While I’ve never been the most prolific blogger in the world, I usually manage not to let a month or more go by between posts. Medical mishaps will really screw with your blogging schedule though, let me tell you. While I clear the tumbleweeds around here, I’ll just mention that at the end of October, two days before I was supposed to get on a plane to go to Iceland, I saw a pulmonologist for what I thought was a resurgence in my asthma symptoms. Two hours later, I was sent across the street to the emergency room, then admitted to the hospital for two days after a CT scan revealed extensive pulmonary embolisms. It’s been a very strange few weeks, and I haven’t been online much. I’m doing okay, and I will eventually be absolutely fine, but there’s something pretty scary about hearing a doctor talk to you about your averted demise.
So that’s where and how I’ve been, and because I’m a needy thing, that’s what’s been taking up most of Michelle’s time and attention, too.
I can tell you though, that the very best news you can get while you’re in the hospital, is that an editor wants your novel. Just as I was preparing to make a rope out of my bedsheets and make my escape from the luxurious (*snort*) 7th floor suite I’d been sequestered in, we got an email from Rachel Haimowitz at Riptide Publishing, telling us they wanted to contract our next Ylendrian Empire novel, the psychic-cop thriller (In SPACE!), Peripheral People. (I think I’m required to say that’s a tentative title, but who knows?)
You have to love being welcomed like this:
We’re thrilled to welcome some great new authors! Writing duo Reesa Herberth and Michelle Moore are bringing us a suspenseful sci-fi story, tentatively titled Peripheral People, set in the same universe as their critically acclaimed Ylendrian Empire stories. Expect their release in August 2013!
We’re hard at work on edits right now, and you can expect to see the book in late summer 2013, barring further revolution in my lungs. I’m so excited to get this book out into the world, and I can’t wait to share it with you all.
I’m still on twitter every now and then, and I still answer email promptly(ish), but right now I’m focused on recovery, editing, editing, editing, and maybe a little writing now and then. I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving, and working on all sorts of crafty projects for Yuletide gifting. I hope everyone has a peaceful week (whether you’re celebrating National Day Before Leftovers Day or not), and I’ll be back, good as new and snarky as ever, shortly.