Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I spent time with family, getting to see four of my five siblings and that was wonderful. Now I’m back in good old Wyoming (33 below and 98 MPH wind gusts) and ready to roll up my sleeves for 2017.
I love making resolutions. I never write them down, so I can’t be held to them. That’s the secret to my success! Seriously, I like to look into the future and decide where I’d like it to go, with the understanding that life has a way of intervening. Who knew I was going to have to spend $9K installing a new septic system last year?
This year, I’ve decided to follow a dream that’s been in my head for quite a while. I’ve formed my own publishing company, 307 Publishing. For now, I’m just going to publish my own work, except for Caribou who will stay with Cozy Cat Press. I want to give back the generosity I’ve received from so many authors and help new authors follow their dreams. Eventually, I hope to publish the work of Wyoming authors and possibly outside of Wyoming if they are writing about this beautiful state.
For this year, my focus will be getting on a good footing to launch that first call for submissions in 2018.
What I’m Writing
I’m working on the second Caribou King Mystery, The Deadly Art of Love and Murder. Caribou finds a body in one of her rental homes and it isn’t just any body — it’s an elderly woman who had been coming to Coho Bay every year for as long as Cara can remember. It looks like suicide, one of the tragic truths of life in Alaska. That’s all you get for now!
What I’m Reading
I read A LOT over the holidays, trying to trim my huge TBR list (how many unread books do you have waiting for you?) and I’m happy to say I’m down to double-digits now. I’m half-way through an Australian mystery, my first by author C.A. Lamar called Killer Twist. It’s about a ghostwriter who decides to investigate the murder of an elderly woman who hired her to help write her autobiography. Someone doesn’t want her story told and Roxy Parker is determined to find out who. It’s interesting to hear the idioms that are part of the Australian language and I love Roxy as a character. I’m looking forward to finding the answer.