Okay so it looks like I fell off the planet. Promise - I'm still here. The last four years have been ... hard. There's no other word for it. Everything is fine. I'm fine, but I've been the caregiver of my mom who has Dementia. Between her needs, work, etc I seem to have lost control of my time. I am still writing and am trying hard to get back to my blog.

In case you weren't aware Phaze and HSWF which where under the Mundania Umbrella have closed. I was smart enough to get my titles back before all this happened. I'm happy to say the three books I sold to HSWF have been picked up by Melange Books and are available through their Satin Books imprint. I have even sold a new title to them called Magical Quest due out in 2022

I have also been lucky enough to find a publisher for my Vespian Way series. I'm now with Blushing Books under the name of Bethany Drake. I have five titles out with them right now and am close to submitting two more. There's Desire's Destiny, Desire's Duty and Desire's Promise. Then there is two in my werewolf series, Tears of the Queen and Legend of the Tears. I have just finished the rough draft of the third book in the series and have plans for a fourth one the moment I submit it.

I'll probably still be sporadic here on the blog. Unless I win the lottery and can hire someone to help me I can't avoid it, but know I'm still here still working hard in the background and am hoping to do better at keeping my blog alive.


Friday, June 1, 2012

The Things People Do

As a writer I watch people. You never know what you can use in a book. My day job, though, is in retail. I'm a manufacturer's rep with the military exchanges. Basically I'm a glorified stocker. I fill up the products I represent. What I have found interesting - and I'm guilty of it too - is the way people migrate to where I'm working. The isle I go to could have been empty for hours. No one cared what was down it, but let me have a cart stacked with items I need to put on shelves and everyone and their uncle will be walking up and down the isle I'm on. They'll ask if they can get by instead of walking around. They'll ask me if I know where something is or what the price is of something.

I find it funny. We all have the mentality of 'ohhh, wonder what she's putting out - I need to see'. We are a curious bunch, aren't we?