"A FALL DAY IN IOWA" photo by June (c) 2011

Here in Texas we're enjoying what looks like, cooler weather, which helps me enjoy even more the upcoming Thanksgiving Events and onward to Christmas. Hopefully we will continue to experience even much cooler weather. Of course, this is my favorite time of the year.

The Holidays can often be depressing for some people, depending on their circumstances. Reaching out to others is one way to cure that. And there certainly are many people who need an encouraging word, smile or warm meal.

Whatever you do this Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, I hope you are well and encouraged to look at the positive things in life, rather than focusing on the negative.

I've been traveling quite a bit this year, but I haven't neglected my writing. Now I am traveling in the land of Etainia as I am in the process of finishing my novel, "Soil" --- Book II in THE TREES OF ETAINIA Trilogy.

It's been extremely busy these last few weeks with writing, editing, writing, editing... I've realized that because of so many characters that have developed, I must add a small 'glossary' in Book II. The cover design is done and I'm fine tuning a couple of characters. Ideally, it would be published by Christmas this year...but realistically it might be closer to January 2014 --- Time will tell.

Nevertheless, I am on the finish line! Book II has been much more challenging, plus events in life have thrown a few curves. Seedling followers and newcomers...Book II is almost finished!! Plus, I plan on
forging ahead into Book III immediately. Check back on any of my websites for updates of when and where to purchase. In the meantime...thanks for your support! This author is very excited to get these books into your hands and has not forgotten those who are patiently waiting. You won't be disappointed.