I spent all of yesterday vegging in my bathrobe, with the fire going and the cats and dogs nearby, and it was heaven. I read “The Lady in the Palazzo” and relived my own happy times in Italy. I savored the delectable Italian cousine without gaining an ounce, attended village festivals without having to leave my pets, and felt again that lovely, watercolor light peculiar to the “boot” country. All without leaving Spokane!
Although we are under a blanket of snow, our barn builder is undaunted. We’ve settled on the plans, and the permit process has already begun, soon to be followed by construction. My horses are coming home!
On the career front, I logged on this morning to learn that “McKettrick’s Pride” (March 07), the second in my new trilogy, received a STARRED review from “Publisher’s Weekly”!!! In more than twenty years of writing, and who knows how many books, I have never had a starred review before. I am, of course, delighted. “McKettrick’s Luck”, the first story in the trilogy, will be in stores on January 30, and is a Wal-Mart Read of the Month.
2007 promises to be a very big year.