Lovely to be back at the blog again after a long few months of revising and editing my new novel The Crossroads.
If you haven’t seen the cover yet here’s a peek:
Hope you love it as much as I do!
I’d like to say that writing my fourth novel was easier than the previous three but, while the process had been different for each of them, they have all had their challenges, Over the coming weeks and months I’ll be sharing some details on The Crossroads, including where the idea came from, my inspirations for the story and setting and some of the highs and lows of the writing process.
Right now that there I’m taking a little time off to get back to doing some of the (other) things I love. You might (or might not) remember that just over four years ago we welcomed a new fur baby into our family. This is Rio with his mum Bridget when he was just a few weeks old.
He spent his childhood in Wagga and Milton, learning the ropes from some of his elders and being very lovingly trained by my daughter, who is an extraordinary horse-person. As a youngster he came away from the National Quarter Horse Championships with a stash of ribbons but since then he’s been pretty much enjoying the quiet life.
Now it’s time for him to show us what he’s got. He is currently with a trainer who is doing a wonderful job of teaching him all about Western Pleasure. A few weeks ago I rode him for the first time and while he’s a bit bumpier than I am used to, he was so willing and quiet I didn’t want to get off him. I’ve had a few rides since then and he just keeps getting better. I’m not a very confident rider so the fact that I can’t wait to get back on him says a lot about his personality. I’m looking forward to the two of us learning together and hitting the show ring in November. Watch this space for some ribbons!
Apart from riding over the next couple of months I’ll be getting a new garden underway and exploring some of the bush tracks in the local area now that the weather is warming up.
And keeping you posted on promotional events for The Crossroads. I’ll have more book news in my soon-to-be-out newsletter, along with some giveaways, so if you haven’t signed up yet click here and fill in your subscription details.