Monday, October 24, 2011

Antique Magic, is the first in a series about Alicia Trent.  She owns an antique store in Scottsdale, Arizona, and has a knack of getting involved with mystery and murder in fascinating environments.  Occasionally a little magic occurs.  It will be published November 1, 2011, by Wings ePress.  I have completed the first draft of the second book in the series and am working on turning it into a manuscript.  I've also completed the first draft of an adventure set near the Arizona border with Mexico.  This is also undergoing the editing process.  This, and a new book I've just started are my projects for the near future.
This is a brand new blog, so I will start with a short note about me to get things started.  I live in the high desert of Mohave County, Arizona.  My husband and I live off the grid, meaning we make our own electricity.  We do this with solar panels, batteries, and a back-up generator.  (One of these days I'll tell you how different that is from what I expected.)  We also have our own well for water.  We built our house here some time ago so we've become accustomed to the quiet, fresh air, and wide open spaces.  Except in July and August when it's way too hot, it feels like home.  We share our space with a dog, three cats, and some chickens.  We raised a few ostrich and emu once, but they were a lot more trouble than fun.  Besides gardening, traveling and lots of hobbies, I write.  Well, actually I write and then make time for the rest.