Monday, October 29, 2012

Regardless - Available Now!

It's been a crazy few months of editing, getting published and arranging the book signings for my latest novel 'Regardless'. It's a real change for me. I've left my strong women of the old west behind to treat my readers to the adventures of Tom and Michael in the future. The novel begins in the year 2371 in San Francisco. Tom is an Earthling. He is a straight man who is married with one five year old daughter. Michael is an artist/photographer from the planet Maurac. He is gay. They meet on a ski trip to Aspen and the attraction begins. The book follows these two men as they try to follow their hearts while coping with a wide variety of reactions from reluctant acceptance to complete rejection. As usual with my novels, I tried to make the characters come alive for my readers. There is a plot that takes the reader through several twists and turns, but my readers are already saying that it is the actions and reactions of Tom and Michael that made them keep turning pages. I've had one book signing and have two coming up in the next month.

Mixed into all this excitement about the release of 'Regardless', I've had to cope with some sad news. My younger brother Jim died suddenly on Oct. 14th. He was 22 months younger than me, but in my memory he has always been my big brother. He helped me in so many ways during my years as a single parent that my two children have a deep and caring love for this very special Uncle. I can't change the fact that he is gone, but I have promised myself that I will try to live each day more fully in appreciate of having shared so many years on this earth with such a wonderful man.

I'll close tonight with this. "I remember those happy days and often wish I could speak into the ears of the dead of the gratitude which was due to them in life and so ill-returned." Gwyn Thomas

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