America, Here I Come!

America, Here I Come!

Tweet I have been out of the country (the US) for over a year, 15 months to be precise. I’ve spent all but 3 weeks of that in Africa. That’s a long time. In fact, it’s a personal record that I’m ready to bring to an end. In three days I head back to the States for 3 weeks. I thought I would share with you some of the things I’m looking forward to most because, let’s face it, you probably don’t miss it at all. That last sentence made this whole blog post feel futile for a moment… Family. I miss my mom, I’ll just put that out there right now. My mom and my sister are the most important women in the world to me (even if I wasn’t single, they would kill me if I didn’t publicly state this as fact from...

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The Process

The Process

Tweet We’re through 13 chapters of the next book in the Vitalis Chronicles Trilogy: Tomb of the Relequim. This puts us near half-way, which is exciting. Jenna, my editor, is kicking my butt all over and we’re making good progress as we press through. I can’t express how huge it is to have good editorial help. My first book required a lot more work, which [I hope] means that I’ve grown immensely over the process of writing two books and editing one. By no means can I take much credit either. In learning languages, I’ve discovered the best way is to plow ahead and just talk talk talk. I studied French for 7 years before I moved to France, but I didn’t really speak it until I’d been there for 3 months. I knew a lot about it,...

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