Hello out there. How’s everybody doing? Okay, I hope :).
Like most of you, I have been here at home for weeks now. Of course, for a writer, that isn’t necessarily all that different from the norm.
My birthday was just over a week ago, and I made my favorite corn chip casserole again. The next night we ordered in a pizza. I also baked myself a cinnamon roll cake, one of my favorite desserts.
I know it doesn’t look like much, but it is really delicious :).
Steve got me these gorgeous multi-colored roses, and a friend sent me the postcards you can see in the picture. Aren’t they cute? The Twin Peaks one has a new home on my David Lynch shelf. Steve also got me an awesome David Lynch lapel pin for my collection.
(I guess I won’t be using that bag anytime soon, although I told Steve I can carry it around the house, like a little kid pretending I am going somewhere :)).
In book news, The Sharpest Kiss and Back to Bite You have all-new covers created by Victoria Cooper Art.
I think they are gorgeous, and I can’t wait to unveil the matching cover for book three, which will be published (most likely) later this summer. I have been working on it diligently, along with several other projects I’ve got in the pipeline.
In the meantime, I am giving away 100 electronic copies of The Sharpest Kiss on Goodreads. To enter, click below!
I hope you’re all healthy and hanging in there. Sincerest best wishes,
Sixty-ninth book read this year:
The Shining by Stephen King
Description from Amazon:
Terrible events occur at an isolated hotel in the off season, when a small boy with psychic powers struggles to hold his own against the forces of evil that are driving his father insane.
I had a paperback copy of this for a really long time, but since I never read it, I sold it. Then, a couple of years ago I saw the e-book on sale for $1.99 so I bought it again. Now I finally read it and I’m glad! It was quite good. I’d always heard it was different from the Kubrick movie and that King didn’t like that adaptation. Now I can see why. One write-up I read about it said that “while the film was a technical marvel… it lacked the heart and emotional complexities of the novel,” and I would have to agree. The book was heart-breaking to me in a way that the movie (which is one of my favorites) just has never been. I may have cried a little while finishing the book.
I’m interested in the sequel, Doctor Sleep, even though the excerpt included with The Shining made it seem depressing, too :(.
First cover image taken from Amazon (I believe), the rest from the following places: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Here’s the link for cover #4, with a warning that following it will expose you to spoilers for the novel because it is a side-by-side comparison of the book and Kubrick film.