Okay so it looks like I fell off the planet. Promise - I'm still here. The last two 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 Mother-in-law and now I'm taking care of my mom. Between her needs, work, etc I seem to have lost control of my time. I am still writing and have made a few hard decisions.

I pulled my books from Mundania and have decided to to try to sell them through other publishers. I'm happy to say the 1st three books I sold to HSWF (now owned by Mundania) have been picked up by Melange Books and will be released through their Satin Books imprint. The rest I'm still working on.

I'll probably still be sporadic. 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.


Tink...tink...tink...anyone out there? Hi! I'm Barbara Donlon Bradley - Author - editor and slightly crazy - ask anyone in my family. I hope to use this blog to talk about writing, editing and whatever pops in my head. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I'm Back and Recharged!

OMG, I love my brother-in-law! I rarely talk about my personal life here but I've been the caregiver for my mother-in-law for several years. Then this last year my mother decided to get into the act by falling a bit more than she should. The last fall cost her 16 stitches and a stay in the hospital. Between the two of them I have been a very busy girl.

My view from the hotel

My B-I-L saw what I was going through and decided I needed a vacation so he sent me on vacation! To Aruba! He paid my way to join my sister and her friends for about a week. It gave me a chance to relax and not worry about anything.

We spent our days at the beach and talking about so many things. Mostly the goofy things everyone had said or done over the years. I started to get an idea. We went out to eat and more stories were told. I heard crazy comments, and found unique ways at looking at things and that idea started to bloom.
the person who looks like he's floating on air is standing 
on a board that is attached to the jetski that is sending 
water through a tube that lifts him up in the air.

By the time we were on our way back home and I eavesdropped on a few conversations I had a full blown story. This one will be way off what I normally write. No romance, no futuristic or SF, and no erotic. This one will be a humor book. A family going on vacation and all these crazy things will happen to them. Kind of like the Vacation movies, but my spin will be these are real things that happened to real people.  My characters will be based off of a blend of people I know too. I've already started it.

I wonder if my brother-in-law can take it off on his taxes since I'm using what I saw and heard as research for this book.

* both images came from my cell