Sunday, March 27, 2011

Three Month Hiatus

After three months of re-evaluating and pondering the best use of my time, I 'm back! There have been so many fast and furious changes in the publishing world that one doesn't know what to think. Picture book publishers are moving to middle grade books and YA novels. EReaders have taken the market by storm and many authors are wondering what they will find when the dust settles. And through it all, there is more and more use of social media. I, too, have a personal Facebook page and an author page. I began to find myself spending time keeping up with Facebook, when I should have been creating in one form or another. I began to resent the time it was taking to find out who replied to what ,when that little voice in my head was whispering about research and new math markets. So for the last three months I refrained from Facebook except for a "like" here or there, did some research on marketing and time management for authors and designed a website. I have no problem with Facebook and those who use it, it just isn't something I can spend too much time using. So I will still visit Facebook and add a post occasionally, but try to be more diligent in my writing and blogging. I am very excited to have received the advance copies of A Campfire for Cowboy Billy and to report that it will be available in April for purchase. This is a fun book for little cowboy lovers as well as a gentle way to help children deal with the loss of a loved one. I hope you can take a ride with Biily soon. Please check out my website at to follow my research for The Boat Builder's Secret.