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I’ve been thinking about what to write in my blog today and reflecting on the memorial service I went to last night and the little league opening ceremonies I attending this morning I figured I’d just ramble a bit about life. But before I do, I’ve got to hand it to my favorite cover artist. The rendering of the cover for Dark Reckoning is fabulous! If I could give you a big hug, I would! I may just have to hop on a plane to Australia just for that!
Now onto my reflections and ramblings.

Last night I was lucky enough to celebrate the life of a business colleague. In listening to the heartfelt stories from his family it got me thinking. It wasn’t the enterprise he built that made the differences in their lives, it was the personal connections, the relationships built that mattered in the end.

So the importance of relationships is at the forefront of my mind this morning and how much I appreciate those that have given me their trust and respect. Those that listen to me whine when I’m stressed, and those that celebrate with me when good news is announced. I have a whole slew of folks that have helped me get where I am in both my day job and the writing side of life that I so very much appreciate and wish to let them know they ROCK!

The relationship I have with my children is pretty good. Which is a blessing, they talk to me and I like to think I’ve inspired them to reach for their dreams.

On the subject of my kids, today was opening day for little league in the town I live in. So . . . PLAY BALL!

JET

This week has been quite an experience starting with the receipt of my Survival Games ARCs. Wow, let me tell you cutting the tape off the box and pulling out that first copy was surreal. It’s been a dream of mine since high school, and I had the pleasure of sharing it with my folks who were at the house to get my son off the bus like they do every Monday afternoon. I actually made my father tear up because that first book I pulled from the box, I gave to him as an early birthday gift. You have to understand the relationship I have with my dad, he is and always has been my hero. The man has a heart of gold and an equally sharp sense of humor that has defined my outlook on life, so it just seemed right for him to receive that first copy.

And here I thought my week couldn’t get any better than that but then Monday night I received the preliminary artwork for Mind Games from a stellar cover artist down under. Working with Scott Dawson was a pleasure and after a few minor adjustments in the image eye color, we had the cover ironed out and submitted. I posted that cover over on Facebook and I’m telling you, it is beyond beautiful.

The rest of the week was tied up with work – my day job overriding a lot of my time and sucking the life out of me so I had nothing left at night and even wading through the Allegory submissions was slower than usual. Well, I guess that’s what you get for taking close to two weeks off from work. LOL. I did get an invite to the Winslow House Bookstock event in Mass on October 2nd and set up a couple guest blog events close to the release dates of both books, so it wasn’t a total loss.

The week ended on an up-note. I was hired as a content editor and my story Grayson House hit in the top ten over at the P&E readers poll which thrilled me to no end. I’d love to see this story get within the top 5, so if you get a chance, please take a second to vote for me before the polls close on the fourteenth. Here’s the link and I would be eternally grateful for your vote! http://www.critters.org/predpoll/shortstoryh.shtml

Well, that about does it for me for this week faithful fans. Until we meet again!