I’m over winter and it isn’t even officially here yet. Meanwhile my heart hurts for everyone in California who is dealing with these awful fires. Thankfully my dear Missy is out of harm’s way but there have been so many who aren’t so lucky. Bless the firefighters who are out there putting their lives on the line to help put an end to this. If any of our readers are out in California, we hope you’re safe.
I hope you all had a good week. I have this week’s chapter for you. However, I want to take a moment to thank those of you who are still following my work–and especially sticking with me into the third part of this series. Many of you post comments every time, and I feel like I know you–like you’re part of my writing routine. I still get a lot of pleasure from writing, and I’m honored that many of you get pleasure from reading.
My honor is doubled whenever I hear that a veteran or active service duty soldier is a fan. Along the same lines, I always smile when I learn that my work has helped family members of deployed soldiers pass some time. My father retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force, and I’m very proud of him. He sacrificed a lot of himself as…
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Unlike years past with their lingering warm weather, this year winter has come. There’s been no tip-toeing or dilly-dallying about it. One day it was warm and the next there was a blast of rain and wind that as much as said, “Fun’s Over! Bundle up!”
Now, the trees are all but bare and the wind blows cold, sending whirlwinds of leaves that scrape and skitter across the paved surfaces, chattering against each other.
My best to all, and especially to Ms Buffy. Bundle up, my friend, and protest those hands!
Sorry, it’s been a busy couple of days. My sister went back to Berlin on Monday. Tuesday was election day (I hope all our American readers voted!). Wednesday I made the best baked potato soup I have ever made. I will post the recipe in the comments of this post if anyone is interested in it. Then yesterday I got the yen to bake chocolate chip cookies. So I found a pocket of time to post before I get started on the Mexican food we’re having for dinner tonight. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Well–today I am beginning posting The Engine, which is the third part of The Trunk Trilogy. I hope you will join me for this story!
Also, I have an announcement that may interest some of you. I am beginning to place my works on Archive of Our Own, which is a site that many enjoy reading from because it tends to load quickly for those who have slower Internet (https://archiveofourown.org/users/CaliforniaKat/). Right now, I have only part of one story up there, but I hope to post about 20 chapters each week until that site’s “caught up.” I’ll be starting with completed series, and then moving to completed multi-chapter stories, and then one-shots, and finally stories in progress. Like I said, it will take a while, but I wanted to let you know.
And you know what to do to Eric if you…
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Although I don’t have a full chapter available for you this week, I do have some goodies.
First, I have put together the .pdf for The Boot! You can click the link below to access it. I’ve also included the .pdf for The Trunk if you missed that one. And–just to get fancy–I’ll include a link to my full .pdf files page–where you can find all of my available .pdf files.
Also, I have a preview of Chapter 1 of The Engine (Part 3 of The Trunk Trilogy) for you! It’s just the 7ish pages, but I wanted to give those who are impatient a little tease.
Have a great week!