So Calm Cool & Adjusted
is out early. Not sure why, but Integrity has been sold to another, bigger publisher, so perhaps they were antsy to get their bestsellers out!! (that's a joke, if you all didn't pick up on it). Anyway, this morning my publicist sent me a review, and you know, I don't usually read them and this one was good -- but still, it dawned on me how weird the writing life is. I think it's why American Idol is so cutthroat & fun to watch. You do something and then, BAM the world gets its opinion. As writers, we have our Simon Cowells, our Paulas but in the end, it really means nothing if America likes it. You're really judged by the populace. It's like high school on steroids.
Anyway, Poppy's story (the last in my Spa Girls) gets to tackle the sticky issue of natural healing and the holistic side of life in the Christian community. I really had fun with her because she's just a loose cannon and those characters are more fun to me. Can't imagine why?
Oh while you're out buying my book (be careful of the stampede now!) if you're not of the weaker nature in your reading, I have to recommend, "The Thirteenth Tale". As many of you know, I'm a huge fan of the classics and this one pays homage to the great books with great writing and a plot to keep you turning pages. It has a ghostly element and a family dynamic that's hard to take, but don't miss this book. Diane Setterfield is a genius and I bow at her feet. Kristin