The Ragworts are Coming!

It looks like my little friends from Brokenfell Village will be in Twistedoak quicker than I thought! The teams at AuthorHouse have been outstanding–and I mean OUTSTANDING! Jeremy Haesley, my Author Coordinator, was wonderful as was everyone in succession. They, AuthorHouse, have had such a bad rep, that I felt inclined to tell of my experience.  Don’t believe everything you read.

Anyways, am super psyched!  Illustrations are done as is their placement in the book.  Now, it’s up to the production team.  What I like about these guys is that they let you know, every step of the way, what is going on.  If there is something not quite right, they let you know and work with you to fix it. It’s been a great experience and considering my cost on the first book, not even close.

So, it looks like my new family of gnomes, the Ragworts of Brokenfell, will be out there sooner than later.  As long as it continues to go on schedule, it could be out as soon as June! Am so pleased!

The Ragworts of Brokenfell will be available in book and ebook format on Amazon.com and through AuthorHouse!

 

 

 

“In the right corner we have Reddy Right Brain, his opponent, on the left is Creative Carl.”

Ugh! There is truth to the matter that some people are both right and left brained, but those of us that are, are often asked, “What would you rather be?” Immediately, I would answer “left brained” so I could be left alone to dally in my own creations. My world of gnomes and wizards and dragons. My world of making jewelry and collecting art and cooking and fun, pretty stuff. But no-o-o-o, not me, just as soon as I get in the groove, I’m yanked out to, (cue in music here) da-duh-duh…REALITY! And, my husband wonders why I’m so nutsoid! Go figure!

I guess, it’s a wonderful thing that I am able to escape to my “wonderland” but I do turn into the Red Witch–would spell it another way but do not want to be censored, or have a contract terminated,– when I am yanked out because of someone else’s incompetence that I am left having to fix. Boy, does it get ugly when the Sicilian rears its ugly head! Not saying that Sicilian’s are ugly, of course. They are beautiful, but highly emotional people who are fantastic cooks!

I actually don’t mind putting on my red shirt, I rather love the color, if I can be of help, but don’t make me do a job for which I get no payment of any kind! Give me a chocolate bar and I’m thrilled, but don’t spit on it first! You know what I mean? I think that’s why I write children’s books. They’re so gratifying!

 

Writing is Fun

I know that I tweeted (almost wrote twittered) this a few minutes ago but last night I was working on Book III of PQ: Across the Elusive Sea and cracked myself up.  Lordy, is my mind gone! Book three has to do with Phillip at sea. How’s that, Katherine!? Any ways, after Edward is captured (almost spoiler), the other two…you know who they are…meet a crew of pirates who will take them across the Carnelian Sea. So, this book will mainly take part at sea! Ergo, sea creatures!!! Yay!!! But not your sea creatures ordinaire–nooooo. These guys are funky.  My fave, so far is the Toll Keeper of Tokken Island. Pretty weird. A mixture of Hannible Lechter and Charlie the Tuna with fish-lips and a little Jabba the Hut  on the side, with a Medusa doo. Hey, I’m easy to entertain!