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Monday, March 25, 2013

Celebration Day

Greetings, Fire Enthusiasts. I hope this post finds you and yours well. As I pen this note to you it is a wonderful Saturday morning. It’s March 23, and yesterday was my forty-fourth birthday. It was very nice and I thank many of you who bombarded my Facebook Profile with well-wishes. I don’t know how, but I had forgotten how great that day is thanks to social media. I thank you all for making a crazy day very special.

If you were here for a visit last week you are aware that I am being transferred from the main facility to a cold storage facility that Sun Maid owns that is just a few minutes down the road from there. I’m unsure whether I start this new gig on April Fool’s Day or the Monday after that. I promise you it isn’t some sort of cruel joke – I am being moved. In any event, potentially yesterday was my last day with my 100+ employees; a crew that I have known as their supervisor for ten years, and many of whom I’ve known in one capacity or another longer than that. So the day was bittersweet. There was food, cake, wine (ok, I took that home unopened) and very nearly tears shed as most were quite unhappy to see me go. We were busy, I’ve been pulling away to enable my partner to realize how tough the job is going to be without me doing most everything, I was celebrating a birthday at the same time that I was saying goodbye. As I said, it was a crazy day.

In book news, I’m waiting to hear back from my editor extraordinaire. She’s had Seeing Ghosts for a week now. As for the cover, I have given sneak peeks to a bunch of my besties and the reviews have been ecstatic. Once I get a feeling for how big the final editing job might be, I’ll begin setting plans in place for the reveal. I promise you you’re going to love this cover. If you would like to potentially be involved in that reveal, simply let me know. I will provide the cover and a pair of synopsis to choose from via an e-mail, and anyone can choose to be involved or not. No pressure.

I do have a secret project taking place this summer which I will divulge at a much later date. I’m a little nervous since it is a collaborative effort – something I’ve never done before. I can’t say much about that. I’ve probably said too much already…

Other than that, this year will be about promoting the new book. I will be working on soft cover versions for all three of the books, which most likely will include new covers for the vampire books.

Before I go, I would like to leave you with the blurb for the new book once again. I hope the regulars aren’t getting too sick of it already. I know many people can only visit a few times a month. I’m like that myself. If you haven’t visited and potentially might like to make yourself available for a cover reveal, interview, guest post or review once the book comes out, I’d love to hear from you.


“Paul Herrera finds himself bequeathed a mysterious old house near the California central coast by a deceased aunt he never knew. The woman who shows it to him is the spitting image of his wife, taken from him three years before in a senseless car accident which also took his unborn son. While he deals with the ghosts of a past he cannot let go, there are new ghosts Paul must deal with - alone for the week in the expansive two-storey house that he will soon discover holds many secrets. Eventually, he will see that he is surrounded by ghosts as he struggles to hold onto the only thing that he has left in this world - his sanity.”


Now I’m going to go play with my birthday presents. I received three Blu-Rays: Les Miserables, Let Me In and Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day. Yes, I’m a brat. Was there ever any doubt?
We’ll talk soon.


    I know the feeling of leaving people I like ina job.
    Can't wait to spring the new cover when you are ready to do so. I love it.

  2. Happy happy birthday, Jimmy! I hope you had a most wonderful weekend!!

  3. Why didn't Facebook tell me it was your birthday? Anyway, Happy Belated Birthday!!!

    I'll reveal your cover on my blog if you need another spot.

  4. Birthday and a going away party - that's a lot to handle at once!
    Hope we get to see the cover soon.

  5. Love the blurb. Happy late birthday, and I hope you see the move as a new adventure. It not easy switching offices.


  6. Happy birthday for Friday (using my fingers to count, here) - it certainly sounds like a memorable one. Good luck with the move and I look forward to seeing the book cover (and its launch!)

  7. It's got to be hard facing a birthday and leaving a familiar team all on the same day. I'm glad you got cake--even if it had to be at work.

  8. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you have lots of exciting new opportunities on the horizon. :) I'm not surprised all those employees were sad to see you go. I bet they're going to miss you. Hope the new job goes well!

  9. Happy Birthday! Well, quite belated now. I have yet to see Les Miz. Can't wait for it to be out on video. Good luck with your move in work, and with your editing!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  10. Happy Birthday James. Good blurb -- I look forward to the reveal!

  11. Happy Birthday oh hairy non scary one from across the pond. Hope you had a great day. Good luck in your new adventure xx


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