'll be thinking of you!

  2. Thanks, Spy. Yes, I'm looking forward to July! The icing on the cake would have been to go to the national RWA meeting too, but I guess you can't have everything. :)

  3. I'll miss you, Kate! Take care and happy early birthday to your daughter!

  4. I'll miss you popping in, but I guess I can be happy knowing you'll be watching me -- just like The Man (except not in a threatening creepy way, I hope).

    Take care and hope the bad month of June turns quickly into the happy month of July.

  5. I'm with Spy. July will be a great month! But until then, I'll miss you. I hope everything turns out great.

  6. Good luck, Kate! July sounds like a fabulous month!

  7. Thanks, Edie and Lynne. Yes, July should be good if I manage to survive the computer withdrawal in June. :)

  8. good luck chicky I will think about you.....and we all enjoy our books....
    have a good weekend:)

  9. Best of luck to you, Kate! July is just around the corner. ;-)

    I've only read a few Linda Howard books but I really enjoyed them.

  10. Thanks, Daisy! That's what I keep telling myself... it won't be long now.

    Thanks for stopping in - nice to see you here. :)

  11. Homeless? Aw shucks. If I had known sooner, I would've invited you to come live with me. :)

    I hope the move went well and hope to see you online soon.


  12. Hi Kate, I hope you're settled in your home now and everything worked out all right. I'm looking forward to reading your blogs again.

  13. Aw, thanks Marcia and Edie.

    I'm finally in the new place, but trying to get settled. It lookes like a moving van exploded in here.

    As soon as I'm organized (yeah, like that'll ever happen! grin) I'll get back to posting and getting caught up on everyone's latest news and share my own.

    Edie, hope you have a great time in Dallas! Wish I were going... please say "hi" to everyone for me. :)

  14. Hi Kate, I'm back from Dallas and doing loads of laundry. I had a fabulous time! Next year it's San Francisco, and I hope you can make it for that. In fact, I hope I can make it.

    I'm so glad you're in your new place. I can imagine the relief, despite the exploding moving van effect. *g*


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