Late, is an understatement! It’s more embarrassing than that!
As an author, illustrator, and hold-it-all-together mom, I often feel seriously overwhelmed, especially when my husband is out-of-town on a long trip. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I am doing creating my Seefus Slug series but I usually look like the top of a pool table just after the ball break. Scattered, flying in every direction like an explosion, my energy is quickly dissected in seconds after one hard jolt. What a mess!
I apologize to my readers during this period, as I have dropped out of sight and chosen to hide in the quiet confines of a corner pocket. It’s dark, hidden, and away from all of the noisy action directly above. It’s been a refuge hanging below in a cozy pouch, oblivious to the fast-paced world above me. Time to rejoin the world!
In the absence, Book 3, Seefus Finds a Friend, is now published and available on our website (www.littlelambtales.com), as well, as on Amazon. I am in the midst of Book 4, a Seefus story based around military families and their family dynamics of growing up. It is a lot of fun and I am hard at work baking new characters and scenes in my oven.
I have joined GOODREADS, created a profile and have entered the first three Seefus books in a giveaway, for those of you who may wish to enter. Thanks to those who have entered or have listed any of the books in your large piles to read. It isn’t the easiest thing in the world to get the word out. I appreciate your reviews and word of mouth referrals!
Book 5, the next in line, has already been started and is a Seefus Christmas adventure. I had planned to release the book before last Christmas but believe it or not, most of all my work was destroyed by rats! It might sound crazy but is true. Living in Florida, it is not uncommon at all for rats to find away into your house through small holes and crevices. In our case, they chewed through some protective screens in a crawl space and climbed up above the second floor and into the attic.
Most of my work was laid out on the floor in an upstairs living room, as I had run out of room in my work area. Much to my utter shock, after looking for a particular clay-baked template, I found that it was in pieces and almost all of the colored bits, ornaments, candy canes, tiny trees and houses were gone! At first, I thought that my boys had clumsily destroyed twenty-some mock-up designs of my hand-made work but I was wrong. Worse, was discovering what had really happened and this opened up an entirely unwanted chapter in our long saga. Instead of repairing a washing machine, car or dishwasher, my husband had to quickly learn how to exterminate!
No more excuses to my readers. I have regrouped and a sincere thanks to those who still bear with me. I am back on track and am fully concentrated on getting Seefus back into the limelight. I hope that you will enjoy the new stories and would be honored to hear your comments. Onward!