I don’t know who this guy is, but he sure is pretty. More importantly, he’s a great inspiration as I write my Xavier. Which I’m still doing every night, especially since they’ve shut down my gym for the duration of this virus. Ugh. This forces me to self-motivate my exercise at home. Double ugh. Mind you, I have a treadmill and weights, but I usually only have to use them once a week in between sessions with my trainer. Hell, the way it looks now, between Amazon and Instacart, I could hermit in my house for weeks! I should probably start taking walks in the sunshine or something.
Speaking of which…as far as I know, I’m still heading to Nashville next week. I know the hotel–the Gaylord Opryland Marriott–wasn’t damaged by the tornado which swept North Nashville recently, and as far as I’ve been told, Book Lovers 2020 hasn’t suspended due to the virus yet. But who knows? I’d sure love to see some of my readers there, though I encourage everyone to please be aware of the CDC recommendations regarding risks and protect yourselves first! Also, if you want to order signed books from me without going to the public signing, you can do it ON THIS PAGE. If you’ll be at the con, all the better. I’d love to meet you. But if you can’t get there, add $6.00 to the cost of your order (US only) and I’ll mail the books to you via USPS Priority Mail. If you’re international, tell me which country, and I’ll estimate postage. It’s (unfortunately) a lot more.
I’m also scheduled to head to Barcelona, to research Xavier’s city and locations. I have no plans to cancel that one, since I’m meeting up with some of my family there. But who knows? And I have two more trips after that! All my travel was scheduled for the first half of the damn year, so I’m in wait and see mode. And of course, the hotels and airlines won’t be refunding travel costs, in any event. Sucks.
On the other hand, the news isn’t all bad! The first hummingbird nest of 2020 has appeared outside my front door. A little early, but the momma bird has been buzzing anyone who dares the front walk, and she’s diligently sitting there night and day. Which usually means the tiny eggs are already laid. The new nest is too high for me to get a picture inside without a step stool, and I don’t want to disturb her this early into the process. But I was happy to see her sitting there, maintaining the tiny bird tradition on my front porch. So sweet.
And also, I want to thank my readers one more time for making the e-book release of DETOUR, the newest Cyn & Raphael novella, a #1 New Release on Amazon. You all are the best readers in the world!
I have to get back to Xavier now. You all have a wonderful week, stay safe out there! And I’ll be back with any travel/conference news as soon as I hear it