Oh, the pollen. I’m in Florida, which is currently yellow-pollen-covered, so I write this to you with itchy eyes and general sneeziness.
If you’ve been with me for a while, you know about my battles with depression, so you won’t be surprised to hear that I’ve been fighting a particularly vicious bout of it since November when I had pneumonia for three weeks. Life has been pretty black, but I think I’m on the upswing now, so I’m (cautiously) optimistic that more writing will be happening.
SPRING FLING!!! In fun news, AMERICAN IDLE, my very first novel, a very funny (according to all the readers and reviewers) novel about the crazy that is reality TV, will be available on May 3rd as part of a 10-book anthology of contemporary romance stories, for only 99 cents!! (I know, it’s nuts. AMERICAN IDLE originally sold for 13 bucks, so this is QUITE the deal! You can preorder SPRING FLING at Amazon now, and I’ll send out links to all retailers in my newsletter when it releases. AMERICAN IDLE was not only my first novel, it was a double finalist for the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award, so I’m very proud of it!
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And, on a recurring note, I am finally trying to walk in the sunshine, after battling depression all my life. I wrote about it here. My goal now is to smash through the stigma associated with this horrible illness, so people are not afraid to ask for help, like I was for far too long. If you or anyone you love suffers from depression, please get help. Please. We all deserve to live in the light of day, instead of in that damn black pit.
All my best,